Rove Concepts
Wednesday
May152013

Justin Coit

Justin Coit is a Los Angeles based photographer whose portfolio is a dream. Besides having snapped the mug of many celebrities, his interior photos are fantastic. I'm a fan of high contrast, saturation and brightness, and these elements add alot of energy to these spaces. Gorg!

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Wednesday
May152013

Stalking small on a grand scale

I can't help it. I'm still stalking. Still stalking Potts Point in Sydney. Still stalking small apartments. Still stalking the urban cool or in this case the urban sophisticated. A wonderfully dark, masculine space by interior designer Darren Palmer. Luxe finishes. Luxe living. Definitely high end in a wonderful art deco building in the heart of the action. Link here while it lasts.

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Wednesday
May152013

Even the urban cool have sofas

A few days ago I posted an edgy inner city pad by Nicholas Gurney. Comment was made about the lack of a sofa and a TV. Back came the retort that a funky inner city type would be so busy leading a funky inner city life that he wouldn't need a sofa or a TV. Now the apartment is for sale (here) with just a few more photos that we haven't seen already and gee whiz what  do I spy? Sofa, TV and a table and chairs. So was it a case of furniture out for the judging of the Australian Interior Design Awards 2013 or furniture in for the real estate listing photos? Do the urban cool have sofas? ;)

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Tuesday
May142013

Domenic Alvaro and the Small House

Rising up like a sturdy weed in a pavement crack. A spindly, winding shoot of a building reaching for the sun between the city structures. An ultra-compact concrete vertical house over 3 levels in what was previously a parking space for 2 cars, six by seven metres. And when you have wound your way to the top what is your reward? A perfect small garden with very large view. Small House by Domenic Alvaro.

  

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Tuesday
May142013

Stalking on the floor

I like my brick old and tumbled and recycled and on the floor. I would sell my first born, if I had one, for a warehouse space like this where the brick was underfoot, heavy old beams above and walls of glass to let in the light. I would definitely have to tweak the furniture, make the persian rugs larger 9 (and maybe moroccan?), action some large art and change the doona cover(!) but the space itself? Yummy. Stalking beautiful old brick floors in Annandale, Sydney. Link here while it lasts.

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