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Saturday
Aug092008

Mata Hina


Marén Wirths (Matahina) sent me a Flickr mail when the blog run away. I clicked on her profile and found that she is a lover of beauty, interior, architecture, design, furniture design, art, photography, tiki, midcentury modern, illustration, organic design and architecture. More importantly I found her website Mata Hina. Home staging, decluttering, illustration and photographic styling. What I love about Mata Hina's interior styling shots shown here is that they are fresh, vibrant and fun. More importantly don't these look like the sort of simple stylish home we'd all want?

Saturday
Aug092008

Thanks and apologies


Just wanted to add my thanks to Kim's. We received so many emails when the blog was missing in action and I was blown away by how much what we do means to all of you. I didn't realise how many interior design junkies there are out there ;) Of course Kim and I were pulling our hair out with worry until the blog was fixed but I must admit that I started daydreaming about a weekend off. It's been so long since Kim and I had a weekend off. So ... I hope you don't mind if I don't wink this weekend. I have new design books to devour and a wonderful dinner to plan and execute. I have a whole fresh fish and chinese vegetables waiting to prep so forgive me if I hurry off. I'm not leaving you without a design fix though. A little later I'll be posting the work of a woman who emailed me with her kind words and concern. I followed the link and found a wonderful website. More of that soon.

Friday
Aug082008

We're up!!!!!!!!

Yes we are finally in business. Something happened to a handful of blogs out there and although it took 2 days, Blogger people finally fixed whatever the problem was. Thanks for all your patience and to everyone who emailed to let us know there was something up.

Not only did I come home from work (in the pouring rain) to find the blog working, but I found a package inside my door too. The following photo is of the new print I bought to add to my chick wall, from Etsy store BrandyKayzakianRowe. It's going to be a good day after all!

Friday
Aug082008

Marcy Masterson

Hampton's Cottages and Gardens magazine said this of New York interior designer Marcy Masterson: "Though her interiors may be based on Russian Neoclassical, slick Modern, or Nantucket American, all are carefully researched, intellectually focused and user-friendly." She has such a classic contemporary style that is somewhat glamourous and has such a presence. Love her use of bold colour and patterns.

Friday
Aug082008

Stalking


I'm out. I'm loud. I'm proud. I real estate stalk! Truth be told one of my favourite forms of exercise is to walk (stalk) the neighbourhood checking out homes. If the curtains aren't drawn and the door open even better :) Today's stalk is a church conversion in Sydney. This is one apartment but although beautiful it leaves me a little puzzled as to why they thought they had to maximise floor space while losing the majesty of full height windows. (Developer vs. designer?) The light well cut outs seem a little "twee". Still if someone bought it for me I wouldn't complain.