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Tuesday
Oct252011

Pure Green Magazine in print!!

I have blogged about Pure Green Magazine before (here and here), and as one of my favourite online magazines (Canadian to boot!) I am so stoked that it is transitioning to print and subscriptions are now available! GET YOUR SUBSCRIPTION NOW! And I must mention that it is much more than your ordinary magazine. It is more like a book, meant to be displayed, collected and treasured and as such is made of high quality finishes (which you can read more about on their site). I know it's not easy for the creators of this magazine as they are an independent publisher so I'm off to order my own subscription because it would be really great to see this mag become as successful as I know it can be. Here's a little peek:

(Images via Ever Images Photography)

Tuesday
Oct252011

Michael Wee encore

Jo expressed her endearment for the photography of fellow Australian Michael Wee a couple of times last year (here and here) and because he is simply THAT GOOD, I thought I would feature more of his work. I just can't get enough. Awesome spaces. Awesome captures. (P.S. I am oddly enamoured by the slight locker room vibe of the bathroom in the second last photo).

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Tuesday
Oct252011

Love of a kitchen

Please Sir can I have more? More of this kitchen. Alex MacArthur antiques dealer and creator of decadent interiors. Check out the rest of his home over on his site. It's what happens when you own an Aladdin's cave for a shop.

Tuesday
Oct252011

Just gets better with time

Rooms ripped from the latest pages of the your favourite magazine, right? Would you believe that this Antwerp home by Vincent Van Duysen was designed in 2001. It's so fresh. So now but still so timeless. Fads come and go but 10 years later we can look at these photos and say not only fashion forward for the time but just right for now.

  

  

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Monday
Oct242011

My dream home

Over the weekend my husband was researching Ottawa architects online, and came across one of our favourites, John Donkin (I featured him last year). He found a recently completed home in his portfolio that is EXACTLY what we've been dreaming about. We drove by it on Saturday and after picking our jaws up off the ground we managed to snap some photos of it with a cell phone like a couple of stalkers. The exterior is perfect for us - tall and narrow-ish with a huge garage (it is really deep and wide once you drive in) where my husband can hang out and do guy stuff. These folks have a fairly wide lot so they were able to plan for alot of windows on the more private side of the house, which we may not be able to get away with given our narrow lot.

I love that the facade is not made up of 8 different materials in 8 different colours like all the other modern homes going up around Ottawa. (BLEH). The simplicity of it is perfection, and draws your attention to the wonderful details like ALL THE WINDOWS.
Now, I have not really taken a good look at the interior as I am up to my eyeballs in French studies so this post is more about the shape and the exterior but I thought I'd show you the photos from John's website of both so you can see what this fabulous home is all about (after the jump).

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