Friday Fun: This Is How the Light Gets In

At certain times of year, we just can’t wait for the light to show up and flood our homes and rooms. Time to come out of the cave!

A conservatory-kitchen leading out into the garden – who could resist – especially if there’s some kind of shade to prevent it getting too hot. From MBPeyer Design.
Double height ceilings and an ocean view certainly make for a a beautiful light-filled room, from houseofturquoise.com
Another conservatory kitchen, with a window seating area for all your friends, from Elle Decor.
This looks real but is apparently a ‘concept home’: Casa Antibaia in Sao Paolo, Brazil. From The Spaces.
While this one looks like a concept home but is apparently real, a modernistic hobbit house half-buried in the ground, from imgur.com

Imagine Lights to the Rescue

Sole guide and friend when I am
lost on country lanes. It’s night
and the loss is sometimes straightforward,
sometimes
the strands of complication get plaited in
colouring warmth in where none was scheduled.
I imagine torches on scenes of small disasters.

Someone we love is always the shape of the missing
the gap unfilled
a careful step on the cracks in the pavement –
it never hurt anyone
to be doubly sure but
who’s to say superstition hasn’t cursed the world?

There can’t be one heart for hatred
and one for love. We only have one…
and it stains easily.

Friday Fun: Let in the Light!

One of the downsides of winter above the 45th latitude North is that it gets dark so quickly! Plus all the fog and cloud which render the sun invisible for days on end. So here are some houses designed to let in as much light as possible.

Vintage-inspired room, from freshome.com
Vintage-inspired room, from freshome.com

House in Perth, Australia, from Decoist.com
House in Perth, Australia, from Decoist.com

Jason Bateman interior, from Mydomaine.com
Jason Bateman interior, from Mydomaine.com

Living room with amazing view, from homedit.com
Living room with amazing view, from homedit.com

Vaulted ceiling and skylights, as well as picture windows, from homedit.com
Vaulted ceiling and skylights, as well as picture windows, from homedit.com

Humble San Francisco kitchen-diner, from Architectural Digest.
Humble San Francisco kitchen-diner, from Architectural Digest.

Converted skijump studio, from AirBnB.com
Converted ski jump studio in Norway, from AirBnB.com

I am tempted to go and stay in this last one… See you in Oslo!