Could You Live In A Water Tower?

If you’d have asked me yesterday if it were possible to convert a water tower into a show-stopping residence, I’d likely laugh. Yet today, the joke’s on me after spotting this gorgeous London water tower home…

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A Wall of Magazines

Whoever said print was dead hasn’t visited ad agency Oktavilla’s recent office makeover in Stockholm. Designed by Elding Oscarson, the surprising office is lined with hundreds of recycled periodicals from the agency, littering the walls with color, texture and typography…

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A Polka Dotted Lawn

If ever there was a Pattern of the Year award, 2013′s is undoubtedly the polka dot. Gaining steam since fall of 2010, the polka dot has decorated the likes of clutches, sweaters, lamps, rugs and blankets all season long – and doesn’t seem to be ceasing in a near moment.

Yet my favorite interpretation of the polka dot isn’t a product – it’s a place

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The Hidden Earth House

File this under “simply unbelievable.” Architect Peter Vetsch recently created a series of hidden earth houses, which are essentially a cluster of homes buried deep into the hills of Switzerland. The homes are centered around a peaceful pond, promoting an organic living lifestyle nothing short of miraculous.

Can you believe these spaces? Natural light swims throughout each home, and I can’t imagine how lovely the view would be from the hill (or should we say roof?). And wouldn’t you be surprised if you were out on a stroll and suddenly stumbled upon a neighborhood underfoot?

Simply inspired.

Images via Design You Trust

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A+ Architecture: Times Eureka Pavilion

Some of my favorite buildings and structures are those that reflect their surroundings in a perfectly-planned, artistic fashion. And in the case of the Times Eureka Pavilion in London’s Botanical Gardens of Kew, “artistically fashioned” is a massive understatement.

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