I recently had the privilege of trying out another beanbag chair from Sumolounge. I was able to select any model that peaked my curiosity, so I chose a Sumosac Couple. Quite a bit less floppy than their Omni model that I first received, the Couple is part of Sumo's series of more rounded, firmer models. It is filled with 100% shredded furniture grade urethane foam, and wrapped in a removeable micro-suede cover. I opted for this model because the models larger than this seemed pretty big and I wanted to make sure it would easily fit through a doorway and into my boyfriend's apartment. It is, if possible, more comfortable than the Omni, and I love that the cover can be removed and washed. I plunked myself down in it the other night to watch some TV and it was awesome. My boyfriend's cats adore the new chair too (as you'll see in the photos). A big thanks to Sumo for sending me another chair! (Unfortunately, you'll have to suffer through some more photos of me on the chair, as I couldn't very well show a photo of only a black blob).
Lili Diallo is one of my favourite prop stylists. Her home was featured in Domino magazine last year and in a recent issue of Living Etc., and it has such an eclectic, comfortable and funky vibe. Her website is filled with so much eye candy and lots of cool pairings to take note of.
Rodrigo A. Vieira Martins, an architect with Rosenbaum Design in São Paulo, Brazil emailed pictures of their latest work, a restaurant, Dalva e Dito that resurrects the memory of Brazilian colonial architecture and food. The design team immersed themselves in recollections of architecture, the ritual of food and relationship between people and the meaning of the space. Using materials such as adobe brick (with herbs), reclaimed timber and tessellated tile floors the building is evocative of a past era but is hip and fresh. I love the warmth of the space, the beauty of the patio dining. The firm outlines their projects on their blog as well. In Portuguese but that's what Google Translator is for. Tomorrow I'll bring you two more projects - one that celebrates the colour and vibrancy of Brazilian design and the other the joy of real life houses for real life people.
.... of the March/April Inside Out magazine, especially this Dangar Island weekender. Love at first sight. See more of the latest edition here. (Just realised that the May/June edition is out in the next few days - hooray!) Oh oh was going to keep it until the Easter Reading Guides but just had to let you know that the team from Inside Out have their own blog now. Just a few of their favourite things and lots of insider knowledge.