Thursday
Aug252011

Love? Hate?

I have had this apartment stored in my "blog this" folder for ages and for some reason haven't bothered blogging it yet. When I found it last night I could not figure out if I love it or hate it. A bit too modern? Maybe. I don't know how annoying it would be to have your living room facing the kitchen lengthwise like that. Some of the furniture, accessories and artwork is really not doing anything for me. The wraparound curtains in the bedroom (and a bit in the living room) are driving me insane. So are all those odd little rectangular potlights. I do love the kitchen (where's the fridge??), the bathroom, the fireplace, the hardwood floors, the GLASS! FLOOR!, the staircase, and the soaring ceilings. (Via Per Jansson Fastighetsförmedling AB)

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Thursday
Aug252011

The writing's on the wall

Salad sandwiches and real estate stalking for lunch today. I wish I had lived in a place as indie cool as this when I was younger. A great mix of classic mid century hip and an irreverent DIY approach. Don't be fooled though. It's  not a student house. The artwork and the prize retro pieces (like the atomica coffee machine) mean big bucks or savy shopping. Today's house is in one of my favourite parts of Sydney, Redfern. It will of course sell for an obscene amount then be renovated into a sterile "contemporary meets heritage" montage  of big box catalogues and high end fittings. It has real estate "potential" written all over those walls. Shame. I kinda like it's funky probably soon to be former self. Link here while it lasts.

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Wednesday
Aug242011

Random weirdness

WTF?!?!
{Maybe I should have added a big box filled with grass in my house reno plans, that way my cats would maybe stop bugging me to tie them up outside, and they could go eat the grass whenever they so desired and then barf it up all over my rugs}

via Mires

Wednesday
Aug242011

Kelly Deck 

It's been ages since Jo blogged about Vancouver interior designer Kelly Deck. I stumbled across some of her work recently in a magazine and was pleased to find many fabulous spaces on her website crying out for an updated post. I always thought of her as the queen of exteriors but it appears she certainly knows what she's doing on the inside as well. Her kitchens and bathrooms are what dreams are modern and totally dreamy.

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Wednesday
Aug242011

Happy Birthday Kim

... and Julia (Kim's twin sister). Mickey couldn't let today pass with telling you how much he loves you.