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Friday
Nov252011

UdA

A little diversity is always welcome here at DTI. When I came across the portfolio of Italian architecture firm UdA (Ufficio di Architettura) their spaces, sprinkled with quirky elements, intrigued me. I am especially intrigued by their streamlined storage solutions.  

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Wednesday
Nov022011

Casa Talìa

Run away, get away, fly away. Slow down, pull up, take time. Drink wine, tell stories, find friends, explore. Want to come away with me to Casa Talìa in Modica, Sicily? Yes I thought so. Life is too fast. It's time to slow down, rewind, relax. Another stunning property through Welcome Beyond.

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Friday
Oct142011

Sergio Ghetti

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all get to enjoy some great weather and fun activities. I will be taking a break from studying tomorrow night for dinner out and a Kings of Leon concert (LOVE them Followills!). I leave you today with some fine images from Italian photographer Sergio Ghetti. I find portfolios like Sergio's very intriguing. The spaces are rather raw and natural (he even had the opportunity to photograph a grotto doubling as someone's home!). It is a nice break from the overly styled photos you find in magazines where everything is far too perfect. I am not a fan of perfection.

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Tuesday
Jul262011

Reader's home - Dana's darsena sul lago

This next reader's home belongs to Dana. I featured her Italian villa last year, and today I'd like to share her lakeside home ("darsena sul lago" = dock on the lake) on Lake Como. It's 35 sq m, with wooden beams and white walls, furnished with antique Asian furniture and flea market finds. There is a steel trap door in the floor to access the private boat dock and a cantilevered terrace with incredible views of the lake. So lovely! Not sure what I love more - the views or that kitchen!

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Thursday
Jun022011

Quickie 2

I warned you! More from the dark side. The Milan loft of furniture designer Rodolfo Dordoni via AT Casa. This is more me. Still undecided on the oversized humanoid sculpture (this coming from a woman with a life size Mary and Jesus statue, a 3m Papua New Guinea spirit post and a Tiwi burial pole) but the rest is perfect. Soon I too shall be welcomed home each day by a darkling den.

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