An old hand in the design world but much revered, Paul Fortune believes in accommodating the history and material integrity of the buildings he transforms with his signature look. When you view his portfolio you'll see what I mean. Beautiful buildings are brought back to life with classic and livable interiors. It's all in the detail. Beautiful beautiful detail. My favourites? The fireplace in the bathroom (or is it a dressing room?) and honey gold timbers with the midcentury classic furniture. If knotty pine looked this good all the time I'd be cladding my walls in the blink of an eye. (Special thanks to Gosia for introducing me to Paul's work.)
Tamara Jensen is an artist here in Ottawa and I thought I would give her work a quick mention since she's having a showing coming up. Her work varies from pop art to abstract to portraits. I am totally loving the first one below, titled Cyndi Lauper. She is showing some of her pop art paintings at La Petite Mort Gallery on July 18th. Her boyfriend Adam is catering (he's the Sous Chef at the fabulous Social Restaurant and Lounge), and there will be a DJ and bar. Sounds like a fun way to spend an evening!
Pierce Allen, an architecture and design firm located in New York, is the partnership of Michael Pierce and DD Allen. Together they bring magic to contemporary interiors through elegant furnishings and fearless splashes of colour, as in the case of the two bathrooms featured below. Talk about inspirational!
Jo posted some garden photos yesterday and it got me desperately wanting to get some gardening done around my house. Since I bought this place in December, this is my first opportunity to have at the yard. When I came across the portfolio of Los Angeles-based Elysian Landscapes, the desire to get my hands dirty grew exponentially. With a modern edge, their landscaping includes some awesome furnishings and colourful plants. These should definitively inspire me to put gardening on the top of my list of things to do this weekend.