One of the most interesting things about interior design is that, despite the fact that I might like my own home, and the way it is decorated, there are so many homes I could just move into tomorrow and enjoy the interior decorating just as much.
This first photo is of my current bedroom. I painted the walls and ceiling vintage claret, which is a very deep blue/red, with no orange tones in it. I did this because it feels womb-like to me–very cozy and romantic!
If I had to start all over again, I think I would go with something like the photo below. I say this because I painted my bathroom with this lavender color paint, with white wainscoting, and I LOVE this color combination!!! It is so beautiful, positive and romantic!!!! I just love this look!!!
Recently, I was visiting my friend Kirsten's home, and I took this next photo of her daughter's bedroom, which I think is gorgeous for a young girl.
I found this image years ago of a beautiful loggia in Marin. I think it was in Kentfield, California which is in Marin County. The photo was taken by Vince Valdez and underneath the photos it says "The outdoor loggia provides shade against midday sun–and its fireplace, warmth on cool evenings."
Sub-Zero Refrigerators are the coolest and probably best designed and made. I remember the first time I saw this back in 2005, being stunned at how beautiful is was. The irony, is that it uses less energy that a 100 watt lightbulb!!!
Unlike a standard refrigerator/freezer combo, the Pro 48 incorporates two separate microprocessor controlled compressors and evaporators, one set for the refrigerator, on the right side, and the other set for the freezer which is on the left side.
The refrigerator has an auto-closing door. The Pro-48 comes with an ice-maker and separate bins for fruits, vegetables and cheese, so they don't affect each others taste. The Sub-Zero PRO 48 weighs 900 pounds and retails for around $17,000.
I took these photos on May 12, 2005 when I was in downtown Los Angeles. I remember when I first saw Frank Gehry's amazing Walt Disney Concert Hall architecture, being stunned by how crazy-beautiful/other-worldly it was!!!!
I grew up in San Francisco, and Marin County so over the years, I have become quite familiar with some of the most beautiful homes in the San Francisco Bay Area. Belvedere is Italian, and translated into English it means "beautiful view."
This Belvedere beauty has one of the coolest Infinity pool I have ever seen in my life!!! It is called "At The Waters Edge" and it is located on the western-slope of Belvedere Island which has a view of "Sausalito's Sparkling Bay."
I have been in this house and it is one of the coolest modern homes I have ever seen. it was designed by the New York based architect, Charles Gwathmey. In the future I plan to write much more extensively about it and show many more photos of its architecture.
I have never been much of a fan of the Plasma TV over the fireplace, but I must admit this one is really, really nice!!!
I don't know how I feel about the concept of an all-in-one space that has the kitchen, dining room table and living room all in one? This space is fascinating, and in a weird way it is kind of like a large LUMENHAUS. Methinks it is an interesting idea, but it could be improved upon...
I have always like this more modern Flinstones swimming pool look. I remember the Osborne's had a really cool pool like this one. I also think Hugh Hefner was one of the first people to have a pool/grotto like this at the Playboy Mansion.
"First we shape our buildings, then they shape us." –Winston Churchill
I have been extremely passionate about architecture my whole life and I thought it would make sense to create Jake's Architecture World so I could share all my ideas and notes on architecture with the world. I intend to showcase many, many different types of architecture, with an emphasis on innovative design. In particular, I am fascinated with intimate spaces that incorporate the best technology, but typically keep it invisible.
I figured I would begin with a photo of one of my favorite pieces of architecture that was designed by Lloyd Wright, who was Frank Lloyd Wrights son. This beauty is located in Los Angeles, and I intend to go into much more depth on this masterpiece.
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Welcome to Jake's Architecture World!!!
My whole life, I have been fascinated with architecture and interior design, so I thought it would be nice to create an architectural blog named Jake's Architecture World so I could share all my thoughts, ideas, and notes with you.
In 1943, after the destruction of the House of Parliament, Winston Churchill gave a speech regarding the rebuilding of House of Parliament and he famously said "First we shape our buildings, then they shape us."
SinceI collect quotes, I remembered his quote, but I thought it held even truer to replace the word "building" with the word "dwelling."
It is profoundly true, that first we shape our dwellings, then they shape us.
With Jake's Architecture World, I intend to cover all kinds of world architecture, with an emphasis on smart homes which are not only environmentally smart, but also technologically smart. In particular, I like homes with powerful, reliable and useful technology–which is typically invisible.
I hope you enjoy Jake's Architecture World which is much more than just an architecture blog!!!!