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Friday
Feb202015

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday folks, with a little bit of doggie stink-eye from the home of interior designer Jessica Plecas Warren (photo: Connie Zhou)

Thursday
Feb122015

Office file

Time to do some filing. Some office inspiration filing that is. Studio on number 17 Belén Street, Granada by Elisa Valero.

Thursday
Feb052015

Library love

Love the light streaming in. Love the mix of old and new. Love the cheeky flash of red. Love this library/workspace by Barcelona-based ds Architecture and Design.

Monday
Jan262015

Clouds of white books

An oasis of calm after the ceaseless clamour of the day. Respite. Retreat. Classical meets modern. Neutral sophistication. Elegant and urbane with a dash of controversy. White painted books? In this San Francisco Decorator Showcase library interior designer Geoffrey De Sousa explores the role of books and the room that contains them in a world of tablets and the Cloud.

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Monday
Jan052015

Down the long driveway, you'll see it ...

It seems the holidays are over and it's time to get back to work. Nose to the grindstone, bum up. Excuse me while I escape the drudgery of the workaday on day one of my return by slipping between the pages of latest fab book to land on my coffee table. Down the long driveway, you'll see it.

" ... a book of pictures of modernist, mid-century New Zealand homes. The houses aren't new, they’re old and lived in. They can be a little dusty, slightly worn around the edges and all have what antique dealers like to call “patina”. But they’re perfect in the minds of the people who live in them because of what they represent, which when designed, was a better way of living."

Photographer Mary Gaudin, along with writer Matthew Arnold, hasn't so much documented the architectural details of the homes but explored their being through her evocative images. It's about house and site and home and life and aging and fulfilling promise. My copy is dog-eared already. So if you still have some of the money Santa gave you or even as a belated present to yourself then Down the long driveway, you'll see it is a must.

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