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Thursday
Mar302017

A modern city garden

The rain is bucketing down here. A month's rain will fall in one day as an ex tropical cyclone winds slowly down the coast. Schools are closed and even the government has sent non essential staff home. (I can't complain as many to the north of me have lost houses and livelihoods as the cyclone made landfall.) There is a silver lining to all this water falling from the skies. My garden will drink it in, the grass will turn green and my water tanks will overflow. With all this promised bounty to come I'm daydreaming of stylish urban gardens like this new design in inner-Sydney Leichardt by Adam Robinson Design in collaboration with Garden Society.

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Friday
Mar242017

Hidden

I do like a hidden kitchen, everything behind a bank of doors. Clean lined and contemporary. Take a closer look at this garden pavillion extension to a post war bungalow. Can you see it? Yes there it is. Hiding. House Au Yeung by Tribe Studio Architects.

Photography by Katherine Lu.

Wednesday
Mar222017

Screen House by Carter Williamson

When a home is totally unassuming from the exterior and then you walk in and POW! The dreamiest of black kitchens complete with black penny round tile backsplash. (Man I love black kitchens! So sexy!) But it doesn't stop there....a bathroom completely clad in black penny rounds? YES PLEASE!!! Screen House by Australian architecture firm Carter Williamson.

 

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Wednesday
Mar222017

Oxford Larder

Don't get me wrong. I love the rain. After all, the summer has been so dry and these blustery showers are welcome. It's just that I'm racing home from work, side stepping puddles and cursing my cheap and inadequate umbrella. AND I need to find something for dinner. If only I had a cute little larder cafe around the corner from where I live. Something just like this. Dinner sorted and I can fit in a coffee and perhaps a slice of chocolate and pear cake while waiting for the latest shower to pass. Any excuse to linger just a little longer in this stylish little space. (Love that sink set up by the way.) Oxford Larder by Pipkorn & Kilpatrick.

Photography by Martina Gemmola

Wednesday
Mar222017

Stalking

I'm stalking in the well-heeled Melbourne suburb of Toorak and what a home I have found. 1930's brick with 4 bedrooms, 3 bath and wonderful outdoor living and garden. Almost like living in a resort. Perhaps not quite my style (I'd like a bit more art deco, a touch less Hamptons) but hey I wouldn't say no if one of you bought it for me. Link here while it lasts.

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