Modern House on the Prairie Complements its Natural Surroundings

June 10, 2014 by  
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On the expansive prairies of Yelm, Washington, almost every home is traditional and decidedly farmhouse , except one. Eric and Melinda and their two Labradors live in a “modern home on the prairie,” custom-designed by Coates Design Architects to incorporate nature and modernism into one structure. Their decidedly contemporary, birch-paneled main room is entirely transparent, flanked on North and South sides by floor-to-ceiling glass walls that overlook expansive foothills and wetlands. This design essentially creates a massive terrarium where the couple can see well beyond their 10-acre parcel from the comfort of a fireside couch. Read the rest of Modern House on the Prairie Complements its Natural Surroundings Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: birch , cedar , cfl , Coates , coates design architects , LED , natural house , prairie , responsible architecture , soy concrete , soycrete , terrarium , terrarium house , washington state , Yelm

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SturlesiDesign’s iLLuminite Acrylic Glass LED Lights Double as Playful Works of Art

June 10, 2014 by  
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Designer Amit Sturlesi created iLLuminite , a collection of night lights and ambient lights that doubles as playful and decorative works of art. Sturlesi laser cuts geometric lines into acrylic glass to create different shapes mimicking everything from animals to nautical symbols. Lit up with LEDs , the light sits on a painted concrete base to cut down the price of production. + iLLuminite The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: acrylic glass , amit sturlesi , illuminate , illuminate lamps , laser cut lights , laser cutter , LED lamps , LEDs , night light , reader submitted content , sturlesidesign

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