... or is it the fever? I have only just dragged myself out of bed where I have been moaning and whining about the flu that has kept me there for the last day. (I'm ugly when I'm sick!) Thankfully I have a well stocked file of fabulous houses I have been stalking for just such an emergency. My brain hurts too much to do this house justice but let's just say I love it, from the white walls to that green cabinet and the artist's attic. Sigh. I'm going back to bed. (Paddington, Sydney - link while it lasts.)
New Zealand's Belinda George Architects is a firm that "strives to achieve simple, functional, sustainable and, above all, beautiful solutions". Simple, yes, which draws your attention to the details, like the views from the perfectly positioned windows. I LOVE huge sliding windows that blend the outdoors and indoors. Makes me hate (even more) that I live so far north where you would only be able to make use of such features for a few months out of the year.
Imagine having lived in seven countries on four continents. Imagine being trained in arts and design but finding your creative outlet through a camera's lens. Imagine taking pleasure in the simple things, in form and function but also in the joy of chaos. Imagine you had the talent and the eye to take these very strong images of equally strong spaces. Clean, crisp, uncompromising. Taipei based photographer Marc Gerritsen doesn't have to imagine. This is his portfolio.
To ease you back into a thankfully short work week (those that celebrated Labour Day that is), here is a restored Victorian villa on the British island of Guernsey that is bathed in white. Simply beautiful and totally cozy.
Real estate stalking again but I couldn't make up my mind which house to feature. Only solution to that is to feature both. The first house is in Paddington, Sydney and all I can say is wow! Art, colour, art and more colour all with lashings of white. It's hip, it's fun and I'd kill for the artwork. No clue as to the design whizz on this one. Please put your hand up if it's yours. Link here while it lasts.
The second house is in South Yarra, Melbourne and is the work of de Campo Architects. Here it's the monochromatic, retro, warm timber and hard concrete vibe that is giving me goosebumps. Here's the link.