Archive for the ‘renovation resources’ Category

Mail Order Cottages

Thursday, May 29th, 2008



My dad made me aware of this site when we were doing research on architectural company websites. A modern day take on the Sears type “mail order stock plan” homes, Ronald F. DiMauro Atchitects creates these adorable small home plans (potting sheds, design offices, yoga retreats, beach homes) that you can buy online and have built on your property. I love his loose drawings of them too- very storybook and makes me wish I had some land to put a little office retreat out back! Andrew loves the men’s retreat-just look at the floor plan!
Genius!

Moroccan Tile Resource (Updated!)

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008



I received an e-mail from someone at St. Tropez Boutique in San Francisco about their selection of Moroccan and Moorish tiles, limestone, sinks, bathtubs and the like after my Morocco post a while back. Well I just wen through the site and there are some amazing resources on there for anyone renovating a bathroom or kitchen and interested in this slightly more ethnic look. I wanted to try to post some pictures, but alas, the site won’t let me (I found this one on Yelp). Courtney from (Inside) the Loop is a ROCKSTAR and taught me the invaluable lesson of the Mac “screen shot”- not to mention she took some pics of tiles and sent them to me! Thank you Courtney!! So here are some faves (hint: check out the Encaustic Cement tiles!)
Explore away!!!! Such unique a gorgeous finds!