Friday, October 21, 2011

happy house

I absolutely love this house featured on Apartment Therapy. I'm not sure I've ever seen a happier house.

Monday, October 17, 2011

a cow named Paulina

Architect Anton GarcĂ­a-Abril made this unusual vacation home in Costa da Morte, Spain (pictured unfurnished) by pouring concrete over bales of hay and then letting a calf named Paulina eat the hay out over the course of a year. I love the result, and I love the method even more. See more photos here.

Photo by Roland Halbe from

Friday, October 7, 2011


I loved this amusing and interesting project featured on the often-very-interesting Slate slideshow yesterday. Photographer Ari Versluis and his creative partner Ellie Uyttenbroek specialize in cataloging sartorial "types". Once they've observed enough people in a city for a "type" to emerge, they invite people with that style to come into their studio to be photographed, and they then combine their images. Great fun, and a reminder that none of us are really as creatively attired as we think we are.

The project website is here, although I had some trouble getting it to work consistently.

Photo by Ari Versluis, via