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Openhouse | By Xten Architecture

Built by the Xten Architecture studio, the OpenHouse lives up to its name as seen by the pictures. The elegant and beautiful interiors have full visibility to the outside world. The house was built on a challenging site, embedded into a narrow and sharply sloping property in the Hollywood Hills. The front, side and rear elevations of the house slide open to erase all boundaries between indoors and out, connecting the spaces to gardens on both levels.



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BANYAN DRIVE TREEHOUSE | ROCKEFELLER ARCHITECTS | Image

BANYAN DRIVE TREEHOUSE | ROCKEFELLER ARCHITECTS

Part office/studio, part recreational getaway, this unique project is located at the base of a large pine tree in the backyard of a  canyon residence.  The client is an artist and lover of nature so the Banyon Drive Treehouse, perched twelve feet off the ground, will serve as a creative respite from the demands of domestic responsibilities.Project Size: 170 s.f.  Rockefeller Architects...
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BALLO STOOL

We all know that sitting for hours on end is doing us a heap of wrong. Meet Ballo Stool, an ergonomic stool designed for active seating. Inspired by fitness products such as the fitness ball, Ballo keeps you active by using your legs and core to stay upright, providing comfort and healthy movement. Ballo helps to reduce the risks associated with sedentary behavior and improve metabolism, calorie burn and core strength. The innovative stool features two comfortable a...
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ALVA PENDANT

Alva Pendant is a new LED light that looks like an old bulb through laser etched inscriptions into the crystal that give the idea of classic metal filaments. This powerful light provides a downward light projection of up to 290 lumens and you can choose between a colder luminescent light or a warmer color. Dim fixture is provided as well as a 6ft cuttable cloth chord. There are also two possibilities for the casing of the bulb and multiple chords color choices. Hang...
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