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Wednesday
Jan252012

Lincoln Barbour

I have a question to pose. A question that our non US readers might be able to chime in on. I came across photographer Lincoln Barbour's portfolio and I instantly said "American". You too? Can you pick the country of a photographer like it is often possible to do with a designer or architect? (Like Jessica Helgerson who designed a couple of the rooms in these shots.) Barbour's work speaks to me of positivity and joy, aspiration and family, tradition intertwined with modern. It's light and bright and full of hope. Cheerful, upbeat and confident. It's selling the dream, confirming you've made it ... not in a trashy, money grubbing way but in a contented, loving family way. It's sunshine on a cloudy day and it's good. It's American.

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Tuesday
Jan242012

Soothing

I find black and white decor very soothing, and veeeeeeery appealing. And because I am feeling a little overwhelmed right now with everything going on, I thought a little black and white via Skonahem might help...or at the very least distract me momentarily. (I think I could have also titled this post "Lighting porn").

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Tuesday
Jan242012

Naomi Finlay

I absolutely adore the photos of Australian-born-now-let-loose-in-Toronto-based photographer Naomi Finlay. She "combines her keen awareness of architectural flow with a sense of intimacy as she captures the rhythm of a space". I think that's exactly why her photos appear so...believeable. (Thanks for the tip Shannon!)


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Tuesday
Jan242012

Black and white

Simple and dramatic. Minimal and and brooding in that Belgian way. Black and white modern luxury from Ensemble & Associés, Brussels.

Tuesday
Jan242012

Hardcore conversion

You've heard about rough luxe. How about tough luxe? Perhaps we should call it high end brutal. It's luxury meets spartan, minimalist meets money. It's bacchanalian elimination. This loft in Dusseldorf revels in the essential beauty of the building. Seemingly unadorned but oh so carefully curated. Restrained, refined, distilled. Warehouse conversion by Belgian studio Atelier d'Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners.

P.S. Just realised that Kim had featured part of this conversion before when she featured Bruno Erpicum here. Thought that somewhat misogynistic artwork looked familiar ;)

  

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