Rove Concepts
Friday
Jul062012

The dark side of Melissa Collison

Deep, rich, sophisticated. The dark side of interior designer Melissa CollisonSwoon. Design and food and travel. A magic carpet ride of style and colour.

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Friday
Jul062012

The light side of Melissa Collison

Simple luxury and luxuriously simple. An eclectic mix of old and new whether casually elegant or out and out glam. Layers of texture and eras. Today's interior designer is Sydney-based Melissa Collison. But there was so much I loved about her portfolio I couldn't choose. What to do? I'm focussing here on the lighter side of Melissa's work. Oh don't get me wrong. I don't mean light weight. Oh no. There is nothing frothy and inconsequential about these rooms. The attention to detail, the mix of eras and the quality of finishes as well as the joy and creativity. These are happy rooms. Fresh and vibrant and young. But wait till you see Melissa's dark side.

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Thursday
Jul052012

From Lithuania

Back in January I blogged about a new e-magazine from Lithuania called Lamų slėnis (Llamas' Valley). The photography is spectacular, so I thought I'd do an encore and show you photos from one of their latest issues. (I just noticed they have a new issue out a couple days ago - might need to do another post!)

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Thursday
Jul052012

Ian MacDonald 

I'm feeling a bit patriotic today so I thought I'd feature a Canadian architect I discovered recently. Ian MacDonald's firm is based in Toronto, and he has won a whole bunch of awards for his residential designs including three Governor General's medals and six Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence. WHOA. I am REALLY smitten with the first exterior photo below - those porthole type window pod things are such a cool idea (I see something like that on the top of a tall, narrow house). 

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Thursday
Jul052012

Hello!

Where have I been? Why haven't I seen photographer Bob Martus' work before? The light. The colour. How everything is so real that I feel I can just reach through the computer monitor and pick up a flower, spin a globe. Hello! New photographer crush.

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