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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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Thursday
Dec102015

Raw

A raw and edgy addition to an Art Deco home sees function contained within the exposed structure of the form. A limited palette of blacks, greys and blonde wood with exposed concrete, rendered walls and untreated plywood give a Scandinavian meets modern Australian feel. Lees House by Melbourne-based Rob Kennon Architects.

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Monday
Dec072015

Pipe dream

This award-winning show garden by Melbourne-based Alison Douglas Design is just the inspiration I need for that awkward spot at the end of my garden. I just have to explain to my husband why I need to buy a large concrete culvert pipe.

PIPE DREAM is a hidden oasis in our busy city designed as an antidote to our epidemic of being time poor. The meditation moon gate/day bed, reflective water feature and fire pit are all created from concrete pipes. Concrete was chosen as a feature material to reference the ‘concrete jungle’ we inhabit ... Pipe Dream is a place to stop, meditate, reflect and breathe. As this is easier said than done one might call it a ‘Pipe Dream’.

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Monday
Nov302015

Casa cool

I love Brazilian design. The work of their young architects and interior designers has a freshness, an irreverence, a sense of fun. It's a super cool mix of eras, of young and old, high and low. It provokes and cajoles. Casa Cor 2015 by Rio de Janeiro architectural firm Studio RO+CA.

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