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Tuesday
Oct182011

Punta or getting to the point

Stone and drifts of flowers. Wood and water. Formal and casual. Substantial walls and willowing drapes. The stone vernacular of Uruguayan architecture floats on flowers, touches the earth and provides a stylish hearth and home. Martin Gómez and his architectural studio address the site, caress the landscape and reach inwards to create the perfect home. La Pedrera, La Barra, Punta del Este, Uruguay. (You can see our original post on Martin Gómez Arquitectos here.)

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Thursday
Sep152011

A leafy lovely

  

I couldn't go today without one more fabulous garden by Eckersley Garden Architecture. How fabulous to sit and sip tea in the morning sun, share a communal platter of food in the dappled shade. Lush and lovely, relaxed and just perfect.

  

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Thursday
Sep152011

Garden tales

The weather is warming in the Southern Hemisphere and a design blogger girl's mind turns to gardening. I love overgrown, leafy spaces with a space for entertaining, a spot to read the paper, sip tea, perhaps a vege garden, some fruit trees, fabulous colour. Nothing too formal. Something just a little different but always with lovely, large leaves and vigorous, vibrant vines. I've always been a fan of Australian garden designer Rick Eckersley. Rick and partners Scott Leung and Myles Broad of Eckersley Garden Architecture must have read my mind. How perfect are both of these gardens!

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Wednesday
Aug032011

Inner Gardens

Aaaaah the great outdoors! Rather the great outdoors just outside the back door. Whether a simple chair in a quiet and secluded spot or a pool party worthy aquatic hangout, Los Angeles landscape design firm and nursery Inner Gardens plants the seed for the perfect garden. Formal and overflowing or modern and restrained Stephen Block and his team give root to your wildest dreams or even your modest but stylish wishes. You'll find me sunning myself with a book in that Adirondack chair bobbing my foot up and down in the ornamental grass. Care to join me?

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Thursday
Jul142011

Stalking country cottage getaway

Stalking out in the countryside today. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a little cottage to escape to on the weekends? I have never really been a beach girl (too much sand ...perhaps they could concrete little paths down to the waves?) but the country, that's another matter. Lazy summer breezes and afternoons spent dozing over a good book. Winter weekends by a fire drinking the bounty of cellar door forays. Friends visiting and roast dinners after an afternoon of antiquing. Love the pretty garden. Love the quirky bits and pieces filling the shelves. Love the bath sunken in the wooden floors. Nothing too precious and everything just right for a cosy getaway. Link here while it lasts.

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