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The day I ran away and moved into a shop or ... Pottery Barn opens in Brisbane

Last Thursday was an exciting day. Iconic home furnishings brands Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm opened under one enormous roof in Brisbane. "Ho-hum" yawn those of you who have lived with the Williams-Sonoma group for many years. But not for me. The new kids on the block were bringing their heady mix of unique design, exceptional customer service and their renowned in-store experiences to Bris-Vegas and I wasn't going to miss out on the media preview.

You know what? I was surprised. Not by the quality or the price point or that sales assistants are called associates but by the fact that even though I call myself Midcenturyjo it wasn't just West Elm's mid-mod urban vibe that appealed. No I was seduced by Pottery Barn too! I could move right in!

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Working on a Saturday

Except I'm not. I'm tucked up in bed with a bad cold. I even had a special post planned for today but that will have to wait a few more days. I do know that if I did have to drag my sick and sorry self into work today I'd love it to be somewhere as stylin' as this workplace, Metrix Consulting by Melbourne-based interior design studio We are Huntley. What is bringing a smile to my face? A knot of cables as "art" on a vintage set of lockers. A tongue-in-cheek celebration of the problem we all have and try to ignore.

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Warehouse conversion

I'm a sucker for adaptive re-use and warehouse conversions are high on my list of design lusts. I'm head over heels for this renovation by Melbourne-based bg architecture. The exposed brick walls, the art, the light flooding in through the internal courtyard. Perfect.

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Stalking a studio apartment

Small on space but big on stylish ideas, this studio apartment in Brunswick, Melbourne may have sold but we can still file away some small space living ideas. Link here while it lasts.

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More stalking leftovers

Another day and more real estate stalking. I told you I've been holding out. Fussy, fussy, picky, yadda, yadda, yadda. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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