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Sitting in the window

I love a window seat. Especially when it is on the fringe of a kitchen like this. Lean back. Relax. She's making you a coffee I'm sure. By Preston Lane Architects.


Up on the roof

Perched on the roof of an Edwardian era building are 15 new apartments, 231 Smith Street, Fitzroy by developer Neometro in collaboration with MA Architects and Grant Amon Architects. While old meets new on the exterior inside while patel hues are wed with wood. Light, bright, contemporary style in small space living.

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This house!!!

This house has given me heart palpitations. This is the 1884 Swedish 'Italian villa' of KK Living stylist Marie Olsson Nylander. Her work continues to rock my world in every way possible. Photos by Sara Svenningrud. (Her previous home here, and more of her work here)

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Stalking leftovers

Summer hasn't even started and it is so, so very hot here. I'm sitting in my oven of an office with a ceiling fan twirling above and sweat puddling on my keyboard. If only the real estate market was as hot. It's time for my stalking leftovers and I've had to struggle to find these few. You see I'm fussy. Not quite right, bad photos, I need more photos please, house is amazing, furniture is deplorable! Can't quite put my finger on it listings with something that has me nodding "yes". It's a mixed bag this week. There's a church conversion, a great warehouse where everything inside including the plastic floating lotuses just has to go and a listing that leads with a teaser shot of an amazing old corrugated iron workshop but lists a slightly less dramatic modern apartment in the complex. You may even notice a few water themes in my stalking. Need to cool down. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via

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The 12 hour store – the iZettle stunt that made small businesses shine 

This post may not be related to interior design, but when I heard about this event I had to share. I am a big proponent of supporting small businesses - especially when my husband is about to embark on his own. A company called iZettle builds game-changing payment services and apps with the mission to make it easier to run a small business (ie. you can run your business on a tablet or smartphone and take card payments wherever you are). This company did something pretty remarkable last month. During six days in October, to show that iZettle is all about supporting small businesses and helping them take on the fight against domination by big brands, they did something no company has ever done before - they invited six of Britain's smallest businesses to open up their very own flagship store on Britain’s greatest shopping street (Oxford) - for 12 hours each.

This is what happened.