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I don’t often focus on architecture (overtly) here, but seeing DOGBOX by Patch Work Architecture — a residence that has built by the architects in Whanganui, New Zealand — and loving the design and materials so much, I had to do a post that is nothing but this one structure. Both inside and out, the building uses space and materials to flow between intimate and expansive moments. There’s also a playfulness between what’s seen and what’s glimpsed and what’s only hinted at in silhouette that I find really appealing. I hope you like DOGBOX as much as I do.

A hero shot of the front elevation of DOGBOX by Patch Work Architecture. | japanesetrash.com

This terrific hero shot of the front elevation of the structure shows the elements and the interaction of outdoor/indoor so well.

Another nice view of the structure, aglow with interior light seen through translucent walls. | japanesetrash.com

Another nice view of the structure, aglow with interior light seen through translucent walls.

The open downstairs area, including functional niches that bring to mind Frank Lloyd Wright. | japanesetrash.com

The open downstairs area, including functional niches that bring to mind Frank Lloyd Wright. The entire back wall is poured concrete.

A playful silhouette shows through the twinwall polycarbonate panels that are used throughout. | japanesetrash.com

A playful silhouette shows through the twinwall polycarbonate panels that are used throughout the structure.

I've been a fan of the DOGBOX kitchen since the first time I saw it. | japanesetrash.com

I’ve been a fan of the DOGBOX kitchen since the first time I saw it. The simplicity and economy with which it’s fitted is very appealing.

A detail of the kitchen's main work counter. It's the simple, honest materials that appeal to me. | japanesetrash.com

A detail of the kitchen’s main work counter. Once again, it’s the simple, honest materials that appeal to me.

DOGBOX by Patch Work Architecture - work out space. | japanesetrash.com

I’m ready for a work out space like this.

A second-floor sleeping area. | japanesetrash.com

The open feeling extends to private spaces, like this second-floor sleeping area.

Even this simple wood storage cubby feels thoughtful. | japanesetrash.com

Even this simple wood storage cubby feels thoughtful.

Did you know Japanese Trash is also on Tumblr? What I primarily post there is the same thing you see here–but I also repost stuff from the Tumblrs I follow. I like the format because it’s so free-flow and impulsive. So I thought I’d let you know you can find me there if you’re someone who prefers that channel over other methods of getting my posts.

Here are the next few items coming up in my queue from one of the other Tumblrs I like, Bungalow Classic; enjoy!

Terrific saturated blue in this geometric paint job. | japanesetrash.com

A serene kitchen with black cabinets and a marble island. | japanesetrash.com

A handsome wardrobe in a wood chevron pattern. | japanesetrash.com

This concrete stairwell seems mysterious... | japanesetrash.com

Great mix of styles in this space. | japanesetrash.com

My Pinterest feed was full of great images this morning, and as I started scrolling through them I noticed that many of them featured wonderful windows. Take a look at these and let me know if you see something you like too:

This window makes a delightful secret spot. | japanesetrash.com

This window makes the perfect secret spot.


One of my favorite windows ever, from a project by Olson-Kundig. | japanesetrash.com

These are some of my favorite windows ever.


Double doors that double as windows. | japanesetrash.com

Double doors that double as windows.


Windows above and windows below in this Paris home. | japanesetrash.com

Windows above and windows below in this Paris home.


What's a house in the desert without windows? | japanesetrash.com

What’s a home in the desert without great windows?

Folks, there’s something in the air today and it’s telling me to post these images featuring dark interior design. This is something of an assortment; just things that caught my eye with no real rhyme or reason, just that they’re all dark. Enjoy.

Dramatic darkness via Axel Vervoordt. | japanesetrash.com

Dramatic darkness via Axel Vervoordt.


The Ett Hem Hotel's layered look. | japanesetrash.com

The Ett Hem Hotel‘s layered look.


Beautiful detailing on this sofa from de Sede. | japanesetrash.com

Beautiful detailing on this sofa from de Sede.


Dark interior design using some of my favorite materials. | japanesetrash.com

Dark interior design using some of my favorite materials.


Chicken Point Cabin is like a beacon in the darkness. | japanesetrash.com

Chicken Point Cabin is like a beacon in the darkness.

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