Rove Concepts
Thursday
Feb092012

Simple and pretty

Enjoy some simple and pretty photos from the portfolio of Swedish photographer Celina Fällbom

Thursday
Feb092012

Gauvreau Design

I stumbled upon Montreal-based firm Gauvreau Design recently while doing some googling. They seem to specialize more in commercial projects than residential but I had to share, particularly the kitchen in the first few photos. I think it's brilliant how the stove and fridge are housed in their own built-in sections, and the lighting strip that runs into the hood fan. 

 

  

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Thursday
Feb092012

Now you see it now you don't

Clever custom joinery in this McMahon's Point, Sydney renovation and extension by architects Stanic Harding. A California Bungalow style home was given a modern take while retaining period features like the bay windows. The new addition respects the street appeal while not hiding its existence or pretending to be what it is not. A change of level in the small backyard provides an opportunity for decking and seating that will soften over time.

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Thursday
Feb092012

An intimate view

How we see our home, what we focus in on, what treasures our eyes dwell on, the look, the emotion, that certain something, that's what is important. When we take our own photos of our inner sanctums we capture what is special to us. It is not about a magazine ready vignette or a perfectly styled shot. It's the corners that we love in all their ordinary beauty. Last week I featured the work of Swedish photographer Anna Daniellson. Fabulous and funky. Then an email landed in my inbox from architect Johanna Malcus of  studio rar, an architectural and design office in Gothenburg, comprising Johanna and industrial designer Märit Lagheim.  Two shots in the Danielsonn post were of Johanna's place. These are the intimate photos of Johanna's home as Johanna sees it. Both sets of photos are lovely but in so many different ways.

P.S. Check out studio Rar's cushion and mattress covers when you are on their site. Scandi retro cool!

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Wednesday
Feb082012

Broder Frauenglass Interiors

We received the following sweet email the other day from Neil: I wanted to share some new design work with you that my mom and I collaborated on. Mom and I started doing interiors together a few years ago after causally helping one of my friends with her new apartment in Manhattan. We received some word of mouth referrals since then and have been doing projects ever since. I have a full-time job in advertising, but the design business with mom is my true outlet for creativity. And I love that design has had the power to bring my mom and I together as adults. The partnership challenges each of our aesthetics and allows us both to grow and evolve creatively. It’s been an amazing, unexpected journey. Now how cute is that?! Totally made my day. Here are some spaces designed by this mother/son duo as Broder Frauenglass Interiors, including Neil's own apartment (the first 4). 

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