Rove Concepts
Friday
Mar052010

Brian Park

  

An email was sitting in my box this week from photographer Brian Park. Brian has always been generous with keeping us up to date with his work. Glad he does because Brian has a new website featuring shots for the book Restoring a House in the City by  former House and Garden editor Ingrid Abramovitch. After devouring them online I'm off to order the book. Yum! Can't wait to turn the pages. Brian's work is stunning. You can see our previous posts here and here.

  

  

  

  

  

  

Thursday
Mar042010

Some recent favs...

...from Hus & Hem. Or I could have titled this post "How to whip up a quick post to keep for while I'm in Mexico".

  
  
  
  
  
  

Thursday
Mar042010

Douglas Friedman

  

The last time we featured Douglas Friedman's work a few comments popped up revealing that not only are his photographs gorgeous but he's a looker too. (I think the word was hot.) Having googled for photos of Douglas I can now confirm the veracity of the comments but more importantly ;) it's obvious from these new shots that Mr Friedman is still one super talented snapper. Favourites? The minimalist white rooms that thanks to the wonderful lighting are warm and inviting. The man has a fabulous eye!

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Wednesday
Mar032010

Phoebe Howard

I was craving some photos of "pretty", and when I came across the portfolio of designer Phoebe Howard, I immediately thought I scored some pretty. Her style is traditional but with some spaces featuring non-traditional bold colours, and some slightly modern touches to keep things up-to-date. So here's a dose of pretty for ya.

  
  
  
  

Wednesday
Mar032010

Stalking in two minds

I've been stalking again and have found a warehouse in Sydney. I'm in two minds though. I love many things about this conversation and others just don't do it for me. The intimate spaces are fabulous. That bathroom is so much fun and has just the right amount of glamour. I love the room with the red couch. Is it because of its smaller scale? The open living areas are spectacular but the bells aren't ringing for me I'm afraid. Is it the styling? Are the real estate photos that conform to the real estate mantra of get it all in shot, don't miss a well apppointed thing the problem? If a good photographer and a clever stylist controlled the shoot would I be "ooohing" and "aaahing"? My favourite spots in this house - the roof top garden with hints of the historic facade and the wine cellar carved from the sandstone beneath. Just lock me in the cellar and throw away the key. It will be a noble death! Here while the link lasts.