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Thursday
Aug282008

Rendered me almost speechless


We love getting emails about topics our readers think we'd like to post about, and this is definitively one of my favourites. A huge thanks to Joy who wrote us the following email: "I live in Arizona and just received my new issue of Dwell in the mail. In the My House section is a home built by a young man named Blake Dollahite. With the help of his father and after 4 years of effort, the home was complete. Blake decided to build the furnishings himself, everything from cabinetry to the coffee table to the bed to the media cabinet. For the home, and its finishings and furnishings he used reclaimed/recycled products almost exclusively and to stunningly simple, warm, intelligent and inviting effect. I was so impressed with the results I read the article 3 times. :) Anyway, I thought I'd pass along the info to you two. Link to Blake's company's site which features a gallery of his home -- http://ruraltheory.com/"

I CANNOT WAIT for my issue to arrive, because Blake is a genius. Joy read the article 3 times, I bet I would have read it 4. I adore the simplicity of this house, and I was so blown away when I saw all the before photos on his website, as well as the detail photos of his handmade furniture. You have GOT to go look. Doesn't hurt either that Blake sure knows how to take beautiful photos. And he's got a really cute dog. :)

Thursday
Aug282008

Shanghaied


I'm actually on a few days off at the moment. Not the "few days off, book a room at the beach" type days off but the "sew the roman blinds, upholster the day bed, change out the drawer pulls in the bathroom " kind of days off. Right now, as I'm covered in navy paint and finishing the second roman blind does not look at all appealing, I can always dream that I've booked into JIA, Shanghai. After a hard day's shopping in one of China's most exciting cities perhaps a little room service before venturing out for even more shopping. Would someone shanghai me to Shanghai? Please?


Images from JIA, Shanghai

Wednesday
Aug272008

Polly Wreford

Polly Wreford's portfolio is filled with beautiful photographs of bright and airy spaces. I love all of them, and I've got to admit that she has photographed some of the most incredible bedrooms I've ever seen.

Wednesday
Aug272008

Fiona Newell Weeks


Stepping into a room by Fiona Newell Weeks is like stepping into a box of Ladurée macarons. Rich, intense and at times surprising colours are a signature of her work. Creative and with great attention to detail, she describes her rooms as traditional with a twist. Pattern too is paramount, layered and curated and often just as vibrant as the colour palette.

Wednesday
Aug272008

Tim Griffith


Every so often a photographer's portfolio holds something more than pretty pictures of rumbled beds and blowsy flowers. Every so often I find myself experiencing the great buildings of the world through another person's eyes. Tim Griffith is an Aussie architectural photographer who has captured the work of the world's leading architects. Tim thought his work might be a tad too purist for you but he has some stunning residential photos to tempt you in. It's when you get to his website that you can marvel at the work of architects such as Renzo Piano (love love love the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Noumea), WOHA and Frank Gehry. Don't miss his historical portfolio either for a glimpse at the architectural marvels of the past. Oh and his Beijing work for it's monumental presence.....