Friday, November 28, 2008
I went to a movie called Twilight tonight with some friends. I was really surprised; it was all about this amazing house. The house is perched on a hillside and is built partially into the landscape. The planes and intersections of the different materials used were gorgeous: galvanized steel, warm woods, cedar, and glass. I couldn't get over the design. The house emphasized harmony with its natural surroundings, incorporating passive solar heat and an obvious eye for wind movements.
To top off the design, the place was decorated to perfection. The art complimented the surroundings, yet provided foci of color and movement. One piece was a collage of graduation caps--so unique! I must try! My favorite room had floor to ceiling windows that opened to the trees surrounding the house, no deck, no balcony, so chic. In that same room the owners had placed a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona day bed. Be still my heart! I'm in love!
Some other things happened, I think, but it was mostly about the house.
Two thumbs way up!