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Thursday
May032012

Another Mauricio Arruda home

Yesterday I featured a home designed by Maurício Arruda but I love his work so I could not stop at just one. Here's another I found in his portfolio. It's got a cool spiral staircase - I've always had a fascination with those. The humongous wall unit in the living room is a bit much for me (too overpowering) but I am smitten with everything else. 

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Thursday
May032012

Sarah Jane Nielsen

Sometimes the sensory overload that this blog can bring makes me crave some simple, neutral spaces. When I found the website of UK interior designer Sarah Jane Nielsen, I was very appreciative of her unpretentious, tranquil designs. Like these. 

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Thursday
May032012

Stalking 2

Warehouse stalking number 2. An apartment in a much bigger building in Surry Hills, Sydney. Perhaps we should call it a loft. Gone is the exposed and the industrial juxtaposed with the slick. Now it's slick and modern all the way. High ceilings, concrete floors and metal windows are a hint at its past but now there are plywood cutouts, stainless steel kitchens and designer furniture. Still a touch of retro cool though. Gotta love the marriage of retro and warehouse. Which do you prefer warehouse 1 or warehouse 2? Link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
May032012

Stalking 1

Warehouse stalking. My favourite kind of stalking ... after church conversion stalking. Today I have two warehouses to share. The first in Melbourne's inner city Abbotsford is a modern refit of an old warehouse shell. Decks and courtyards, voids and levels. Modern with the old. Exposed brick and lots of slick. Love the retro vibe and the cameo appearances of IKEA fabric. Another property crying out for better photography. Link here while it lasts.

P.S. I really, really want that industrial workbench. I have just the spot for it!

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Wednesday
May022012

Mauricio Arruda

Maurício Arruda is a Brazilian architect/designer whose funky, retro apartment was featured here last year. I stumbled upon his website recently and this apartment caught my eye. (The project is from a collective called WHYDESIGN, whose members are Mauricio Arruda, Guto Requena and Tatiana Sakurai). LOVE the gray wall colour. LOVE the forest mural (I have one too!). LOVE the Pierre Paulin Little Tulip chairs. LOVE the rosewood cabinetry. LOVE the graphic wallpapers. LOVE the built-in workspace. Photos by Marcelo Magnani.

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