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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.

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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)

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Friday
Apr132012

Emily Johnston Anderson

 ... is one talented photographer. I guess I end up saying something like that every time I wax lyrical about a photographer I feature here on the blog. (I wouldn't be posting work if I didn't think it was fabulous. That defeats the purpose!) What I really love about Emily Johnston Anderson's body of work is the intimacy she manages to capture through her lens. These aren't snooty, high falootin', unobtainable sandcastles in the air. These are lovely, achievable, stylish real interiors and lovely, accessible real photos. It's how I'd want to live. Emily makes it real and makes me want it even more. Oh that and the light is lovely, dreamy. (Emily's site is undergoing a new site design so I can't wait to see what new shots go live. In the meantime there is always her blog ... great wedding photography!)

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Thursday
Apr122012

Monika and Christian's German home

Today I've got a reader's home to share with you that will knock your socks off I guarantee!

We (Christian and Monika) are from Cologne, Germany. My husband (41) is Graphic Designer, he was born in Argentina, his mother is belgian and his father german. I'm (39) Interior Designer, born in Germany but yugoslavian, then montenegrian, then serbian and in the Future...who knows :) We're running our little Agency together called Koenigsrot (translation is kingsred). We have twins, Emma (6) and Meo (6), our cat called "le Chat" and two squirrels. One year ago we bought a little house which was built in 1967. Before and after picture show a really huge transformation :) It's still work ahead us but we're really happy living here. We're big fans of flea markets, we travel a lot with the kids, we adore Paris and spent a lot of time there. Not in a hotel but in a flat.
- Monika, Christian, Emma, Meo, leChat and the squirrels.

I love every little square inch of Christian and Monika's home. It has all of my favourites - neutral colours, oddball curiousities, lots of vintage, industrial vibe....

Paintings are made by my husband Christian.

 

Detail Living room. Statuary made by our twins.

Part of our kitchen. The numbers are old baking dishes.

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