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Friday
Jan112008

The Duckpond - a reader's home


"I've just discovered your blog (and spent far too much time enjoying the
images). We've just about finished building our mudbrick home in the Yarra Valley, Victoria, and there are a few bits and pieces that may interest you ...." Cecilia.

The Duckpond is Jon & Cecilia Sharpley's photo journal that follows the progress of the building of their special home. It's an inspiring visit for anyone with an interest in energy efficient, alternative, or sustainable building. These are just a few photos of their hand forged balustrades, fallen gum branch bed and stick handles. Thanks Cecilia. You have a wonderful and environmentally sensitive home!

Thursday
Jan102008

Heather Jenkinson

Heather Jenkinson has a GREAT job. She is an interior stylist, who has worked on shoots for Elle Decoration and Living Etc. Styling, colour consultancy and personal shopping are among her functions. I'd take that job in a heartbeat. Especially if I got to decorate spaces as fabulous as the ones below.

Thursday
Jan102008

The joys of owning a 90ish year old home


This week has been a crazy week for me. I was stuck at home Monday and Tuesday with a leaky basement (we had VERY mild weather) and realized I had to get the eavestrough replaced on the left side of the house ($800). Then I had to skip work today because I had an electrician coming in to replace my electrical panel with breakers instead of fuses and some other minor stuff. ($2800). I have just GOT to plug the electrical company that came because they were SUPER nice, worked hard, and did a few extra things for me when they noticed some shady work in the basement. So anyone in Ottawa needing electrical work done, call Ellacott Electric. They rock and although I almost teared up when I wrote that cheque, I have a nice fuzzy feeling now that I know my house has less of a chance burning to the ground. And that photo above? Compared to what that used to look like, it's a work of ART.

Thursday
Jan102008

Dogs on furniture

Thanks to Biljana for sending in this photo of her dog Grappa (in back), and Grappa's mom Elsa. Looks like they had a great Christmas. Hope they got lots of toys and treats.

Thursday
Jan102008

Kate Hume

Kate Hume lives in Amsterdam and designs furniture, mouth-blown glass and interiors. Her style is incredible. Modern and luxurious, with lots of fun contemporary art. Her work has been showcased in museums and exhibitions around the world and featured in magazines like Architectural Digest, Elle Decoration and Metropolitan Home. So hard to choose only a handful of photos to post...