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|December 6, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Color Palettes, Decor, Fashion, Naturally Modern, Wedding|
We’ll be listening to Miles Davis “Blue in Green” in 2013 thanks to the lovely inspiration from Pantone’s 2013 color palette. We love it!
How to pair:
Pair African Violet with Poppy Red, a seductive, sensual and celebratory shade.
Pair Dusk Blue with the intensity of Nectarine for an unexpected mix.
Try pairing Linen with Grayed Jade or Dusk Blue.
Pair Monaco Blue with Poppy Red and Linen, or Monaco Blue and Emerald for a fresh collegiate look.
From Pantone’s lips to our ears:
The prevalence of green this spring is undeniable. Similar to the many shades in our natural surroundings, this season’s greens offer a stunning foreground or the perfect backdrop for all other hues.
- Tender Shoots, like the first signs of spring, a vibrant yellow-green, is invigorating, active and cheerful.
- Grayed Jade, a subtle, hushed green with a gray undertone, brings about a mood of quiet reflection and repose.
- Sophisticated Emerald, a lively, radiant green, inspires insight and clarity while enhancing our sense of well-being.
- Dusk Blue offers a calming sense of serenity akin to its green counterpart, Grayed Jade. Both of these colors act as the season’s newest neutrals.
- A warm neutral, Linen is light and airy, providing a nudelike basic that is a must have for spring.
- Exotic African Violet is a statement color that brings a touch of intrigue to the palette, as purples often do, and can be incorporated into many unexpected combinations.
- Exuberant Poppy Red, a seductive, sensual and celebratory shade. Whether it’s a knockout dress or a kiss on the lips, every woman’s wardrobe and beauty essentials should include this spirited, true red.
- Nectarine, a bright, effervescent citrus orange with coral undertones, provides a tangy burst of flavor.
- Lemon Zest brings out a piquant taste with its refreshing, spritely greenish cast.
|November 11, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Decor, Furniture, Naturally Modern|
We love the Dragnet chair from Kenneth Cobonpue. It is is a sculptural piece of art sure to complement the modern home. Plus, it is incredibly comfortable. You lean back and feel enveloped by the “net” you’re in, yet you can see out so it doesn’t feel like a cocoon. Its modern magic!
Made of fabric twisted and wrapped on steel, the collection’s dynamic forms and patterns evoke an excitement that stimulate the senses. With its vibrant color choices, Dragnet instinctively adds a contemporary chic flavor, leaving any space caught in its net of style. via Kenneth Cobonpue : Collections : DRAGNET.
|November 11, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Houses We Love, Indoor-Outdoor, Interior Design, Naturally Modern, Notable Real Estate Sales, Outdoor Design, Vacation Homes|
Modernist architect Rudolph Schindler used movable concrete forms to create El Pueblo Ribera Court. This concrete, glass and redwood unit is one of six with views of legendary surfing beach Windansea.
Location: Windansea Beach, La Jolla 92037.
Year built: 1923
Architect: Rudolph Schindler
House size: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, attached 2-car garage, ocean-view deck, bonus studio suite. 1,400 square feet.
Features: Redwood-beam ceilings, 1,500-square-foot deck, roof deck soaking tub, San Diego historic site designation, Mills Act property tax reduction. (via In La Jolla, a Schindler with a view – latimes.com.)
We love the way Rudolph Schindler designed this home for indoor-outdoor living. The home is U-shaped around the patio/courtyard with all the doors and windows opening up to truly experience the outdoors as an essential part of living in the home. The polished concrete floors shine with the overhead tech lighting system “floating” in between each of the redwood beams overhead. This house was definitely modern in 1023 and it is still modern by todays standards. The owners did an amazing job of adding their design sensibility with the furnishings (Kenneth Conbonpue) while letting the house itself continue to be the star.
(Photos: Jason Michael Lang Photography)
|November 6, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Home Spa, Interior Design, Naturally Modern|
Here is our pin of the week! The indoor, built in-ground, concrete hot tub. We love how the rim of the tub is seamless with the floor. It looks like you could walk on water. And the horizontal fireplace built into a wall of stone the length of the tub is perfection of design.
|November 6, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Naturally Modern, Vacation Homes|
Love seeing modern architecture and design find its way into mountain homes. SFgate.com just published a story highlighting the trend in modern design architecture in the small community of Martis Camp in Truckee, California.
Contemporary designs are gaining ground in several Tahoe locales, from Incline Village to Alpine Meadows, from Tahoe Donner to Tahoe City, but they are most abundant in Martis Camp, the new gated community near Truckee. Forty to 50 percent of the more than 100 homes under construction or finished at Martis Camp speak the visual language of the early 20th century International Style: flat or low-sloping roofs, short or no overhanging eaves, open floor plans, and long spans of steel. Exterior ornament has disappeared, and plate-glass walls reveal wide vistas. Lightweight, steel-supported roofs seem more related to sky than earth.
Inside, ambience is achieved through the infiltration of light and the arrangements of space and materials, rather than with the applied ornament of wainscoting and trim.
“In our area there has been a preconception that peaked roofs and multiple layers of details were requirements of mountain architecture,” says architect Clare Walton of Walton Architecture and Engineering in Tahoe City. “Recently we have seen success in utilizing clean lines, especially in the roofscapes.”
via Modern architecture gets foothold at Tahoe – SFGate. Photo credit: Vance Fox Photography / SF
|October 30, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Beach Houses, Hotels & Resorts, Houses We Love, Travel, Vacation Homes|
For your next modern, beach vacation, consider booking the “Beach House” at the qualia resort, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. We wish this was our house!
|October 28, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Furniture, Naturally Modern|
Today we’re featuring Richard Neutra’s Boomerang Chair. While Nuetra is most famously known for being one of the modern architectural masters, he also designed special furniture. Some of the furniture is showcased in the famous Case Study Houses.
|October 21, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Decor, Indoor-Outdoor, Interior Design, Naturally Modern|
We will never be able to get enough of architecture and design that brings the outdoors in. The indoor-outdoor lifestyle may not work all year long in some parts of the world, but nothing beats it when the weather is temperate. The rest of the time we settle for just seeing it…. walls of glass do that perfectly.
Here are some of our favorite design examples of how to bring the outdoors in all year long.
Solarium in center of the home – Photo from Homedsgn.com via NModern Pinterest Board
Breezway / Hallway with invisible walls via glass siding. Photo from TheCoolHunterUK via NModern Pinterest Board
Living room interior design incorporates large indoor plant and crossed steel structural beams to mimic and compliment the trees and natural environment outdoors. Photo from Mobile.Bebitalia.com via NModern Pinterest Board.
Living room with retractable wall. Photo via Cococozy.com
Indoor outdoor pool with retractable door/window by CCYArchitects.com
Enclosable deck area keeping flooring the same through indoor and outdoor. Photo from Ccca.co.nz via NModern Pinterest Boards
The good kind of glass ceiling lets the outdoors in. Photo from Archdaily.com via NModern Pinterest Boards
|October 2, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Natural Healing, Naturally Modern|
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing traditions in the world. It has been practices for thousands of years.
Acupuncture may go more mainstream now that new research shows that it provides modest but statistically significant benefits over both standard care and placebo for patients with chronic pain.A team led by researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York looked at 29 randomized controlled trials involving a total of 17,922 people from the U.S., Germany, Spain, and Sweden who suffered with back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, or chronic headaches. For greater precision, the investigators analyzed data on the individual patients, rather than outcome summaries, as prior reviews have done. The study was published online Sept. 10 by Archives of Internal Medicine.In 18 of the studies, patients either got acupuncture, in which needles were inserted at points of the body traditionally used to provide pain relief, or standard treatments such as analgesics, physical therapy and exercise. In 11 others, acupuncture was compared with a control group that included “sham” acupuncture, in which needles didnt break the skin or were inserted superficially. via Acupuncture is more than a placebo for chronic pain.
For more information, check out the resources below:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – Acupuncture: An Introduction
|September 29, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Events, Houses We Love, Naturally Modern, Outdoor Design, Travel, Vacation Homes, Wedding|
Big Sur is one of the most amazing places on the planet as far as we’re concerned. Aside from the spectacular, natural coastline, there is something very modern about this little slice of heaven. Its natural beauty is timeless and, yet, ever changing with the dynamic coastline and free wildlife. Eagles and condors in flight, ocean waves crashing, sun rising and setting…serenity defined. And, without cell phone reception, you’re forced to enjoy it. :)
One of the most exquisite private estates in Big Sur is known as Anderson Canyon. A long time celebrity favorite for weddings and retreats (it is rumored Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway held their weddings here), it can be reserved for private rental, whether for a fabulous vacation or for a private event. Imagine yourself staying a week, or hosting an unforgettable soiree, at this amazing, natural, modern, coastal retreat.
(All images via AndersonCanyon.com)