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Thursday
Nov032011

Home of a glamourai

A couple of weeks ago I blogged a little peek into the home of fashion bloggers Jane and Judy Aldridge. Today I thought I'd share a little bit of Kelly Framel's home. Her fashion blog the glamourai is one of my daily must-reads. Kelly's NYC apartment is fabulous decked out in my favourite colours (black, white, brass and silver) with a glam Hollywood Regency vibe. And check out her adorable pooch!

Tuesday
Nov012011

It's November. Too soon for Christmas?

I know. I know. But I couldn't help it when I saw this wonderful wreath on photographer Virginia MacDonald's website. Go on yell at me for mentioning the "X" word but it will probably take you 2 months to weave this :P Lots of lovely lovely photography lolly on Ms MacDonald's site. That's why she is one of Canada's leading photographers. (Kim's previous post on Virginia MacDonald here.)

Wednesday
Oct192011

LOVE

I love this studio. It belongs to fashion blogger Jane Aldridge and her mom Judy. GORG!!! (See more of it here)

Wednesday
Oct122011

Bookbox loft

The folks at mode:lina, a Polish architectural firm, emailed with another project they completed recently that I had to share (see previous posts here and here).
Our client unconsciously dictated to us the design.
"We love open space and flexible solutions, but we need cosy rooms and privacy as well."
"We love to be noisy; talk loudly while eating, listen to loud music etc. but at the same time J. Is an early bird and I'm a night owl and we are both light sleepers."
"We love and owe a lot of books, clothes, shoes and other cool stuff but but we have only 70 m2."
"Oh, did I mention, that we just can't stand the sound of slamming doors?"
To fulfill all the requirements we decided to divide 70 m2 flat into 4 zones that can be easily opened and closed with sliding doors. This solution provides privacy and acoustic barrier as well as flexibility in use of space. Central zone includes kitchen with dining room and a mysterious black box. The dark cube integrates the wardrobe, small library, working desk and a small kennel. 3 other zones are: living room, walk-in closet, bathroom / bedroom.
Early bird and night owl live in peace.

The cube is brilliant.

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Thursday
Oct062011

Jo isn't the only one...

...who loves black. There's something I find really intriguing about one random black wall.

Black kitchen cabinets make for a sexy kitchen (particularly when paired with white subway tiles which creates just about my ideal kitchen...and add a white apron-front sink and wall-mount faucet and the heart palpitations begin).

A bedroom of black and white creates a combo of glamour/sexiness/mystery/masculinity. And I love the subtle drama of this space.

via Fantastic Frank, Stuart McIntyre, Erik Andersson Architects