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Friday
Jan072011

Reader request - headboard-less beds

Today's reader request comes from Jenny: "Hi, can I do a request for a post on beds without headboards? I just got rid of my giant, oppressive headboard and I'm trying to style my room with my bed having just the Hollywood frame, but I need some inspiration. Thanks!" I too am a big fan of the simplicity of headboard-less beds and my bedroom is currently sporting this style. These photos should hopefully give anyone currently new at the headboard-less bed situation ideas on how to spruce up the bed without a potential monstrosity behind the pillows stealing the show.

Ekenstam
Lonny
Murdock Young
Nuevo Estilo
Per Magnus Persson
Riddarfjärden Fastighetsmäkleri
Hus & Hem
Pernilla Hed
Elle Decor
Apartment Therapy

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Friday
Jan072011

Dianna Snape and the art of architectural photography

Ever notice the difference between editorial photography and architectural photography? One conveys a story, the other an idea. The first is often styled and "contrived", a set, make believe. A room is tweaked and tarted to fit a storyline or an editor's vison. Architectural photography is a showcase. It tells the truth and trumpets the details of a designer's work. It concentrates on the big picture as well as the intricacies. Dianna Snape is one of this country's best architectural photographers. She takes the designer's creation and captures it for posterity, to educate and inspire. The rooms are beautiful in both but photographers like Dianna understand the architect's vision and her images are records of the beauty, as important as plans and elevations.

  

  

  

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Thursday
Jan062011

Some favourite vignettes of 2010

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Thursday
Jan062011

Fiddlesticks!

How amazing is this extension by Phooey Architects in Fitzroy North, Melbourne? It's rustic yet it's modern. Timber battens conjure ideas of woven baskets half completed. Internally it's simple yet stylish. A funky inner city home just a little bit different from the neighbours. Love the architects' profile ... "young, enthusiastic & progressive in design practice. They enjoy a coffee in the morning & a beer at night. In between, they are inspired & motivated by their diverse city community." Fiddlesticks! Architects and their designs should always be so cool! (Photography by Dianna Snape ... more on her tomorrow.)

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Wednesday
Jan052011

Some more favourite kitchens of 2010

{click on the photo to go to the original post...and click here to see my first set of favourite kitchens of 2010}

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