Rove Concepts
Tuesday
Jun192012

Casa la punta

We mostly feature homes on DTI that have fabulous interiors. The following home is more about the architecture. It was sent to us by the folks of newly established Mexican architecture firm Central de Arquitectura. Located in Bosques de las Lomas, Mexico, it's an incredible feat of design with a huge concrete box on top of a smaller glass one. WHOA. I love anything cantilevered. 

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Tuesday
Jun192012

Reader's home - Kathleen's mid-century home in Belgium

I've got a reader's home to share with you today, thanks to Kathleen: I am a painter and interior design student from Leuven, Belgium and I love all vintage and retro things. I am a big fan of the Brussels flee markets and thrift stores and furnished almost all my house with it. I live for 15 years in my house now - a 1930's midterraced, 2 storey house in the university town of Leuven. My painting and windows are on: kathleenmineetalage.weebly.com. I'm a big fan of mid-century decor, and Kathleen's home has lots of cool vintage MCM pieces such as a Bertoia chair, West German pottery, teak Danish chairs and OMG fab leather sofa! 

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Tuesday
Jun192012

Singapore apartment

A tiny rundown 550 sqft shoebox flat in Singapore has undergone a remarkable transformation. The owner and her mother needed a stylish and modern home. It was time for a complete rejuvenation by Stanley Tham and Kusnin Tan from KNQ Associates. "While she is not exactly living alone, we wanted to create a chic and functional 'semi-bachelorette pad' which would reflect her personal style as much as possible. We wanted to transform the once ho-hum dwelling into a serene and cozy retreat that she could escape to at the end of a busy day. One which will also not be too feminine." The transformation from before to after is amazing. I particularly like the conversion of a utility room at the back of the kitchen into a private play-and-work room for the owner with built-in seating for lounging and watching TV as well as guest sleep overs. You can read more about the renovation on Home Rejuvenation.

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Tuesday
Jun192012

Hans Blomquist

Like a bower bird, a cabinet of curiosities, dark light and light and bright. Layers and meanings, beauty and quirkiness, memories and stories. Rough and luxe, ordinary and natural and found but always inspirational. The work of stylist Hans Blomquist.

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Monday
Jun182012

Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my 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. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

This is Daisy, she has been lounging in a room designed by Dallas designer Julio Quinones.
- Danny

This is my adopted Persian cat Omar.  He is about 13 years old.  His last hair-cut is growing out and it was a very hot day, so he decided it would be cooler to hang out on my vintage 1960's Bassett pivot coffee table (Craig's List), which is in front of my vintage 1970's sofa (Craig's List) and on top of my antique Kilim rug (hand-me-down).
- Annalisa (New Haven, CT)

This is my 8 year old Labrador "Jet" kicking back in our Papa-san chair on the veranda of our Queenslander.
- Heidi (Sunshine Coast, Queensland)

This is Adhara on our couch next to her favourite cushions, which she always look for when getting ready for a nap. You can also see a part of our "Collection Wall" in the background.
- Petya

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