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Thursday
Jul112013

Luciano Dalla Marta

I've got a Brazilian architect to share with you today. Luciano Dalla Marta went above and beyond with this spectacular residence (condo I think) fit for a queen. Modern yet warm and despite the massive space it's inviting. I can't imagine having enough room for all those seating areas. WOW...the furniture I could buy.... 

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Thursday
Jul112013

No need to ply me ...

... with alcohol to make me fall for this home by Dutch interior architects i29. Modern and fabulous with a limited palette of grey and white. The hero though is the plywood used repeatedly throughout the home. An often overlooked, "second class" building material is the standout here. That and the open plan design, the fireplace, the walls of glass. No definitely the plywood ;)

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Wednesday
Jul102013

Richard Kirk Architect

One day I'll finally get the opportunity to meet/visit Jo in the subtropics of Australia, and she can explain and show me first hand what it's like to live where indoors can meet outdoors year round. Sure, you could live that way here in Canada, but someone will eventually find you frozen in a pile of snow. In the meantime, I can dream about living in a very warm climate in a home with large moveable walls that expand your living space....such as these spectacular homes designed by Richard Kirk Architect (who coincidentally has an office in Brisbane - where Jo is). 

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Tuesday
Jul092013

Stalking closer to home

I've always loved this home. Balanced on a ridge line in Brisbane with some of the best views in the city is a classic Queenslander home. An extension by Brisbane architect Owen Architecture seems to tumble down the steep slope, block stacked on block with references to the historic habit of building boxy little rooms between the soaring timber stumps this house would have once perched on. I cannot tell you the number of times I have travelled this road and strained to see inside. This is a home I have stalked in real life and now it is for sale. I can't even daydream about moving into this one because it would break my heart that I couldn't. The link for the listing is here and you can see more on the architects' website here.

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Monday
Jul082013

Always Alwill

Always. Always elegant and luxe. Always with an understanding of the space. Always textured. Always washed with colour. Always about the client. Always Australian, stylish and subtle. Always beautiful. Always Alwill. Always.

P.S. Remember when I was stalking the "dog house" a few weeks ago? Also by Romaine Alwill and her team. You can see more here.

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