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Wednesday
Oct242007

David Duncan Livingston

As much as I love David Duncan Livingston's portfolio and admire his amazing talent, it's his bio info that brings a smile to my face.

"In second grade David sold ivy door to door. By fifth grade he was moving furniture around his bedroom and arranging his seaglass collection. In eighth grade he first put a camera to his eye. David now photographs homes, their surrounding landscapes, the people who live in them, those who design them and the things they hold within ...." He had a designer's eye growing up and he still has it!

Wednesday
Oct242007

Amor e locura


I thought I would share another stylish and unusual Australian store. I have a love of vintage and the found. amor e locura, "love and madness" imports the faded beauty of Argentina to the boho streets of Fitzroy Melbourne. Architectural antiques, furniture and collectibles .... love the grandeur, love the sadness, love the reuse, love the name.

Images from amor e locura

Tuesday
Oct232007

BNO design

A while back I posted about designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz's white NYC apartment. I glanced at his website recently and found many more incredible photos and thought I should do a second post to showcase more of his modern masterpieces. Here are some more of his residential spaces and a few from a hotel and a showhouse.

Tuesday
Oct232007

Black and white done right

The other day I came across some photos of the Manhattan pied-à-terre of Allen Schwartz, founder and design director of the fashion house ABS by Allen Schwartz. It was love at first site. I adore black and white rooms with a touch of colour and these photos are glorious representations of this. OH MY.


The apartment was designed by Rona Landman, whose portfolio was chock full of other delightfully modern spaces as well.

Tuesday
Oct232007

The Sun House

I loved our virtual stay at the Lunuganga in Sri Lanka so much I thought we’d head to the hills of Galle on the southern end of the island to stay in the 1860’s colonial home of a Scottish spice merchant. The Sun House is just the spot to relax, do nothing and soak up the feeling of a bygone era. Another drink or a dip in that pool? Decisions, decisions.

Images from the The Sun House