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Monday
Sep152014

It's a jungle out there

Crazy busy day. Crazy busy week. Driving me crazy. Oh to be sitting in this jungle like garden by Brazilian designer Alex Hanazaki. A green dream. A fantasy of foliage.

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Sunday
Sep142014

Blog favourites as of late

Saturday
Sep132014

Stalking leftovers

It's about time! I've been stalking but not sharing and it has to end. As you know I am fussy, particular, choosy, picky and hard to please. Not quite right, bad photos, more photos please, house is amazing furniture is deplorable, can't quite put my finger on it listings but all with something that has me nodding "yes". It's a bumper offering this week. We have the usual terrace houses, some retro gems that need saving, my first fish tank stalking and Jamie Durie's house. Some have even sold I've been holding onto to them so long! Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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Friday
Sep122014

Glebe House Tour 2014 - part 2

Here are some photos of Bob's outdoor spaces. I could spend hours hanging out in his backyard - it has EVERYTHING. (You'll see!)

The view from the second floor balcony. 

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Friday
Sep122014

Glebe House Tour 2014 - part 1

I have been fortunate to have been involved in a local event here in Ottawa for the past few years. The Glebe is one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in Ottawa and on Sept 21st, several of its residents are opening their homes to those who enjoy snooping in strangers homes! COUNT ME IN! (Details, where to get tickets etc. for the tour HERE) It is a lot of fun and my husband and I have had a blast each time we have participated in the tour (p.s. posts from previous tours here, here and here). This past weekend I was lucky to have had a personal tour of one of the homes included in this year's tour. It is owned by Bob, an awesome guy who is a bachelor and recently retired and his home is one of the coolest I have ever seen on this tour (this one is for sure a must-see!). Bob had his house built about 10 years ago, and ever since I first drove by it some time ago I have been dying to get a peek inside. 

And so my tour begins.... (I just want to apologize for the amount of photos in this post but I did not want you to miss anything). 

Right from the front entrance there is exposed ductwork - Bob is a fan of industrial design elements as you will see throughout his home.

At the beginning of the tour Bob mentioned that most of the furniture in his home was not purchased - it is from friends, hand-me-downs, trash finds etc. His friends have pretty good taste. :)

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