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Thursday
Mar152012

New from Domus Nova (#3)

This is the last home for today from Domus Nova, and seems to be the least oddball of the bunch. Except it has a large hippo bar in the living room....and a quirky Ron Arad Paperdelle bronze chair (that's like a chair and a runner in one!) near the front door....and a weird porthole thing in the floor with matching skylight....

Thursday
Mar152012

New from Domus Nova (#2)

Here's another intriguing home offered for rent during the Olympics by Domus Nova, that is a little quirky in it's 4 bedroom, 2351 sq ft splendor. Re-modeled by Roland Cowan Architects and interior-designed by Christian de Falbe with a boutique, boudoir feel throughout the formal reception space boasts an Art Deco design, where Twenties-style furniture is combined with bold pieces of pop art to add a twist to the traditional. It's got a bit of a Betsey Johnson vibe I'd say. Definitively not for everyone...

Thursday
Mar152012

New from Domus Nova (#1)

I got my hands on some new properties from the lovely folks over at West London estate agents Domus Nova. They always have really cool or really wacky homes on their roster. The 3 today would qualify as being somewhat wacky. Or at least out of the ordinary. Here is the first one, located in the heart of Notting Hill. It's 3 bedrooms, oddly shaped, 3-storey, 2040 sq ft and formerly the home of singer Robbie Williams. These owners sure have eclectic taste. I'm not sure how many people have the balls to buy a monstrous eggplant coloured sectional - and then outfit it with orange and yellow pillows. 

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Thursday
Mar152012

Union Jacks

Too cool! Rule Britannia! Jamie Oliver's new restaurant Union Jacks designed by Blacksheep. It's quirky, it's fun. It's cheeky and clichéd Brit through and through. Nostalgia and post-war echoes, childhood memories and great food. Not just a concept eatery with theatrics and bells and whistles though, it is a fabulously well designed restaurant as you would expect for a top chef like Jamie.

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Thursday
Mar152012

Stalking a farmhouse in Texas

I'm real estate stalking a little further afield today. All the way to the Lone Star State. How about this cute as a button 100 year old farmhouse on 8 acres outside of Austin? AND it's in wine country. AND it has a chicken coop and veggie patch. I think you all know I have a thing for country cottages for weekend getaways or even a complete tree change. Big thanks to Nettie for the link. You'll find it for sale here.

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