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Friday
Nov022012

NewsLoop

Desire to Inspire has teamed up with SingTel’s NewsLoop, a ground-breaking e-reader app for iPad and iPhone. Launched just a few months ago in Singapore it's the go to app for News, Health, Food, Home & Décor, Technology and more. SingTel, a leading telecommunications company in Asia based in Singapore, (for Aussie readers SingTel owns Optus), is rolling out the app through 15 other countries such as Malaysia, Hong Kong, India and Australia within 2 years. Actually Indonesia and Australia are next :) So if you are an Asian reader of DTI then NewsLoop is the perfect way to get your daily fix of design.

Friday
Nov022012

Benches

I have benches on the brain, as the one from ReOrient that I purchased last weekend was delivered yesterday. I have a random grouping of chairs at my dining table, and some of them I've been wanting to get rid of, so I figured I could use the bench on one side and my 2 white Panton S chairs and an Eames shell chair on the other. To my horror, the bench is about a HALF INCH too long. *&^%!!! There has got to be a way to rectify this but so far I haven't come up with anything yet. Since I'm home sick with an awful cough today I will see what I can do. If there is nothing I can do about it (likely), the bench will reside under my living room window, and act as an end table for the couch, a perch for the cats to bird watch, and a spot to put shoes on/off at the front door. (Only in a 12' wide house can you have something perform 3 functions just because it's long). Benches are, in my humble opinion, a very underused piece of furniture. They are great in a living room when you want a good sight-line into the next space but need the seating. Benches are handy at a dining table because they can push under the table (if they're not too long like in my case!) and not take up space. They are cute at the end of a bed to stash books and extra blankets, and fabulous in an entryway to throw your purse on and sit to put on shoes. How about in a bathroom to toss your clothes on before jumping into the shower? I also love them in a hallway to fill the void since they are typically nice and narrow. Here is a round-up of photos of benches I found in my stash. (P.S. I did a bench post a while back here). 

Hus & Hem

Covet Garden

Rue

Hus & Hem

Mark Williams

Vogue

Nuevo Estilo

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Thursday
Nov012012

A terrace home in Sydney

Jessica Zavaglia, an interior architect and designer for Danny Broe Architect, emailed about a fun project they completed in Surry Hills, Sydney. Their task was to create a more functional home that was open and bright. The rear of existing ground floor was completely demolished and the top, fully brick floor has been propped up by the new red frame. In addition, we extended the new kitchen into the existing breezeway and we excavated the backyard to create a car space that is not visible from the kitchen. The car is concealed by the planter box. The owner loves colour so making the beam red was a cool idea, and the bright orange in the kitchen is gorgeous with the wood floor and wall. (architects: Danny Broe & Gaby Brazil, interior designer: Jessica, photographer: Karina Illovska)

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Thursday
Nov012012

David Mikhail Architects update

David Mikhail Architects created one of my favourite bathrooms I've blogged, and I thought I'd show you some of their latest projects. This London firm is all about MASSIVE windows, and the juxtaposition of old and new. Combine those 2 elements and what do you get? Some pretty awesome homes. 

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Thursday
Nov012012

Still stalking art deco apartments

I always find myself drawn to art deco apartments when I am scrolling through real estate listings. I love a building with good bones, architectural features kept intact, joyfully brought into the present but not hacked apart and modernised until there is no personality left. I love  the streamlined features of art deco homes mixed modern furniture. I love this groundfloor two bedder. Sunny and new with history and style. Need an apartmenbt in Bondi? For sale here while the link lasts.

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