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Thursday
May052016

Blending in

When an architect makes an effort to redesign a house that still blends in with its surroundings. Kudos to Toronto architecture firm Johnson Chou for this wonderful project (which maybe can inspire and architect or 2 here in Ottawa). I adore this home inside and out and will be using this as inspiration whenever I get around to doing something with the exterior of my house. (How does a house built in 1940 NEVER have any landscaping done?! It's so embarrassing). And check out a previous feature on this talented firm here

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Thursday
May052016

Casa Sumaré

A couple of months ago Jo featured a project by Brazilian architect Felipe Hess that was fresh and colourful with some fun graphic patterns. I came across this project of Felipe's that is quite the opposite. Not what we typically see from a Brazilian - this one is very subdued, modern and minimalist. I love it for those reasons. And because someone clearly has great taste in chairs (Hans Wegner's Hoop and Peacock).

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Thursday
May052016

Stalking modern mid century

Not so much mid century modern more a modern riff on the style. Breeze blocks and views, stone and warm timbers, a concrete kitchen island and even more winding like a ribbon through the garden. I'm real estate stalking in Bellevue, Sydney. Link here while it lasts.

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Wednesday
May042016

A classic six prewar apartment

Emily C. Butler turns spaces into cozy, pretty hangouts you never want to leave. Like this 'classic six' (new term to me) prewar apartment that's all kinds of cute. And her bio cracked me up. Beginning my professional career in finance in Texas, I am grateful I have an excellent business foundation. However, more troubled by the folding of shelter design magazine Domino in 2009 than the greater economic crisis at hand, I knew it was time for a career transformation. :)

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Wednesday
May042016

A farmhouse with modern touches

There is nothing like neutral, earthy colours that makes you want to stop, smell the flowers and hug someone. This family-friendly farmhouse in New South Wales, Australia by Cottonwood Interiors is a bit classic American, a bit Scandinavian and just about the coziest home I have seen in a long time. Understated, relaxed yet elegant. Always a winning combination that stands the test of time. 

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