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Have we got everything?

Got a good book? Packed your hat? We might do some walking. Definitely the markets. We should be able to pick up some great fresh produce on the drive there so just pack some basics. I plan to cook up a storm in that kitchen. And some really good bath salts. Soaking for an obsecene amount of time is plan B. OK. I think we're ready. Love a weekend away in the country and nothing is more perfect than an historic house and a lush garden setting. Aghadoe Estate, Springmount, Victoria.

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Harold Street

In case you haven't noticed I've jumped on the contemporary Australian design bandwagon. I'm excited by the spaces being created in my country at the moment none more so than simple domestic spaces. Family homes with flair. Day to day living with style and storage solutions. Looks good, works well, feeds the soul. Like the latest work by Nest Architects, a renovation and addition to a small traditional inner city Melbourne house.

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Barwon Heads Beach House

A family beach house with a contemporary take on traditional features. A classic palette of limed oak timber, painted lining boards and white walls. Stylish, casual living. Pleysier Perkins with Mim Design.

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Jewel House

A gem of a small house extension and backyard studio. Light dances through brick lattice and skylights while the simple triangular volume provides living and sleeping space. Floating. Lightweight. Jewel House by Karen Abernathy Architects.

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Working on a Saturday

I don't think I have ever featured a travel agent on the blog before but this space is somewhere I'd be happy to call home. (Have you noticed I have a recurring daydream about living in commercial spaces?) East Ivanhoe Travel and Cruise takes its cue from a golden age of travel with a 60s style, an age where personalised service was the norm not a luxury. A contemporary look with a Mad Men riff. Interior design by Flack Studio.

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