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Tuesday
Nov252008

Arent & Pyke


I'm so excited to share today's post with you. For so long I have had this website bookmarked waiting for construction to finish. At last it's time to be inspired by the work of Sydney designers Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent & Pyke. Influenced by mid-century modern and the international style their work is about passion and balance, details and texture. It's all about optimism! To truly appreciate these rooms you must must must go to the website, click on view larger and experience them full screen. I'm moving in!

Monday
Nov242008

Pierre Yovanovitch

Pierre Yovanovitch, a Parisian, started off as a clothing designer and switched to interior architecture and design only a few years ago. "He sees his work as a search for an intuitively felt balance between necessities that are frequently contradictory: luxury and simplicity; audacity and discretion; impertinence and wisdom." Each of his spaces is even more intriguing than the last.




Monday
Nov242008

Kråkvik & D´Orazio


Jannicke Kråkvik and Alessandro D´Orazio share a passion and that passion is their work. They are hunters and gatherers, stylists and designers. As Kråkvik & D´Orazio this Norwegian duo work for Elle Interiør Norway as well as a kaleidoscope of clients. It's all about fun and finding the right location or found object. Fabulous!

Monday
Nov242008

Simon Bevan


We were asked in a comment last week about why we emphasise the photographer when it's the stylist or the designer or the architect or the great home or the stylish owner that is the main contributor to the beautiful rooms we feature. We feature the photographers for a number of reasons - a) it's their website from which we are taking the pictures (obvious reason for praising their work) and b) it's an incredible talent, the ability to take gorgeous photos that make you covet a product or dream of owning a room you have never seen with your own eyes. Photographers make a picture on a page reach out and tug at your heart strings. Yes the room is beautiful, the owners have great taste, the designer/architect is a genius and the stylist makes it just perfect but if I took the photo you would never know how fabulous it really was. I'm a shocking photographer. The talented professionals we feature bring these spaces to life. Their tools are their camera, the light, their appreciation of angles, colour, composition and every other contributing factor but it's their eye, their super talent that brings it all to life. Simon Bevan is one such photographer. Enjoy!


Sunday
Nov232008

Flickr favs

I had a really busy day yesterday trying to finish up the painting in my kitchen, and the electrician was over for a few hours trying to finish up with the lighting and outlets. My contractor claims he'll finish things up Monday, and I'm ecstatic to finally get this reno finished. Then I went to the Friends of Abandoned Pets charity dinner and auction, where I volunteered to be the photographer. It was alot of fun and they raised a decent amount of money. SO, all that being said, I didn't have much time to get a post ready for today, as I've got an entire house to essentially hose down of drywall dust and get the kitchen and the rest of the house organized. A Flickr contact of mine, linsmika, has such a cool, creative and eclectic home that I thought I'd share some of her photos today instead of scouring Flickr for one of my usual themed posts.





Not only does she have a cool home, but so do her friends!