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Wednesday
Jan192011

Jim Stephenson

Architectural photographer Jim Stephenson (of clickclickjim) shared some photos with Jo and I the other day and they are FAB so I thought I'd share them with you all. They are a selection of the contemporary homes he has shot in the last year or so.The architects are Conran & Partners, Charles Meloy and Alan Phillips, and all the homes are in England. I've always loved photos where the photographer captures a person in motion - it makes the spaces feel REAL and Jim appears to be a fan (and a talent) of this technique. Thanks Jim!

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Asli Tunca

It's a Turkish delight. Fashion designer now interior designer Asli Tunca takes traditional and ramps it up. Great architectural bones help but what she puts in those rooms is just delicious. I want that red bed soooooo bad it hurts. The gentleman's bathroom is a tailored treat and don't get me started on the shell grotto shower. OTT is just so wrong that it is just so right.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

An admin assistant turned interior decorator's first project

The following email was sent to us from Jewel Weeks: I am a psychology grad-turned-interior designer (sort of) in Toronto who got this amazing opportunity last year to design someone's loft carte blanche... a young bachelor with no possessions for his new loft aside from a mattress! The client's basic requirements were that he wanted something fun and laid back with a retro-chic feeling- and no purple. Then he let me go to town with a blank slate in total faith. He was the most amazing client ever and let me work by intuition. Most of the stuff you see is all from craigslist or vintage shops with a few Ikea and Home Depot items thrown in. It's not 100% to what kind of standard I'd like to achieve, but I was pretty happy with it for a first project- mostly because my client was so happy with the result. I love the finished product...superb hip retro vibe, fun colours, and HELLO, it was featured in the Sept 2010 issue of Style at Home magazine (with help from the beautiful photography of Aristea Rizakos). I think you've got something here Jewel!! (Check out her website in the future for more of her projects). 

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Sleep in the city

The flood waters have receded and things are grindingly returning to normal for a lot of us here. The flood survivors face a mammoth clean up job. I feel very petty complaining about the 4 and a half hour return journey I now face each day to get to work (flood damaged train lines). First mud and now a thick dried crust cover everything and the devastation is heartbreaking. I want to run away to this pristine white dream of a boutique hotel in Belgium. A girl's shopping break? Yes please. And no mud in sight! Sleep in the City via the ever fabulous Studio Anndacht.

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Monday
Jan172011

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

I have attached a cracker of my VERY over weight cat Horangi (he is on a diet of VERy expensive low cal food but it is impossible to break through his terrible deeply ingrained laziness!) on the coffee table my flatmate whipped up and a large poster by Debbie Carlos.
- Julia (Wanaka, New Zealand)

I've attached a couple photos of my girls. The first is of Heidi. She's a humane society rescue who loves to stretch out on my antique table to watch the geese on the water and catch some rays. The second is Bailey, who is also a rescue. One of her favourite spots is my director's chair. Usually she's curled up in a ball sawing logs.
- Wendy

I bought this chair at a yard sale for $25!  It is huge, the leather is soft and worn, and it sucks you right in.  It has become the coveted seat in our living room, especially by my new kitten Mae who sleeps there most of the day.
- Hilary (Philadelphia PA)

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