Friday
Apr192013

Mark J. Williams Design

Homes that are welcoming. Homes that are genuine. Homes that reflect their owners. Homes by Los Angeles based interior designer Mark J. Williams. Designs that are causally elegant, layered with texture and pattern. Rooms that are rich with the house's historyand the family's presence.

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Friday
Apr192013

Water from stone

I have always loved the idea of a dry stream bed winding its way through a garden. I plan one in my own future backyard jungle. One just like this stone creek by b.e architecture. Love the movement, the "water" ripples conjured up by clever stone placement. A lot of work in the laying but definitely worth it.

Thursday
Apr182013

Reader's home - an architect's pad in Argentina

Maria and Santiago are architects from Buenos Aires, Argentina who wanted to share their apartment with our readers. Judging by the stacks of speakers they are clearly music (or maybe movie) buffs, and they appreciate classic mid-century furniture. Some large, graphic artwork (ie. Warhol) could really step this up a notch. 

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Thursday
Apr182013

Mole Architects

Mole Architects is a British firm established by Meredith Bowles, and their portfolio knocked my socks off. Their homes are magical, and have made me rethink all the images in my head of what I want for my next house. Yes please to a bedroom tucked under a massively curved roof! And I LOVE the sunken window with the protruding frame in the second last photo. 

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Thursday
Apr182013

Fox Johnston

A small inner city block with existing worker's cottage. How to increase the living areas on such a small footprint? By wrapping the extension around the house and borrowing space from both the inside and outside "rooms", maximising volume and light. A beautiful palette of natural finishes, simple and textural. Clever use of space for an inner city family. The Balmain House by Fox Johnston.

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