Stripes Modernize a Dark 19C Interior (Martin Creed)

The Martin Creed show at the Park Avenue Armory gave us much to think about plus one great decorating idea. We’d normally find the ornate 1880’s dark wood-paneled grand corridor rather oppressive —unlike the astonishing 55,000 square foot Drill Hall. We found the space curiously modernized by Creed’s inspired black diagonal stripes

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Open a Window This Way to Keep Cooler (+ Use AC Less)

We improvise without the benefit of a science background, only our reasoning, deductive brain and willingness to try/fail/learn. Good practices DO slip by us some times because they’re counterintuitive or we just don’t know better…Like this simple way to adjust double-hung windows to make our space cool and use AC less frequently. It works.

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Silvery Woods from Low to High

We did a double-take during a virtual tour of a monochromatic home in Risskov, Denmark designed by haute-architecture firm Ardess: The luxurious silvery custom-made interior of Douglas fir, linoleum, and concrete looks curiously like the weathered silver-painted plywood door we spotted in Chelsea a couple of years ago, and fell in love with. 

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