Wednesday
Sep122012

Medieval minimalism

Remove yourself from the modern world with an escape to a medieval watchtower overlooking the Carpini valley in Umbria, Italy. Secluded valleys, breathtaking vistas and a 12th century building lovingly restored with a minimalist bent. Mighty stone and wood marry with steel and glass while luxurious but minimalist furnishings reflect an austere past but a hedonist present. Moravola.

"The mind slips sideways a haven away from the modern world, the body unwinds as senses reawaken."

  

  

  

  

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Tuesday
Sep112012

New from Amanda Prior

Australian photogrpaher Amanda Prior knows how to take a room and make it come to life, give it drama and excitement through her lens. We've blogged her work before (here and here) but it has been a while so here are some new goodies to entertain your eyeballs.

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Tuesday
Sep112012

Arquitetura Paralela

I stumbled across a cool Brazilian architecture and design firm while doing some random googling the other day. Debora Racy and Nicole Sztokfisz created Arquitetura Paralela in 2007 and believe that good architecture can happen regardless of budget constraints and space. These ladies know how to have fun and be creative. I LOVE the stripe of tile in the bathroom above. Freaking genius. (Sweet tiles in the kitchen below too).

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Tuesday
Sep112012

More from Dinesen

Beautiful wide planks of wood sent a frisson of lust through DTI readers. Oak and Douglas fir made readers pin and like and share and save to inspiration folders. Easy to see why the flooring from Dinesen caused such a fuss. In an age of man made and faux and plastic and "that will have to do", it is a joy to behold the beauty of the natural wood celebrated. Wide and mighty. A statement. OK. OK. Just so darn sexy in a roll around and stroke the floor kind of way. To feed our addiction for these perfect planks Dinesen has sent us more images from an apartment designed by Anouska Hempel. Enjoy!

Tuesday
Sep112012

Siren Lauvdal encore

A mood, a vibe, a certain something. Like a mumur, a ripple in the calm that builds and grows and reverberates. It's a flag, a marker, a passage that doesn't state the bleeding obvious but uses passion to tell the story. It's a photographer that takes light and bends it, traps it, caresses it to capture the mood, the meaning, the beauty. Images with an artist's eye. Photography by Siren Lauvdal. Gorgeous.

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