House on the Hill

July 8, 2011

“Day after day,
Alone on a hill,
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still
But nobody wants to know him,
They can see that he’s just a fool,
And he never gives an answer,

But the fool on the hill,
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning ’round.”

                                  – P. McCartney

Though one would argue if the man inside the house on that hill is a fool. I mean, just look at that beauty!

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The Swedish

March 17, 2011

The Swedish dwellings have the tallest ceilings, whitest walls, widest rooms, the best interior layouts, the most character in interiors, unique-est fireplaces, most functional yet artistic furniture; the simplest yet fulfilling designs, airiest spaces, the biggest windows, AND… the greatest of houses in the world!! Can someone tell me how is this fair?

— photo from Desire to Inspire.

Mi Casa, Mi Casa!

March 5, 2011

Mi Casa! Mi Casa!

Pero, solo en mi sueños 😦

When I saw this photo of a concrete house nestled in the forest that was airy, open and modern; I thought this is what I want to live in for the rest of my life. Not such a large square-footage where my soon-to-be arthritic hands will not be able to clean all the nooks and corners, but with high ceilings to preclude claustrophobia, wood floors for easier cleaning and a capable kitchen. But wait, I need to see the bed and bath before I sign up. ;-).

Orbs

December 22, 2010

It would be a waste of orbs if this picture will not be featured whist in the month of December here at Ce Lieu. The way the orbs are irregularly placed in this hallway and how the web appearance of the orbs’ design reflects from inside then all over the walls gives a very modern, artistic look and is cool in my book.

Loving whites, minimalist design, concrete and streamlined features in a home, this photo has made me admire how the designers and architects played with this space. With these orbs hanging all year-round, if this were my abode, it would be Christmas everyday!

 

photo may have been featured in fffound.com or DTI

Sterile

November 27, 2010

I understand that some people will be appalled with this sterility. But as for me, if I woke up to this vision coming down from my bedroom, on to the kitchen to prep my work lunch and coffee to go; everyday would be a therapeutic day.

I love the asymmetry and the unpredictability of the house’s structure because it contrasts the white all around which many people take as boring. The minimalist attributes ties the whole ensemble and would everyday remind me to de-clutter, mentally and environmentally. Yes, if it were mine, I might put an accent piece or 2, but I dare say – this is like living somewhere where everyday – there is a sense of serenity and renewal, even if outside the door stands the guaranteed immediate chaos of the day.

photo source: fffound.com

Ce Lieu

October 23, 2010

Ce Lieu means  “This Place” in French.

As the title denotes, this blog will solely feature interior design, architecture,  structures,  furniture and the likes. Every entry  will feature a photograph of a room, house, garden et. al. which appeals to me and it will be accompanied by my commentary thereof. A simple format for someone who just adores beauty and creativity in an abode.

Admittedly, things here will only be for my own gratification but please feel free to chime in and give this blog a tumble if you so desire.

Among the inspirations of this blog are blogsites like Desire to Inspire, Pure Blog and Apartment Therapy; thanks to sites like those, the passion and interest I have for interior design takes flight and soars in this “island universe” of the blogosphere.

-photo taken by me at the New York  Met. Museum