Rove Concepts

Smart Design Studio

It's young, it's hip, it's hot. It's Smart Design Studio. Turn a page in the best shelter mags here in Australia and this Sydney architectural design studio has yet another fabulous space featured. It's contemporary, it's sleek, it's stylish and I can't do it justice here on the blog. You MUST visit the website to drink it all in. Australian design is sizzling at the moment and Smart Design Studio is starting a lot of fires!



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...after this dining room.

I adore the Dear Ingo by Ron Gilad for Moooi light fixture (and my fav new store carries it here!), the thick wooden table, the Thonet bentwood armchairs, the Flos Toio floor lamp... but I could do without that rug.
Styled by Victoria Backman.


Jamo associates, again

We've featured Japanese design firm Jamo associates a couple of times already (here and here) but I happened across their site again and noticed some fab spaces we haven't already posted. And that's all I have to say about that as I fight a bad cold - my nose is about to drip on my keyboard.

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Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen


Word on the weekend that photographer Richard Power has a new book in release sent me scooting to his website to see what else was new. That is where I found this wonderful Copenhagen home shot by Richard. Great house, fab photos. Not your typical scandi all white at all! Eastern influences, a little faded boudoir feel, statement artwork, old mixed with new and ... taxidermy (?!)





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Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"My sister's family dog, Harry Potter Grey, enjoying the morning sun at our cottage on the U.S. side of Lake Erie. Junk shop chair & Ikea shelf. Halloween bandanna from the groomer...."
- Martta

"Bruno is our love! He is a Balinese boy, loves glamorous furniture and he lives in Sweden."
- Tina

"Peanut is such a snob.  After we got our new sofa, he wouldn't even think about going on the old loveseats.  ;)"
- Julie (Minneapolis, MN)

"Magnolia Celementine soaking up the sunshine on her princess bed, her favorite spot in our house!"
- Alexandra & Olivia (Richmond, Virginia)

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