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Andrew Edward Kepler

Carefully curated and classic in their approach these rooms designed by Andrew Edward Kepler are wonderfully modern while referencing the past. I 'm imaging a modern day version of the 19th century gentleman traveller. They're masculine and tailored with not a big screen TV or recliner rocker with drink holder in sight. And the books! No room is complete without books.


The good, the bad and the what were they thinking

Studying hard Kim? Thought I'd cheer you up with a retro post. Haven't dragged out a retro design book for some time now. The title says it all. Enjoy! (Scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Meredith Corporation, New York, 1971.)


Elections, thrifting and garden gurus

It's Saturday. Election day in my home state of Queensland. Don't know the results yet as polls haven't closed. Up early. Vote. Trawl the thrift stores, couple of house inspections (still looking, very jaded by now) and I'm exhausted. Settle in to write WINKS when I visit a site sent to us and my spirits lift. Knibb design gardens that speak to your heart. Flowing hills of grass, sweet little shell details dotting gravel paths, garden rooms and garden getaways. Think rolling hills and clipped grass, meadows and ponds. So here's a very abridged version of WINKS. With spring sprung in the Northern Hemisphere maybe this is just the inspiration to start thinking about the garden.

Knibb Design have opened a new showroom with CL Sterling & Son in Venice, California which is what started me on this garden adventure. An invitation to the opening lead me to garden gurus and gorgeous lighting. Here are just a few examples.



This is just a quick note to say that I unfortunately need to take a short break from the blog. I have a test on Wednesday at work that I need to pass in order to potentially get a promotion (gotta love the hoops you need to jump through to get anywhere in the government). I had better dedicate all of my free time until then to studying, something I absolutely detest doing. Jo will be here with her regularly scheduled programming so do not fret. On that note, I leave you with some photos of lovely, summery outdoor spaces because I'd rather be hanging out in any of these than sitting at my dining table studying.


Richard Powers

Self-taught photography genius Richard Powers was featured here last February and I wanted to share some more spectacular photos of his. The first few photos are so damn hot. Forget that, they all are.