Rove Concepts
Wednesday
Jul252012

Michael Wells encore

Sometimes a picture traps you, pulls you in, seduces you. An image grows into imagination, inspiration. Something as simple as light and film, a shutter and a bucket load of talent takes your breath away. (OK we all know that the light and film thing is old hat and don't get me to explain the intricacies of digital imagining because I can't. As for the simplicity of a bucketful of talent I let the hyperbole run away from me.) All I really know is that photographer Michael Wells has "it", the gift, the knack. Enjoy his portfolio .... so much more new work since last time he popped up on our pages here.

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Tuesday
Jul242012

BKK Architects

Melbourne based architectural firm BKK Architects was founded in 2000 by Tim Black, Julian Kosloff and Simon Knott. These guys have got it going on. They have won a ton of awards, been featured in a zillion publications, and have captured my attention with their creativity and picturesque designs. I am in awe of the exteriors of the homes they have created. The imagination, attention to detail and understanding of the landscape is so inspiring. A handful of my favourites from their portfolio are below. 

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Tuesday
Jul242012

Park House

Shortlisted in the 2012 Residential Decoration category of the Australian Interior Design Awards this elegant yet relaxed family home by Denai Kulcsar Interiors. A fluid style marrying classic with contemporary. There is glamour and sophistication but also a sense of family and comfort. The house is serene and grounded, practical and beautiful with a touch of drama to mix things up ... just a little. Welcome to Park House.

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Tuesday
Jul242012

Sunshine

A perfect backyard. Stylish and fun, contemporary and compact. Lush plantings and welcome shade, a playful pool spot for summer splashing. Eentertaining is covered ... and uncovered. Pure sunshine! By Sydney landscape design firm Secret Gardens.

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Monday
Jul232012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

This is my brother's sweet dog, Hank, on a loveseat that's been in our family since the 80s. It's a simple piece that's been reupholstered at least two times. Many dogs have enjoyed this loveseat.
- Amy

This is Teun on a designer chair. He loved me visiting as he got to do things he's normally not allowed - like climbing on the chair. I loved the chair and really wanted him to pose on it as their colours are very complementary. This image was shot in his very stylish home in the Netherlands (you should see his backgarden!).
- Nynke (Sheffield, England) 

Here are two instagram shots of mine and my roommate's rescues Oliver (little one, hers) and Harvey (larger one, mine). Most of my furniture comes from consignment finds or deeply discounted modern stores. I constructed my headboard from reclaimed wood that survived our old train station fire here in Panama City, FL. The mirror above the bed is a 150 year-old mirror that was given to me by a friend, and had been passed through her family for generations. Also, Harvey and Oliver are best best best friends.
- Desiree 

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