You know that feeling when you make a connection with a photograph. When you are flicking through the pages of one of your favourite magazines and there's an image that stays with you long after you've put it down. Way way back in early January 2007 I scanned and uploaded an image of a vintage map quilt to my flickr account that caused some interest. Part of the Elle Decoration feature on gallery Caparrelli the images included wonderful artwork by Susan Stockwell (those are her map dresses). Now I know who the photographer is. Viewing Sean Myers' portfolio is like revisiting old favourites. He photographed that story that I loved so long ago. He also took the amazing photos of a quirky Japanese retro styled home that I have loved for ages. You'll have to go to his portfolio to see those. While you are there you must must must see his personal work capturing a quirky and inspirational Greenwich House. I have loved his work for so long. Now I have the name!
"The work of our firm is built upon a series of oppositions that are meant to set up a dynamic tension: privacy and exposure, light and shadow, mass and plane. The site inspires the form. Through a careful response to its orientation, context and topography, we allow each design to evolve naturally from the character of its site. The ground anchors the design while the roof acts as a counterbalance unfolding above the landscape." Such wonderfully thought-out spaces and beautiful materials. I'm officially wowed.
Photos from Callas Shortridge Architects
I hate winter. Always have. Every winter I wonder what in the bloody hell I live in Ottawa for. This winter was especially bad. VERY. VERY. BAD. Hence my excitement that spring has finally arrived. Spring and summer mean more than just warm weather. It means having more spaces to decorate. :) I posted about the rattan patio set I just picked up, which is a great start to my backyard space. I thought I'd go through my photo stash and see if I could find some inspiration for everyone in my shoes who is just dying to get started outdoors.
|Living Etc.||Thom Filicia|
|Donna Griffith||Carl Dahlstedt|
|Alun Callender||Lynn Morgan|
|Virinia MacDonald||Elle Decor Italia|
|Elle Decor Italia||Stacey Brandford|
|Sunset Magazine||House Beautiful|
Run out now and grab the latest edition (May June) of Inside Out. I cannot begin to sing the praises of this Australian magazine. Honestly I believe it is one of the best shelter magazines out there and this brand new edition has me jumping up and down. I've taken a couple of photos of my copy to let you in on what's in store for you. The cover tells you that Liza Giles is inside (yes I know that we've all been salivating over her home since it appeared in Swedish Elle Interior) but wait there's more. OMG the New York apartment of Australian stylist Sibella Court and the über cool Greenwich Village digs of Aussie Andrew Egan (just a taste in the last pic).
Go now. Camp outside your favourite international magazine vendor's stall and buy yourself a copy. As we say here in Australia - do yourself a favour! It has nothing to do with my own obsession with bus rolls. I swear! (Click on the pictures for their full gorgeousness.)
Nick Pope has a knack for interior and still life photography. You could almost say he designs his shots, the composition and angles, the colour and light. His training as a furniture designer before he took up the camera as a profession is evident in his work. He inherently understands the "bones" of his subject matter. Don't miss his still life portfolio while you are at his rep's website.