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Thursday
Apr222010

Down at the end of the garden ...

... is a very special place. Where fantasy and folly meet greenery and stone. Old sits with new made old and cool breezes ruffle scented foliage. In the heat of the day blue water beckons and secret garden rooms are filled with forgotten treasures. Michael Trapp travels the world to find antiques and architectural fragments to weave his magic at the bottom of a very special garden.

  

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Wednesday
Apr072010

Right royal oak

It's not often that I am excited by a supplier's website. Lots of close-ups of tile or timber but no juicy photos. That is until I stumbled across Royal Oak Floors by Harper & Sandilands. Swoon! Not only a stunning product but a gallery of work that leaves you breathless. Is there anything more beautiful than natural finishes like oak masterly installed? Harper & Sandilands, an Australian company determined to lead their niche market have worked with the best of the best Australian designers and architects. Think Carr Design,  Ellenberg Fraser, Atticus & Milo, BARstudio, B.E Architecture, Hecker Phelan & Guthrie, Leeton Pointon Architects and Woods Bagot to name a few. Head to the website to see more projects. I'm still lusting after a room just like these.

  

  

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Thursday
Feb042010

Muskelil

Muskelil is Cassandra Karinsky and Valentina Pilia. It's a meeting of an Australian via the States and an Italian via Paris at a crossroads in Marrakech. Through Muskelil Valentina and Cassandra  share their special objects, interior styling and decor. Purveyors of the most beautiful Moroccan rugs. Their look is fresh but lived in, simple but sophisticated, so Moroccan but at home on a world stage. It's like they peeked inside my mind and stole my dreams of my perfect home.

  

  

  

  

  

Tuesday
Oct062009

Coffee anyone?


Newly opened Kaffeverket (Swedish for The Coffee Works) takes traditional Swedish design and gives it a couple of modern twists. Mikael Abbhagen from design and retail concept agency A-B-D sent us these pictures. “It’s a play with contrasts of materials. From the roughness of Swedish limestone on the counter and tables, to the softness of the velvet drapes and the more modern feeling of bronzed glass and brass walls.” Inspired by the building that dates back to 1905 and wanting to play with classical Swedish colours and materials in order to create a modern design, fellow designer Fredrik Bengtsson added that they wanted to create a modern design with a clear heritage. Certainly gives the big franchises something to aim for. Mine's a Ristretto thanks!

Wednesday
Aug262009

Rice

My sister found this website the other day and I had to share this burst of sunshine. If you haven't heard of Rice before, they're a totally fun and colourful shop with sales offices across Europe and showrooms in Denmark, Holland and Germany that carries just about anything you can think of. Bags, bath products, clothing, home decor, jewelry, kitchenware, my favourite - Italian tableware and much more. It's all about colour and pattern and whimsy and everything is so adorable I can hardly stand it. Their product shots are so cute I want to go to the hardware store and stock up on every bright shade of spray paint they carry.