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Friday
Nov062009

News flash

Some of you regulars may be wondering why we haven't posted anything today. We are sticklers for never missing a day so let me explain. Jo and I have been busy lately. Well, more than usual. You see, we've been talking for quite a while about updating the blog and giving it a bit more of a professional look. (Especially since the blog was designed by me and despite the fact that I work on web applications for a living, I am NO designer). And we wanted to get off Blogger and go with something a bit more customizable. So when we heard from Erica at Squarespace over the summer, we were stoked to try out what they had to offer. We are finally ready to get the ball rolling on this, so this afternoon hopefully you will see a brand spanking new desire to inspire. And I am hoping everything will work swimmingly but let's just say that if you see something wonky, you've been warned. Do feel free to email us if there's anything not working or if you have any concerns. We really hope you will all dig the new look and the new pages we'll have available for your daily perusal.

We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who reads our little blog, some of you daily, and for those folks who leave comments, which we read every single one. Thanks muchly for all the love and support.

****Update: Due to technical difficulties the new blog may not be available today, but we'll keep on truckin'.

Thursday
Nov052009

How much is too much?

I found this warehouse conversion on Location Partnership the other day and it had me cracking up. I wasn't sure whether to run away screaming or gasp in delight (although leaning much closer to running away). The site says this home is a testament to the wonderful world of kitsch. I don't even know if I'd call this kitsch - it's more just a collection of completely random vintage pieces. But maybe that's the definition of kitsch. So I goggled "kitsch" and Wikipedia says "Contemporaneously, kitsch also (loosely) denotes art that is aesthetically pretentious to the degree of being in poor taste, as well as, applying to industrially-produced art-items that are considered trite and crass." So maybe it is kitsch. :) What do you think? Love it or hate it? Would living here make you insane?


Thursday
Nov052009

Under Milk Wood


Dreaming. Dreaming of these other worldly spaces captured by photographer Dylan Thomas. (I couldn't help the reference to his famous namesake.) The images are strong, bold. Almost like a peeping tom, the viewer is drawn into the photos. I am in awe of the red (the home of Lord Snowdon - Thomas was his assistant for 5 years), enticed by the faded glamour. The rest of his portfolio is as intriguing, as potent.

Wednesday
Nov042009

I'll take one of these to go

I absolutely adore the home of model An Oost and her boyfriend. It's a mansion in Ghent, Belgium that they run as a bed & breakfast. It's got great bones, and I am smitten with all the classic mid-century found throughout and the quirky touches like one orange doorway and a beanbag chair in the bathroom.

Photos by De Baerdemaeker Kat via OWI

Wednesday
Nov042009

Tim Clinch encore


When I first found Tim Clinch's portfolio last year I was taken by the way he captured the essence of the European homes in his photographs. You could almost feel the warm summer breeze in the south of France, hear insects throbbing in the olive trees, smell the coffee wafting from the local cafe. He has an uncanny ability to transport you to another world, a romantic world, a chic getaway for daydreaming. The new shots on his website have me dreaming all over again.