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Tale of two cities 1 + 2

I'm stalking Melbourne and Sydney. Daydreaming again. (News on my own house search. We signed on a house here in Brisbane only to have it fall over on building and pest ... termites ... eek! The search goes on again. See what I bought instead on my page.) The first house today is from Prahan in Melbourne. Love the kitchen counter, the ladder and lights. Love the bones of this house, the bathroom vanities and the practical backyard. The second house, after the jump, is in Redfern in Sydney with recycled timbers, a loft bedroom and clever layout for a tiny space. Funky and fun, warm and quirky. The perfect inner city pad. Oh and I decided to add a third house just to even things up in the competition. 

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Flickr finds - window seats



... found on eBay and destined to be a lamp base ... yes really! More of Gordon here.

WINKS - weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we've found and things we think you'll want to see. If you'd like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we'll link you. So what's in this week? A mixed bag of wonderful finds is what's in this week! Enjoy!!



  • Insitu wall planters offer you a unique way to display your pot plants, adding colour and beauty to otherwise empty spaces. A perfect focal point for your apartment balcony. Five standard sizes available. I need one of these so bad. Herbs or flowers? Both? Aussie too!

  • Loving the new range from Ponyrider especially the Players Welcome cushions and quilt. But everything is fabulous including the flags and the wall dots. One of everything then! Yes one of everything!




  • Shine by S.H.O .... glam, vintage meets fashion forward, midcentury meets funk. Loving the groove. Loving the fun. Loving the OTT designs by Susan Hornbeak Ortiz.

  • DenHaus - for when you don't want your pets on the furniture but in it! Designer dog crates for the stylish home. Sleek lines and a modern pedigree!


  • The ladies at Remodelista (still can't get enough of that blog)wanted to let us know about an exciting upcoming event. Remodelista is partnering with Dwell Magazine and Curated, an LA and NY-based interior design firm, to offer 100 free design consulting sessions to Dwell on Design attendees in Los Angeles on June 26th and 27th as part of the “Designer is IN” program.  The gratis design consultations will be provided by local interior designers, who will be available to help across the entire home design spectrum. Remodelista editors will also be present to meet with attendees and give input on projects.


  • EXTRA EXTRA ... Want to see your home in a HOLIDAY with Matthew Mead full size spread?? Do friends and family tell you your home is magazine worthy? Have you ever wondered if your home has what it takes to be featured in print? Matthew Mead and his team are running the best contest ever. All the details here.




Jane Martino wanted to share a home with our readers that her husband (designer and artist Matt) crafted in Daylesford, Australia, and is available as a vacation rental. It's about an hour and a quarter from Melbourne, has the most spectacular views and the landscape is heavenly. This 4 bedroom home is set in the country but the interior has modern touches which make this space a perfect blend of old and new. Additional accommodation is available via the "Stables" which houses a four poster bed and freestanding bath; ideal as a luxury wedding suite or intimate couples retreat. (I'm getting married next month - I'll take it!!!) It's so perfectly designed - a nice bright white kitchen, a dark and moody sitting room, cozy bedrooms with country touches. If you want more details check out COMMA's website.


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Brian Andriola encore

Beauty is everywhere ... the motto of American stylist Brian Andriola.  He gathers and layers and weaves beauty. The ordinary and extraordinary combine. Everyday becomes spectacular.  It's not just curating, it's telling a story, creating a dream. Kim first introduced us to Brian's work in 2008 via his then rep's site but now Brian has his own website brimming with all things bright and beautiful. Bliss!





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