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Thursday
Feb172011

Simon Whitbread

As modern as the homes he captures through his lens Sydney based photographer  Simon Whitbread's portfolio celebrates contemporary architecture. Clean, crisp and carefully curated his photos may be minimalist but covey the architect's aesthetic with maximum effect. Favourite? Love the large painting as backdrop to an über minimalist kitchen.

  

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Wednesday
Feb162011

Reader's home update (sort of)

Right before Christmas I blogged this dreamy modern home belonging to Anne and her husband Sam. I fell in love with it immediately and I really should show some photos of it to my architect. Anyway, back in August there was a photo shoot at their home and published last month in the magazine Design Bureau (check out the story here). It was photographed by Alan Foreman and his photos are GORG. I think there is something to be learned with the following photos...if you're not really keen on how you've decorated, a half naked model sprawled around your house can help as a distraction! (This wasn't Anne's case though - her house was FAB before the model showed up). Thanks Anne!

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Wednesday
Feb162011

Reader's home - a student's apartment

We recently heard from Neslihan, a student who says she's lucky to have managed to move to a studio this year and decorated it in a very short time. Here's some info she provided: I'm a Turkish girl studying masters in architecture in Netherlands. I live in Delft and my apartment is in the center of the city. The building is an old bakery warehouse dated circa 1900. It's renovated last year by MBW Architecten based in the Hague/Netherlands. Wooden and steel beams and steel columns are original. Also window frames are original details from the old construction. The open space of the apartment is around 25 m2. Together with the entrance and bathroom it's a total of 30 m2. Her apartment is  cozy, the openness of the space is fabulous, and I am digging her furniture placement. She's not a bad photographer either! So without further ado, let me introduce you to Neslihan's home.

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Wednesday
Feb162011

FarFetchers

This morning I'd like to take a moment to introduce a new advertiser. This is another one I got pretty excited about. FarFetchers is a bit like 1stdibs, but perhaps a bit more affordable. Below is a bit of info on this shop that I would likely pass out in if I got to visit it in person. And frankly, once someone mentions the words JIELDE and TOLIX, I'm pretty much SOLD.

FarFetchers was formed in 2010 to help interior designers, architects, and home owners find the right elements for their designs. We operate as a sourcing service to the trade and the serious home owner/decorator. We also have a listing service for products of select dealers all over the world. The two services work hand in hand. We list products and display the showrooms of dealers carrying European industrial products, rustic country antiques, French Art Deco, Mid-Century classics,  you name it we can often find it. Whether you need a Belle Epoque Carousel horse by Gustave Bayol, a Jules Leleu wardrobe, a Jielde factory lamp, or a set of marble bistro tables and vintage Tolix come to us and let us help.

One fun thing about our site is the showroom browser. We try to capture the excitement of antiquing in Europe, poking around the back corners for those discoveries that make the experience irresistible. Some examples of showrooms that we've captured are European industrial, Antiques of Sport, Classical antiques and Asian pieces, French Art Deco, and French country and rustic.

I spent some time perusing their online shop and came across the following awesome pieces...

  

 

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Wednesday
Feb162011

Cia Wedin

  

Scandinavian modern at its finest. Fabulous rooms and sets created by design journalist and stylist Cia Wedin. White, bright, boho and stylishly relaxed.  Cia 's portfolio is a visual treat. No wonder we can't get enough of scandi homes!

  

  

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