I love these chairs! I like how the chairs sit at around the edges of the center of the courtyard. No need for a point of interest because the door to the house is the point of interest. Maybe on our house it could be the two front windows.

How neat is this indoor herb garden? We love it! This way you have fresh herbs for cooking year round.

10 Ways to Use Plants Indoors

Growing fresh herbs in your kitchen is easier and more stylish than ever with this wall-mount mason jar herb garden. This DIY project pairs functionality with design—our favorite combination!


U-shaped house by Natalie Dionne. Don't know who Natalie is but I like her concept. Why not build the house around the garden or courtyard, why do they always have to be relegated to the side or to the front and back or around the house?

Outside inside

Beautiful Japanese architecture that blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor.House N Architect: Sou Fujimoto Location: Oita, Japan Year built:


VCDesign Architectural Services like the simplicity & shallow roof of this rear extension Agree, wonder if we can get permission to extend out on the floor

Sweet garden shed (or guest cottage)

Garden Sheds: They've Never Looked So Good

The ultimate tiny cottage in the woods.

Loren Madsen, Best Reader-Submitted Bedroom, Remodelista 2013 Considered Design Awards Winner -doors leading from guest bedroom

Angophora House-03-1 Kind Design

Pavilion house in Australia open to a lush landscape

Ann - i thought you should see this architects work - he's interested in japanese architecture but works in bush sites. Modern House: Angophora House by Richard Leplastrier - 33 Bellevue Avenue, Avalon NSW 2107

Contemporary Wooden #Home: Mary Lake Residence by Altius #Architecture

Contemporary Wooden Home: Mary Lake Residence by Altius Architecture

Altius Architecture, Inc. Mary Lake Residence - sf Home. Village of Port Sydney, Huntsville, Ontario, 2010 Photo: Jonathan Savoie

Garden Shed Studio Has Green Walls, Built of Green Materials : TreeHugger

Garden Shed Studio Has Green Walls, Built of Green Materials

Ivy-encased art studio in San Francisco by Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture. A storage shed was replaced with this “green cube,” with ivy growing on a metal framework surrounding the studio.