Rove Concepts
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A simple contemporary space within a19th century building in the Plaka at the foot of the Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece. A pure and elegant take on modern in historic by K-studio. The everyday world passes by outside this calm oasis of off whites and wood, smooth and sleek, carefully curated in its simplicity. Old transformed into new.

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Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

Here's a picture of my 3-month old ragdoll kitten - Kuu - enjoying my Rocker chair. He really loves the sheepskin throw (I think it's because he matches it so beautifully!).
- Diane (San Diego, CA)

This is Lola, my 5 year old Maine Coon sitting in our second bedroom/office. Her facial expression is the exact reason she's earned the nickname "sassy". 
- sluice (Los Angeles, California)

This is my 5-year-old cat Wilfred on our table. It's his favourite place to eat, because he's half-cat, half-human.
- Friedl (Belgium) 

When a footstool becomes a cozy bed. This is Pietra at our home.   
- Luciana (Brazil)

In the photo(s), Milo is sleeping on our living room couch. He likes getting up on top of the couch to catch the afternoon sun coming in from the window. The pillows on the couch are handmade by me in Lotta Jansdotter's new line of fabric. 
- Emily (Ottawa, ON)

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It's hot! I need to cool down

It was over 40°C here today. That's actual not apparent. Hot. Needless to say my heat addled brain turned to day dreams of water. Beach, shower, pool. Cool water and shade, a hint of a breeze. My body may have sat here sweating but my mind flew away to this beautiful pool and pavillion by Lake/Flato Architects. I need little more. Perhaps just a ceiling fan turning softly and a cold drink ... or several.


Through the lens of Mark Gregory Peters

It is no secret that Kim and I have a more than healthy respect for photographers. It is through the lens that we slip into a room like Alice down the rabbit hole. A beautiful home exists in a specific space and time and we will never get to experience it except through images. Not just any images today. Wonderful, evocative photographs by American born but Barcelona based Mark Gregory Peters. Light and shade, composition and angle, texture and earthy colours. Spare almost but magical.

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Favourite workspaces of 2011