My twin sister has been bugging me to blog about Dos Family, a blog from Sweden created by Jenny Brandt, Staffan & Isabelle Halling McAllister. After a quick google search I learned several blogs have featured this blog already but I had to jump on this bandwagon after seeing the gorgeous photos on their site (Jenny is a photographer). It's all about everyday families in everyday homes. Brilliant.
I am writing to express my admiration for your work. I am particularly taken with the elegant tailoring of your rooms. Oh no not stuffy though! Please do not get me wrong. These rooms are restful and calm yet warm and inviting. Loving the rich timbers and the occasional break out of colour like a ripple of mirth in the room. Oh dear I am gabbling on Mr Waller but that is what I do when I'm impressed. May I call you Andrew?
Me again! I have just perused your commercial portfolio and you are a man of many talents (and looks). Love this warehouse studio and the darkly elegant shoe shop.
Back in May I shared the work of designer David Carter, but what I didn't realize then was that many photos in his portfolio were of his own home that is often used as one of London's most popular and successful location houses. And with two rarely used guest bedrooms, 4 0 W i N K S is being launched to help give photographers, stylists, art directors, designers, buyers, models and anyone in the creative and fashion industries somewhere fun and different to stay when they are in London for work or pleasure. It's bold, romantic, whimsical, quirky, glamourous - I'd stay there in a heartbeat. (Thanks to reader Bernadette for sending the link!)
Oh - to be a photographer. To be able to experience the personal spaces of others, where you open the door and sometimes find yourself transported to a different place and time, or simply find yourself completely at home. Luca Trovato has had the luxury of capturing on film some delightful environments that have me wanting more. (Although at the end of the day I'd go home so inspired that I'd want to redecorate again and again...)