Rodrigo A. Vieira Martins, an architect with Rosenbaum Design in São Paulo, Brazil emailed pictures of their latest work, a restaurant, Dalva e Dito that resurrects the memory of Brazilian colonial architecture and food. The design team immersed themselves in recollections of architecture, the ritual of food and relationship between people and the meaning of the space. Using materials such as adobe brick (with herbs), reclaimed timber and tessellated tile floors the building is evocative of a past era but is hip and fresh. I love the warmth of the space, the beauty of the patio dining. The firm outlines their projects on their blog as well. In Portuguese but that's what Google Translator is for. Tomorrow I'll bring you two more projects - one that celebrates the colour and vibrancy of Brazilian design and the other the joy of real life houses for real life people.
.... of the March/April Inside Out magazine, especially this Dangar Island weekender. Love at first sight. See more of the latest edition here. (Just realised that the May/June edition is out in the next few days - hooray!) Oh oh was going to keep it until the Easter Reading Guides but just had to let you know that the team from Inside Out have their own blog now. Just a few of their favourite things and lots of insider knowledge.
I have expressed my adoration for wallpaper a few times on the blog, and recently found a company who sells some pretty funky patterns over at 2Modern. "Flavor Paper produces unique vintage and contemporary handscreened wallcoverings that will add a burst of flavor to any environment. Located in the Bywater District of New Orleans, their Flavor Lab uses only the highest quality water-based inks and grounds to create premium wallcoverings for retail, home and beyond. Flavor Paper’s distinctive designs and vibrant colors have caught the eye, and palette, of a number of taste aficionados. Rock stars, retailers, nightclubs, restaurants, and savvy homeowners have all added a little spice to their walls with Flavor PaperFlavor Paper." OH YA, I'm marking them in my favourites.
What a beautiful day it is here today! I love this time of year (early autumn in Australia). Perfect for a little retro al fresco inspiration. If only my outdoor area looked as good as these retrolicious beauties. Hard to believe they are almost 40 years old! Scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Vol 13, Meredith Corporation, New York, 1971. Hope your weekend is exactly what you're wishing for.
P.S. Where's WINKS? I hope you'll forgive me but I'm using my weekend time to work on the 4 mega reading guides for Easter. Dozens and dozens of blogs to explore! Back to work. I'm half way through list number 2.