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Amor e locura

I thought I would share another stylish and unusual Australian store. I have a love of vintage and the found. amor e locura, "love and madness" imports the faded beauty of Argentina to the boho streets of Fitzroy Melbourne. Architectural antiques, furniture and collectibles .... love the grandeur, love the sadness, love the reuse, love the name.

Images from amor e locura


BNO design

A while back I posted about designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz's white NYC apartment. I glanced at his website recently and found many more incredible photos and thought I should do a second post to showcase more of his modern masterpieces. Here are some more of his residential spaces and a few from a hotel and a showhouse.


Black and white done right

The other day I came across some photos of the Manhattan pied-à-terre of Allen Schwartz, founder and design director of the fashion house ABS by Allen Schwartz. It was love at first site. I adore black and white rooms with a touch of colour and these photos are glorious representations of this. OH MY.

The apartment was designed by Rona Landman, whose portfolio was chock full of other delightfully modern spaces as well.


The Sun House

I loved our virtual stay at the Lunuganga in Sri Lanka so much I thought we’d head to the hills of Galle on the southern end of the island to stay in the 1860’s colonial home of a Scottish spice merchant. The Sun House is just the spot to relax, do nothing and soak up the feeling of a bygone era. Another drink or a dip in that pool? Decisions, decisions.

Images from the The Sun House


Shameless plugs

It appears Jo and I are embarking on some pretty big ventures at the moment and I wanted to take the time for a little shameless plug for each of us. Let's start with me, since I have a wee bit more at stake. My house is up for sale, and I'm really proud of ALL the work we've put into this place. But it's time for me to move on. So if anyone out there is looking for a townhouse renovated and decorated by yours truly in Ottawa (Kanata actually), send me an email and I'll give you more info. Some photos are below (click them for bigger and better view).

Jo has recently opened her Etsy store and it's stocked of some of the most amazing artwork. She is so freaking talented. And I am so fortunate to already own several of her pieces. I'm like a proud Mom. The first two are photos of ones I own, and the other two she has available in her shop, that I am also itching to own.