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Friday
Apr172015

Introducing my new best friend Dyson - part 2

I am back to talk a bit more about my new best friend, my cordless Dyson V6 Absolute. I had featured this incredible vacuum last week and showed you what a gem this thing is on carpet. Now I want to show you how awesome it is on hard floors. 

For hard floors the V6 Absolute comes with a soft roller cleaner head - in the photo above it is the one on the top right. It is FANTASTIC! Unlike other vacuum cleaner heads, the soft roller cleaner head has a full-width roller covered in a soft nylon material and rows of carbon fibre filaments. Large debris are enveloped by the soft material and flung inside the cleaner head, while the antistatic qualities of the carbon fibre filaments gently remove fine dust, without damaging your hard floors.

Once again, I found this application of the vacuum to be a game-changer. My former crappy cordless vacuum has so little suction that even dealing with hard floors was a challenge. I had to go over each area several times, mostly to get the larger bits. This cleaner head works like a charm. Above you will see what I regularly have to deal with. On the left are little bits of cat food that regular appear after the herd's feeding time, and on the right is a pile of sawdust scraps that often appear from my husband's woodworking shop in the basement. 

 

Of course there is an audience. I have realized the more I use this vacuum that it really is not as loud as most vacuums I have owned. That is why cats are always in my photos - the noise does not bother them. And to note, this is my newly painted kitchen so you are getting a glimpse at new blue walls and gold hardware (LOVE!). Anyway, this cleaner head picks up EVERYTHING in site without having to go over the same area again and again. And the cleaner head is made of such soft material and with the way it is designed you never have to worry about it scratching your floors. 

I swear this whole area took me about 5 seconds to vacuum without a spec of dust or cat food left. And the fabric is SO easy to clean off - which is a huge deal for me because cat hair ends up clogging every part of a vacuum used in my house but in this case just running you hands along the fabric heads lets you wipe off any fur/hair/etc that gets caught. My house is all hardwood and tile so this attachment is going to get used all of the time. I love you more each day, V6 Absolute

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This post is in collaboration with Dyson Canada. All opinions are my own and are 100% honest.

Friday
Apr172015

Dock St Warehouse

Live, work, play in a warehouse conversion by Brisbane based architectural firm Surroundings. Human centric, holistic. Enveloping, encompassing, cocooning. Retreat and self expression. Building relating to people and people to the building. Meaning and moment. I'm struggling for words to describe the visceral tug this series of spaces is having on me. As brilliant as the sunshine must be when you leave its cool, dark interiors. Dock St Warehouse by Surroundings with interiors in collaboration with Jacks Corner Design. Photography by Camera Obscura.

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Thursday
Apr162015

I want to curl up here

Hector Romero Design

Axel Vervoordt

These feral cats are making life a little tough these days and I am totally lacking sleep. I would give anything to get a night of 8 hours sleep in this Axel Vervoordt space, or curl up in that Hector Romero settee. 

Thursday
Apr162015

Geremia Design - Benvenue Avenue

Here is another project by the talented interior design firm Geremia Design. This one is amaaaaazing with some serious mid-century classics (Eames lounge, Saarinen womb chair, Bertoia diamond chair, Kofod-Larsen chair etc.) and OMG my yellow/orange stained floors! I guess when you have some seriously nice furniture and lighting all over it distracts you from the not-so-cool bits. That adorable kid is distracting too. :) (Photos: Melissa Kaseman)

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Thursday
Apr162015

Still stalking warehouses

OK this is technically a hall not a warehouse but are you really going to quibble with me? OMG. Take a look at this beauty. Seen it before haven't you? It's that Chuck Close print at the end of the hallway that's ringing bells. The Design Files about 2 and a half years ago. The amazeballs home of Georgie and Alex Cleary of Alpha60. Can a girl have two warehouses in Melbourne? Her grownup warehouse in Hawthorn East and her hipster hangout in Northcote? Wouldn't that be a dream! Link here while it lasts.

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