Made from mortar & galvanized steel by FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects, this minimalist dream house located in Shiga, Japan was built specifically for a photographer. The open layout home features a studio, all-white gallery space, wooden accents for a clean & cozy feel, and a lot of natural light, as its modern exterior contrasts […]Read more "Inspired Space"
Tupac Shakur’s California mansion has been updated and placed on the market for sale. Tucked away in Woodland Hills, the 6,000 sq ft-residence of the Hip Hop rapper at the time of his death in ’96 features stainless steel appliances, dark granite counters, 6 bedrooms [1 of which offers a custom fireplace, private living room, […]Read more "2Pac’s Cali Estate For Sale"
From well-lit home office to a mood-enhancing living room, artificial light knows no bounds, and whether it’s halogen fixtures or energy efficient LEDs, this is the guide to dope home lighting: EXPERIMENT TO GAUGE INTEREST TumblrPinterest Experiment with the unexpected to create interest. This could be done by placing traditionally outdoor lighting indoors, installing a […]Read more "Scout Decor: Dope Lighting"
HFZ Capital Group builds a magnificent 34-story residence building designed by David Chipperfield to house 57 homes in one of NYC’s most-iconic areas – over Bryant Park. With 50% of the residences already sold and doors opening late 2017, The Bryant showcases its triplex, half-floor penthouse. The 4,000-sq ft home features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, […]Read more "The Bryant For Sale"
Located in the heart of Darlinghurst, Sydney is a reimagined commercial garage bounded by terrace houses on all sides, that was turned into a modern man-space. The long, narrow heritage site required the street-front room to retain its existing ceiling height, so Sam Crawford Architects worked the masterpiece-of-a-home into a light-filled abode, made of black steel, […]Read more "Converted Garage"
Whether you’re boxing, cycling, or doing yoga, in the latest edition of The Knowledge, we check out the world’s dopes & most instagrammable gyms: BLOK, LONDON The hackneyed phrase “achingly hip” is applied to pretty much everything in modish east London, but rarely as accurately – or literally – as in the case of this […]Read more "The Knowledge: Dope Gyms"
LETTO DOG BED When your dog has a better bed than you, you know it’s time for a proper shout out. The Letto Dog Bed is a prime example of spoiling your best four legged friend. Designed by Belgian interior and product designer Gerd Couckhuyt, the Letto Dog Bed features an aluminium frame with raised […]Read more "Dope Dog Beds"
D’Marge highlights a few ways to dress a minimalistic monochromatic room that goes hard for one colour. A few tips for getting it right: Use the same palette, but not the same shade. Incorporating variations on your base colour is a more interesting and more refined take on monochrome. Inject texture. The way to keep a single-colour scheme […]Read more "Scout Decor: Monochromatic Rooms"
1. Zen Living. Shoji screens give the master bath in this Bay Area home designed by Kendall Wilkinson a decidedly Zen mood. The faceted white onyx tub is both functional and a stand-alone art piece. The side table with amethyst resin top on a polished nickel base is from Holly Hunt. The photography is by Lee Friedlander and Eugene […]Read more "Scout Decor: Dope Bathroom Ideas"
Located in the old town of Palma de Mallorca is a modern boutique hotel taking a minimalist approach on design, while still offering a unique experience. The Puro Hotel Palma offers 22 rooms, renovated by OHLAB, featuring natural materials like cement, limestone, oak, hemp, aged leather, & linen; traditional upholstery like raffia carpets, majorcan looms, […]Read more "Puro Hotel Palma"
Located along the Shotover of New Zealand, this home boarders reserve land, boasting spectacular views, four beds, and three baths. Designed by Kerr Ritchie, the 3300 sq ft Queenstown River House sits on 1.2 acres and offers an outdoor space that takes full advantage of the land, while its oak flooring, fireplaces, & tiled ensuites […]Read more "Queenstown River House"
STYLING BOOKSHELVES MADE SIMPLE: THINK OF SHAPE AND COLOR Image via Little Green Notebook Of course your goal is simply to have a place to set your books when you’re not reading them, but since your shelf is a large visible piece in your room, you might as well make ’em look great while you’re […]Read more "Scout Decor: Basics Behind Better Shelves"
The Parachute Hotel is a one-of-a-kind accommodation designed in Venice Beach by international craftsmen, using high-quality materials from simple, luxurious sheet sets to towels and throws, which are also offered in their Parachute Home store. Its 2,200 sq ft penthouse offers a spacious master bedroom, open floor plan with kitchen, & an outdoor patio w/fireplace. […]Read more "Parachute Hotel"
KOVR introduces an embedded lighting system that uses LED light strips and/or numerals to illuminate your living space. Hyde Integrated Lighting is an intelligent system 12mm-thick that uses wireless controls to adjust its brightness, schedules, and positions. Available in 3 looks – raw concrete, yellow pine, and white marble. Scout Life.Read more "Hyde Integrated Lighting"
WMR Architects introduces a skateboarders’ / surfers’ dream home. Located in Pichilemu, the Merello House is a 200 sq ft house built overlooking the Pacific Ocean built for a Chilean professional surfer. The home features a skateboard halfpipe ramp with a view of the sea, V-shaped pillars and living spaces all on the 2nd floor for […]Read more "Halfpipe House"
You know the feeling when you walk into a space and something isn’t quite right? The furniture is great and the layout works, but it feels chaotic or piecemeal? Nine times out of 10, that feeling is due to the (lack of) color scheme: homes are often designed over time, and without a color plan […]Read more "Scout Tips: How To Pick a Color Palette"
West Elm announces their plans to open 5 boutique hotels around the US. West Elm Hotels will start off in Savannah, Charlotte, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Indianapolis and serve as a lower competition to mid-size boutique hotels. The hotels will offer 100 to 250 rooms, suited in their signature decor. Scout Life. $175-400/nightRead more "West Elm Hotels"
Playing with furniture arrangement can be a decorating fan’s dream. But that’s only if you’ve got the space to play in. If you’ve got a tight living room (say 200 square feet or under), you might find yourself stumped on how to fit in enough furniture to do much living in the room. To help with that […]Read more "Scout Decor: Small Space Combos"
Located on the hillside of a Brazilian coastline sits the house that had two goals – to not touch the ground and to create an outside platform where topography with 50% slope had provided any flat piece of land. I say goal accomplished. Designed by SPBR Arquitetos, the Ubatuba II House is a 10m x 10m […]Read more "Ubatuba II House"
For decades now our abodes have been steadily shrinking, especially in Sydney where space is sparse and people are prolific. But there are some simple ways to transform a cramped apartment into a liveable home with maximum usable space. STORAGE Making the most of every nook and cranny becomes a lot simpler with smart storage. […]Read more "Scout Tips: How-To Enlarge Your Small Space"
Located on the side of a mountain in northern Italy is a hotel from the 1930’s rebuilt + remodeled to offer the perfect mixture of modern amenities + rich history. The Miramonti Hotel is a sleek, minimalist jewel of an abode featuring rooms, lofts, & suites, along with restaurants, full-service spas, saunas, and the dopest […]Read more "Miramonti Boutique Hotel"
Owning a home on a quarter acre plot is becoming as difficult to acquire as a gold medal on the Australian Olympic team. For this reason, many of us have been forced to think vertically, rather than horizontally, when it comes to living spaces and garden areas. If you want to block out ugly neighbours, […]Read more "Scout Decor: Vertical Gardens"
Blue is the world’s favorite color …including The BoyScout’s. And it just so happens to be the most-versatile, having the ability to appear akin to a misty gray or a lagoon blue-green or anything in between. Either way, it’s stunning and perfect to accent a room. Check out these dope shades: OLD GLORY, BENJAMIN MOORE […]Read more "Scout Decor: The Best Blues"
For the 13th installment of Cooper Hewitt Museum’s Selects series, fashion house Thom Browne explores the concept of reflection & individuality. The exhibit features over 50 of the museum’s historic & contemporary mirrors & frames including everything from nickel-plated shoes to holographic foil wallpaper. Scout Life. Until 10/23Read more "Thom Browne Selects Exhibit"
In his Greenwich Village, New York, townhouse, fashion designer Marc Jacobs has created a glamorous retreat that’s as sophisticated as his body of work. The result of a collaborative partnership with interior decorators Paul Fortune, John Gachot, and Thad Hayes, the four-story house is a neutral haven that blends designer decor, sumptuous textures, eye-catching antiques, and irreverent art […]Read more "Scout Tips: How-To Decorate Like a Fashion Designer"
Children’s rooms call for adventures in decorating, and in the latest edition of Scout Decor, we check out a few ways to step outside the box and dress up their walls: Starry, starry night In this bedroom for a young boy obsessed with all things space, O’Dowd designed a mini-universe above his headboard. It’s an impactful […]Read more "Scout Decor: Kids’ Walls"
Located in Paris, OFF Hotel offers a unique experience being the city’s first floating hotel + bar. Docked in the river Seine, the luxury establishment features 54 rooms, 4 suites, plunge pool, summer terrace, & cocktail bar with panoramic views of the Charles de Gaulle bridge & river. Scout Life. +$EU132/NightRead more "OFF Hotel"
Ikea collabs with Hypebeast to decorate the sneakerhead’s ideal bedroom when space is limited & footwear is excessive. So Scout Life.Read more "Scout Decor: Sneakerhead Bedroom"