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Tuesday
Mar242009

Karina Garrick


New work from style consultant Karina Garrick. We've featured Karina's work before but I recently stopped by her website to see what's new and wasn't disappointed. Simple and serene.

Tuesday
Mar242009

Fisher Hart


Who are Fisher Hart? The simple answer is Susan Fisher Plotner and Cecilia Hart Wilden but a close look at their work and the answer really is a photographic partnership that not only produces beautiful photographs but a deeper understanding of the architecture and interiors they capture through their lens. Who are Fisher Hart? Pretty damn hot photographers!

Monday
Mar232009

Andrew Edward Kepler


Carefully curated and classic in their approach these rooms designed by Andrew Edward Kepler are wonderfully modern while referencing the past. I 'm imaging a modern day version of the 19th century gentleman traveller. They're masculine and tailored with not a big screen TV or recliner rocker with drink holder in sight. And the books! No room is complete without books.

Sunday
Mar222009

The good, the bad and the what were they thinking


Studying hard Kim? Thought I'd cheer you up with a retro post. Haven't dragged out a retro design book for some time now. The title says it all. Enjoy! (Scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Meredith Corporation, New York, 1971.)

Saturday
Mar212009

Elections, thrifting and garden gurus


It's Saturday. Election day in my home state of Queensland. Don't know the results yet as polls haven't closed. Up early. Vote. Trawl the thrift stores, couple of house inspections (still looking, very jaded by now) and I'm exhausted. Settle in to write WINKS when I visit a site sent to us and my spirits lift. Knibb design gardens that speak to your heart. Flowing hills of grass, sweet little shell details dotting gravel paths, garden rooms and garden getaways. Think rolling hills and clipped grass, meadows and ponds. So here's a very abridged version of WINKS. With spring sprung in the Northern Hemisphere maybe this is just the inspiration to start thinking about the garden.


Knibb Design have opened a new showroom with CL Sterling & Son in Venice, California which is what started me on this garden adventure. An invitation to the opening lead me to garden gurus and gorgeous lighting. Here are just a few examples.