I don't really know what to write as an intro to this post. Basically I am stressed out and preoccupied to the max and my brain is just not functioning up to par. My day job has been REALLY busy for ages, we're trying to get plans finished for the house which is a little tough working with an architect AND designers (both of whom are swamped), I have a French test (for said day job) the day after Easter weekend that if I don't pass may mean having to leave my team (where I have worked for my entire career as a public servant) and go back to programming - something I REALLY don't want to do. And I f*cking hate tests, especially verbal ones. With that whining, I leave you with some photos from Avotakka, a very cool Finnish magazine. (P.S. I really want to make a floor lamp like the one in the first photo.)
It has been so long since I gave my heart to a photographer and declared my undying love for their work. Must be at least a couple of weeks since I announced my last photographer crush (if you don't count Kim doing it for me in the last post). Oh how I love Mark Seelen's portfolio. Shot after gorgeous shot and always an eye for the quirky composition, capturing the richness of the light, the colours. Kim shared his work a couple of years ago but of course the website is updated with stunning shots. The first few here are of Australian artist David Bromley's Prahran studio and the last is the ultimate OMG music lurve room!
I promise this is my last beach stalking for the week. Today's beach home is not quite what you would expect from a seaside residence. It's darker, moodier and more masculine but it is still relaxed and focuses on bringing the outside in. It reflects its position further back from the sea in a canal estate. It's more urban resort than seaside chic and oh so cool. Love the garden ideas in this one. Link here while it lasts.