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The bike shop

Part design studio, part bike showroom this small warehouse conversion in Richmond, Melbourne by Auhaus brings whimsy and fun to the streetscape. The timber facade mimics the picket fences of the neighbouring houses and hints at city skylines. The Mondrian style window that replaces a roller door lets in light and frames the views in and out.

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The pool pavilion

Dear owners of this pool pavilion guest house by Arquitectura in Canberra, Australia's capital, please do not invite me to stay in your beautiful modern retreat in your lovely shady backyard. I do believe I'd never move out!

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House 'o concrete

This home, located in Tel Aviv, Israel and designed by Axelrod Architects is all about concrete. It's EVERYWHERE. A little too cold perhaps? I think so, but with some walls clad in wood and some wood flooring (I'd even welcome a bit of carpet) this is one sweet home. It may be cold and minimal but it's got ALOT of windows to keep things bright and warm. I love the long narrow window above the kitchen countertop, and the different levels of the home keep things interesting (love the floor #'s on the walls in case you weren't sure where you were). 

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A beach shack renovation by architectural studio Auhaus. The original humble cottage was remodelled adding texture and warmth to the casual living within and out. Cathedral ceilings increase the sense of space. A second sister cottage or guest pavilion is connected not only by a deck but by repeating the cladding and the childlike house shape. Native tea trees incorporated into the space provide a dramatic connection to the site. A wonderful compound for the family and friends that are a given with a beach home. Why live in a wonderful part of the world (Barwon Heads, Victoria) if you can't share the seachange?

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Pierre Yovanovitch favourites

chair porn

best floor ever?

coolest sofa ever?

makes me happy

when blue works

statement stairs

as big as my house

via Pierre Yovanovitch

P.S. In case you Ottawans missed my mention the other day, don't forget to get your butts down to Carleton U today, tomorrow or Sunday for the Ottawa Antique Show. I had a great time (and got some goodies) at this show in April - details here.