I know… I know… we’re not an architectural firm or organization.. but that won’t stop me from talking about my love of architecture! ;)
There’s a great organization called Apartment Therapy that often promotes very cool architecture and design… spaces ranging from tiny little lofts to amazing, intricate structures. Our clients are always sending us and showing us things they love. This link was sent to us by one of our clients who shares a passion for architecture and design and so I thought I would share it with you here! Check out this modern Flatiron building that the folks at Apartment Therapy have featured!
Edmonton has so many beautiful structures both old and new! What is your favourite? What structure that you have seen on your travels would you like to share?!
Let me know and I’d love to feature it here!
have a great blustery weekend and if you’re out and about… come in, see the tonnes of new items we have in our Studio and as always.. BE Inspired!
It’s been a busy day so far in the Studio. We’ve had a few new people coming in the door who have never experienced our space and all Inspired Home Interiors has to offer. Honestly, one of the phrases we hear often is “It’s like a little bit of New York right here in Edmonton…”
In fact, I heard that this morning. A little bit of New York.. something new.. something different. Something exciting downtown. There are so many things going on Downtown including having our friends at Ethan Allen join us on 105Ave!
This also leads me to simply ask the question… what are your forward thinking thoughts on the idea of our beautiful City building an arena Downtown? Our City Council is tasked to listening to the over 100 people who have come to chambers to express their views on the possibility of a new venue downtown Edmonton.
I’d like to hear about what you have to say about it and how you think it would positively affect you!
Thanks as always for reading and I hope you have a great day!
I just received a note from Jamie at The House Company here in Edmonton who is working with Beljan Developments on Sylvancroft. (Check out Sylvancroftoriginals.com)
On October 29th and 30th, they will be having an official open house and project launch. If you can’t make it down then, make it down and see a long storied property continue to have a prominant place in Edmonton’s history!
Gorgeous location RIGHT in the heart of the City. Unique opportunities for Edmonton’s original attitude. I look forward to seeing you there!
If you’re not familiar with Edmonton’s Sylvancroft Estate, familiarize yourself. Here’s an excellent comment regarding the latest from Paula Simons at the Edmonton Journal http://bit.ly/pPfHc7
The history behind this cool property is very interesting but what is even more interesting is it’s future. I’ve had the pleasure now of meeting Jamie from the House Company and it appears as though what they and the developer are about to do will be unique to Edmonton. The property will be converted into loft style spaces with a greater allowance for light to filter through. The land surrounding the historic home will be developed into contemporary and unique homes. The setting is going to be beautiful.
I’d invite you to check it out at their sales centre and if you have the chance, chat with Jamie about the project. It truly is, Inspired!
I’m what many people refer to an “Armchair Architect”. All of my life, architecture and design was always of interest to me and continues to be so to this day. So many talented men and women and the teams they work with have designed such awe inspiring structures that often when I’m able to experience them 1st hand, I’m truly at a loss for words (which for me is odd!).
In more recent years, Edmonton has been working to increase the design quality of it’s buildings. We’ve seen some pretty amazing structures come together in our City and they range from pedestrian bridges (see http://www.edmontonjournal.com/columnists/Beautiful+bridge+smart+city/5265157/story.html) to our gorgeous Art Gallery of Alberta.
Today, 4 sets of preliminary drawings were released to the public by the Government of Alberta. (see http://www.infrastructure.alberta.ca/3688.htm). Take a look, give them feedback and think about how each design affects you.
My initial thoughts? All faces, north, south, east and west have to be able to interact with the street, need to be pedestrian friendly and truly WELCOME people into the building.
Thanks for reading, check out the new RAM designs and most importantly… BE Inspired!
Here at Inspired Home Interiors not only do we have gorgeous furniture and accessories, but we can also help you to design and plan your space. Both Karley & Alana have had extensive training, experience and even more importantly, amazing success with their clients. Over the next few weeks you’re going to see a slight change in our Studio; more space dedicated to helping you with your interior design needs and a greater focus on the customer experience when you’re shopping.
OK so.. 2 great designers, amazing selection and well… me. What else could a person ask for? ;)
How does great music sound? A glass of San Pellegrino? A nice Latte? What about a space for your kids to play while you chat with us about your furniture and design needs? What else would you like to see here at Inspired?
Finally… one of our clients has been working with the folks at www.northouse.ca Check them out… great little company in our great big City and the Railhead. Take the time to take a gander and let me know what you think!
One of the things that I love about Edmonton is the number of the hidden architectural gems we have scattered throughout the City. Whether it’s been designed by an undiscovered local architect, a world famous one or even one of the designers with the City itself you can literally spend a day driving through the gorgeous Capital Region spotting them here and there. I have several places that I enjoy and wish that more people realized the value that they bring to our streetscapes.
Many of you know my favourite is likely the Peter Hemingway Swimming Pool. Not only is the building itself striking, the way it lies in its surrounding landscape is quite honestly inspiring. Also.. right along Stony Plain Road there is an EPCOR substation.. floor to ceiling glass walls with a flat roof. I only wish EPCOR would remove the window decals and once again reveal the inner workings through the expanse of glass!
What are your favourites? What do you think is an undiscovered gem? Send us your thoughts and a photo as well & I’d love to post them here!
Another note worth mentioning… although our City makes some silly mistakes by allowing great, beautiful structures to succumb to the wrecking ball, we are getting better. More thought is being put into building design to ensure that not only is a building functional, but that it performs well with its surroundings throughout the year.
Off my soapbox now ;)
Have a great day Edmonton and thanks for checking us out!