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Wednesday
Aug192009

Green walls

Wednesday
Aug192009

Brad Ford encore


I've been a bad blogger. I haven't been keeping up with a lot of my favourite designers' websites. If I had been diligent I would have already posted the new work by interior designer Brad Ford. Talk about casual elegance. A lovely mix of neutrals warmed with muted raspberries and citrus greens, warm orange reds and icy blues. Layers of texture in monochrome palettes. Vintage glam and fabulous artwork. Truth be told I'd very likely commit a crime to get the office pictured above. Swoon! For even more of his latest work head over to his blog Design Therapy to see how this clever son made over his parents' first house on a very limited budget.

Tuesday
Aug182009

Yellow(y) walls

Tuesday
Aug182009

Sense of space, sense of place


There is a lot to like in the work of Texas architectural firm Lake/Flato. A lot to admire. Buildings rest easy on the ground respecting their environment. These buildings are authentic. A series of pavilions or spaces with wide overhangs, shade loving, warmth hugging, real. They remind me a lot of what is being done with architecture here in Australia. Addressing the climate and the site while providing holistic design solutions for the clients. Honest buildings. Beautiful buildings.


Tuesday
Aug182009

Just a little teaser


One of our favourite interior designers Julia Edelmann of Buckingham ID (and mustn't forget one of the stylish Material Girls) sent me a little taste of her latest job. After 2 years working on this project it's time for the scouting shots. Julia apologises that they are rough but promises more when the true unveiling comes in a couple of months.


"I am soooo excited about this project. Amazing family, an historic preservation and restoration of an 1870’s Italianate Mansion in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago set on 5 city lots, green and self sustaining in many ways (up for LEED certification), full of Christian Liagre, Jeup, Droog, El Schmid, Kevin Reilly and many amazing items from the Holly Hunt showroom, Edelman leather, Mokum, Donghia, Lee Jofa and Kravet textiles and wall coverings, Ligne Roset, Saarinen, vintage Paul McCobb and Steelcase, Oly, BoConcept, Atelier Lapchi carpets, Bright Chair and amazing objects from my world travels and oh so many talented local commissioned artists ... Ahhhhhh ... a dream job. This family truly wishes to share their dream with the community at large to treasure our city's heritage." My head is spinning with the thought of all those names! Hurry up Julia. I can't wait. I need to see more. You are such a tease ;)