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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.

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for Leftovers! This week, we begin with this clean, modernist living room:

This clean, modernist living room looks so bright and cheerful. | japanesetrash.com


That Airstream makes the perfect backdrop for twilit outdoor dining:

This looks like the perfect locale for outdoor dining at twilight. | japanesetrash.com


I’m also a big fan of this super stylish indoor dining space with the Artichoke Lamp in copper:

I'm a big fan of this super stylish dining space with the Artichoke Lamp in copper. | japanesetrash.com


A contemporary living room in browns–a great way to warm up darker colors:

This contemporary living room in browns shows that dark colors can be warm. | japanesetrash.com


And this leather lounger looks like the perfect place to relax:

This leather lounger looks like the perfect place to relax. | japanesetrash.com

A stylish table lamp with a small footprint like this makes for a terrific bedside lamp. | japanesetrash.com

Whenever you deal with someone who tries to give advice on the “best” of anything, you already know it’s going to be a subjective call. So, in order to qualify my list of best bedside lamps, I thought I’d provide some criteria. In other words, these are the qualities I look for in a bedside lamp, and these lamps meet those qualities really well. My criteria are: a small footprint—I don’t want my bedside lamp to take up all the room on my nightstand, so having a small footprint is important to me; the ability to provide both general light and reading light; a sense of style; and the flexibility to be used in rooms other than the bedroom. Let’s dive right in! – See more at: The Interior Collective.

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?

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