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Wednesday
Mar192008

Joe Serrins

Joe Serrins Studio does it all - architecture, interior design, furniture design, accessories and art curatorial services. A master at modern residential design, Joe Serrins' portfolio is absolutely stunning...lots of white with pops of colour, gorgeous furnishings, and I adore the forest wallpaper.

Wednesday
Mar192008

An ode to the anti-spring


I read a very interesting post today by lobstermobster on Reclaiming Miss Havisham: The Aesthetic of Satis House in Modern San Francisco (known from now on as Reclaiming Miss Havisham). It was all about the anti-spring. Are you one of those readers who hates spring and its pastels, Easter and its sickeningly sweet bunny icons and the whole sneeze inducing ode to nature? Join lobstermonster as she develops a visual ode to the decayed, the surreal and the slightly insane in interior design. Here is my contribution to the anti-spring movement, 2 moody "burnt out" rooms in large Victorian house in London. There is something lovely in the decay and destruction. Sometimes the ugly is truly beautiful.


Images from Light Locations

Wednesday
Mar192008

You have been warned


Warning the following post is devoid of taste and should be taken in the light hearted manner in which it is offered.

We've had some wonderful posts this week. Kim's white houses were just amazing. I thought I would counter all the good taste with these shock offerings from Decorating with Crochet, Anne Halliday, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1975. Yes it's true I spent my valuable time scanning and editing these dreadful projects from this retro treasury of bad DIY. If you continue now and take some time to soak the details you have been warned!! (If anyone wants the instructions to make one of these, perhaps the crocheted director's chair or the grandfather clock wall hanging let me know. Actually some of these aren't that bad. Maybe I'll get my crochet hook out .... just kidding.)

Tuesday
Mar182008

Stephen Shadley

Stephen Shadley Designs, Inc. is an interior design and architecture firm based in Manhatten that specializes in residential projects. This firm's work has been featured in dozens of issues of Architectural Digest and Stephen Shadley has been on their Top 100 list since its inception in 1990. Leaning more towards a traditional style, with some modern and cultural influences mixed in, these spaces are warm, cozy and inviting. (The industrial kitchen photo made my heart skip a beat).

Tuesday
Mar182008

Gaelle Le Boulicaut

Gaelle Le Boulicaut is an internationally known photographer based in France. She has captured beautiful spaces for magazines like Elle Decor (France, Italy, Hong Kong, Germany, China ...), Marie Claire Maison and Living Etc. Her photos are breathtaking, and the spaces are modern, eclectic and totally inspirational.