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Jackson Family Retreat

California<p>A project located at the base of a canyon in the Big Sur area of Northern California, this 2,500 square foot 2 bedroom house was built for a family to enjoy together on the weekends and holidays.<p>This retreat, composed of four volumes, is on a site dominated by steep canyon walls. The …

Architecture

Insert us here. We’re taking a bit of an analogue break over the holidays, for some much needed quiet to gain a bit of perspective of our world (online and off). There’s definitely a shift in the air (we feel) and as we are pulled more and more in a certain direction we’ll be taking our time jumping back in as we reassess where we want to fit into the big scheme of things. Poppytalk will be a “lucky thirteen” online this year and as we continually adapt to the ever-changing landscape of our online world, we look forward to 2018 with fresh eyes, new inspiration and much appreciation of you, our readers. In the meantime, we wish each and every one of you, a happy (and safe) new year! ✨✨✨ 📷 @bontraveler via @autocamp #rollinghuts

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Japan

It’s no coincidence if Japanese gardens remind you of those scene-in-a-shoebox dioramas you made in grade school.<p>A Japanese garden is a miniature …

Landscaping

'It really feels like we’re punished too’: how the prison system locks out visitors

“Come on, you mongrels, come on, let us in.”<p>Not usually what you’d expect to hear standing at a prison gate. Unless you’re there to visit, in which case you’ve probably said something similar or maybe even worse.<p>Out of the 10 or so prisons I’ve visited or worked at in Queensland and New South …

Inspired by the Art of Origami: Creative Beach Club Restaurant in Luxembourg

Asian design has had profound influence on western architecture over the last few decades and the idea of serenity and simplicity that Japanese …

Why mid-century modern design is never going out of style

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade or two, really - the mid-century renaissance won’t have escaped you. Mid-century modernism is everywhere - from flea markets and vintage stores, to magazines and nearly every high-street home décor retailer.<p>Mad Men helped push the era’s …

Design

Weeknight Cooking: Greek Style Chicken Thighs | shopswell

I <i>love</i> chicken legs but my guy thinks they're "nibble" food. Meaty thighs are the perfect compromise - he feels thighs are more more filling and I get …

Cooking

25 headboard ideas you won't get bored with. See them here: http://freshome.com/headboard-ideas/

Swanky Mansion Near Sydney Is a Breezy, Brawny Beaut

<i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p>All photos via Domain<p><b>Location:</b> Bronte, Australia<b><br>Price:</b> Upon Request<p>Keeping in line with the "party in the back" …

9 fab homes with giant pivoting doors

Never too big?<p>In designing a modern home, there’s perhaps no easier way to make a statement than incorporating some larger-than-life pivoting doors. We’ve seen plenty examples crop up lately—many rendered in glass, so that the doors also become windows and walls, and others in wood, stone, or steel.<p>…

Kiss the white picket fence goodbye! More ideas: http://freshome.com/fence-ideas-summer-yard/

28 DIY Snack Bars And Bites That You Can Eat On The Go

Keep these on hand and you'll never skip breakfast again.

Home Sweet Home on a Budget: Bedrooms for Boys

Shares 15<p>I just have to say, I am having SO MUCH FUN this month, finding children’s bedrooms to feature. Last week’s nurseries had me smelling Dreft …

Krishnan House / Khosla Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The 16,000 sft site of the Krishnan house had several existing and mature trees and we envisioned a …

Playful Family Home With A Lightwell At Its Center

Designing homes for families with young kids is always challenging but things get even more complicated when you want the house to function as a …

Outdoor Wine Caddy

By Jamison RantzWith Mother’s Day coming up I wanted to build something nice for the mother of my children. Knowing how much of a sucker she can be …

Wine

Gallery of DRA House in Bali / D-Associates - 1

Image 1 of 32 from gallery of DRA House in Bali / D-Associates. Photograph by Mario Wibowo

Warehouse conversion done right!

Berazategui House / Besonías Almeida Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Place<p>It is a lot in a new closed district, with a young vegetation and very few buildings, so that …

Sky Villa / CJ Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is located on the top floor of a high rise building in downtown Taipei. Due to the shift of …

Functionality meets aesthetic harmony in this Bucharest space. Read more: http://freshome.com/cozy-apartment-Bucharest/

A penny saved is a penny put to better use.

Bedroom turned enchanted forest.

How to grow perfect potatoes | Alys Fowler

Alys Fowler on one of the best container vegetables – they’re easy and reliable, but how do you plant and prepare for early and later varieties?<p>The joy of hunting for new potatoes in a pot full of compost is childishly thrilling. I am always excited by the prospect of tipping over a pot to find …

Sky light, sky bright!

Embroidery Hoop Cork Memo Board and Thumbtacks

Embroidery Hoop Cork Memo Board and Thumbtacks – easy and cute craft project for the office, craft room, or kids’ bedroom. Great for using up fabric …

Beautiful modern Kiev apartment by IQOSA.

Fallsview Residence / Setless Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Sited above the intersection of Tew’s Falls and Webster’s falls on the Bruce Trail, this house makes a …

Architecture

Not your average shower.

Nature Meets Tradition in This Seaside Taiwanese Home

Located on the eastern coastline of Taiwan and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, <b>A’tolan House</b> by <b>Create + Think Design Studio</b> seamlessly integrates …