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Tuesday
Mar312009

Nicolas Matheus

Parisian photographer Nicolas Mathéus has a portfolio full of drop-dead gorgeous photos. Bathed in beautiful light, the spaces seem magical and pull you in, begging you to sit at one of the dining tables and enjoy a meal or have a wonderful sleep in one of the beds. I'll take that last bed - that's been a dream of mine forever, to sleep in a bed under the stars (preferably not in mosquito season).








Tuesday
Mar312009

Please, please, please ....


.... please Rachel Jones update your website soon. I love your work as a stylist and if a website can have dog eared corners or a computer screen have post-it-notes instead of bookmarks then your site would be just like my favourite magazines - well worn and much loved. I've been patient. I've waited for soooooooooo long but basically I'm greedy. I need more. Please pretty please.

Tuesday
Mar312009

Lar Doce Lar


Talk about colour and vibrancy! Talk about the exciting design scene in Brazil today! It's fun, slightly irreverent and hot, hot hot. These photos are from an exhibition/show house, “CasaCor Peru” created by Rosenbaum Design in Lima, Peru to celebrate Brazilian culture.

But perhaps the work that I am drawn to the most on Marcelo Rosenbaum and his design team's website is "Home Sweet Home" (Lar Doce Lar). This is design for the real people, not the "chic and thin". Since 2006 Rosenbaum has transformed homes that many of us would call slums for television. A better take on the genre than many. I've included some befores below but take a close look at the projects. You'll be inspired.



Monday
Mar302009

Storage solution

Just found this photo in my stash - LOVE THIS!! (I wanted to do this in my office when I was redecorating it last year but couldn't find decent looking crates).

Monday
Mar302009

Another new chair

I recently had the privilege of trying out another beanbag chair from Sumolounge. I was able to select any model that peaked my curiosity, so I chose a Sumosac Couple. Quite a bit less floppy than their Omni model that I first received, the Couple is part of Sumo's series of more rounded, firmer models. It is filled with 100% shredded furniture grade urethane foam, and wrapped in a removeable micro-suede cover. I opted for this model because the models larger than this seemed pretty big and I wanted to make sure it would easily fit through a doorway and into my boyfriend's apartment. It is, if possible, more comfortable than the Omni, and I love that the cover can be removed and washed. I plunked myself down in it the other night to watch some TV and it was awesome. My boyfriend's cats adore the new chair too (as you'll see in the photos). A big thanks to Sumo for sending me another chair! (Unfortunately, you'll have to suffer through some more photos of me on the chair, as I couldn't very well show a photo of only a black blob).