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Wednesday
Apr032013

Helen Quinn

Beautiful rich colour studies by stylist and artist Helen Quinn. Dark and brooding and saturated her work plays with texture, juxtaposition and natural dyes and finishes. No pictures of stylish chairs in beautiful rooms but just as inspiring. The dark side still tugs at my heart strings.

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Wednesday
Apr032013

David Boyle and the Freshwater semi

A narrow 3.6m, south facing semi in Freshwater, Sydney. Not much space, little light. What do you do when you need more space, don't have a wad of cash to throw at your problem and are looking for a cool design solution? Architect David Boyle has extended the rear of the house, opening it up to double height and turning a wall of glass to the coveted northern light. Timber plays off white surfaces adding richness to a casual family home. Although the budget was limited style is definitely not.

  

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Tuesday
Apr022013

A home by Eon Design

I stumbled upon this fabulous home recently designed by Eon Design, an architecture and interior design firm based in Melbourne, Australia. I love the layout, with the kitchen, dining and living rooms at the back of the house overlooking the gorgeous backyard. My favourite feature is the long, low windows in the dining space. I've been dreaming of having windows like that in my next house so that all the cats can sit and look out without needing to be on my furniture. And I'd love windows that shape up close to the ceilings as well, so we get light in but keep nosy neighbours from looking in (the joys of living in the city). (Photos by Christine Wood).

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Tuesday
Apr022013

Communicating Vessels

We recently heard from Barcelona architect Victor Gonzalez, of TC-Interiors, who wanted to share one of his projects with our readers.
Communicating Vessels is a 250 sq.m complete apartment renovation, located in the Modernist neighborhood of Barcelona. The design layout is a response to the client’s wish for a united, open space that could benefit the natural light form early in the morning to late afternoon. For this reason, all mid-walls were demolished and the windows at the communal side façade were enlarged. The only enclosed department built from the scratch is the Core, which includes the guest room and the service areas, leaving the rest of the space diaphanous. Every use is 'marked' by a Lighting Carpet, a customized and highly resolved lighting system. As the floor carpets do, the Lighting Carpets, 'warm up' a specific territory of this home while the same time, indicate the use, by their distinct positioning and size. This loft space is HOT. I love the concept of using lighting to delineate a space - much more creative than throwing down some area rugs. 

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Tuesday
Apr022013

Lavender Bay Boatshed

Lavender Bay Boatshed, a three storey apartment in the renovation of an historic timber building on Sydney harbour. The design explores space, solid and void, pulling and stretching and piercing. The expansive and public meets the private and contained all tied together with skylights and shafts that frame "that" view and draw in the light. By Stephen Collier Architects.

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