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Wednesday
Nov022011

Love

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I'm packing my bags. I'm home invading. You'll never get me out. This bijou bluestone worker's cottage in Fitzroy, Melbourne is just about perfect. By one of Australia's leading design firms Hecker Guthrie.

  

  

 

  

 

Tuesday
Nov012011

Too cool for school

Fab FJ house by Brazilian architect Guilherme Torres. Check it out.

Friday
Oct282011

Pearse +1

Warm whites with rich wood accents, a dash of regal purple. Texture and layering. Elegance but liveability. Stylishly curated art and furniture. A study in restraint and good taste in Woollahra, Sydney. Love the cascade of frames down the kitchen dining area, the little details like the glass doorstop, the texture of the grasscloth walls, the sculptural elements, the flash of sexy, narrow legs on furniture. From Australian architects Pearse. (More on this firm here.)

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Friday
Oct282011

In the house of architect Pedro Useche

Architect and furniture designer Pedro Useche has created this open plan home, his own, settled in a lush tropical garden in São Paulo, Brazil. The Venezuelan designer surrounds himself with his own furniture pieces as well as mid century classics but what I love most is the riot of art that brings life, an extrovert personality to the large white spaces that are a perfect counterfoil to the vibrant green surrounds. A home full of discoveries for the eye. I can imagine walking in and racing from spot to spot exploring all the treasures of a creative mind. The wonderful photography is by Fran Parente.

  

  

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Thursday
Oct272011

In hiding

Talk about hiding your light under a bushel! If turning your back on a busy inner city street and looking inwards is your thing then how about this Surry Hills, Sydney house by Anthony Gill. Minimalist interior doesn't mean minimal style. The original house sits back from the neighboring terraces. Courtyards at either end. Sliding gate entry. It's all about polished concrete, light, clever storage. Love the massive concrete kitchen bench. It's a hard faced house in a tough part of the neighbourhood sitting in the gritty street. Hiding its beauty.

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