Thanks to everyone who voted for us on Home Rejuvenation's 10 Most Influential Design Bloggers 2008 contest!! We made the list, again!
Coop is an interior design firm based in Queensland, Australia that has designed some really fun, quirky and modern spaces. They do not follow current trends in their designs which is evident in the unusual creativity of their rooms. The kitchens in their portfolio are so fabulous that I'm taking note, and I love that they often use wallpaper as a way to introduce bold colours and patterns.
Sometimes a house just talks to you. Sometimes the connection is so strong you stop and daydream about living there. Sometimes you just draw your breath in sharply and use the "f" word. This house is my house. My house in my dreams. OK so there are things I'd change here and there. I'd have lots more art, it's screaming out for sculpture, add a bit more mid-century modern and a touch of quirkiness (besides the kilim sofa)- but this house!! Oh this house is the perfect shell for my dreams. Starting it's life as a dark little cottage it has been expanded and opened up while cocooning in and its beauty lies in the reclaimed timbers and the inside/outside blend. So do you get the idea that I really like it? Real estate stalking here.
Let's start the week off the right way with lots of lovely photos. Today's super talented photographer is Tim Clinch. Tim, based in South West France, Bulgaria and the UK has shot for all the majors and it's not hard to see why. I particularly love his French shots. They capture the essence of that part of the world so well. The drowsy light of Provence, the cool shadows of a French country kitchen. Take the time to browse his other portfolios. I am totally besotted by his garden and exterior pictures.
I am pretty miserable today so I'll make this brief. I have nothing planned for a post today because I spent about 8 hours yesterday getting everything out of my old kitchen, then tore everything that was left in it out (with help...thanks Jeff!!). Photos to come eventually on my kitchen blog. It was hard work and every muscle in my body is aching. My left eye is killing me (?? something must have landed in it yesterday), and from carrying out loads and loads of garbage onto the driveway in the pouring rain, I am now getting a cold. It gets worse. This is now my kitchen for the next 4 weeks.
I don't want to bring everyone down with me so here are a couple of random photos I took around the yard the other day. As much as I hate the fact that fall means winter is on it's way, it makes for some pretty photos.
To continue the randomness, I thought I would include this adorable photo of Pugley, my former cat. My younger sister Jen now owns him. He's the grumpiest cat in the world and I love him. Jen loves him more because he lets her touch him. :P