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Flickr finds - swings



1875 brick and sandstone cottage we may or may not buy

because there is another, a beautiful, beautiful other ......

WINKS - weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we've found and things we think you'll want to see. If you'd like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we'll link you. So what's in this week?



  • What's the old warning in showbiz? Never work with children or animals? I'm not going to heed the advice. First up we have Modern Playhouse ... giving kids a space of their own to dream and play. Fun and stylish!



  • Ok so here comes the animal part. Not quite decor in the strictest meaning but Kim and I couldn't resist these gorgeous pet portraits by Alexa Hanna of Doodlie Bop Pet Photography. I just want to rub all their bellies and crinkle up their ears. If you can hang your kids' portraits on the wall why not your fur babies?



  • Grant Sonnex is a contemporary furniture maker but just saying that is doing him an injustice. He's a master craftsman and his beautiful, sustainable furniture pieces are almost sculpture. My favourite? The Yup'ik chair, his interpretation of the classic Windsor chair.



  • Be still my beating heart. The Hepsi range of rugs by Loom. I will own you one day. I will. I will. Swoooooooon!!

Reader request - long narrow hallway

It's reader request time, and this one comes from Sarah. "I love your site, and wanted to write in with a design problem I'm facing in an NYC apartment into which I'm about to move. The apartment's front door opens into a very long, very narrow hallway with no room for furniture and no windows. Do you have any wall decoration recommendations to create a cool entrance effect?" Here are some inspirational photos for you Sarah. Now, some are not THAT narrow and have room for a bit of furniture but I found how the spaces were designed very intriguing (ie. the Domino mag photo after the jump).

Marie Claire Italy Target Living
Gaelle Le Boulicaut Elle Decor
Apartment Therapy Adrienne Chinn
Stuart McIntyre Margaret Mulligan
Sköna hem Eric Roth
jj Locations Location Works
Decor Demon Sköna hem


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Coffee cake and stalking


I had every intention of featuring a fabulous interior designer or a cool photographer today but I've been a bad girl and lingered too long over lattés and coffee cake with two blogger friends today. I've just rushed in the door and all I want to do is put my feet up and relax. It's exhausting chatting for hours and hours. So a stalking post it is today! No need to write wonderful prose about this and that. Just wack up the pictures and say "wow". Talk about not what you expected from the facade! The link to this Woollahra is here while it lasts.


Can I live here PUHLEASE?!?!

I found this home on Contemporist and had to re-post it here because I am completely in awe of the architecture. It's mind-blowingly AWESOME. And inspiring because Jeff and I are in the process of researching architects for the work we want to do to my ok OUR home and I would love to something even one iota as creative as this. The space was created by Spanish architect Héctor Ruiz-Velázquez and is the attic space of an early 20th century building in Madrid. It's composed of several different levels and angles yet it's continuous which makes the space appear much larger than it is (it being all white helps too)....and frankly, WAY more interesting. It's just plain NEAT-O.

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