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Moonrise Kingdom [Wes Anderson] meets Kinfolk Magazine Editorial

 


credits: Moonrise Kingdom, poster via The Wes Anderson Encyclopedia
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Habitat | Living Spaces in shades of Caramel + Mint

 

Elements in Doug Aitken’s house in Venice, California, blur the line between inside and out.  “The goal was to create a warm, organic modernism that’s also perceptual and hallucinatory.”

Silk-screened walls mimic hedges growing outside the windows; the corner window is amazing.  Microphones integrated into the foundation of the house amplify the sounds of the moving earth and sea.  Stairs can be musically played as well as tables that alternate as sonic tables that can be played like a xylophone.  A kaleidoscopic staircase is constructed of angled mirrors, reflecting the sun’s movement illuminating the interiors.

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Yard Remodel Project: Outdoor Entertaining and Relaxing

 

DIYer architect John Tong, founding principal of 3rd Uncle Design, turned a century-old industrial dairy in a back alley into a home with a colorful playground for three kids.  “The courtyard is an extension of the house, with a big table that hosts parties, a stage for impromptu performances, and part of an old loft overhead that will one day become a tree house for the children.”

photo credit: Stacey Brandford, via dwell

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