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Friday
Jul162010

Sydney stalking

It has been hard to find houses to real estate stalk lately. The Australian house market has stalled and everyone is waiting with baited breath to see what happens next. It's not so much real estate stalking but real estate skimming, flicking from page to page and never stopping to stare through the virtual windows. Today's house is a very sophisticated, inner city pad. I'm imagining a stylish gentleman of a certain age with a successful career perhaps in a creative industry, many friends but no one special in his life or should that be no one person. He is an epicurian, a bon vivant, well travelled and always in demand. His dinner parties are legendary but alas he has so little time to relax these days. OK this is getting freaky. I feel I really am stalking the owner. Back to the house! Enjoy!

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Thursday
Jul152010

Meg Braff

Back in '07 Jo blogged about the remarkable portfolio of interior designer Meg Braff, mentionning her passion for color, fabric and pattern. Well, things haven't changed much in almost 3 years, as her portfolio is abundant with vibrant and fresh designs that are awe-inspiring. I particularly love her Asian touches. GORG!!

  
  

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Thursday
Jul152010

James R. Salomon

You can have a New York state of mind, California dreaming and London calling but can you have a New England vibe? James R. Salomon can. This talented photographer imbues his shots with a casual summer beach meets autumnal woods and long grass waving in a sea breeze sort of understanding. It's family and home, relaxed lifestyle and an every day easy elegance. It's the buzz of the city and the peace of the country. It's aspirational but not unobtainable. It's James' fabulous photos. So much more after the jump.

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Wednesday
Jul142010

Peter Margonelli

New Yorker Peter Margonelli can manipulate natural light in amazing ways. The resulting photographs are impactful and full of life. I was smitten with the photo above - nothing like pets on furniture to reel you in! (Check out a previous post of Peter's work here, and be sure to have a look at his 'blurs' landscape photo...so lovely).

  
  
  

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Wednesday
Jul142010

Architectus

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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