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Monday
May302016

Flow Works

Flow Works, based in Amsterdam, overhauls homes and makes them functional and beautiful. I love that they aren't all about slapping drywall over crumbling brick and support beams. Old mixed with new is how they roll. 

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Thursday
May262016

Glen Iris House

This post is for the folks who have commented lately that we've been too many posting been-there-done-that, white houses lately. This house has accents of turquoise/mint green in almost every room and I absolutely love it. Fresh and fun and paired with some red and black it is HOT. Thank you Nest Architects for showing us how to do colour. 

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Wednesday
May252016

Prospect Heights Brownstone

The restoration of this New York Brownstone saw floors replaced, windows reinstalled, doors rebuilt and all the boring but very important services updated. It had been a wreck but in the hands of Brent Allen Buck of Brooklyn-based Buck Projects the late 19th century building became a home again, its Italianate features restored to their former glory while a new focus was placed on modern open plan living. Think mod cons with a mid century collection of furniture and all the while the beautiful old bones grounding it all. "Approached with sensitivity, today can rise to be the equal of yesterday."

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Tuesday
May242016

A love letter

Dear Simpson Jacoby Architecture,

I just wanted to pen a short note to let you know how much I love your work on this old house. Sympathetic, stylish, simple and soft. Love the colour palette, the whitewashed floors, the kitchen and the restored, sinuous stairs rising to that dark and moody studio office. Love how your client has filled it gently and thoughtfully with their possessions and how you knew it would be just so. Love it all.

Regards,

Jo

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Monday
May232016

Still Monday and I need more coffee

If you'd rather start (or in my case continue) your Monday with a hit of caffeine in a dark, albeit stylish cave then perhaps Abbots & Kinney by Adelaide-based architects studio-gram will help you ease into the week. If I was drinking a cappuccino in the last cafe then it's definitely short blacks here. The added bonus is that if good coffee and great surrounds aren't enough to cure your Mondayitis I hear the pastry is to die for.

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