Monday, June 22, 2009

Calm in a building

Sometimes, it feels like you're standing still and the world just whizzes past. A flurry of soft lights, cold winds, strange sounds that jar your senses and make life feel hard. The everyday can be an assault and if you don't have a haven to fade into, the wear and tear on your soul can get to be too much.

Today, all tired and fragile (thanks to Scotty Sax + Mr Mark Olsen...) we bring to you Lac Superieur Residence (Mont-Treblant - Canada). Designed by Saucier + Perrotte, and all straight lines and boxy like, many would find the starkness too sterile to be warming. But we think the simple clarity, natural light and natural materials give a sense of comfort and quality.

The floor to ceiling windows open you up, providing access to natural stimulation that we so often miss and lack during the 9-5 grind.

The sheer elegance of the building makes you want to pull on a cashmere sweater, mocs and snuggle up with a glass of red and a lovely little geezer to laugh with. Ahhh bliss... wish we were there right now.

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