find 10 gaffs in this kitchen

Do you get tired of perfectly staged pictures of homes? Even if you live in a pristine manner, there will be some signs of human life. Let’s lovingly call them gaffs.

Check out this Rocio Romero modern home exterior, followed by the owners’ kitchen picture. Your challenge is to record 10 gaffs and compare them with our results.

This Arizona home is clad in a rust-colored metal. Its deck is accessed from the bedroom and great room.  (Rocio Romero)

This Arizona home is clad in a rust-colored metal. Its deck is accessed from the bedroom and great room. (Rocio Romero)

Michael and Aaron's kitchen is lovely, especially with the blue counters and white spaces. They live here! (Rocio Romero)

Michael and Aaron’s kitchen is lovely, especially with the blue counters and white spaces. They live here! (Rocio Romero)

Where are the kitchen gaffs?

  1. Pot Cover – There’s a pot on the burner, with a top that clearly fits another sized-pot. We have been guilt of this crime before, you?
  2. Plants – Notice the plants over the cabinets and to the left of the sink. As not exactly perfect specimens, they resemble ones in many homes.
  3. Towel – The towel hanging from the oven has been, gasp, used. It’s located correctly but is dingy and lacks a color pop.
  4. Knife – Here’s an empty knife block save one ready to use. Either remove the block or find volunteers willing to share the block.
  5. Water container – Why would a shoot include a plastic vessel, shown next to the counter plant? It’s the Arizona desert, after all.
  6. Window ajar – A little window sheds light on the kitchen counter. From what we see, it’s half-open and revealing some kind of fencing outside.
  7. Books – Check out the books inserted in the closed part of the window. Maybe those could lodge somewhere else for now.
  8. Candle set – The candle holder sits unused and sans candles, above the cabinets. Place it on the island with some candles for the shoot.
  9. Banana – We love the single over-ripe banana, sitting lonely in a larger bowl on the kitchen island. It’s crying out for fruity friends.
  10. Island – The blue colored counter and island are glorious. Why not use the empty island as a food display for snacks or more?

If we missed anything, then please comment below or reach us at tinyhousejoy1-at-gmail-dot.com.

musicians and artists as houses

A clever Italian artist, Frederico Babina, personifies musicians and artists through modern house archetypes. We promise to make you smile while looking at his Archimusic and Archist.

If you’re considering a micro-modern, then inject a little whimsy. Throw in new colors or shapes, even in artwork. Here are six of our favorite Babinas.

Archimusic: Modern houses reflecting musicians

Aah, jazz melodies can be heard from John Coltrane's saxophone here. This instrument shaped building is a sweet homage, with several stories for inhabitants. (Archimusic)

Aah, jazz melodies can be heard from John Coltrane’s saxophone here. This instrument shaped building is a sweet homage, with several stories for inhabitants. (Archimusic)

Alt-rocker Radiohead breaks rules, famously releasing a digital album and asking for money. Their stacked container house is wild, though a few containers might work. (Archimusic)

Alt-rocker Radiohead breaks rules, famously releasing a digital album and asking for money. Their stacked container house is wild, though a few containers might work. (Archimusic)

See anyone familiar? These four tiny houses represent the heads of the fab four Beatles, in their younger days. The rest of their bodies merge below them. (Archimusic)

See anyone familiar? These four tiny houses represent the heads of the fab four Beatles, in their younger days. The rest of their bodies merge below them. (Archimusic)

Archist: Modern houses reflecting artists

Isn't this Piet Mondrian perfect? He loved those colored squares and boxes, which don't represent anything. We are ready to build this amazing tiny house! (Archist)

Isn’t this Piet Mondrian perfect? He loved those colored squares and boxes, which don’t represent anything. We are ready to build this amazing tiny house! (Archist)

Joan Miro used signature shapes in his surrealist art, honored here. This playful home must have the right paint and window treatments. Anyone like brightly colored glass? (Archist)

Joan Miro used signature shapes in his surrealist art, honored here. This playful home must have the right paint and window treatments. Anyone like brightly colored glass? (Archist)

Salvador Dali's flowing shapes do translate into a surreal tiny house. Is it a spaceship or dino fossil? There's a full floor and large loft inside this sui-generis place. (Archist)

Salvador Dali’s flowing shapes do translate into a surreal tiny house. Is it a spaceship or dino fossil? There’s a full floor and large loft inside this sui-generis place. (Archist)