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Thursday
Sep112008

The journey begins...

A little while ago I hinted that I had a big project I was working on. Well, I thought it was about time to let you all in on it. Several months ago Jo and I were contacted by Mike at Greentea Design who was interested in an ad on the blog. I was stoked about this because I had seen their timber, Asian-style kitchen cabinets before and thought they were fantastic. I thought about how horrible my existing kitchen was and a lightbulb went off – why not see if they’d sponsor a kitchen reno project? And what do you know – they went for it!!! They agreed to supply me with the cabinets I needed, and in return I would blog about my kitchen renovation (most of which will be included on a new blog) from planning down to the finished product. A pretty decent tradeoff considering this is what I was working with:

(I had to use an old photo here because I know some of you will be sad to see the kitchen as it is now go in the dumpster).

For more of this post, click here.

Thursday
Sep112008

Dark chocolate


I'm the sort of girl who likes a ristretto coffee, a few squares of dark bitter chocolate and perhaps a palette cleaning ;) hazelnut liqueur. This has nothing to do with real estate stalking except for the darkest chocolate brown exterior paint on this inner city worker's cottage in my home town. It's a brave colour choice in a suburb where cream and brunswick green predominate. The house appears staged for these real estate shots. I'd add another layer or two with personal items and fabulous art, loads of books in those empty shelves and fill those verandas with greenery and cane. Oh and a piece or two more of midcentury classic furniture.

Wednesday
Sep102008

Another hint

About a week ago I posted a photo of my kitchen, and mentionned a huge project I've been working on that I will be blogging about. My first post of this new project is tomorrow, so be sure to come back and check it out. But first, here's another hint.

DwellJake Fitzjones
Gregga Jordan SmiesznyJeff Andrews
Michael Graydonstonefox
Philippe Starck4Homes
Heidi TollJowa
LuisPonsD-LABMessana O'Rorke
Asberg Interior & StylingNicholas Budd Dutton
Living Etc.Living Etc.

Wednesday
Sep102008

Connie Braemer


Contemporary as well as modernist, clean, uncluttered and with clever space solutions, Connie Braemer's body of work has made her one of Canada's leading interior designers. Love her modern interpretation of the log cabin and that rich chocolate bedroom is sexy. The black kitchen with white sofa? Striking!

Wednesday
Sep102008

Maclean Bespoke Interiors


Jason Maclean is Maclean Bespoke Interiors, specialising in one off interiors and custom furniture. His passion for vintage furniture is obvious (and I'm envious) but he doesn't build sterile shrines to midcentury modernism classics. Clean, lean and oh so sophisticated. His collaboration with fashion designers Eley Kishimoto merges surface decoration and furniture form.