Sunday
Feb192012

Some purchases, a contest and a little fun with tape

I was contacted recently by Canadian furniture and home decor company Urban Barn to partake in a blogger contest involving chairs, a competition, an auction and charities. I don't think there's much in the works publicly yet, although check it out on Twitter via the hashtag #customchairitycompetition. Due to this competition I had to pay my local Urban Barn store a visit last week. Of course, I could not leave empty handed (this is why I try and avoid home decor stores - I can't stop myself). I picked up a few things, including one sale item I could NOT pass up...yet another freaking lamp (it was half price! 89!) . This one is so cool I had to have it, even though I have to box it up and store in my basement until the new house materializes.

The shade is MASSIVE (2' long and 2' wide at the bottom) and drapey which I adore, and the tripod base is cool. 

This crinkly STUFF basket came in 3 sizes. I snapped up the middle one for $14. I realize now I have a basket addiction. 

My frame/pegboard jewelry holder has reached it's capacity so I thought a new necklace/bracelet holder would be useful (by Umbra for $17).

Everytime I stop in at Urban Barn I always leave with some sort of vase-like object. They have really funky ones, and no I did not need another but they had 3 vases that looked like crushed cans or bottles so I picked up the little one that looked like a pop can for $6.

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Saturday
Feb182012

Stalking on a Saturday

South Yarra, Melbourne. One townhouse, one apartment. Both by Melbourne architectural and development firm Neometro. Strong sense of place and space. Rugged, almost industrial use with concrete juxtaposed with understated luxury. It's about buildings wearing in not wearing out. Real estate stalking on a Saturday. Links here and here while they last.

Update: The interiors are by Kerry Phelan Design Office and photography by the incomparable Derek Swalwell.

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Friday
Feb172012

Have a great weekend!


via Avotakka

Friday
Feb172012

Sara Drougge

It's been a loooooong, somewhat torturous week and thank gawd it's Friday. I am in need of some pretty photos for a little pick-me-up. I think some interiors from the portfolio of Swedish photographer Sara Drougge will do the trick. Love the home in the first couple of photos (but odd how it's built right into rock - interesting view out of the patio doors).

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Friday
Feb172012

Off the wall

The end of the week and the beginning of a photographer crush on Craig Wall. Super shots. Bolts of bright colour, clever composition, an artist's eye. Hello! You wooed me with photos as pretty as the flowers on the other side of your lens and then had me with your bright light wonders. Spring in my step now I've seen these.

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