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Saturday
Mar282009

Weekend flashback


What a beautiful day it is here today! I love this time of year (early autumn in Australia). Perfect for a little retro al fresco inspiration. If only my outdoor area looked as good as these retrolicious beauties. Hard to believe they are almost 40 years old! Scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Vol 13, Meredith Corporation, New York, 1971. Hope your weekend is exactly what you're wishing for.


P.S. Where's WINKS? I hope you'll forgive me but I'm using my weekend time to work on the 4 mega reading guides for Easter. Dozens and dozens of blogs to explore! Back to work. I'm half way through list number 2.

Friday
Mar272009

Lesley Dilcock

Lesley Dilcock is a London based stylist who was an originating founder of UK's Marie Claire. She also has written a few books, including "Global Style" that I'd love to get my hands on. Here is a peek at some of her styling prowess.









Friday
Mar272009

Filip Dujardin


What is it about Belgian design at the moment? So cutting edge modern, so crisp and devoid of all things frou frou. Love it and also love it when I find a new Belgian photographer. Ghent based Filip Dujardin understands architecture. His photos capture these spaces brilliantly. Composition and angles here are spot on, highlighting the excitement of the otherwise stark interiors. Great work.

Thursday
Mar262009

Old world loft

I am in a rush to get a post done so I can crash on my sofa after a crazy week and a half. I zipped over to Inspace Locations and found this lofty home - it instantly made me relax. Such an old world feel with exposed brick walls, and rough and rustic hardwood floors (OMG I would give anything for floors like that). Every inch of this this loft I swear was plucked from my dreams.









Thursday
Mar262009

James Brittain


We spend so much time on this blog praising photographers of beautiful spaces. The buildings we show are stunning but knowing the limitation of my own skills I am constantly in awe of the talent of the professionals who capture images of the work of architects and designers and bring it to life for us. We can't walk into any of these rooms and gasp at their beauty but through photos by über talented photographers like James Brittain we can. There is a clarity to his shots, an understanding of the feel of the space. Love them.