I link to a lot of cool, vaguely retro yet modern design here, so as an antidote: here’s a collection of the worst interiors in Europe from 1974. It’s hilarious.
I’m not one to shill for the site where I work — far be it from me to encourage you to sign up for our daily or weekly news updates — but this article we have running is particularly cool. It’s about a renovated warehouse in Brooklyn. It’s been made into an apartment building with six lofts. It’s totally eco-friendly — planted roof, solar panels, radiant heating, the whole nine yards. Fascinating. Check it out.
Crate & Barrel, the home furnishing store beloved by upper-class baby boomers across the country, has opened a new store called CB2, meant to serve as a sort of Ikea-esque destination for younger, not-quite-so-rich but upwardly-mobile young folks. As much as I hate the crass sense of being marketed to like this, like some septugenarian’s trying to cop a feel, the store is actually pretty cool and worth checking out.
Okay, never mind the bed — instead, check out this converted Airstream RV. It’s all decked out in hyper-modern style, and could not possibly be any cooler.
Check out this sweet, sweet, sweetass bed.
Apparently it’s design day here at Errata. Check out this chair — easy assembly with no tools or screws and endlessly customizable. You just knock the pieces out of a solid piece of plywood with mallet. You can paint the plywood beforehand and make whatever kind of cool-looking chair you want. Neat.
Oh man, this one is sweet — and it’s going to be sold on ebay soon! It’s only 280 sq. ft., but it’s pre-plumbed and pre-wired and can be transported and plopped down wherever you want it. It’s composed of three big rooms bolted together.
If I was single and wanted a one-bedroom place (oh, and owned a patch of land), I’d be all over this.
Anyone who has spent a lot of time either surfing on or creating websites will deeply appreciate this.