For those readers who haven't noticed the new widget on the far right side of this blog -- under "Friends" -- recently I started contributing "ideabooks" to Houzz, "the online version of cutting pages out of magazines and stuffing them in a folder." Previously I reviewed their iPad app and said it and the web page are " aimed at providing visual inspiration to homeowners looking to make fairly specific changes," such as painting a bedroom, remodeling a bathroom, or even building a house. Not surprisingly, many of the 117,000+ and growing photos (plus the even larger number of user-generated ideabooks) are geared to interiors, but with photos uploaded by architects, contractors, photographers, and other players in house design and construction, there is still plenty of architecture to find. My ideabooks naturally focus on architecture, staking out very particular themes that exploit the "browseability" of the site and the highlights found within. Below is what I've created to date. Be sure to take a peek at the widget when you find yourself on my blog to see my latest ideabook.
[Interesting Industrial Materials: Cor-Ten Steel]
[Design Details: Framing Views]
[Inspiring Double-Height Living Spaces]
[Daring Cantilevers: Architecture Takes Flight]
[Stunning, Surprising Corner Windows]