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Sunday
Nov022014

Sunday vintage

The last few days have been a little crazy. I thought I was going to rescue kittens on Thursday but the plan backfired. The husband and I drove to Montreal Friday to pick up our new tulip dining chairs (and ended up also bringing back a headboard and bedside tables), then we spent the evening at Ikea because we found out one year that Halloween is the BEST day to go. I bought a new desk there that turned out AWESOME (photos to come soon). Yesterday we went to the Third World Bazaar, which I should point out is only open for a handful of weekends around Thanksgiving every year so there are only 2 left, and I scored some gorgeous kilim rugs to hide my icky yellow/orange stained hardwood (photos of that soon too). Today I have to paint the living room alcoves (I was supposed to start yesterday but ran out of time) and then it will finally be finished! 4 freaking weekends! AAGGHH!!! Needless to say I only had a few moments to spare to find something to blog today. I came across this apartment and had to share mostly because it is a chair porn extravaganza! The space, located in New York, belongs to stylist and designer Marcus Hay and was featured in Architectural Digest Russia. Marcus is a collector, and he is very smart about grouping his collections in small vignettes so the compact space doesn't look overcrowded. 

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Saturday
Nov012014

Stalking leftovers

It's that time of the week again. Stalking leftovers. Lovely homes? Yes ... well ... er ... maybe. You see I am very finicky when it comes to my virtual real estate stalking. Fussy, particular, choosy, picky and hard to please. Not quite right, bad photos, more photos please, house is amazing furniture is deplorable or the other way around, can't quite put my finger on it listings but all with something that has me nodding "yes". This week I'm drawn to colour, bathtubs and wishbone chairs. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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Friday
Oct312014

Tulip chair extravaganza

Nuevo Estilo

When this post publishes I will be in Montreal with my mother's massive SUV (while she's partying it up with my dad in Paris) loaded up with a set of 8 tulip chairs for my dining room. I am super excited to have acquired these for a great price, and EIGHT of them! What this means is my husband has to get cracking on building me a new dining table. I'm thinking about a reclaimed wood top (not too rough) with some sort of powder coated steel base. Anyway, I thought it fitting that today I do a round-up of tulip chairs in dining rooms. Finding these photos has made me even more stoked about my latest furniture purchase. Photos to come ASAP! (Along with living room pics - the painting is just about complete!!!)

studio recreation inc

Vogue

Vogue

Architectural Digest Russia

Arterior Design

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Friday
Oct312014

Modern apartment

Minimal forms and considered  finishes. A new modern luxury with house like apartments. Think marble, stone, wood and concrete softened by layers of natural fabrics. These Walsh St apartments in South Yarra, Melbourne are a collaboration between Neometro, MAA Architects and Carr Design Group.

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Thursday
Oct302014

sam + pam

Don't you sometimes wish you could be a kid again? After seeing this play structure by the office of mcfarlane biggar, I ABSOLUTELY DO! sam + pam is a play structure for kids. The two-metre by two-metre twin structure is made entirely out of 2×3" spruce-pine-fir protected from the elements with a clear varnish. 'Sam + Pam' suggests new forms of play from the premise of doing "much with little". Inside the slatted three-storey towers are ladders for climbing up to various perches and protected spaces. Kids can clamber through the multiple entrances connected by a rope bridge and monkey bars. Outside one of the towers, a pole slide offers another escape route. (It was built as part of the Playhouse Challenge for charity)