Enoki is a multi-disciplinary firm from South Australia that specializes in visual communication and interior architecture (somewhat of an odd pairing - they can design a home or create a corporate identity system). Their style of interiors is modern and sleek and bright with white. I want that laundry room something fierce.
We received an email a couple days ago that without a doubt had to be shared with you all: "I'm Lady, an advertising creative from Manila and an avid reader and fan of your blog. You've featured our cat Kitty Bang Bang once on Monday's Pets on Furniture. For the past year, my boyfriend and I have been constantly inspired by your featured interiors to improve our new home. Having an artist father, I've therefore asked him to paint a mural on our dining room wall, to break the sparseness of the space." Oh, to have an artist for a father! This mural is fantastic!!! Thank you so much for sharing Lady!
What is it about Brazillian design that makes it so hot?! It's bold and brash, brave and beautiful. It's never precious but always fun. This is the portfolio of São Paulo architect Vitor Penha. The texture, the mix of modern and midcentury, wood and brick cheek and jowl with plastic and metal. It looks found and thrown together but it is very clever design. Hot? It sizzles! P.S. Please design gods may I have that first staircase and that double height wall of steel and glass? Hang it can I just have that first apartment. (Thanks Sandro for the link!)
A big thanks to reader Sheyla for sending along the link to her favourite Spanish shelter magazine called Nuevo Estilo (she lives in Holland and has found it in stores there). Their website is phenomenal, with tons of huge photos. I had a hard time narrowing down my favs for this post, but here most of them are... (And check out perhaps the coolest kitchen island EVER after the jump).
... is a very special place. Where fantasy and folly meet greenery and stone. Old sits with new made old and cool breezes ruffle scented foliage. In the heat of the day blue water beckons and secret garden rooms are filled with forgotten treasures. Michael Trapp travels the world to find antiques and architectural fragments to weave his magic at the bottom of a very special garden.