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Monday
Aug312009

Hamilton hideout


Endless summers on a tropical island, warm ocean breezes and soothing vistas. Imagine life on the Whitsunday Islands on the Great Barrier Reef . No palm frond thatched hut here. This is Hamilton Island, playground of the rich and often kitsch. Fiona lives in this paradise and did my stalking for me this week. "These are the new Hamilton Island Yacht Club luxury villas. I live near Hammo and am quite familiar with the styles of houses and apartments there. These really are a cut above. For a start, it looks like you could actually be comfortable there! The local climate has been considered, plus views and privacy. It's all so harmonious and well resolved my eyes just glide over the rooms (usually this never happens 'cause I'm too busy thinking 'well that just looks wrong!'). I'd better pop out for a lotto ticket now."

I agree. Most times apartments here channel the ghost of Miami Beach past. Love the detailing in these and all that timber. I'm not sure though that if I had the $3 million required to snare one of these I wouldn't look for a tiny island of my own and build that thatched hut. Still a little bit of luxury in paradise is hard to pass up. Here while the link lasts and thanks Fiona!.

Sunday
Aug302009

Flickr finds - lace

Saturday
Aug292009

WINKS

... too much shopping and none of it for me!

WINKS - weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we've found and things we think you'll want to see. If you'd like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we'll link you. So what's in this week?


  • New artworks by Rachel Castle will be part of a show at Orson & Blake, Surry Hills, Sydney during the month of October. The show includes hand sewn embroideries and hand screen prints. The piece above is called HARLEQUIN - felt, velvet and linen on antique french linen, 760mm x 900mm and is simply divine. Rachel you are such a talented woman! Promise us more pics when the exhibition is open. (Image from Room Images.)

  • Beautiful new fabric collection by Angela Clinton. "I am writing to introduce myself and my new collection of fabrics to you. For the past few years I have been learning the craft of surface design and am now excited to launch my first collection of home décor fabrics. Based out of North Carolina, Parlor Textiles will carry an initial collection of about 11 designs, all printed in the United States on an eco-friendly fabric. I’m a big fan of traditional Eastern motifs and vintage fabrics. Parlor Textiles will sell fabric yardage through its web site beginning this fall." Bookmark this one kids. Such a fresh, eclectic look!

  • Poul Kjaerholm’s iconic PK22 lounge chair is reinterpreted with the Lucy Chair. The chair features a 1.5mm thin sheet of plywood that’s been laser cut and bent into the frame. Appearing to float above the frame, the seat and back create shadow patterns when hit with direct light. The chair was designed and produced by American designer Darlene Molnar in collaboration with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. No website as yet but I'm sure Darlene will let us know when she's online.

  • When is storage sexy? When it's a new blog Storage | Glee. Laurence curates a collection of ideas for those who love to stow, and benevolent options for those that don't.

  • Dreamy, breezy loungerie - bedding and loungewear by Plum Pretty Sugar. With fabrics found in India, Charlotte's designs are chic and girly, silky and sassy. Perfect for relaxing.

Friday
Aug282009

Napping nooks

This post was requested by Jessica, who has taken to hoarding sleepy, cozy nap nook pics. Many seem to be located in front of windows which is the perfect place to read a shelter mag then have a little nappy nap and dream of redecorating. Perfect plans for a Friday I'd say. :)

Frank RoopNiche Interiors
Jordi CanosaJordi Canosa
Canadian House & HomeGraham Atkins-Hughes
ElleHans Zeegers
Michael BermanBo Bedre
Canadian House & HomeHouse Beautiful
Eric StrifflerTom Leighton
Jack LevyJo Barnes
Sara BengurStephen Miller Siegel

Friday
Aug282009

David Giles encore


New website, new photos ... how I love those words! I couldn't get enough of David's portfolio last year and now there's even more. I love the light, the composition, his feel for the old and not so perfect, the character he brings out in each space. Still in awe of his work.