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Tuesday
Feb122008

Crosson Clarke Carnachan


New Zealand architects Crosson Clarke Carnachan design beautiful honest spaces in quite striking places. Strong locations need empathy and this firm has a wonderful grasp of place and purpose. "At CCCA we are constantly striving to understand what is motivating the world around us. As a creative team we observe change and this informs our ideas....CCCA believe good design will produce functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces and buildings that have an enduring quality over time." Inspiring work.


Remember when you first posted that top picture way back in May Kim? I came across a number of New Zealand sites recently and I was reminded how strong their portfolio is. Just had to share more.

Monday
Feb112008

Kenneth Brown


Soon after this blog came to be, I posted about designer Kenneth Brown's beach retreat. I happened upon his website recently and discovered many more gorgeous photos of his work. He seems to LOVE wallpaper (me too!) and mixing many patterns and textures. (And any designer willing to incorporate a chopper in their designs tops my list!) Great eye-candy!

Monday
Feb112008

Have you seen?


My favourite Aussie shelter magazine has to be Inside Out. "Inspiring homes with heart" is how the cover reads. A must subscribe! It certainly delivered this month. Just look at these two finds featured on their pages.


What started as a wedding present has grown into a business. Sydney design duo Marika Järv and Alice Flynn are Print Dolls reproducing a range of destination rolls from old trams, buses and trains. Sydney stops are available now with other cities to come. Their website is under construction but the contact details are there if you can't wait.


Interior architect Anna Keen just couldn't find the right dog house for her styling pooch. That is until she designed her own. Barchitecture offers a range of too cute doggie decor. Check out the designer wallpaper!

Monday
Feb112008

Retro beauties


This week's retro overload comes from Family Circle Home Decorating Guide. Hundreds of Great Ideas to Beautify Your Home, New York Times Company, 1973. Oh the patterns! Oh the colours! Oh the bizarre blow up seal in the last photo! Oh my poor sore head! Is that a suzani from the 70's? I guess everything old is new again.

Sunday
Feb102008

Flickr finds - Saarinen

MoakidiHoodlam
mismisimossfgirlbybay
lexuhAlex Brey
dotdotisdeadlukewho
beeeeejStebbi
Lorena & DavidMoakidi
paper ponyjoel_pirela
m.bibelotDervala

While digging around Flickr for these photos I came across the following from Flickr user stereolab. Here's the description of the photo below: "we made the floors in polished concrete, but a big crack appeared between the dining area and the lounge room. my idea was to make a bigger opening, and plant some dracenas, and cover the dirt with local river rocks." FREAKING BRILLIANT!!!