Dutch designer Piet Boon designs and builds homes, then takes on the design of their interiors as well. He once visited friends on the island of Bonaire, in the Netherlands Antilles of the Caribbean. He loved it so much he designed his own beach villa on the island and furnished it with his own creations. It is situated right on the ocean and is available for rent. More details here. Any takers?
Walker-Warner Architects is a super-talented firm established in 1989 by Brooks Walter and Greg Warner that has completed about 200 projects all over the U.S. The homes featured on their website are breathtaking. They are all fairly rustic in design (not really my thing) but WOW, what incredible summer homes they would make. I highly advise that you have a look at their portfolio for many of the exterior photos of these homes.
New Zealand architects Crosson Clarke Carnachan design beautiful honest spaces in quite striking places. Strong locations need empathy and this firm has a wonderful grasp of place and purpose. "At CCCA we are constantly striving to understand what is motivating the world around us. As a creative team we observe change and this informs our ideas....CCCA believe good design will produce functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces and buildings that have an enduring quality over time." Inspiring work.
Remember when you first posted that top picture way back in May Kim? I came across a number of New Zealand sites recently and I was reminded how strong their portfolio is. Just had to share more.
Soon after this blog came to be, I posted about designer Kenneth Brown's beach retreat. I happened upon his website recently and discovered many more gorgeous photos of his work. He seems to LOVE wallpaper (me too!) and mixing many patterns and textures. (And any designer willing to incorporate a chopper in their designs tops my list!) Great eye-candy!
My favourite Aussie shelter magazine has to be Inside Out. "Inspiring homes with heart" is how the cover reads. A must subscribe! It certainly delivered this month. Just look at these two finds featured on their pages.
What started as a wedding present has grown into a business. Sydney design duo Marika Järv and Alice Flynn are Print Dolls reproducing a range of destination rolls from old trams, buses and trains. Sydney stops are available now with other cities to come. Their website is under construction but the contact details are there if you can't wait.
Interior architect Anna Keen just couldn't find the right dog house for her styling pooch. That is until she designed her own. Barchitecture offers a range of too cute doggie decor. Check out the designer wallpaper!