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Planting a little retro

House plants are becoming an all consuming passion of mine. I find myself dragging home little pots from the supermarket and losing myself in green envy just outside the hardware store. Today's retro deliciousness is fitting then Interior Decorating with Plants, by Carla Wallach, Macmillan Publishing, New York, 1976. And please no comments on the phallic symbolism of that cactus in the bedroom!


Flickr finds - Ikea's Lack floating shelves


Birthday wishes

Just wanted to do a quick birthday post this morning. Yesterday was my dad's birthday, so Happy Birthday Pops. (Although he won't notice this post as him and my mother are in their 3rd week of a 6 week vacation in Puerto Vallarta (grrrrr)). I could only find this photo I took of him being mauled by my niece...

And today is my boyfriend Jeff's birthday. I told him we could do whatever he wanted today, and he wants to help me build a couch for my living room. THIS GUY IS A KEEPER. Happy birthday Jeff!!! (His mom has been scanning photos of him growing up, so of course I had to share one).


Surprise .... reading guide!

So OK it's Saturday and what do I normally do? I partake of a leisurely breakfast at my local cafe, scour the thrift stores and antique shops looking for treasure and I spend my afternoons writing WINKS. What did I do today? The first two followed by several house inspections and surprise ... no WINKS. What does a girl do when she is totally unprepared for her usual Saturday links feature? She springs a surprise reading guide. (I've been secretly bookmarking blogs for the Easter holiday break.) And the house above? A new contender in our house (and development) buying plans. Can't say too much because I handed my business card over to the wonderful real estate agent who showed us two of the properties today. Must not let her know how cute I thought this house was as she said she'd drop by the website. Hi Christina! Please don't ask about the other house. It was never meant to be. Enough of house buying schemes though. Time to discover new blogs. Usual story. Some are new, some are new to me, some may not always be interior design related but all are fabulous. Pour yourself a cup of tea, click on the pictures and enjoy!


Villa & Villa

I was so excited to get an email yesterday from Maria of Villa & Villa, a Sydney based studio specialising in architecture, interiors and graphics. Maria is the interior and graphic design half of the firm, and Eduardo, her husband, is the architect. One of their latest projects is a beach house that Maria thought may be of interest to us. Let's just say I was so interested, that after looking at a few photos I realized I needed to take a breath. :) This home is so fascinating - from the design of exterior with it's floor to ceiling windows and amazing views to the simplistic modern yet rustic interior. What a talented duo!!

I couldn't stop with just this one home. So here are a few more examples of their designs. (And a big thanks to Megan Morton for sending Maria our way!)