Rove Concepts
Friday
Nov182011

Friday stalking 2

Just a simple little workers cottage in Richmond, Melbourne. Neat, tidy, in need of an update but in all its 80s dowdiness it's the home of stylish hipsters. I'm having fun making up stories about who lives here. She's a graphic artist and works in indie publishing. He works for an NGO and will one day finish those last few subjects he needs to complete his law degree but he's been saying that for years. They laughed about the raspberry carpet when they moved in but they made it work. There wasn't much they could do about the weird doorway as they were only renting but the landlord is cool. He let them paint ... as long as it was white. The first thing they did after moving in was to pop a couple of boards across the ugly bin bay out the front. Voilà! A bench seat perfect for waiting for the taxi. Weird. I seem to know them really well ;) It's a shame the landlord is selling. Well that's my make believe story anyway. Link here while it lasts.

 

Friday
Nov182011

Friday stalking 1

Somebody cool built a very cool house in 1967. Somebody cool is now selling this house in 2011. What's not cool is the price (over $2 million because it is in Toorak in Melbourne) and the fact that it will probably be demolished to build one of the pseudo-French McMansions that are growing like weeds in this very upmarket suburb. I could move in right away if only I had the cash. Love the original kitchen. Would living here make me cool too? ;) Link here while it lasts.

Thursday
Nov172011

Thoughts?

We received a newsletter from Squarespace (our blog host) that mentionned that they now have font options for all Google web fonts. I thought our old fonts were BORING so I went poking around and found one I kind of like. I am a big fan of cool fonts - as long as they are legible. What do you all think? (You in particular Jo since I didn't run this past ya.....oops)

Thursday
Nov172011

Bricks Amsterdam - part 3

I've got one last apartment for you by James of Bricks Amsterdam (other projects here and here). In this apartment the layout was changed, everything was re-built and completely furnished. It's got a similar vibe as the other 2 - moody, comfortable, and monochromatic. 

  

  

  

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Thursday
Nov172011

Reader's home - Franca's cozy apartment

We received the following email from a reader named Franca: I'm one of your Dutch fans, and I would like to show my (little) home...I live in a very small apartment (only 60m2) with an amazing view. On both sides you can see the forest, which gives me so much energy and inspiration. I love to make the most out my space. To keep it a great space to live in with my husband and two sons (8 and 6). Franca and I seem to have a few things in common - an interest in neutral spaces, use of objects from nature like branches, and a desire to change up our spaces often. Lovely apartment!

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