Rove Concepts


Tiny in Sweden

Real estate stalking again. In Sweden again. No surprise there! Take a look at this teeny tiny apartment all decked out in white with pops of green and pink. Who says small can't be big. Big on impact that is! From here.


Flickr finds - maps



...coffee and the internet. A marriage made in heaven.

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 blog crush! Kellie has a passion for all things beautiful, especially fabulous interiors. Ada and Darcy is where she shares them. Bliss!

  • I'm loving these sculptures by Spanish interior designer and sculptor El loco del diseño. To see more of these amazing pieces visit his website.

  • Kim and I have a soft spot for Pink. Casapinka that is. Pink has a new Etsy store full of cute vintage finds (love the Vera scarves) and handmade goodies. Every girl needs a little pink in her life.

  • The BODIE and FOU Summer Sale is now on! Up to 50% OFF on designer brands including Normann Copenhagen, Cote Bastide, Albetta, Fatboy, Kathleen Hills and many more.... Ends 20th July 09. Shopping heaven. (Oh and their blog too!)

  • Glitz and glam. The UFO chandelier with a curvaceous and sculptural shape is designed by Brian Rasmussen for Studio Italia Design. You'll find this innovative Italian lighting design company very illuminating. Sorry for the bad pun!

  • Everything is more than OK at OK. Actually everything is gorgeous! I think I really really really need almost every item on the website. Honestly!


More from Jessica Helgerson

As I promised yesterday, here is another gem from the portfolio of Jessica Helgerson. I can't quite decide which I love more. This one is a bit more mid-century while yesterday's project was a bit more glamourous. Here's what Jessica had to say about this project:

"A complete remodel of a once run-down split- level ranch house. This project involved removing the existing kitchen entirely to create a bright, airy great room. The existing master bath was removed as well and relocated to the back of the house where it now opens on to a lovely garden. The color palette is extremely restrained throughout with dark ebonized floors, white walls, and splashes of various shades of green. All the furnishings, including the gorgeous rocking chaise, are vintage finds that we reupholstered and refinished, with the exception of the coffee table which was made by Jessica’s husband architect YIANNI DOULIS from a slab of locally salvaged eastern hardrock maple. Antiques – including a pair of Portuguese eel traps hanging over the mantle, the Chinese garden stools, a rustic mirrored cabinet, and the French blown glass demi-john bottles – add a patina of age. The master bathroom cabinets are made of kirei board – an engineered panel product made from the stalks of the Sorghum plant which is grown around the world for food."

(Photos by Lincoln Barbour)


Helen Norman

What is it that a photographer does? Focus light on film? Document the present? Perhaps capture the dream, the desires, the life before it's lens. Helen Norman has an amazing portfolio. She's been a leader in her field for many years and it shows. She draws you in with her images and makes you part of the world she captures. I can hear the chatter in the kitchen, feel the sun through the windows and almost touch the crisp linen. She's a dream weaver. Do not miss any of her portfolio!