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Saturday
Apr182015

Stalking leftovers

Sometimes I feel like I don't have to write an introduction to my stalking leftover posts. You know I'm fussy. You know what I like and dislike. The not quite rights, the can't see enough, the oh my gods. You know what you have to do :) Click on the links to go to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

P.S. If I owned the "white house" I'd only wear red.

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Friday
Apr172015

Nathan Burkett's garden 

I have landscaping on the brain because the snow has all melted here in Ottawa and I am left with the most embarrassing front lawn in my entire neighbourhood. For whatever reason, in the 75 years since this house was built, no one bothered to landscape aside from sticking 2 evergreen bushes asymmetrically on either side of the front walkway (you can see what I mean here). And I live on a busy street so please Ottawans, don't judge me. I had nothing to do with it. And as soon as I can afford it, some serious landscaping is going to happen. When we were sent these photos, my embarrassment went into overtime. This is one of the most beautiful garden designs I have ever seen. It is the creation of landscape designer Nathan Burkett for this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Titled 'Equilibrium', Nathan’s garden signals a return to soft, usable spaces where greenery is used in place of traditional 'hard' landscaping elements to create structure and symmetry in nature. Some of the garden’s key features include a cantilevered arbor which wraps around the perimeter to create an architectural 'frame' in which the rest of the garden sits. The seating area is paved with intricate stone work which continues along the garden’s base, interspersed with soft lawn areas and a pond which is subtly tiled with Italian glass. The living pergolas (mature deciduous Plane Trees), which stand approximately 3m tall and have been grown over a five year period, represent a return to nature as an architectural centerpiece, using organic material to create the built form. 'The garden is soft with movement and organic elements, while still recreating my signature aesthetic of symmetry and clean, crisp lines.' I am SO inspired by this stunning design. Kudos to Nathan for knocking another one out of the park. 

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Friday
Apr172015

Dock St Warehouse

Live, work, play in a warehouse conversion by Brisbane based architectural firm Surroundings. Human centric, holistic. Enveloping, encompassing, cocooning. Retreat and self expression. Building relating to people and people to the building. Meaning and moment. I'm struggling for words to describe the visceral tug this series of spaces is having on me. As brilliant as the sunshine must be when you leave its cool, dark interiors. Dock St Warehouse by Surroundings with interiors in collaboration with Jacks Corner Design. Photography by Camera Obscura.

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Thursday
Apr162015

Still stalking warehouses

OK this is technically a hall not a warehouse but are you really going to quibble with me? OMG. Take a look at this beauty. Seen it before haven't you? It's that Chuck Close print at the end of the hallway that's ringing bells. The Design Files about 2 and a half years ago. The amazeballs home of Georgie and Alex Cleary of Alpha60. Can a girl have two warehouses in Melbourne? Her grownup warehouse in Hawthorn East and her hipster hangout in Northcote? Wouldn't that be a dream! Link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
Apr162015

Stalking a warehouse

I always get excited when I stumble upon a warehouse conversion when I'm out real estate stalking. I get even more excited when the end result lives up to my hyped up expectations. Someone please lend me the money to buy this home in Melbourne's Hawthorne East. It's a grownup warehouse. Seriously stylish. I'd love to see it in real life because I'm sure the photos don't do it justice. Link here  while it lasts.

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