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Monday
Aug172015

Ampurdán House

No matter how my taste in interior decor changes over the years, one style has never wavered - a very rustic, centuries-old home filled with vintage and modern furnishings. The Ampurdán House whose interior is designed by Serge Castella is absolutely stunning. Pairing Panton chairs (one of my all-time favourites) with a big old reclaimed wood table surrounded by ancient architecture and an oversized piece of modern art for some extra zing is just about the best thing ever. A diamond in the rough. (Previous feature of his work here)

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Monday
Aug172015

Stalking an electrical substation

I love adaptive re-use of industrial buildings and I'm loving the conversion of this small electrical substation in Paddington in Sydney. I lived in an electrical substation over 20 years ago when the owner went overseas to work for Médecins Sans Frontières. It was more like camping though as the renovation was in its early stages. Perhaps the new owner will let me camp here if they ever go overseas. A lot more stylish ... and comfortable. Link here while it lasts.

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Monday
Aug172015

Stalking Cate Blanchett's home

It's not often you get to stalk the home of a two-time Academy Award winner but welcome to the palatial Sydney home of Cate Blanchett. The historic Hunters Hill Home has been extensively renovated since Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton, Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director, purchased the property in 2005 with the re-design a collaboration between Alwill Design and Lesiuk Architects. Gardens are by Will Dangar. The sale is via expressions of interest and the asking price is rumored to be in the $20 million ball park. You can find the listing here while it lasts.

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Sunday
Aug162015

An apartment of curiosities

This apartment in a 1930's building belongs to a couple (and their 2 children) who are antiquarians and gallery owners in Saint-Germain, Paris. They did not expect to live here for more than a couple of years because the space is only 700 square feet but the Parisian charm has kept them there 11 years so far. Their home is outfitted with antiques and items found on the street, making it so wonderfully eclectic. Via MilK Decoration magazine, photos: Brunet Souet.


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Saturday
Aug152015

Working on a Saturday

There is something clean, contemporary and killer about the Blue Communications office by Montréal-based Atelier Moderno in collaboration with Anne Sophie Goneau and I'm not just talking about the life size sharks floating around the walls. I still can't believe I have found two workspaces in a matter of weeks that feature sharks as a design statement. A company mascot or perhaps a work ethic? Anyway as I always say if you have to drag your sorry self into work on the weekend it helps if it's somewhere stylish.

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