Rove Concepts
Monday
Dec122016

Still stalking

I'm stalking an architect designed home clinging to the hillside in the Sydney suburb of Bronte. The Marsh Cashman Koolloos design uses a raw palette of off form concrete, form ply, plate steel and raw recycled hardwood with a play between sinuous curves and solid blocks. Light pours in through clerestory windows making the roof appear to float above the concrete walls. Modern living on a narrow sloping block and only minutes to the beach. Real estate link here while it lasts and link to the house on the architects' site here.

Click to read more ...

Monday
Dec122016

Stalking 2 years apart

I'm stalking a classic 60s pad in Melbourne's salubrious suburb of Toorak but it's a case of déjà vu. I stalked this home 2 years ago in a leftovers post. As the building is being sold as a "knock it down and build an architect designed 5 bedroom, pool and 3 car upgrade" you can see that nothing has changed to the shell. One thing that has is the styling. The current incarnation is all scandi modern while in its previous life it was mid century minimal. Which do you prefer? I know that I'd be happy with either. OK, OK I like the scandi better but that's not the point. I think I like the old 60s groove better than any Toorak McMansion that would replace it. Link for the current sale here and the previous sale here.

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Dec112016

Books from The Vendome Press

I got my grubby paws on a few new books from The Vendome Press recently and they are coffee table must-haves that are of the leave-on-top-of-the-pile variety so you can peruse them over and over again. 

First up is Signature Spaces: Well-Traveled Interiors by Paolo Moschino & Philip Vergeylen, photography by Simon Upton. This lavishly illustrated volume explores the interior world of Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen, the talented duo behind the award-winning design studio Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Limited. The process by which their varied sources of inspiration translate into material form is explored in detail in Signature Spaces. The book takes you on a visual journey through Moschino and Vergeylen’s world. Illustrated with hundreds of stunning photographs and drawings, the book reveals projects from all over the world, together with pictures of people and places that continue to be a source of inspiration for them on their continuous search for beauty. I have been a fan of their design studio for many years so I was super excited about this one, and it did not disappoint. Glam, chic, elegant, luxurious...the spaces featured in this book are all of that and more. And as an added bonus, under the dust jacket is leopard print!

Click to read more ...

Saturday
Dec102016

Working on a Saturday

You know what I say. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend then it better be somewhere stylish. I'd want to move in permanently if I worked for Minted. Their San Francisco offices by Kendall Ermshar Design are amazing.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Dec092016

A round house

I have another reader submission for you, and this one comes from Carl-Johan who sent us a link to a story of this incredible home. 9 cylinders make up this structure designed by Swedish architect Jan Henrik Jansen for use as his summer home. It is absolutely stunning inside with brass details (hellooooo island!) and the exterior landscape with repeating circle motif is so picturesque. Via Buggahus. (Thanks Carl-Johan!)

Click to read more ...