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Wednesday
Oct032012

The bathing house

A beautiful bathing house constructed of natural larch on the shore of the Weißensee in Carintha in south central Austria. One room with everything for a relaxing day by the lake. A large jetty leads to a bathing platform reaching out over the water. The breeze is warm, the water ripples. I'll race you. Last one in is a rotten egg! Find out more here.

Wednesday
Oct032012

Colour crush

If colour is contagious then I'm in trouble. These fun rooms are infectious and fabulous. If you are starting to think all white scandi rooms are anaemic and washed out then a colour infusion is just what you might need. Spin the colour wheel and see where it lands. If interior designer Katie Rosenfeld has anything to do with it then it will always be a winner.

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Tuesday
Oct022012

Aus3

I love creative spaces...especially when they are workspaces because after spending the last 10 years working in an ugly, boring, totally uninspiring cubicle, it has become completely energy draining. Here's a workspace I could totally work in. 

We're Aus3 Taller de disseny. A young group of designers (interiors & product) that have just established in Barcelona, and created Espai Born - an office, workshop, exhibition, and events space, that we've thought, designed, and created. The program consists on a  the shop window on the floor at street level, and below the stairs, a working space, meeting room, a workshop and library areas, a long bar to have informal meetings, a reception area and the bathroom. Actually, it is our own space, and we're working tohether a different multidisciplinary companies and freelances. We have designed all the furniture using recycled wood and metal. The lighting design is simple and uses the bulbs directly, without using lamp shades; and designing ourselves all the pieces, depending on how we'll use every different area.

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Tuesday
Oct022012

Reader's home - Kris' Vancouver penthouse

I've got a Canadian reader's home to share with you all today, from Kris: I am an Art Director living in Vancouver and obsessed with midcentury modern design. Vancouver's downtown westend has a number of amazing low rise buildings built in the late 1940's that feature a separate penthouse on the roof. I was lucky to find one a year ago that I now call home or sometimes the "Sky Ranch". My boyfriend Mick and I immediately painted everything white as we always do and began to fill the apartment with a mix of vintage finds like our Eero Saarinen Womb chair and Tulip table along with a pair of original Basket chairs. A few key Ikea pieces round out the mix. Our 500 sq ft rooftop deck is pimped out with Canadian designed Solair chairs in white along with Ikea's classic Vago easy chair. Windmill palms and my favorite piece - a Weber charcoal BBQ grill - complete the mix. If Vancouver was right next to Ottawa I'd ask Kris to be BFFs. He has a penthouse apartment (rooftop no less), classic midcentury furniture, a large deck, my 2 favourite outdoor chairs...*sigh*.

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Tuesday
Oct022012

Julia Green

Did you love the styling for the Inside Out feature on Steve and Helena Trupp of Empirical Style in the last post? As soon as I found out it was by Julia Green of Greenhouse Interiors I hot footed it over to her website and oohed and aahed. Vintage + colour + collections + layers + crafted and found = a quirky, fun, vibrant and down right happy portfolio. Rooms full of treasure without being "precious'. Just the way I want to live!

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