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Alila Villas Soori

Dear readers,

I'm not here. No not really. My body is stranded in my day to day job, on the train, washing up and ironing clothes, blowing my nose and cursing my head cold. My mind though is on holidays in Bali ... still. I just moved hotel that's all. To the sister property of last week's virtual trip to paradise. This week I have moved my luggage on over to the Alila Villas Soori. Nestled between rice fields and volcanic black sand beaches. Ah the luxury, the relaxation. Maybe my body should hustle on over and join me.

Cheers, Jo

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Design Crew

Got a problem? Need some help? Just standing there shaking your head? Don't know what to do? You're not alone. Send us a link to photos of your design quandary and let the Desire to Inspire design crew help you .... that's you lot ... the readers! This week's problem comes from Mish, a woman of few words who feels the need for change.

Hi love your blog.  Can I send u some pics of my home? Am so bored with it. Hate try hard or suburban. Love modern. Can u and your readers help with an upgrade. It has good bones. Due for a change need some inspiration. Want to throw a bit of money at it.

I've bought a voucher for a glass picture and I don't know what to put in it.  It's 80x80cm and I don't want to get it wrong. Don't want any family pics.

(Jo says ... It's a customised glass display piece where the image is printed directly onto the glass like the one below.  Except remember no family pics.)


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Nikolas Koenig

How about some gorgeous residential photography to end off the work week. Today's talent is Nikolas Koenig, a German currently living in New York who happens to have photographed some of the most stunning and spectacular homes I've seen (for the likes of Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ and Wallpaper). I'll take one of each please! (P.S. I blogged a couple of funky apartments last night if you'd like to check them out over on kim's page.)

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