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Wednesday
Feb102016

Breeze block at the Boro

Part concrete brutalism, part metallic industrial, part Scandinavian modern and topped up with a healthy dose of breeze block love. I'm crushing on the contemporary hotel style of the Boro New York on Long Island. It's a celebration of the simple "guts" of the building, elevating the cinder block from humble to hot.

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Thursday
Feb042016

Latest from Fiona Lynch

Built by a builder for his young family, this Balwyn, Melbourne home is the latest project from interior designer Fiona Lynch.

"A minimal approach to materials has created an interior which is reflective and relaxing in feel. Concrete, timber and stone are the main materials in this project. Aged brass and grey stained oak cabinetry compliment the minimal approach to materials."

Sophisticated, restrained, always with an eye to detail Lynch's design is beautifully resolved.

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Wednesday
Jan272016

La Micheline

It's Wednesday. Hump day. Time for a virtual getaway to the Ardennes region of Belgium, to La Micheline, an old railway station now a holiday home set amongst meadows. If the impressive renovation and rebuild using bluestone, rough hewn wood and concrete isn't enough to get your design juices running there's even an old railway line with trolleys. The gîte is the creation of architectural photographers Anne and Jean-Luc Laloux and is a sister property to La Classe which we featured here.

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Wednesday
Dec162015

Marcus beach house

My concrete floor and modern architecture obsession continues with this beauty also by Owen Architecture. And I will continue to dream of living in a climate where having sliding panels that open a home to the exterior can be enjoyed more than 3 months out of the year.  

Wednesday
Dec162015

Wooloowin house

White, back and grey - there is nothing better. Except when the grey is concrete. Like in this home designed by architects Paul Owen, Sam Charles-Ginn. Love all the painted wood planks in the walls and ceiling and the cut outs in the stairs. Now I will be dreaming of concrete floors for the rest of the day (especially after finding claw marks on my newly refinished hardwood floors - anyone want a cat?!?!). 

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