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Wednesday
Oct222014

Historic gets a dose of industrial

McIntosh Poris Associates is a Michigan-based architecture, interior and urban design firm that I am now a huge fan of. They took a historic structure and gave it some funk with lots of rustic and industrial touches. They painted out the wood work black (OH YES THEY DID!), and kept the walls white for contrast. Warm colours in the furnishings keep things cozy. This home ROCKS!

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Tuesday
Oct212014

Lakeside classic 

I was going to write about the juxtaposition of the drama of a site and the mundane of everyday living but then I read the architect's descriprtion and it was just so right ...

Holidays beside the waters edge, water skiing and trout fishing, are wonderful memories for families. The bach is a keeper of these memories, which are at stake when work is done to preserve and update it. 

It was a process of saving and improving, of folding in another layer of history in a way that would not obliterate the past. The result is a nest of humble kiwi buildings, some parts new some original, that will now cope admirably with the demands of the future.

Lakeside classic, Tarawera, New Zealand by Mercer and Mercer Architects.

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Monday
Oct202014

Nixon Tulloch Fortey encore

It has been a little while since Jo featured Melbourne architects Nixon Tulloch Fortey so I thought I would do a little update on their stellar designs. They are all about minimal architecture on the inside and maximum impact on the outside. This first kitchen, despite me not usually liking all white kitchens, has me totally drooling. It is just so clean and sleek! I love this firm. 

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Monday
Oct202014

Yes please!

I'm crushing on herringbone pattern tiling. Seeing it, wanting it, figuring out where I can put it in my house. By Bureaux.

Wednesday
Oct152014

From my window

Everyday I see this house. No that's a lie. Everyday I see the roof of this house from my window at work. Everyday finds me wondering what it looks like and who designed it. Now I know. Switch by Aardvarc.