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dome homes

for the meadow portion of our february catalog, featuring the lovely noot seear, our team shot at the home of artist melanie rothschild, an incredible geodesic dome located in topanga canyon, ca. geodesic domes are enclosed spherical – or partially spherical – structures that are based on a network of intersecting circles that create a pattern of triangles – the most famous example is disney’s epcot center.

geodesic domes became increasingly common in the 60s and 70s, popular for their energy efficiency and unique, eco-friendly style, but since then have waned as they aren’t very practical. they’re still fascinating though and these images from around the web are making me wish i lived in one buried in a forest strung with lots of christmas lights and full of shag carpets and oversized pillows.







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chelsea girl -February 23, 2011, 2:24PM

daydreaming of this…

Arlie -February 23, 2011, 3:02PM

so amazing! I have a few of the handmade houses books with dome houses. Drool over them often…

chelsea -February 23, 2011, 4:51PM

breathtaking. living here would be so dreamy!

Jasmine -February 23, 2011, 5:55PM

I’ve seen these before so unique and comfy, I’d love to own one
for like a runaway spot. I don’t get how theyre impractical?

fp julia -February 23, 2011, 6:02PM

jasmine- i dont know too much about them but apparently the unusual shape leads to problems with insulation, electical wiring and leaking.

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover -February 23, 2011, 7:05PM

These dome homes are amazing! Wow.. would love to live in one!

Michelle -February 24, 2011, 4:02AM

intersecting circles? I see hexagons, but no circles…

Lucy -February 24, 2011, 8:12AM

wow, I would love to live in one of these homes!

lindsay -February 24, 2011, 10:33AM

Wow…absolutely awesome!! i think im going to live in one of these someday :)

Tina -February 24, 2011, 10:57AM

Wow, I want to live in one of them!

kalin -February 24, 2011, 11:24AM

i would love a little dreamy dome home like these!

claudia -March 2, 2011, 2:07PM

these were invented by buckminster fuller, who had amazing, forward-thinking ideas about sustainability, urban crowding, and eco-preservation. he used these structures because triangles are the cheapest, strongest, most versatile shape to build with–not like the rectangles we mostly see today.

Rich -November 28, 2014, 12:51PM

I live in one and absolutely love it! I was fortunate enough to find one that was built well and maintained.

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