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Wednesday
Mar032010

Stalking in two minds

I've been stalking again and have found a warehouse in Sydney. I'm in two minds though. I love many things about this conversation and others just don't do it for me. The intimate spaces are fabulous. That bathroom is so much fun and has just the right amount of glamour. I love the room with the red couch. Is it because of its smaller scale? The open living areas are spectacular but the bells aren't ringing for me I'm afraid. Is it the styling? Are the real estate photos that conform to the real estate mantra of get it all in shot, don't miss a well apppointed thing the problem? If a good photographer and a clever stylist controlled the shoot would I be "ooohing" and "aaahing"? My favourite spots in this house - the roof top garden with hints of the historic facade and the wine cellar carved from the sandstone beneath. Just lock me in the cellar and throw away the key. It will be a noble death! Here while the link lasts.

Tuesday
Mar022010

Gunkelman Flesher

It's been quite some time since Minneapolis interior design firm Gunkelman Flesher has been featured on DTI so how about a long-overdue encore. They have an undeniable creativity and unique use of colour, but on the other hand a wonderful ability to keep things muted yet still eye-catching. I love the lines of the furniture used throughout. Captivating, sophisticated and timeless.

  
  
  

Tuesday
Mar022010

John Jacob

Sophisticated and glamorous but with just a touch of the earthy. It's a look that is grounded and yet well travelled. It's part grand tour, part drama and tension, part family estate, part luxury hotel,  part Out of Africa and always elegant. South African interior designer John Jacob doesn't just interpret his client's needs and he creates a dream home. Sundown drinks on the patio? Maybe after a soak in the tub ... glass in hand of course.

  

  

  

  

  

Monday
Mar012010

Swanky

I was scoping out the portfolio of architecture and interior design firm West Chin the other day to see if there were more photos I could showcase here that Jo hadn't already done in her post back in June. I came across a swanky pad that I thought was worthy of it's own post. This flat is modern but not too harsh, with funky bits here and there (including a couple sets of boobs and a pair of diaper chairs), and even some cute spaces for the kids (the parents must lock them in their rooms for fear of dirty hands on the furniture). FAB!

  
  
  
  

Monday
Mar012010

Hey ho it's retro!

"For the newly-wed, the about to-be-wed or indeed any young couple, setting up home is one of the most exciting of adventures. But although it is - and should be - a marvellous experience, real problems can arise which may create anxieties, perhaps even mar the pleasure of the occasion." - introduction from The Complete Homemaker,  edited by Isabel Moore, Marshall Cavendish, London, 1976. And here dear readers are some of the solutions for a harmonious life together. Enjoy!