Archives for the month of: November, 2013

It could not have been said better:

”  Small deaths occur constantly as we waltz through life. Relationships change and degrade, and a beautiful moment is gone forever as soon as it is lived, so the pictures of things often last much longer than the actual recorded objects. Perhaps this is why we are so anxious to document every moment of human history ~ and so much of our own personal experiences ~ online. Why we feverishly make photographs of moments instead of simply living in them. Sometimes it’s hard to know which matters more. Ancient Aztec poetry used flowers to symbolize the fragility of life, the transience of beauty, and the elusiveness of truth. If, as they wrote, we are all like flowers continually perishing, then the decay should be celebrated as beautifully as the blooms.  “

via { What We Lose In Flowers } | The Glamourai.

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Such a cool idea to create a home from airplane scraps. I love the shape it gives the roofline against the horizon and hills. There is a 4 minute long video clip that shows how the pieces were brought to this hillside location (helicopters, shut down roads and all) along with a TON of pictures, inside and out, rooftop balconies to the interior furnishings. You would have to be an heiress in order to actually foot the bill on this one. See Francie Rehwald’s house in the link below:

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Houzz Tour: A Salvaged Airplane Becomes a Soaring Hillside Home.

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I love this article! And I adore the woman who wrote it. She really knows her stuff. There’s something to say for experience. Here she goes over things from color wheel stereotypes to painting room walls dark colors to matchy-matchy furniture.

Feel Free to Break Some Decorating Rules.

With plentiful pictures exampling the techniques that it takes to accomplish solar heating,  in both summer and winter, with just the use of the sun’s rays (no solar panels or such)- this article expounds the ways in which architects are plotting lots and designing windows, walls, and roofs & overhangs, so to effortlessly blend a home into the rhythm of life. It might sound like some things are being repeated, but it can’t be repeated enough until a designer can draft this passive home in their sleep. The man himself and his glorious ways of thinking, Frank Lloyd Wright, are mentioned. Concrete’s benefits are talked about. Shades for the windows are touched upon. And the truth about the insulating properties (“R-value”) of glass-box homes are addressed. Please, read on:

Sunlight Used Right: Modern Home Designs That Harness Solar Power.

If only I had a home to do all of these time-consuming tasks in. One day!

November Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home.