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Monday
Jun092014

Haptic Architects

London and Oslo based Haptic Architects have reached into the unused loft above this top floor Olso apartment to create a light filled home. Vertical lines heighten the space while positive and negative space define the areas in otherwise open plan living. File away the staircase in your inspiration folders. Yes I know not to code in many countries but a work of art, a domestic sculpture. Inspiration doesn't always have to be practical. A dream, a fleeting thought. A joy. Like the fireplace in the kitchen. The true hearth in the home.

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Monday
Jun092014

Set in stone

A sandstone cottage has had new life breathed into it by Sydney based interior designers Morris Selvatico. (Time to confess that it is actually the home of one of the directors Amy Morris.) Exposed stone walls and quirky openings reveal the building age but black floors and modern but sympathetic finishes to the kitchen and bathroom bring the house into the 21st century. It is often hard to marry contemporary family living with heritage restraints but this stylish cottage comes up trumps.

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Sunday
Jun082014

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Saturday
Jun072014

Working on a Saturday

If you have to drag your sorry self into the office on a Saturday then it certainly helps if your work place looks as stylin' as this Surry Hills office by TFAD. Natural light, open space, fabulous art.

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Friday
Jun062014

Casa Kulanu

Casa Kulanu is a collaboration between interior designer Rela Gleason and architect Bobby McAlpine. This home is so stunning (although the decor is more traditional than I typically get excited about) - the windows are my absolute favourite (*sigh*) and the high ceilings, exposed beams and stonework are the icing on the cake. I am a little taken aback by the kitchen setup with 3 islands - not sure how conducive to decent flow that is. It's a bit strange but hey, THOSE WINDOWS! :-)

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