I had such a wonderful day today. Up early, breakfast at our fav cafe then off to Woolloongabba (really does have that many double letters) here in Brisbane for a day of thrift shops, antique shops and those dangerously delightful designer shops that are popping up in this part of town. I spent way too much, my feet are sore but think of the calories I burned weaving up and down the streets. What's a girl to do when all of you can't come join the fun? Why send you to other fabulous places ... time for a reading guide :)
In keeping with the architecture theme of yesterday, I thought I'd share another firm I recently came across on my internet travels. Located in Seattle, Johnston Architects creates modern oases with strategically placed windows to drink in all the breathtaking views. The magnificent views and landscapes paired with such creative architecture results in spectacular residences that must be the envy of all the neighbours.
Want to get lost in a portfolio that is so spectacular that you won't be able to tear yourself away until every image is devoured? My new photographer crush is Vangelis Paterakis. Beautiful, beautiful photographs of equally stunning buildings. It is easy to see that Paterakis is a talented artist and that's not only with the camera. His work has been in Wallpaper, the Architectural Digest and the Andrew Martin-Interior Design Review. There are so many interior stories on his website that I decided to feature just one. It highlights Paterakis' understanding of light, how he captures the essence of a space and how he tempts us with each image to explore further. The house is an idyllic Greek retreat complete with Mediterranean view, a modern home anchored solidly in the past.
Still here? Rush now to Paterakis' website.
The Stockholm architecture firm of Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff are an über-talented group of three who create modern residential masterpieces. I don't imagine anyone living in these homes would ever want to leave. I sure as hell wouldn't. You'd have to bury me among the rocky landscape.