Rove Concepts
Monday
Apr162012

Paul Barbera +2

Can't get enough of Australia via New York and now taking Europe by storm photographer Paul Barbera. We've sung his praises here and here and now again. A favourite always stays a firm favourite when the portfolio keeps getting better and better. What I like about Paul Barbera's work is the scope of his portfolio. He easily adapts from style to style as he snaps for different magazines. A great way to start the week.

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Apr152012

Random favourites of late

Saturday
Apr142012

Stalking tiny apartments in Kings Cross

It's Saturday. Time to hit the bars and restaurants. Time to hit the town. Party time. We're heading to Kings Cross in Sydney. The city never sleeps but when we drag our weary bodies home it won't be far if we owned this teeny tiny but über stylish apartment. Converted from a 40 sq m studio in a one bedroom flat with some clever spacial juggling and a hole lot of style. Smart! William Smart of Smart Design Studio that is. Link to the real estate listing here and link to the architect's website here where you can view the images just a little better.

Friday
Apr132012

Sliver house

I found this really neat home in London by architects Boyarsky Murphy that is such a creative use of a small plot of land. The site had been left derelict for decades because there were no obvious ways to develop it. Wedged between two imposing Victorian end of terrace buildings with a street frontage of less than three metres, the site is eleven metres deep and 7.5 metres wide at the rear of the property. Each plan, therefore, took a different form resulting in a stacked configuration. The guiding principles behind the project were to introduce as much light as possible throughout the building whilst retaining privacy from the many neighbouring windows.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Apr132012

Daniel Grady Faires' tiny NY apartment

We received some amazing photos of an apartment that I had to share with you all. It's the 375 square foot New York pad of Daniel Grady Faires (New York design and furniture guru and featured on season 5 of HGTV’s "Design Star" and now has his own show "DanMade" ) and his wife Dasha. Here's a bit of info: Daniel and Dasha Faires love their 375-square-foot apartment on Ludlow Street in  New York’s Lower East Side. The 100-year-old brick building is situated where Daniel finds inspiration for the furniture he creates. The apartment features only two rooms, plus a great garden area, where the husband and wife entertain. And the pair have certainly created a warm and cozy feel – with the help of well-placed mirrors, candles and Edison bulbs to create a dreamy, low-lit haven. Daniel designs and builds much of what is in the apartment – with the help of items they find on the street – creativity is definitely their strong point. Their dining table and outdoor seating were all made of reclaimed wood from their neighborhood and the custom spice rack was designed and built by Daniel also. It's so cute! And that outdoor space is gorgeous! I would spend every waking moment (weather permitting) out there. (Photos by Emily Johnston Anderson)

Click to read more ...