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Friday
Oct292010

Friday lovelies

I'm kinda swamped with blog work (besides getting this post done) so I took a quick peek through my photo stash and found many photos from Period Living, a site that I have become smitten with. The tile floors, exposed beams and country charm always do it for me. I often crave much more modern spaces but it's eye candy nonetheless. Enjoy your Friday folks!

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Friday
Oct292010

Down at the end of the garden with Michael Wee

Here it is the end of the week and I'm still lost in Michael Wee's portfolio. This time I've been wandering through the stunning gardens he has photographed. I'm particularly taken by the city backyards. Small spaces, clever ideas and great shots by Michael.

  

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Thursday
Oct282010

Reader request - antique bathtub

Time for this week's reader request: "My name is Gisela Diaz and I'm a Spanish girl living in Portugal. Recently I bought a antique bathtub. I been looking for that for more than ten years, and finally I got it. I would like to ask you for some inspiration to restore it and to install it." I went through my stash of bathroom photos and found some featuring antique bathtubs - mainly clawfoot - to show Gisela the placement/colours/taps and whatever else she may need to figure out. I am completely jealous. I have wanted a clawfoot tub for a long time. Actually, I'd settle for any tub that is large enough to take a bath in (and have adequate water coverage). Last time I took a bath I was probably 8 years old. In all the homes I have rented/bought I have never had a decent tub. I think it's about time I get one....

Hus & Hem
Lonny
Marie Claire Italy
Elle Decor
Shootspaces
Light Locations
Living Etc.
Homes & Gardens

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Thursday
Oct282010

Running, worrying, freaking, stalking

I'm running behind with my packing. I'm starting to worry. Actually I'm freaking out. Still got time for stalking though. Melbourne's inner suburbs are well known for their warehouse and workshop conversions. Here's one in Richmond. Historic industrial facade (the Richmond Fire Station stables), sleek minimalist interior. Link here while it lasts.

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Wednesday
Oct272010

Françoise Bollack Architects (part 2)

As I promised earlier today, here is project #2 from Françoise Bollack Architects. The detail is incredible - I am smitten with the hardwood floors, the deep windows, the moldings, the kitchen...

"This project consists of the renovation of a four thousand square feet duplex in the Osborne Apartments, a New York City landmark located at 57th Street and 7th Avenue. The work includes combining two rooms to create a large kitchen, renovating all bathrooms and bedrooms. Sustainable "green" materials are used in several areas: cork for the kitchen floor, and IceStone counter tops (a green material made of recycled glass). New, properly counterweighted, double hung wood windows glazed with insulating, laminated glass will improve the performance of the exterior wall by controlling heat loss, heat gain and noise transmission. Our approach carefully knits the new with the old by using traditional materials installed with traditional methods and finishes specific to this particular building (an iridescent floor tile in the bathrooms for example)."

  
  

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