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Friday
Mar212008

Closet ideas

I'm puttering about my house today, cleaning and rearranging furniture (see my Flickr photos for that). At one point I happened to be IMing with my "mother-in-law" and I mentionned that I've been thinking about tearing out the closet in my bedroom since I don't really use it (I use the second bedroom as a dressing room and it has a decent size closet). She, being the intelligent person that she is, mentionned how that wouldn't be such a great idea for resale. Sometimes I like to forget about resale and think about ME, but she had a point. She then sent me these photos she scanned from the magazine she was reading, because she had thought of our conversation about closets. This got me thinking. I'm still leaning towards getting rid of the closet, but these are GREAT ideas and got my creative juices flowing. So if you're doing some spring cleaning too, and have a closet that just collects junk, why not turn it into a cute little office space? Or even a little reading niche?

Photos from April issue of Ladies Home Journal

Friday
Mar212008

Easter reading guide part 1


4 days! 4 days without your favourite blogs! What are you going to do? There is always the satisfaction gained from stuffing your face with easter eggs but Desire to Inspire is here to save you from the calorie overload. Yes it's part one of our holiday reading guide. Over the long weekend we'll post not one but 4 reading guides. Close to 80 blogs to gorge on. It's the usual story. Some I've been reading for a while, others I've just found. Some are bigger than others (let's call it a celebration of the little guys and the not so little guys who are well on their way). Some aren't in English and some aren't completely about interior design or decoration. All have lots of archives to plunder. Good luck and if you overdose on blogs I hear that chocolate bunnies are a proven antidote.




If all 4 of these guides aren't enough to satiate your blog addiction this long weekend then check out our earlier guides here.

Thursday
Mar202008

Happy long weekend

Happy long Easter weekend everyone. May you enjoy tons of chocolate and family get-togethers. Thanks to Angie for emailing with a link to this great photo she took at her inlaws house, a house filled with cutesy grandma kitsch. I love me some kitsch. What kitsch has to do with Easter I don't know, but Jo already posted chocolate bunnies.

Thursday
Mar202008

Dan Duchars


Dan Duchars is a London-based photographer who has shot for all sorts of magazines - Living Etc., Image Interiors and Homes & Gardens to name a few, and for clients such as Cath Kidston, IKEA and Harrods. He is so talented in his ability to capture the essence of a space, using natural light to give them a soft look. And the dark magenta wall colour in the photo above? FAB!

Thursday
Mar202008

Wolveridge Architects


With a base in gritty urban Collingwood in Melbourne, Australia Wolveridge Architects design a broad range of project types but are especially well known for their work in coastal and rural areas. Core to their designs is exploring the relationship of the site and its environs and the role of ecologically sustainable designing using passive design techniques and sustainable building systems and recycled materials. Green never looked so urban.