Rove Concepts


Kim here with a quick note as we've been noticing something on the blog since we moved off Blogger. Jo and I LOVE receiving comments and we read each and every one, and in doing so it's come to our attention that there seems to be some confusion as to where the link is to access a post's comment section. It's not located at the end of the post but next to the title of the post. I know I read blogs where the comments are located at either the top or the bottom so I often end up double-checking before I leave a comment in case I end up leaving one where it doesn't make sense. Sorry for the mix-up!

Since I can't leave this post without a photo, how about one i just took of a new tshirt ordered on Etsy that I found in my mailbox when I got home from work. It's from coup, and will be perfect with my 2 new pairs of Frye boots (oh yeah, and OH YEAH). (And check out the packaging!)


Furniture on casters

Estelle wrote us recently with a request: "I like furniture on casters a lot. I would appreciate if you can have a post showing how imaginative (DIY) people have added casters to their furniture." This was a tough request, especially looking for imaginative uses for casters, but regardless, here are a pile of photos I managed to find in my stash.

Living Etc. Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
Lundberg Design Domino
Sköna hem Sunset/a>
vtwonen Hus & Hem

Apartment Therapy
Apartment Therapy
Fernau + Hartman Architects
jj Locations
Olson Kundig Architects
Point Click Home
Taverne Agency
Buratti + Battiston Architects
Ideal Home
House To Home
Dave Coote


Luuk Geertsen


Welcome to the portfolio of Dutch photographer Luuk Geertsen. Apart from the obvious European vibe to these rooms, that mix of history and the now, what I really love about these images is the soft soft light. The rooms glow. It's like a fleeting summer but you can almost feel the first chill nipping at your heels. He captures a quiet moment, the clock ticks, footsteps echo on the wooden floors but it's still, quiet, peaceful. Bliss!








Reader's home

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to live in a converted loft (and this desire has grown in the past 2 years since living in a 12' wide home). What a pleasure to find an email in my inbox from Peter Wagner of Germany who wanted to share his loft with our readers. It is located in an old factory and in one year Peter converted the space HIMSELF into a spacious and cosy home that I am utterly envious of. Here are a couple before photos that show how much work he took on:

And now photos of the newly renovated space that he did such a wonderful job with. I especially love his use of Ikea storage units throughout. (Photos by the talented Michael Berger).


Anna Williams

Dreams. I dream of rooms like these. I imagine that I'm climbing those stairs. (I wonder what I'll find up there?) I also dream of being able to take photos like these. To be able to convey the joy of a family's room, the allure of the aspirational, the beauty and warmth of a space, that elusive dream. Photographer Anna Williams is a spinner of dreams or is she a dream catcher? She's a fabulous photographer. I know that for sure.