I was going to write about the juxtaposition of the drama of a site and the mundane of everyday living but then I read the architect's descriprtion and it was just so right ...
Holidays beside the waters edge, water skiing and trout fishing, are wonderful memories for families. The bach is a keeper of these memories, which are at stake when work is done to preserve and update it.
It was a process of saving and improving, of folding in another layer of history in a way that would not obliterate the past. The result is a nest of humble kiwi buildings, some parts new some original, that will now cope admirably with the demands of the future.
Lakeside classic, Tarawera, New Zealand by Mercer and Mercer Architects.
It has been a little while since Jo featured Melbourne architects Nixon Tulloch Fortey so I thought I would do a little update on their stellar designs. They are all about minimal architecture on the inside and maximum impact on the outside. This first kitchen, despite me not usually liking all white kitchens, has me totally drooling. It is just so clean and sleek! I love this firm.
If you would like to send me photos to include in next week's pets on furniture post, please ensure your photos follow these basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, if the photo is too dark or unfocused it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to kim[at]desiretoinspire[dot]net. Thanks!
Here is a quick picture of our little Dahlia, a Great Pyrenees sort of dog. She is not allowed on the furniture and, as you can tell, she doesn't always listen. However, when she is posing like this it is hard to make her come down.
I just brought this new India inspired paisley throw home for the couch. My black kitty, Quinoa, took to it immediately and spent the day curled up on it. He usually doesn't spend a lot of time on the couch with us so this inspired us to take a photo for Pets on Furniture!
- Jenn (Seattle, WA)
Attached are two photos of our English setter puppy, GIRO (as Giro d'Italia). He has been granted a black, leather IKEA poang chair with the footstool to extend on.
- Elitza (Ottawa, ON)
This is my Visla dog, her name is Mana, and she loves to have her “sunbathe” on the “Loop chair” (1954) designed by Willy Guhl.
- Tatiana (São Paulo, Brasil)
This is our 9yr old pug, Romeo. He is usually curled up in our diamond chair sound asleep, but today we discovered him quite awkwardly perched on the edge.
- Melody & Cory (Norfolk, Virginia)
I have recently been helping my friend Gary and his two cats, Buzz and Mama, decorate their new Chicago apartment, and snapped this picture as the kitties were enjoying the newly organized bedroom. If nothing else, I think this picture sums up well what it's like to live in close proximity to a sibling...
- Lindsay (Chicago, IL)
This is Sam the Goldendoodle. He likes the Noguchi coffee table because he can literally keep an eye on us from any spot he lays down on. In the office, his floor companions are a ten speed bicycle and an Aeron chair, neither of which he fancies.