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Tuesday
Jan212014

Embracing the darkness

I am embracing darkness more and more each day (especially in my wardrobe, for starters anyway). The intensity, drama, warmth, depth...it's simply beautiful, especially when photographed with such precision and perfection. Paris based photographer Tommaso Sartori is a master at capturing dark or light spaces. They may be minimal but they speak volumes.

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Tuesday
Jan212014

space grace & style

"... a love of all things traditional, vintage, ambiguous and unusual - the studio excels in the unconventional juxtaposition ..." Personality, a touch of whimsy, old with new. Bold colour plays against warm wood floors and bright light floods in through windows. Welcome to the Newtown, Victoria home of interior designer Rebecca Jansma of Space Grace & Style.

Photography by Nikole Ramsay and styling by Stephanie Somebody.

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Friday
Jan172014

Maison Hand - dark

It's pretty incredible that Maison Hand can make a white space look so fabulous, and then do up a home in almost all back and absolutely CRUSH IT. I adored the last post, but this one makes my heart skip a beat. Twice. I thought for sure my next home would be mostly white, but then I see dramatic, edgy spaces like this and I completely change my mind. This is what I want. Every little bit. 

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Tuesday
Jan142014

Blackpool House

Rising like a dark tower through the dense vegetation is a modest one bedroom house. Changes of level and expanses of glass provide views that slice through the tree canopy while the house seems to tumble down the steep slope. Black cladding helps the structure disappear into the forrest. A wonderful getaway, an adult's cubby house. The Blackpool House at Waiheke, New Zealand by Glamuzina Paterson Architects.

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Thursday
Dec122013

80s apartment redo

If you live in Australia you know these apartments. Tired old brick exteriors with tired old plasterboard interiors. Wall to wall carpet with a collection of interesting stains, swirling, dripping plaster slapped onto the ceiling and aluminium sliding doors with safety stickers. If you were lucky and lived on the top floor (always no more than four floors or the developer would have to spring for a lift) the "architect" may have thrown in a "cathedral ceiling and clerestory window". No redeeming features except the size of the rooms. Say what you like about those old apartments they at least had a little more room than today's incarnations. Now take an 80s apartment in a wonderful inner city location (Brisbane readers should be able to tell by the bridge and the tennis courts across the river) and drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century and you have a hipster's pad with room for baby and barbie. Very cool. By Alexander Lotersztain and derlot.

 

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