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Tuesday
Jul072009

Coburn Architecture

Quite some time ago I blogged about the architecture and interior design firm of Coburn Architecture. I adore their practical and youthful approach to the spaces they design. And I desperately want the sink in the first photo for my bathroom.

Tuesday
Jun302009

Behind the curtain


What's hiding behind the curtain in São Paulo, Brazil? Rodrigo from Brazilian architectural firm Rosenbaum sent us their latest commercial project Nicota Restaurante. Stunning! So many ideas to use in your home as well. Look at that owl wallpaper, the lampshades, the mix of traditional with modern with lashings of boho. Love the vibe coming out of Brazil at the moment and Rosenbaum are at its forefront.

Monday
Jun152009

Art Deco jewel

Scott Weston has sent photos of his latest project. It's finished, the client is in and it's a little jewel.


Well, we have literally walked out the apartment door comfortably satisfied with that age old saying that "A place for everything and everything in its place." In this waterside apartment the client brief was to store precious objects such as this Art Deco necklace.

The list goes on and on and the apartment elegantly sits there like a grand old dame in Elizabeth Bay......................................

We have felt lined drawers to store precious jewelry.
We have raspberry lined soft closing drawers to the bedside with adjustable tolomeo lamps.
Walnut timber joinery.
Kenzo 100% raspberry linen.
Pearlescent concertina wallpaper.
Gilded display boxes to house special treasures.
Silver leaf shelves for our Client's extensive shoe collection.
Concealed doors that house silver bevelled mirrors.
Hermes orange quartz bench-top and matching overhead cabinets.
Liberty fabrics and bespoke velvet cushions.
Black laminate internal cabinetry all with soft closing drawers or doors.


These aren't stylist preened and primped photos. These are just how the lucky client will live in her Art Deco jewel box. Lucky lucky woman .... I'm lusting after that wardrobe!

Tuesday
Jun092009

More from Scott Weston


Our fav Australian architect (OK fav everywhere architect) Scott Weston has sent us a peek at his latest project. This Elizabeth Bay apartment in Sydney is nearing completion but Scott promises to send more pictures when it is finished. It's all about bespoke joinery. Timber veneers, hand painted cabinetry and gilded finishes, display boxes and shoe shelves even a secret dressing room. Scott no one could accuse you of being colour blind! Brave choices per usual. As Scott knows I go weak at the knees for good joinery. Can't wait to see the final shots.

Friday
Jun052009

superkül

I finally got a chance to flip through the latest issue of Canadian House & Home that's been sitting on my kitchen counter tempting me most of the week, and I was excited to find a Canadian architectural firm in the magazine whose work is mesmerizing. Based in Toronto, superkül is the award-winning firm of Meg Graham and Andre D'Elia. A modern cottage retreat that they designed is featured in the magazine, which some photos can be found below, but first I wanted to feature a completed renovated home I found on their website.

Formerly a blacksmith's shop, then a horse shed and then an artist's apartment and studio, they did amazing things to turn this into a single family home, despite regulations that no additional openings in the walls were allowed for more light. In this case they had to get it from above. I am completely in awe of this transformation.



Here is the cottage I mentionned, a 2000 sq.ft. modern stunner on the Georgian Bay. (Photos by Tom Arban, superkül and Lorne Bridgman)