Brisbane locals will have the rare opportunity to explore 71 of the city’s most historic and architecturally unique buildings when they open their doors for the fourth annual Brisbane Open House. This free event provides visitors with the rare opportunity to discover a wealth of architecturally diverse, well-designed and historic buildings in Brisbane. Held over two days on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October, BOH 2013 promises something for everyone. Guided and self-guided tours encourage participants to explore, re-examine and engage with Brisbane's built environment – opening eyes and minds to good design and curious spaces. You can find out more at the Brisbane Open House website.
All the hard work is done. The doors are open. Guests are arriving. Welcome to Pruga, two acres of peace and quiet and bed and breakfast. After many years in the UK, Andrijana and Vanja returned to Croatia, to the idyllic countryside of Istria, to just outside the tiny village of Lovrinići. Blood, sweat and tears and finally they created a beautiful stone building containing two apartments for guests, a lovely pool for hot summer days and all the tranquility one could want. Oh and the bars and restaurants that abound in this part of Croatia. More on their website and you can follow their progress on their blog.
Caroline Davis lives in the U.K. and is a mom with 2 kids and 6 pets who happens to be a fantastic interior stylist (one of the coolest jobs on the planet, IMHO). She is passionate about design and colour, with a true love of all things eclectic, from vintage and modern to mid-century. This passion and love are evident in her work. I love the photo above - what a cute idea to draw the flowers that should be.
If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, if the photo is dark or fuzzy then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!
This is Bertie's favourite spot.
- Henna (United Kingdom)
this is Egon. he's a french bulldog puppy and is 12 weeks old. he sleeps most of the day!
- Sara (vienna, austria)
Our white lab, Hunter, loves to snuggle in the pillows on the love seat in our family room. (His nickname is "Rooster".)
- Ceile (Atlanta, Georgia)
This is Alley-oop on her favorite Homecrest wire chair
- Jocelyn (Oakland, CA)