Rove Concepts
DHgate has all for travelling


Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney. A body of work from education and public buildings to residential and sustainable design. Architecture, interiors, urban design and planning. A large and prestigious firm. But I'm going to adjust the focus down. Down to the intimate. Down to the individual and down to the home. Love these residential designs from Architectus. They address the site beautifully, embrace the occupants, provide stylish shelter within well considered spaces. Much more after the jump.

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Billinkoff Architecture

I stumbled upon the website of architecture firm Billinkoff based out of Manhattan that provides architecture, planning and interior design services. Their modern designs are streamlined and chic and sleek, without being cold and impersonal. Their not-so modern designs excel in their own right and are the coolest cottage-y spaces I've seen in a while. I'm in love with it all. And I'm taking notes. (See the more countrified spaces after the jump).

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Studio Public

Alistair Graham, creative director of the new, small, yet highly creative interior design company Studio Public in the UK sent us a little taste of his latest project. A seaside getaway for a city couple. Can you imagine soaking in that tub? Not to mention that shower! It's a fabulous sleek minimal interpretation with a restrained luxury. The perfect getaway within your getaway.

P.S. The photo of the sea scene is an artwork printed to the glass screen dividing the bath and walk in shower!


Bruce Hemming

A good photographer makes my day. A damn fine one just makes it better. Welcome to the portfolio of Bruce Hemming. Don't you just love that first picture. It's so much fun! I think it's Bruce's use of natural light that appeals the most and the fact that these are real spaces, homes you could imagine yourself living in. What I can't show you here is his panoramas. through his lens rooms, houses, resorts come to life. Move around. Take it all in. He's a wizard. Check out this one!


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Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

Lots more after the jump!

"Here is my Kranksy (part dachshund). He loves to be with me every part of the day and follows me around from room to room.
1 -  he is sitting in my study
2 - on my lounge.
both pics show him staring out the windows, hoping he'll get a walk.
- Tiel (
Brisbane, Australia)

"This is Zooey, our three-year-old super-soft cat."
- Whitney

"here is jackson our 3 yr. old pup lounging on our bed (headboard from west elm, duvet and shams from target and letters from anthropologie)"
- Joanne

"PHOTO #1 pic taken in paris. dogs names are Jessie & Atlas. loving their fav vintage chesterfield.
PHOTO #2 dogs names are Boss & Atlas. another fav vintage chair
we have 3 dogs, each take turns sharing chairs with each other, super cute.
- Samantha

"Here is my Mazsi ( Plum ) laying on my fav dark red sofa :)"
- Racz (Hungary)

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