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Friday
Jun292007

Drake Design Associates

Jamie Drake is a genius with colour. His portfolio is brilliant, and this Fifth Avenue loft really stood out. "Surprise and movement - that's what I like. Colors both ground and animate this space, whether washing in yellow or popping with pink. High gloss lacquer, antique mirror and rich silk velvets and shantungs polish up the eclectic mix of furnishings."

Friday
Jun292007

Much love

I find this photo totally endearing. So simple and serene and just .... *sigh*.

Friday
Jun292007

Punchy chandeliers


Did you see these amazing chandeliers in this kitchen by Civility Design that Kim included in her kitchen post yesterday? What a way to pack a punch in a room. For a couple of days now Pink from Casapinka has been wrestling with a colourful chandelier dilemma herself. Not sure if I'm into the orange myself but those light fittings are a big statement. Love a bit of drama and fun in a room. What do you think?

Images from Civility Design

Friday
Jun292007

Antonia Hutt

Antonia Hutt's understanding of the exceptional and her love for refinement are the core of her design philosophy. So says her website and I think these pictures reinforce that belief. These jewel like spaces speak of her training in the arts, silversmithing, jewellery and allied crafts. Her grounding in fine antiques led her into interior architecture. Based in Los Angeles her work draws on her exceptional taste and wealth of experience.

Friday
Jun292007

Playboy Town House


"The discerning city-dweller of individual ways and comfortable means is turning more and more to the superb outlets for decorative and architectural self-expression inherent in the town house ......." Playboy, May 1962.





To see the full page scanned images of this 1962 classic article (and didn't they buy Playboy for the articles?!) you'll find it here. Take the time to read the article. It's a scream. Remember Playboy isn't just for the "room" porn. Thanks to the team at Meathaus Enterprises for their selfless act of scanning and posting this classic.