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Thursday
Jun302011

Longing for the Land of the Long White Cloud ... again

Is there a land more beautiful than my own Australia? Yes I believe there is. I think at last I have to admit that New Zealand is just a little more stunning. Just a little more. This slice of perfection is the Alan Pye Cottage, part of the iconic Huka Lodge at Huka Falls, Taupo, New Zealand. Eclectic luxury created by interior designer Virginia Fisher and Christian Anderson and Sumich Chaplin Architects (on whose site I found these pictures). Words fail me. Stunning landscape matched by sophisticated interiors drawing influence from the English Arts & Crafts movement. A powerful colour palette references the hypnotic turquoise green waters of the Waikato River. So many Kiwis cross the sea to Australia. I think we Aussies should be slipping quietly over to New Zealand. Paradise!

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Wednesday
Jun292011

Green Couch

Liveable. Timeless. Classic with a bit of spunk. These words came to mind while I found myself perusing the website of Green Couch, an interior design and staging firm based in San Francisco. 

  

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Wednesday
Jun292011

Small warehouse quickie

My secret stalker has been taunting me again. No make that torturing. She found this warehouse apartment in Collingwood, Melbourne. OMG. I spy a Le Bambole single seater in scuffed leather (yum), a Sigurd Ressel Falcon Chair as well as enough Thonet to start a restaurant. Here's what the real estate agent says ...

The Furnace Kiln. Offering something very special, this century old distillery has been sympathetically converted with large intimate spaces and flexible floor plan. Enter into an expansive gallery, office or living area with separate bedroom, study and garage. Up the thick Jarrah stairs to the spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining areas, two sets of double doors leading to the walled garden terrace. The upper level is a fabulous and expansive private retreat with bedroom, walk-in-robe and ensuite, study area and two further sets of double doors opening to Juliet balconies. This is a truly amazing and very private, residence that warrants inspection.

This residence doesn't only warrant an inspection it warrants me selling my soul to the design devil! Link here while it lasts.

Wednesday
Jun292011

Quickie 1

Production Designer Michael Bednark just finished work on this cottage in Provincetown, MA and his agency sent through some photos. Love the zinc wrapped counters and shelving he created. Might have to steal this idea for my own temporary kitchen re-do. Believe it or not  he also painted all of the walls to look as if they had a thousand layers of paint and then glazed them to look aged. I'd love a weekend  relaxing in this tiny kitchen, whipping up a tasty something, leaning against the counter chin wagging with friends. Think I need those blue spongeware dishes too. Thanks to Alison from The Magnet Agency.

 

Tuesday
Jun282011

David Woolley

I was reading a magazine the other day (Elle Decoration perhaps) and came across some gorgeous photos by the talented David Woolley. According to his website he has worked for many of the top mags (Marie Claire, Wallpaper, GQ), commercial campaigns and celebrity portraits (hottie Jason Statham!!). I fell in love with the diversity of his interior portfolio - some modern, some mid-century, some dark and moody....and all perfectly captured.

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