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Thursday
Apr052012

Laura Stein

Laura Stein is an interior designer based in Toronto that I was shocked to find out I had not featured here before. She focuses on "creating fresh, lifestyle-based designs infused with comfort and understated luxury". Her contemporary style is timeless and not at all fussy but quite sophisticated.

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Thursday
Apr052012

Apartment in need of a new owner ... and maybe a rug.

Love this little apartment in an art deco complex in Potts Point, Sydney. Stylish black and white with wonderful wooden floors slap bang in the middle of the Macleay St action. Lunch at Fratelli Paradiso anyone? Yum! As much as I love those floors I wonder if a graphic rug wouldn't help? Maybe the Bazaar rug from Freedom. (Smooth segue!) Perhaps in the bedroom if you can't face covering those boards in the living area. Link for the apartment sale here and don't forget our Freedom rug giveaway finishes last thing Saturday. You can enter here.

P.S. I won't be blogging tomorrow. I have a hot date with my Faded Empire website. A solid day of ironing out the bugs and fine tuning for the launch next week. But I'll be back Saturday with 3 days of Easter reading guides. Yay! Lots of new blogs to discover!)

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Thursday
Apr052012

Stalking Sydney's northern beaches

Help I'm stuck at the beach! Palm Beach, Sydney that is. It seems like it lately with beach side properties around the world.  I couldn't think of a better place to real estate stalk though. Today I have found another beach shack with a big price tag. (POA ... always a good indicator of an "interesting" price.) But oh what a cutie! Unassuming outside and hipster cool inside. So cool in fact that it graced the pages of Inside Out magazine. The owners and agent are proud of the fact too. They included shots of the layout. Link here while it lasts. If I had the money I'd be moving in for Easter.

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Wednesday
Apr042012

Super duper photographer crush

Happy hump day for a short work week! I love Easter weekend. Time with family and chocolate and this Easter my mom is making her lasagna (by request).... I love my Italian mamma's cooking. :) But onto the topic of the moment - EYE CANDY! Today more from one of my biggest photographer crushes, Paul Raeside (see more here).

Wednesday
Apr042012

Illico Design

Carine Magescas, based in San Francisco, first created Illico Design in 2003 and distributed exclusive lines of home accessories from new French designers to the US (she was from France) and soon moved into interior design. She defines her style as contemporary yet warm with touches of the unexpected. I think it's modern yet unpretentious and comfortable - a perfect combination.

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