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Friday stalking 1

Somebody cool built a very cool house in 1967. Somebody cool is now selling this house in 2011. What's not cool is the price (over $2 million because it is in Toorak in Melbourne) and the fact that it will probably be demolished to build one of the pseudo-French McMansions that are growing like weeds in this very upmarket suburb. I could move in right away if only I had the cash. Love the original kitchen. Would living here make me cool too? ;) Link here while it lasts.


Stalking in the hall

The Mechanics Institute Hall that is. Think Victorian era guild or trades halls. Almost church like. This modern conversion plays with scale and height, positive and negative space, open and enclosed. Love the kitchen, the spiral staircase and the soaring grey ceilings, the clever use of half walls of storage to divide spaces and the privacy of the bedroom and bathroom tucked away in the mezzanine but a little confused by the large box like lights. The Old Mechanics Institute Hall 1857, South Melbourne. Link here while it lasts.

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Cool cave

A haven in the big city cannons. Shady and green outside, dark and cave like cool in. I loved this Fitzroy, Melbourne home when I first saw it in the September/October issue Inside Out. Found it again when I went back to drool over the portfolio of photographer James Greer (see my original post here). Love how he captured the light and shade, the dark against the vibrant green, the stylish and the edgy. Styling is by the incomparable Mr Jason Grant.

P.S. You must get your hands on the Christmas issue of Inside Out. Fabulous!

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Hallie Burton

From earthy brick to gleaming white sanctuaries, from high end to high on style, if it's a gorgeous room then Hallie Burton has probably photographed it. No wonder her work appears in the leading magazines around the world. Beautiful soft light, interesting angles and a great feel for the space. Love. She was one of the first photographers I blogged about back in 2007 and it was wonderful to revisit her portfolio to find so many more stunning shots.

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Shareen Joel encore

It's still about simplicity, balance, elegance and proportion. The spaces are still clean and crisp. Form still follows function, the modern minimalist feel continues. So what is different from the last time I featured Shareen Joel's work? An expanded portfolio and lots more lovely pictures on her website that's what. Wonderful work.



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