Rove Concepts
Tuesday
Feb052013

Bach on the bay

A simple family holiday home at Shoal Bay on the rugged coastline that is New Zealand's southern Hawkes Bay. An unpretentious bach, the beach side shelter that the kiwis do so well. This is a holiday home where sand is trekked in and wet swim suits are the norm. Sliding screens provide shelter from the changing winds and decks between pavilions allow the sun to shine in and cosy spots to be in yet out. A house that has a sense of place, of past, of person, of purpose. A house by Wellington-based Parsonson Architects.

   

 

 

Tuesday
Feb052013

Stalking a house of blocks

A house with definite ideas on inside out living. A series of cubes that almost tumble across the small inner city block. Open plan living with a separate bedroom pavilion. I'm stalking a townhouse in Prahran, Melbourne. Love the change of levels and the courtyard. Link here while it lasts.

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Monday
Feb042013

O + A

My husband read about San Francisco based interior design firm O + A in an issue of Fast Company magazine. Their focus is workspaces, and let me tell you, I'd give anything to be able to spend my days in environments like this (instead of staring at row upon row of dreary cubicles and industrial carpeting). Lots of cool ideas here that can translate to residential spaces.

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Monday
Feb042013

Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

I'm enclosing a photo of my two beloved dogs Siga (Lurcher) and Grikis (Italian greyhound/Whippet cross) sleeping on our couch.
- Lina

Scott, sleeping... he was 9 pounds when we first allowed him in bed, not thinking that one day he would be 65... featuring my Hay quilt
- Helene (Montreal)

Lulu, a blue Chihuahua, looking like the Great Sphinx on her favourite chair.
- Bruce

Our newly adopted pup enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon soaking up some rays on our freshly washed sheets.
- Ashley (Philadelphia)

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Monday
Feb042013

Love

The home of Hellen van Berkel, photography by Marjon Hoogervorst, styling by Tatjana Quax and Susanne Kennedy. Bright, fresh, white AND colour. Great home, great photos and styling. What's not to love?