Sharm (whose family is from Malaysia but who has just bought her first apartment in Oslo, Norway with her husband) sent me a link to paradise and I've been daydreaming over the photos ever since. "Sekeping Serendah is a private retreat attempting to tread lightly on the land. The very transparent and open sheds celebrate the beauty of the natural environment surrounding them. The sheds are intentionally kept basic and free from lavishness. They are seen more as ‘glorified tents’ to provide basic shelter for its inhabitants as they commune with the land." Sekeping Serendah, an hour drive north of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, consists of 5 sheds set within 5 acres of tropical rainforest. The glass, mud and timber sheds float gently over the forest floor beside a bubbling brook. Terima kasih Sharm!
Images from Sekeping Serendah
Back in April, Jo blogged about the home of Ilse Crawford, the founding editor of Elle Decoration. We have occasionally posted photos from her website, but it's full of so many more awesome photos of spaces she has designed that I figured it was about time to dedicate a post to her talent at interior design.
Elizabeth Zeschin is a New York City photographer who has won several awards and has been published in magazines such as Elle Decor, House and Garden, Martha Stewart Living and photographed the Martha Stewart Garden Book. Her portfolio is incredible. The photos have such a strong presence and that pink kitchen? That is definitively going in my file of photos to base my new kitchen renovation on.
I came across the website of Sixx Design recently and although Jo blogged about this husband and wife design team some time ago, I realized there were MANY more amazing spaces that hadn't been included in her post. Such fun hits of colour, awesome modern art and just an all around air of eclecticism. I love it all.