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I want to live here ....

I thought after Kim's last post on a loft conversion that I just had to share this unique building for sale in Melbourne. I want to live here! I'm already moving out the current occupant's furniture (not quite my cup of tea) and imagining where all my things would go. As it is so large there would be a home for ALL the "junk" I own. Maybe I'd need to buy more. The Distillery Tower, circa 1862, is six levels plus a spectacular rooftop deck providing a 360º view of the city. Please, please I want to live here. I'd have to barrack for the Collingwood football team though  .... hmmmm there has to be a down side to everything ;)


Loft conversion

I was back on Location Partnership checking for more funky pads (since this one was such a hit), and I came across another amazing space - a "loft conversion with many original features and sleek interior. The property compromises cast iron radiators, Victorian porcelain brickwork, old de-commissioned lift and exposed wooden beams". WOW. This loft is huge and I could cram it with so much stuff it's giving me heart palpitations. The potential is astronomical, although the current residents have done not too bad a job doing it up.


Beach shack

When the wind and waves roll in from Antarctica a beach shack needs to be cosy and warm. This minimalist modern concrete and timber bunker may not spring to mind as your typical beach abode but when inclement weather is chilling your bones on the southern coastline of Australia you'll be toasty warm inside. Designed by de Campo Architects. Real estate stalking again here.


Flickr finds - Ikea grundtal shelf



... so much to do so little time

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?


  • New pieces from artisan woodworker Caleb Woodard. We've drooled over his pieces before but Caleb has taken his work to a whole new level.  Stunning. These pieces are calling out to me and if I wasn't on the other side of the world I wouldn't be able to resist.  It's all about the wood ... and Caleb's amazing talent.


  • Lights, camera, action! The FOTO lamp echoes from those used in photography and& filming. Imagine shining a spotlight on a group of chairs, a painting or a statement piece. I'm ready for my close-up Mr DeMille.



  • Swedish furniture. Chinese furniture. Swedish artist, architect and furniture designer Olle Larsson has combined the two through a ten year design journey. Sensuous yet simple. Sexy smooth with rugged stringing. I just want to run my hands over the silky ten coat lacquer finish and what can I say about that red. OMG! 


  • Aunt Bucky. Seriously cool baby bedding by sisters, Rebecca & Whitney Wyatt. Vintage vibe, midcentury madness and colour, pattern and more colour. The only thing cooler than the bedding is the sale that's on till December 31. Shop here.

  • Natural Selections, a group of new and past work by Los Angeles based designer/maker, Tanya Aguiñiga at Fifth Floor Gallery. Furniture and objects, inspired by nature and for the holiday season flocks of adorable porcelain headed birds.

P.S. Almost forgot. Check out our holiday gift suggestions over at Martha Stewart.