Rove Concepts
Saturday
Jun162007

Saturday wanderings


Went to visit Funky Fabrix the real life storefront of Funky Fabrix online. They are in Brisbane and only open on Saturdays. Off I went only to find they closed at 12.30pm (it was 2.00pm as I arrived) and they're on holidays for the next few weeks! Left to look through their dusty window at the retro treasure inside. Check out their stellar vintage line at their ebay store or Atomic Textiles.

And yes Eric it looks amazing from where I was standing, nose pressed against the window. Click on the picture and salivate.

Saturday
Jun162007

Fleming's Nursery


Every year Fleming's Nursery and co-sponsor Trailfinders showcase the creations of Australian landscape designers like Jack Merlo, Dean Herald, Jim Fogarty and Mark Browning at the Chelsea Flower Show. With gold medals under their belt their show gardens are eagerly awaited each year. Perhaps the British love them so much because they dream of using rooms like this all year round .... just like we do here in Australia.

Images from Fleming's Nursery

Friday
Jun152007

Sophie Munro

Some beautiful interior photos, from talented photographer Sophie Munnro's portfolio.

Friday
Jun152007

Retro Kids' rooms

"Children love exuberant, often vividly-bold colors and color combinations, so plan a room with a more dazzlingcolor scheme than you might give yourself....." Words of wisdom from "Practical Decorating Ideas", Ure Smith - Sydney, 1973. If you can find it buy it! More photos are definitely coming from this retro treasure.


Scanned images from "Practical Decorating Ideas", Ure Smith - Sydney, 1973.

Friday
Jun152007

Love this renovation

Behind an Edwardian facade in Richmond, Melbourne Architects EAT have designed this extraordinary renovation and extension. The design is sophisticated yet minimal reflecting a contemporary lifestyle. Light filters through strip glazing in the ceiling while black gloss floors anchor the white Edwardian jewel box. Hard concrete finishes mark the transition to the new. Love this space. Love the filmy black drapes as room divider. Love.





Images from Architects EAT