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Wednesday
Mar252009

Ranch Houses

I absolutely adore books. When I received an email a little while ago about a book called Ranch Houses, I was instantly intrigued. I love the style of ranch homes and there are so few of them up here in Ottawa. The architecture of these houses is a popular one, and it's obvious why, with such huge expanses of windows to join indoor with outdoor spaces. I recently got my hands on a copy of this book, by David Weingarten and Lucia Howard, published by Rizzoli NY, and it my new favourite coffee table book. I only buy books that look great, and this one has the most gorgeous photo on the jacket (and might I add, the cover is a fabulous shade of orange, because that's important too).


I've got to give props to the photographer, Joe Fletcher. The photos are dreamy, and showcase these ranch homes so beautifully. The book features a home that was initially built in 1797, others in the 1800's and 1900's and up to 2005. A brief history is provided with each home, as well as photos of the interior, exterior and landscape. I cannot wait until the weekend when I can devour each photo and every word.

Enough teasing - how about a little taste?











Wednesday
Mar252009

Mae Brunken


Bold, stylish and very eclectic Mae Brunken's interiors embrace colour and drama to create rooms that are showstoppers but still so very livable. Glamour and function with lashings of LA. Whether dark and moody overloaded with drama or dazzling white with a crisp modern edge her spaces are unique and beautifully crafted.



Tuesday
Mar242009

House tour on Apartment Therapy

I've got big news! I have the honour of having my home featured on a house tour over at Apartment Therapy today. :-) Click here for the tour. I've been an avid follower of AT for quite some time, and have had some photos of my home(s) included in posts here and there but this is my first house tour. SO COOL. (I'm hoping their readers go easy on the comments as they can often get pretty foul). Here's a sneak peak of some photos I took for them of nooks and crannies around my house (not sure if these will be included in the tour).





Tuesday
Mar242009

Karina Garrick


New work from style consultant Karina Garrick. We've featured Karina's work before but I recently stopped by her website to see what's new and wasn't disappointed. Simple and serene.

Tuesday
Mar242009

Fisher Hart


Who are Fisher Hart? The simple answer is Susan Fisher Plotner and Cecilia Hart Wilden but a close look at their work and the answer really is a photographic partnership that not only produces beautiful photographs but a deeper understanding of the architecture and interiors they capture through their lens. Who are Fisher Hart? Pretty damn hot photographers!