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Tuesday
May292007

Another apartment I really love ..... again!

Dark, sensuous, sophisticated this Sydney apartment by Craig Spencer speaks of big city living, world travel and the finer things in life. A night time space it cocoons you in its luxury and provides the perfect counterpoint to that view. More of Craig's inspiring work in the post below.

Tuesday
May292007

Craig Spencer

 

 

Originally from New Zealand Craig Spencer calls cosmopolitan Sydney home now. His masterful designs are best summed up in his own words. "Design relationships are integral to the journey of creating relaxing and enjoyable places for living and working. Together, our shared ideas evolve to form the foundation of a successful solution. As Buddha says ‘an idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea’. The quality of design is about the quality of materials, a question of proportion and the fine attention to detail that truly enhances each solution." Beautiful sophisticated interiors.

 

 

Monday
May282007

Allyson Mitchell


Allyson Mitchell, a Torontonian, is a maximalist artist, writer, performer, filmmaker and teacher. She is one busy chick: "I am a fat activist. I began the performance/education group 'Pretty Porky and Pissed Off' in 1997. I am also a queer activist and I have concocted the term 'Deep Lez' for a movement that works to maintain the radical in lesbian. I am completing my PhD dissertation about fat women power and space at York University in Toronto Canada where I teach feminist activism and popular culture. I lecture about lesbian graffiti, 3rd wave feminism and fat activism. As well, I conduct film and video workshops, do artist talks, studio visits and body image discussions." WHOA. Here are some photos of her fun and quirky installations and art. The first 3 photos are of a room she designed for the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.

Monday
May282007

Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel has 37 artist-designed hotel rooms and suites located on the third and fourth floors of the hotel. The caliber of these rooms is comparable to those of the Hotel Fox, the hotel in Copenhagen that many blogs, including this one, has posted about. And I'm proud to say this is a Canadian hotel, located in Toronto.

Monday
May282007

Isn't meant to be

My husband and I are in the process of apartment hunting. Or rather we were until we decided to buy farm equipment for our business instead. Thought we’d put the hunt off for a few more months. What always happens when you’ve just spent a fist full of cash? The perfect place lands in your internet lap. I’ve found it and I can’t have it. The auction is in 2 weeks. It would have been at the top of our price range but possible unless a bidding war broke out. I love it. I think it would look great in a boho Scandinavian vibe. I’ve placed all my belongings in their perfect spots and chosen a few different colours. All in my imagination. Guess that’s where they’ll stay unless .....

Images from realestate.com.au

P.S. Forgive me if I don't give the exact link. Don't want any competition in case we go for it.
P.P.S. Anna is this some of your work?