Rove Concepts
Friday
Nov042011

Steendyk

Steendyk is a Brisbane based design studio that brings a sculptural quality to their work. The practice is passionate about sustainability but also about exploring the beauty of a space. Elegant solutions to subtropical design problems. The first home is an inner city timber cottage that explores the past and contrasts it with the needs of the future. Indoor and outdoor boundaries are blurred. The second house also explores the concepts of in and out along with shadow and light, screen and privacy, penetration and passive solar orientation at the same time embracing Steendyk's love of the sculptural.

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Thursday
Nov032011

Home of a glamourai

A couple of weeks ago I blogged a little peek into the home of fashion bloggers Jane and Judy Aldridge. Today I thought I'd share a little bit of Kelly Framel's home. Her fashion blog the glamourai is one of my daily must-reads. Kelly's NYC apartment is fabulous decked out in my favourite colours (black, white, brass and silver) with a glam Hollywood Regency vibe. And check out her adorable pooch!

Thursday
Nov032011

Paul Raeside update

I have been a huge fan of Paul Raeside's photography for quite some time (Jo is as well) and always find his work so intriguing. Perfect compositions and OMG how he makes the natural light work in his favour so beautifully. On a side note, when I came across these photos I immediately sent the photo above to my husband, and told him we need to tile something in the new house with those beautiful black matte tiles.

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Thursday
Nov032011

Beautiful

 

The colours, the light, the rug, the shot. Another stunning photo by Canadian snapper Virginia MacDonald.

Thursday
Nov032011

Jewel box garden

Formal hedges, luscious green. Like cut and polished precious emeralds. Sparkling pool, stone and tile. Manicured loveliness in suburban Hurstville, Sydney. A magnificent urban oasis by foremost Australian landscape designer Paul Bangay.

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