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Wednesday
Nov162011

Go swing your hook

As I mentioned in previous posts, my house addition plans have gone awry (putting it mildly) and my husband and I have got to get our asses in gear and start all over again. We're thinking a tall, 3 storey structure now with the top floor being a media room/office - hopefully with exposed beams. I came across the photo below in my stash and immediately thought how cool it would be to have a hanging chair in a corner up there. Fun!!


via Hus & Hem

Wednesday
Nov162011

Tim Van de Velde

I stumbled upon the website of Belgium photographer Tim Van de Velde and was immediately smitten with his gorgeous photos. His amazing composition makes even the simplest of spaces look intriguing. His interior portfolio takes you on a journey through some really fantastic homes. My favourite is in the first few photographs - black and white (YES!) and a juxtaposition of modern architecture and furnishings with very traditional artwork. Fab!!

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Wednesday
Nov162011

Tales of summer

Lazy summer days at a beach cottage. If maximialism is your thing and comfort means overstuffed chairs, flowers, found objects and family clutter then how perfect is this shingle shack brought to live in all its intimate detail by photographer Thibault Jeanson. I can almost hear the surf, the cicadas and the rustle of the sea breeze in the trees.

  

  

  

Wednesday
Nov162011

Stalking in the hall

The Mechanics Institute Hall that is. Think Victorian era guild or trades halls. Almost church like. This modern conversion plays with scale and height, positive and negative space, open and enclosed. Love the kitchen, the spiral staircase and the soaring grey ceilings, the clever use of half walls of storage to divide spaces and the privacy of the bedroom and bathroom tucked away in the mezzanine but a little confused by the large box like lights. The Old Mechanics Institute Hall 1857, South Melbourne. Link here while it lasts.

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Tuesday
Nov152011

Bricks Amsterdam - part 2

Here is another project by James, the talent behind the design firm Bricks Amsterdam. This apartment, also on the canals of Amsterdam, was completely renovated and furnished and is in keeping with James' eclectic style. 

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