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Saturday
Jun122010

The weirdest long weekend reading guide

... and thanks for the long weekend!

Let me explain. It's a long weekend in most (but not all) of Australia. We are having an extra day off because it's Queen Elizabeth II 's birthday. Except that was back in April and I live in a country that is slowly moving towards a republic. Just a good Aussie excuse of a three day weekend. So happy belated birthday Liz, Queen of  the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. I bet they all celebrate your birthday on different days too! Does that mean 16 birthday cakes? For the rest of you welcome to our latest reading guide.

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

     

 

  

  

  

 

Friday
Jun112010

Country living

I just ate a whole bunch of lobster Jeff and I picked up at the airport that his parents had flown in from Prince Edward Island for my parents (30 lbs worth), so I am too full to come up with much to say as an intro to the following lovely photos of a completely renovated and modernized country home photographed by Stuart McIntyre and styled by the crazy-talented Katrine Martensen-Larsen. This place ain't too country now! It's eclectic and I'm loving all the white walls.

  
  

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Friday
Jun112010

+fotogénica

+ fotogénica - remember that name. They are the photography studio that has me so excited. There is something about Spanish design that is so hot at the moment. Their amazing interiors buy into the whole rustic trend so well but it's a sophisticated interpretation. Stylish but real. Steeped in history but refreshingly modern. And + fotogénica, a collaboration between Carlos Yagüe and Pili Molina understand the Spanish look so well. They are more than just photographer and stylist. They are editors and journalists, a graphic designer and a lover of images and design, of light and style. It's a holistic approach. No wonder their work appears in Interiores and Elle Deco. New photographer duo crush and I think I will have this one for quite some time. Although there are lots more gorgeous images after the jump you really really need to go to their site to see them at their best.

  

  

  

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Thursday
Jun102010

A perfectly styled apartment

A while back during a random google search I came across a feature on the Australian website mecho of a modern beach style apartment in Clovelly, Australia. Styled by Allison Warner and photographed by Natalie Hunfalvay, the following photos are so beautiful and the spaces soooo perfectly styled. Simply gorgeous.

Thursday
Jun102010

Reader's home

The other day Carolyn emailed with some adorable photos of her English bulldog for the next pet post (stay tuned Monday!), and also sent along some photos of her Victorian home in Leslieville, Toronto. Her house has great bones - some exposed brick, cool angled windows, loft, rooftop deck and her eclectic style brings to it all little bit 'o funk. Thanks for sharing with us Carolyn! (P.S. Although there's nothing wrong with Carolyn's photos, I was shocked to hear she's friends with photographer Virginia MacDonald and hasn't had Virginia photograph it for her!)

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