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Wednesday
Aug172011

Old Villa

I've got another London location home beauty for you today, thanks to the folks at Shoot Factory. This one is called Old Villa, and old it certainly is. A little rough around the edges (is that a hole in the bathroom floor?) and a bit more traditional than we typically post but I love it for those qualities. My only beef is that gorgeous porcelain kitchen sink stuck in a corner, mounted on a rickety looking table. ODD. And how annoying if you've got a pile of dishes to do.

  

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Wednesday
Aug172011

FINNE Architects

Finely crafted details. A rich vernacular. Houses that sit firmly but still lightly in their surrounds. Buildings that cut a fine figure, figure of wood that is. It's Crafted Modernism with custom fittings and furniture. Genius loci, spirit of place, sustainable principles and a richness that speaks of forest and lake, stone and rain, sun, shadow and permanence. Seattle based FINNE Architects.

  

  

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Tuesday
Aug162011

Hardwood floors to die for

I am STILL on the hunt for hardwood for my house additions/renovations (see this post) and OMG it's tough when you're as picky as I am. I was just going through some of my photo stash and came across these photos...dear gawd if this flooring could be mine....

(photos by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer)

Tuesday
Aug162011

William Waldron update

Back in '07 Jo blogged about photographer William Waldron a couple of times (here and here). I thought it was time for a long overdue update of his work as I find his photos completely captivating and almost mysterious, as if there were people enjoying these spaces moments before they were captured on camera.

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Tuesday
Aug162011

Stalking an art house in Elizabeth Bay

The exterior may be all Victorian era lacework but the interiors with its limed floors, soaring ceilings, stellar art collection and contemporary classic furniture "screams" (in a very quiet art gallery way) best of the best. It's private and luxurious with a knowing nod to the must have and covetable without being in your face look at me gauche. I'm stalking in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney. Architect is Virginia Kerridge and the link is here while it lasts. Memo to self .... seriously need those Vico Magistretti Maralunga armchairs. Actually I'd love the sofa as well. I'm such a 70s gal.

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