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Thursday
Sep182014

Apartment remodel

I love the deep window recesses which mean wide ledges for perching. I love the holes above the radiator. I love the pull down screen/blind for lazy Sunday afternoon movie watching but most of all I love that this is a cool family home, full shelves and chalk wall scrawl and all. By Bratislava, Slovakia based architect JRKVC.

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Wednesday
Sep172014

Mitchell & Stout Architects

Mitchell & Stout Architects from New Zealand have wowed me with their ability to create some really imaginative homes, whose beauty is accentuated by the magnificent surroundings. The photo above is all I need. To sit in that Eames chair, close my eyes and breathe. 

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Wednesday
Sep172014

Jason Silli Design

Jason Silli is an interior designer from Melbourne, who has worked in the industry for 10 years and this year started his own firm Jason Silli Design. He sent us photos of one of his recently completed projects in Mentone, VIC. It is a family home that was dull and uninspiring. He took it up several notches by added drama, colour, graphics and flair. Before photos to begin, including the former living room turned master suite.  

And the bold results... (more details here)

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Wednesday
Sep172014

Sugar coated almonds

"This light filled harbour-side location and the client's artistic background enabled us to explore subtle pastel hues mixed with a more artisan approach in detailing the Woolloomooloo Bay apartment. The selection of lime-washed timber floor boards paired with soft pistachio and grey hues created a tranquil and calming environment".

Pastel perfection by SJB.


Wednesday
Sep172014

Stalking an Australian icon

You may be impressed by the contemporary extension and renovation of this 1908 brick house by SJB. I'm impressed by the renovation of that great Australian icon, the outdoor toilet, the relic of a time before sewerage, the dunny. So many have been demolished or left to decay as inadequate and forgotten "tool sheds". I think this one is the first 5 star dunny I have seen. I'm stalking Aussie icons in Balmain, Sydney. Link here while it lasts.

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