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Friday
Jan142011

Reader request - kitchens with fireplaces

Stacey sent us in a reader request I wanted to tackle today and while it's quite brief, I found it intriguing: "Hi! I'm not sure if you've done this one, but I'd love to see kitchen fireplaces.....thanks!" Easy enough request, but I immediately began to wonder how many photos I'd find of kitchens with fireplaces. I think it's a bit odd to have a fireplace in a kitchen, which tends to be one of the warmest rooms in the house (if you cook that is). Although the more photos I found in my stash the more I thought how fab it would be to have a fireplace to make a kitchen even cosier. I'm sold!

Marie Claire Italy Sköna hem
Domino Sköna hem
Per Magnus Persson Adriano Bacchella
Sköna hem Hus & Hem

Elle Deco Spain
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Hus & Hem

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Friday
Jan142011

Hello lover!

Is it possible to love a house so much you want to leave your husband and run away to it? If so I may just cheat on Kelvin with furniture designer and maker Mark Tuckey's house. I have loved it ever since I first saw it in Inside Out a number of years ago and now I've stumbled upon it while real estate stalking. Of course Mark and his family have had a number of houses I would gladly leave my husband for and you can why in his press section. A woman cannot be blamed for losing her heart and head over that bathroom. I'm sure I could never afford it so I better stay where I am and just lust after it. Link to the listing here and Mark's website here. I need to lie down. My heart is fluttering!

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Thursday
Jan132011

Mixed Pickles

I love the name Mixed Pickles for a vintage shop. We heard about a very cool vintage shop of that name though San Francisco based photographer Christina Schmidhofer, who happened to have photographed it. Christina put us in touch with the owners and they provided us with a bit of history:
Mixed Pickles is Sharon Hoyle, Roger Williams and a big pile of really great vintage stuff. Sharon opened the first location in North Berkeley in 1998. Roger wandered into the shop in 2002. They struck up a conversation about 1920's Jazz musicians, and have been talking ever since. The opportunity for a great new location in their hometown of Oakland presented itself. The new bigger & brighter shop opened as a partnership in December 2010 when the contents of their two homes reached maximum capacity. Favorite things: Salvaged and architectural antiques, advertising signs, furniture with clean lines, and finding new uses for vintage items. We dislike things made of brass, and the color lavender.

(Check out their blog and website for info, particularly their latest finds). The shop looks like a place I could spend a ridiculous amount of time in scouring each and every little square inch. Too bad it's so far from Ottawa...

  
  

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Thursday
Jan132011

Joe Schmelzer and a fine day

I'm easing back in with a photographer we really love at D2I, Joe Schmelzer. (See earlier posts here and here.) Yesterday when things were grim I promised to post something pretty today but Joe doesn't do pretty. He does pretty fab! Enjoy!

  

  

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Wednesday
Jan122011

Susanne Schanz

Susanne Schanz is a food and interiors photographer who wanted to share her work with our readers. She sent along some photos from her latest interior shoot and I also grabbed some off of her website. They are so pretty and calming and evoke a sense of naturalism. A beautiful way to end a Wednesday.

  
  
  
  

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