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The mystery of Vincent Leroux

When I was lingering in the photo galleries at Marie Claire Maison I saw that one of the photographers was Vincent Leroux. A quick google and I found Temps Machine a photographers' collective. I love the colours in Vincent"s work as well as the way he composes his photographs. There is a mystery and a wonder in them. There's also a mystery to the site as many of the pages reveal error messages but the photos are still gorgeous.

Images by Vincent Leroux via Temps Machine


Troy Campbell

Troy Campbell is a photographer from Miami Beach who has a way with lighting. So vivid and bright, everything just pops. The fourth photo is my favourite - LOVE the velour couch!



Ashley emailed looking for some inspiration for a new banister in her home. I dug through my photo stash and thought the following photos of staircases might get her creative juices flowing, and mine too for that matter. (In conversations with Jo about what to do with my new house, she thought I should take down the wall going up the stairs and do something funky to open the stairs up a bit). So Ashley, hope this leads to a fabulous banister (which of course you've got to send us before and after photos of).

Chicago Home + Garden30e design
Christoff:Finio ArchitectureTsao & McKown
Alchemy ArchitectsMurray Fredericks
1100 architectSalon Interior
Alexander GorlinGuard Tillman Pollock/Mark Guard
1100 architectBKSK Architects
Alan TanksleyThis Old House
1100 architectD'Arcy Jones Design
DécormagThom Filicia



Just a quick reminder that Swank Lighting's amazing contest to win this beautiful pair of Barovier & Toso lamps is closing today January 15. What do they say? You've got to be in it to win it. OMG I love these vintage murano glass lamps! Here's the link to the entry page. Winner drawn Friday January 18. While you're there drool over the rest of Doug and Ed's inventory.


Bachelor pad

Desire to Inspire reader Jordan Denmark sent a tempting picture of his über cool bachelor digs along with a link to further photos. Now before you all despair that this really is a reader's home as you look around your own place in comparison take heart in the fact that Jordan is no ordinary reader. He's just starting his own interior design business RECESS Design in Seattle, Washington. No website as yet but if his moody, urban loft vibe is ringing your bells email him. Good luck Jordan can't wait to see more of your work!