Your Top5 This Week
by Sally / August 14, 2010

The Top5 most Liked posts this week reviewed by Sally. My favorite thing about MoCo Loco is that it's got a smart readership. The most liked post this week is a creative living space for a small abode.


1. East Village Studio by JPDA

Again, let me emphasis that God or Buddha or the Spaghetti Monster is not making any more space, so we keep coming up with these clever ways to get a small space or object to do as many things as possible. This quaint sleeping spot hits the nail right on the head with storage under the small stairs, a small area for movement next to the bed, wall-mounted storage, and what appears to look like a very nice and comfortable place to sleep. And doesn't that wood warm it up a bit? Swooning.


2. Villa M by Niklaus Graber & Christoph Steiger

I don't know what it is with you people, first you impress me with liking the creative multi-functional small space, and then you go and you get all "holy amazing!" over some concrete and right angles and large windows. What's the appeal!?


3. Casa La Roca by Mathias Klotz

Now this is what I'm talking about. Favorite thing? That the siding matches the rocks, almost making it seem like maybe, just maybe, this house is actually carefully carved out of a rock. This house seems so James Bond to me (just basing that thought on the image provided). I imagine Bond swimming to the secret island of Mr. Stompson, the evil overlord that is behind all of Bond's problems. As he scales the island's rocky walls, he finally sees' it: the Casa La Roca. End scene!


4. Abitudini Hangers by Antonello Fuse

Recently my mother and I were downing cocktails at Cafe Rogue in Berkeley. I was discussing the possibilities of her adopting a puppy when, all of the sudden, she cuts me off and says "I hate when designers poorly re-purpose things just so that they can say they're environmentally friendly and then charge some schmuck $150 for a mason jar that now is a pendant lamp." The point is, re-purposing materials is really hard to execute correctly, and these chair back hangers have done that.


5. The Flyway View House by Jon Anderson Architecture

Really, guys? *Another* concrete block and corrugated steel house? Put down the Dwell magazine for a second and try to imagine a world that has options beyond stainless steel appliances and polished concrete flooring. Did any of you ever see that movie "Heat"? It's an American film about thieves and cops. Anyway, there's a scene where the head thief wants revenge against the guy who screwed him, so he goes to his house and shoots him from his large patio through the wall of windows he's got. Ever since that scene whenever I enter a house or see a house that has a similar layout (like this one), I freak out, drop to the floor, and go "is there a gritty looking sniper out there?" Traumatic.

There's noticeably less trauma, but more architecture and exclamation marks! at (Sally's day job).

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