Thursday, January 10, 2008

6. Slide It Ova

image from trendir

i'm a huge fan of sliding doors.
it just makes sense to me.

not only do they open a space up, it can act as a divider, architectural element or even as simple eye candy. i love how practical they are. i wish i had sliding doors in all my doorways. doors to me make no sense at all unless it's an exterior door.

image from baulinks

image from howarth timber

image from kingsley lane


At Home with Kim Vallee said...

My all time dream is to have a sliding door on a rail similar to first two pictures. I never had the right space to make them work into m design. Maybe one day.

btw, your header illustrator is gorgeous.

Alkemie said...

GReat post Jen! I totally agree about sliding doors - they're definitely underrated. They're visually appealing and they save so much room!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Jen! I look forward to hearing about your valentines :-)> get onto that "lull" asap as when the cherubs come!! its even more different

flow said...

I'm with you on this one Kim! :)

And thanks ... ^^

Wanderluster said...

Nice blog! Love your header, so colourful.

Patricia Gray said...

Hi Jenn
I love your new blog! I have had that first picture in my inspiration file for awhile now. And I have actually researched the hardward for use in a project. I love the idea of sliding doors instead of by-pass doors. They are harder to detail correctly, but definitely worth it.

Jennifer R. said...

these are so stylish and would be cool if i could afford them! hehe

Jen Ramos
'100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards'

flow said...

Patricia, thanks for dropping by:)
Yes that first image is one of my favorites, I love the idea of sliding doors. I don't know how it is in Van City but in Toronto more and more condos are incorporating slidings doors instead of swinging doors.

Jen, I agree! They do get quite expensive but I've seen some really great sliding doors made of the most unusual things :)