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Friday
May112012

Candy Factory Lofts penthouse

I recently stumbled upon the portfolio of Johnson Chou, and architecture and design firm based in Toronto and was very intrigued by this penthouse: Situated in a turn of the century candy factory, this 2700 SF loft penthouse suite was one of Toronto's first residential adaptive re-use projects of its kind. The owner, an avid sportsman with a penchant for traveling to remote areas to camp in the wilderness, requested a residence that evoked, within an urban context, a sense of the landscape he loved so much. What I love about this loft is the blend of modern and rustic elements. That juxtaposition gets me going every time. 

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Friday
May112012

Small is stylin'

Another real estate stalking to end my posts for the working week. See you can live large in a small space! There is something cute and youthful about this bijou apartment. Perhaps it is because a cool look has been achieved with not much money. 42 square meters. And it's up above Bourke St in Surry Hills, Sydney. Just a short stroll to so many of my fav Sydney spots. Link here while it lasts.

Friday
May112012

Behind the red brick facade ...

... it's all black and white. Real estate stalking on a Friday and came across this terrace house in Middle Park, Melbourne. Minimal in interiors, minimal in colour palette and minimal in personal possessions. Is this the way the owner chooses to live or has it been stripped of personal clutter for the sales photo shoot? I'm filing the bathrooms away for when I renovate my own. Not so much for the finishes but how to deal with a period window slap bang in the middle of a wet room wall. Link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
May102012

Rock star Miami kitchen

Ruben D Gutierrez of Errez Design sent us photos of one of yet another of his latest projects. (See previous projects herehere and here). Here are some details: I wanted to share some images of a kitchen we just renovated in Miami, FL. This kitchen was designed for a fun creative guy who loves rock and roll and gourmet food. We wanted to make the kitchen feel like it belonged in a 1930's house but still pop with bold colors and edgy patterns. We used a yellow and grey geometric wallpaper from Jonathan Adler on the ceiling. The yellow tones are also found on the hardwood floors. Classic charcoal grey cabinetry was paired with white marble and white ceramic tile for contrast. Vintage library lamps illuminate the open aluminum shelving. What a fun, bold kitchen! Love it all - the yellow accents, door hardware, wallpaper on the ceiling(!!!), subway tiles.... 

Thursday
May102012

junger & beer architektur

Someone left a comment on the blog yesterday linking to Austrian architecture firm junger & beer so of course I went snooping through their portfolio and came across a couple homes I thought I'd feature today. The first has a bit of a Scandinavian vibe, the second is a bit bolder and funkier. I'm a fan of both (except for the crazy nightclub-ish lighting in the bathroom).

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