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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daydreaming of this…

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

breathtaking. living here would be so dreamy!

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?

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

Michelle

intersecting circles? I see hexagons, but no circles…

Lucy

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

lindsay

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

Wow, I want to live in one of them!

kalin

i would love a little dreamy dome home like these!

claudia

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

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