Jessica of the blog The World According to Jessica Claire promised a while back to send me some photos of her visit to the studio of artist Andrea Marcus. It's located in Stoney Lake, just outside Peterborough, Ontario. "The gardens have been featured in a few magazines here in Canada and I thought you'd especially love the little bedroom overlooking her workspace. Can you imagine waking up every day and facing the waterfall? It truly is one of the most serene and heavenly places I've ever been." Heavenly is right. It looks so incredibly peaceful, and Jessica's photos perfectly capture that. (Thanks Jessica!)
Stellar portfolio by über talented New York based photographer Peter Murdock. Constantly sought by designers and shelter mags Peter has a way with colour and light. I feel I could step right into these photos and sink into a sofa. There are far too many amazing shots to highlight here. Take your time and enjoy Peter's website.
Almost got through the week without indulging in my guilty little secret of real estate stalking. Almost. I wanted to share another example of a growing trend in inner city Australian cities of increasing your living space with a pavilion in the back yard. It's a great solution for narrow city blocks and so versatile. Bedroom, studio, office, kid's retreat. Often self contained (handy on a chilly night) It's no granny flat. Love this stylish terrace house in Sydney's Paddington.
Jo and I would like to give a big shout out to Diane, who has kindly joined the DTI team as one of our sponsors. She's an artist, photographer, jewelry maker, and now blogger. We winked her art and we winked her blog in the past. She blogs about anything and everything, from tableware and chocolate to hotels and handbags. So head on over to Diane's blog and say hello! Here is a little peak at some items she has featured recently.
Martin Tessler is a photographer based in Vancouver who's photographs are frequently featured among Canada's best shelter magazines (and American ones such as Metropolitan Home). "His interior shots have an immediacy and an intimacy that comes from faultless styling and a mastery of lighting". The photos above? Gorgeous!!! (I want that lamp!)