Simple yet classy
Overlooking San Francisco’s Dolores Park – and located on a steep site as it borders a beautiful public garden – is “Peter’s House,” an 1,800 square-foot home from SF-based Craig Steely Architecture. Efficiently built, the structure eschews the typical practice of staggering foundations up the hillside, instead locating a 24′ x 24′ cast-in-place concrete garage on the lowest level as a three-story glass structure towers above – thus drastically reducing the amount of excavation typically necessary and minimizing the effects on the surrounding land. On the top floor, the living area spans from a flat plateau to the main tower with a bridge-like design while 90 solid wood louvers – crafted from Monterey Cypress trees originally removed by the city to make room for a new on-ramp to the Golden Gate Bridge – are fixed to the exterior and operable from the inside for the perfect combination of openness and privacy.
Author: T.S. Fox / Source: CONTEMPORIST
Presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile, “Where Architects Live” is an exhibition highlighting the homes and dwellings of some of the world’s leading architects and designers. Included in the list of eight designers are familiar names like Zaha Hadid, Shigeru Ban, Daniel Libeskind, David Chipperfield and more, all of whom have opened up their homes for an intimate look at how they live. Check out some of the interiors above and head to designboom for a closer look.
Author: James Shorrock / Photographer: Hiroyuki Hirai / Photographer: Davide Pizzigoni / Photographer: Nicola Tranquillino / Photographer: Davide Pizzigoni / Photographer: Simon Menges / Source: designboom
Another timeless chic yet simple style spotted during Paris Fashion Week 2014, I would love to see more in the near future.
Words: st_li Source: Collage Vintage
Alfa Romeo‘s long-rumored 4C Spider has become a reality as the Italian sportscar manufacturer has unveiled the sleek convertible in Geneva. Adapted from the original coupe, the Spider edition of the 4C boasts a canvas soft top in conjunction with carbon fiber construction for the roll bars, windscreen frame, and spoilers – thus adding just 132 lbs for the new open-top conversion. Additional details include a Akrapovic-sourced dual exhaust system of titanium and carbon fiber – complete with an electrically-operated valve system for improved performance and sound – brand new carbon fiber clamshell headlights, and modified alloy wheels. Under the hood, the Spider retains the 4C’s four-cylinder 1.75-liter turbocharged gas engine and dual-clutch 6-speed TCT gearbox – a set-up offering 240 horsepower, 258 lb-ft of torque, acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds, and a top speed of 155 mph. The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is set to make its way into production in the early part of 2015.
Author: T.S. Fox / Source: WorldCarFans
As automakers from across the world prepare to bring their best to the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz plans to follow suit with two new special edition models of the SL Roadster and SLK Roadster.
Beginning with the smaller of the pair, the SLK CarbonLOOK edition features new front and rear aprons as well as visible side skirts, high-sheen five-spoke AMG rims and anodized aluminum anti-rollover bars. On the performance side, it now packs a sports suspension that has been lowered by 10mm as well as a larger braking system.
The other, the SL 2LOOK edition, features a similarly bold appearance in white and features a two-tone interior crafted with black nappa leather and platinum white pearl designo nappa leather.
Both special editions will be available this year as packages for the entire SL and SLK range respectively.
Author: Nate Bodansky Source: Mercedes-benz
I have been looking at womenswear very closely during the fashion weeks of Europe (Paris and Milan) 2014, simple styles and styling seems to have come back to the fashion scenes, at least to those editors and bloggers. I am always a big follower of simplicity, it would be good to see people interpreting this timeless form of art in their own ways.
Words: st_li Source: Miss Moss : Building Block SS14
A good pair of shoes would bring you to the the place where you have ever been and imagined.
Who said ladies can’t be a dapper?
A classic example of simplicity and elegance. It is very good to see people, especially those in the fashion industry, have back to basic and classic styles with fine quality and cutting involved.
Words: st_li Source: collagevintage.com
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