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Wednesday
Feb152012

Normalicious

I really enjoy peeking into the homes of "normal" people. I tend to come across too many perfectly styled and designed spaces in my googling for blog material and I love the quirky and rule-breaking spaces that were created by non-designers....like the Berlin home of artists Alicja Kwade and Gregor Hildebrandt (via Freunde von Freunden). 

Wednesday
Feb152012

Crushin'

Jo and I often express our sudden crushes on talent we come across while researching for our blog posts, and Jo was crushin' on photographer Chris Court back in July 2010. Well, now it's my turn to steal him away as I have fallen for his gorgeous photos of interiors. They're dramatic, moody and stunning. Just how I like my men. ;) (OOPS - for some reason Jo's recent post didn't show up in my searches so several of these pics are repeats and the day job means I don't have time to come up with a new post so enjoy, again).


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Wednesday
Feb152012

TVs on walls, B&O and Desire to Inspire

What on earth do TVs on walls, Desire to Inspire and Bang & Olufsen have in common? Nothing much except the new BeoVision 10 website. OK OK I'll preempt this post by saying that if you owned such a stylish TV as the BeoVision 10 you wouldn't have to worry about how it looked on the wall but Bang & Olufsen have taken it to the next level and asked artist/architect Marco Evaristti and stylist and antiques dealer Anja Alfieri to create a room with what can only be described as television as piece of art. These are the results. Beautiful rooms! Inspirational Living. And Desire to Inspire? We are one of the blogs Bang & Olufsen are crazy about. Those Danes always had good taste ;)


Wednesday
Feb152012

House in the trees

I dipped into the portfolio of architects Jackson Clement Burrows again and found a tree house. Rather a house in the trees. Perched above the Great Ocean Road in Victoria with its face turned bravely to the Bass Strait this house harks back to the fibro beach shack of years gone by. The colour choices blend the box like structure into the surrounding bush. Oh the view! I'm daydreaming of catching rays on the cantilever deck or just sitting and watching the waves roll in.

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Tuesday
Feb142012

From IDS Toronto

I unfortunately missed out on IDS 12 in Toronto this year (and frankly, every year) but was excited when we were sent these photos. Here's a bit of info: We wanted to share these never-before-seen images of the BY Lissoni lounge space designed by Piero Lissoni, featured in this year's Interior Design Show in Toronto. While the year's unofficial theme may have been bright color, Lissoni's lounge made a bold statement with a muted palette.  Defying its usual connotations of cold austerity,  Lissoni used shades of white to create a comfortable, inviting space.  Light streaming in from skylights warmly illuminated white walls and pale oak floors.  Lining the walls were bookshelves playfully filled with book spines turned outward, evoking a wood-like feel, while plum, plush seating beckoned visitors to stay awhile. Love the mostly muted colours, the sofa in the last photo, and interesting take on book placement (cool looking but useless in reality if you want to actually read something in particular).