Rove Concepts
Friday
Mar022012

Home of a collector

Thanks to Carl-Johan for sending us this link to the Swedish home of Peter Pluntkys, an antiquities expert and regular on the Swedish version of "Antiques Roadshow". I love the quirkiness of this home, and the fact that the owners believe their home should still be practical (and not a museum), where everything can be used.

Friday
Mar022012

Purple Design

Purple Design, based in London, is an interior design firm that isn't afraid to go bold. While their style isn't for everyone, the glamourous, adventurous and luxurious approach is inspiring, and a nice break from the black and white Scandi vibe that seems rampant on this blog and many others.  

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Friday
Mar022012

My chair

 

Just wanted to give a quick but proper mention to my first ever design-related competition for Urban Barn, because it's a pretty cool idea... 5 bloggers across Canada got to pick a chair, some fabric and extras, and you vote (which gives you the opportunity to win your own custom chair or some Urban Barn gift cards). The chairs will be auctioned off at the end, and each blogger got to choose a charity. I chose the Country Cat Sanctuary - who were kind enough to lend me a trap for my recent stray cat rescue operation and helped cover the cost of vet bills.

So that's my chair above. I had initially selected a slipper chair with houndstooth fabric with pink piping but they had no bright colours in stock so above is my second option. Go vote for your favourite (hopefully mine!) here

 

Friday
Mar022012

Aussie stylin' 

Aussie style. Relaxed, casual, bright, fun, at times irreverent, always fresh. Aussie stylist. Relaxed, casual, bright, fun, at times irreverent, always fresh. Lovin' Louise Owens' portfolio. This stylist has captured the Aussie essence perfectly.

  

  

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Friday
Mar022012

Omer Arbel

Rising from a gentle slope between two stands of trees is an extraordinary house. Concrete and glass, steel and massive reclaimed Douglas Fir beams. Triangles folding on each other and unfolding on the landscape. Monolithic presence lightened by walls of folding glass doors. It's like being under a cave like overhang. Shaded and cool, protected and enclosed looking out on the world. The weight of the concrete house rising from the earth juxtaposed with waving fields of grass, echoed by the mass of trees. Manmade vs nature. Solid form vs open spaces. All magically illuminated by "glow worm" lights hanging from its cave ceiling. A family house built on rural acreage designed by Vancouver based architect Omer Arbel.

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