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Saturday
Jun272015

Working on a Saturday

As I always say ... if you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend while everyone else is having fun then it should be somewhere stylish and inspiring. I could almost give up sitting in a cafe with my friends if I could sit in the company cafe with my colleagues. CIP Flinders Lane offices in Melbourne by EMKC.

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Friday
Jun262015

Bridging Boyd

Jolson's renovation and reinterpretation of Robin Boyd's 1954 Richardson House is a triumph. The original house was literally built as a bridge to resolve site difficulties by spanning a dry creek bed that ran through the lot. The Melbourne-based studio's additions address the iconic shape, extrapolating Boyd's exploration of geometry with circles and tangents. The new glances the old, meets, embraces, pulls away all the time celebrating the interplay of house and landscape.

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Wednesday
Jun242015

Yes please!

After getting a sneak peek into Katie Graham's house I jumped on over to The Family Love Tree and look what I found. Yum! If you have a cane/retro/boho/peacock anything/bright colour addiction then you'll love it.

Wednesday
Jun242015

Inside Out

Every month an email arrives from Inside Out magazine's Managing Editor Lee Tran Lam and every month I get excited. The sneak peeks from inside the latest issue of the magazine are always amazing. Today's is no different. It's winter down under and it's just a little grey and chilly. Inside Out's antidote to the cold-weather blues is a cheery home. As Lee Tran explains ...

"I feel like the house belonging to The Family Love Tree's Katie Graham is a perfect example of this. It's so vibrant and instantly jumpstarts a good mood. It appears in our July issue and definitely brightens our pages! When her family moved into the home , the 1970s bungalow was "quite Liberace" and they needed to dial it down a bit. I think they've done a fantastic job – especially with the exuberant wallpapers. Katie is such a wallpaper fan that she managed to sneak one behind the kitchen splashback, too (despite people telling her it was impossible)! She also managed to pull off the renovation in seven weeks, too – which is pretty impressive."

Love the wallpaper, the Falcon chair, the West German and Bitossi pottery, the black wall and those dining chairs. Hang it I'm moving in. Styling for the story is by Rachel Vigor, photography by Derek Swalwell. Can't wait to see more in the July issue out Thursday. Don't fret if you aren't in Australia though. You can read along on  ZinioGoogle Play,  the Apple Newsstand and Nook.

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Tuesday
Jun232015

A bathing shed

Or should that be a bathroom pod? A timber clad cube containing ensuite and wardrobe sits within the bedroom of this heritage listed terrace house. New design distinct from old shell. By Melbourne-based nic Owen architects.