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Friday
Sep162016

Stalking a magazine editor's house

Oooh now it feels creepy. My real estate stalking takes me, in most part, to strangers' homes and, yes, in this case the owner is still a stranger but it feels like I know him. I'm stalking the Surry Hills house of Vogue Living's (and late of Belle magazine) editor-in-chief Neale Whitaker. At first I didn't realise but the two weimaraners were a give away as was the Gillie and Marc portrait. It's a stylish, light-filled two bedroom terrace house full of books and wonderful artwork. Almost worth a trip to Sydney to attend an open house. No I couldn't be that creepy. For auction here through BresicWhitney.

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Thursday
Sep152016

A handsome SoHo loft

From a bit feminine in my last post, to a bit masculine with this space. This SoHo loft designed by J+G Design is stylish and functional with blue accents added throughout. I can imagine the male homeowner waiting for Jennifer and Georgie to leave after having these photos taken, then immediately tossing in the trash all those flowers and branches and wondering why in the hell there are 8 pillows on the damn sofa. ;)

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Thursday
Sep152016

Broadhurst Gardens

I wanted to share another British location home available via lordshippark.com. I am not usually much of a fan of pastel colours, but the large, rough around the edges reception room that is accented in pinks and blues is really pretty - especially the ceiling details. With a rustic, semi-industrial kitchen and an outdoor space to swoon over, this period home is cozy and so soooo lovely. 

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Thursday
Sep152016

A' Design Awards & Competition - Call for Entries

It's our second year associated with the prestigious A' Design Award and Competition and we are excited to share with you not only some of the 2015-2016 winners but also how you can enter your own designs. With over 100 categories the A' Design Award and Competition is the worlds' largest design competition. But it is not just an award. It is an indicator of quality and perfection in design, recognized worldwide, your design front and centre before design companies and professionals. Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members and the benefits to the winners are inspiring. The trophy, of course, an invitation to the gala night, a certificate of quality, inclusion in the prestigious A' Design Award and Competition exhibition and the yearly ResultBook but even more importantly press, PR, introduction to industry professionals and companies and international exposure.

From the Good Industrial Design Award to the Good Architecture Design Award. The Good Product Design Award to the Good Communication Design Award. The Good Service Design Award to the Good Fashion Design Award and so many more. Are you inspired? Excited? Believe you've got what it takes to take on the best of the best design from around the world? You can register for the 2016-2017 A' Design Award and Competition here.

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2015

One Main Office by Mark Goulthorpe, Raphael Crespin

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2015

Rising Canes Architecture Modular by Chris Precht

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2015

Airland Hotel Shenzhen Hotel by Honglei Liu

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2015

Pocket House Residential House by Cristina Menezes

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2015

Eight terracotta Residential House by Ling Chihmo & Lin Yaoping

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2015

Le Campus Multifunctional space by Virserius Studio

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2015

Pippi's Office Architecture Office by Juliana Pippi

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Wednesday
Sep142016

The perfect kitchen

This kitchen may be familiar to many of you if you follow Beth Kirby's blog Local Milk or Instagram. I had to feature it here because this may be my favourite kitchen. EVER. Designed by the incredibly talented Jersey Ice Cream Co.We managed to keep the existing cabinet frames by altering them, making new doors, and giving everything a fresh coat of paint. We popped in a "new" old window and built a custom range hood, plus floating shelves from reclaimed late-19th-century factory beams, and an island and additional table from old barn siding. Beth went to Atlanta to pick out a slab of marble for the counters and had a beautiful Lacanche range delivered. Then we finished up with plastered walls (half polished, half hand combed), antique brass drawer pulls from Restore in Philadelphia, and a beautiful old French faucet Tara found on eBay.

A before photo. GROSS. 

BOOM!

Another before photo...

YAAAASSSSS

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