Simple Sinks

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The pedestal sink is a thing of the past – it’s all about the sleek look of the console sink.  Keeping it classic with a touch of modern simplicity.  This fixture can be adapted to all sorts of styles.  Add some warm wood and spindled legs for a mid-century modern vibe, or add industrial piping for a more rustic look.  The gold or silver legs to match your fixtures gives a polished style, and the addition of a marble sink gives a truly luxurious design.  These sinks are especially useful in a small guest bath, or powder room.

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Floating Piers

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude, most known for their Central Park piece “The Gates” have done it again.  They have realized yet another set of sketches and transformed a landscape into a piece of art.  This time in Italy’s Lake Iseo, they have created a dock system covered in yellow fabric.  The juxtaposition in such a natural landscape creates stunning views.

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Deck Yes

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There is something to be said about the tranquility of a nice deck.  Add a comfy chair or lounge and you are all set.

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Flag Halyard

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Stairway to Heaven

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Typically stairs are a means to an end – they aid you to navigate to another level.  It may be uncommon to find spectacular stairs in a home or even out in the public.  However that is not always the case.

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Memorials

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Architecture and design often play an important roll in honoring veterans through memorials.  These memorials stand amongst many national destinations as a place to remember those that have died for our country.

1.) The District of Columbia War Memorial | Designed by Frederick H. Brooke, with Horace W. Peaslee and Nathan C. Wyeth

2.) Gold Star Wall at the World War II Memorial | Initial design by Friedrich St. Florians

3.) National World War II Museum | Architects: Voorsanger Mathes LLC

4.) USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor | Designed by Alfred Preis

5.) Vietnam Veterans War Memorial | Design competition won by Maya Lin, a 21 y.o. student

6.) Dog tag display at the National Veterans Art Museum

7.) Korean War Memorial | Designed by Louis Nelson and Frank Gaylord

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Light It Up

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A well lit room can make the world of a difference in certain spaces.  Why not accomplish this with some style.  Just like you accessorize with jewelry you should use your lighting to bring together a room.  Whether it’s an accent or a statement, there are so many options.

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The Togo

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This modern couch, the Togo, by Ligne Roset, is a classic.  It’s not a design just anyone can pull off.  But it’s certainly perfect for a lazy afternoon.

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Chicken Point Cabin

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This Idaho lakeside cabin is a personal architecture favorite.  Designed by Olson Kundig, this cabin combines materials in a way that fits in the landscape.  And who can resist the wall window that opens up to that view!

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Canopy Dreams

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No doubt you’d have incredible dreams in any of these beds.  In the right space a modern canopy bed brings the perfect amount of interest to a bedroom.

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