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Wednesday
Jan282009

Craving ...


... the patina of old wood, modern and white with vintage and found. Sleek kitchen comfort with minimalist bowls. Sooth the senses, feed the soul and pander to your collection craving. Stunning photos by Amanda McLauchlan.

Wednesday
Jan282009

Redo retro


Where oh where have the retro posts been? Simple answer - I ran out of retro books to plunder. I had to wait to the next big book fair to replenish my stocks. I got some goodies! I thought I'd start with everyone's favourite era. Not the stylish sixties or the fabulous seventies. No the much maligned eighties. Kelly Wearstler is on the bandwagon. Is it time to join? Remember the chunky pine? The stencilled furniture? The lace and patchwork and dried flowers and Tiffany lamps? Padded bedding of all types and grey, grey and more grey (with lashings of salmon pink)? Bedrooms are the best area to start. Somewhere soothing to rest your head. Today's book is Making the most of Bedrooms & Bathrooms, by Mary Gilliatt, Orbis Publishing, London,1983.

Tuesday
Jan272009

Before and after

Just a heads-up for those folks who were following my kitchen renovation. I've done a post over on my kitchen blog of before and after photos, which I think are really helpful to give a realistic idea of the extent of the project. A peek is below, and here is a link to the post.

Tuesday
Jan272009

Bates Masi Architects

Bates Masi Architects is another architecture firm that believes strongly in blending their structures with the environment. Such attention to detail. And I love the strategically placed windows in a few of the photos below, that serve almost as peepholes, or look almost like a piece of artwork.







Tuesday
Jan272009

Sia and this season's serenity


It's all about reclaiming our inner peace at Sia. Finding this serenity through calming décor. Collections include a fresh and relaxing blue and white palette, neutrals and naturals and a striking contrast of black with white and naturals. I love the natural vibe, the well rubbed timber, the organic shapes, the splash of colour. With stores now around the world the Sia spirit may just be close to you.