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Grateful Head Salon

Oh my word! Talk about rock and roll glam! Just in from Canadian photographer Brenda Liu, the Grateful Head Salon.

I photographed this for my friend Lysa Fina who owns the salon (located in Toronto). I think there are number of elements that would translate well into a home. The space has a rock 'n roll vibe with lots of funky details, for example the raised velvet skull wallpaper and the all red show stopping bathroom. It's far from the typical all white salons we are so used to.

I've included "before" photos so you can see the transformation of the space. The salon was designed with the help of Lysa's friend and professional set designer, Nancy Niksic. I hope you enjoy!

What a transformation. Love the bathroom, the distressed walls, the skulls and Brenda captures the space perfectly. With a salon this cool the hair must be hot!

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The quintessential Magazine

One of my favourite vintage shops in Sydney, quintessential duckeggBLUE has a new (two issues so far) online magazine, The quintessential Magazine. If you love all things found, industrial and antique then you are going to love this small but beautifully curated and interactive online offering. Shop owner Leanne Carter-Taylor and ex creative director of Inside Out magazine Tracy Lines are the creative force behind The quintessential Magazine. A perfect partnership producing an evocative collection of inspiring people and pieces.

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A bakery in Barcelona

Check out this really funky bakery called Serrajòrdia located in the town of Sant Cugat del Valles near Barcelona. It was designed by interior design firm AM_Asociados and is a fantastic mix of industrial and vintage - my favourite combination! There are some great touches here that can easily translate to a residence. 

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Light and dark

Belgian architect Dieter Vander Velpen emailed us with an intriguing project he recently completed. At first I wondered about blogging it as it's a commercial space and we kprefer featuring residential designs but this one could be REALLY fun translated into a residential space. This project is Garde-robe Nationale, a womanswear boutique in Antwerp where Dieter acted as artchitect and interior designer. The lighting in the ceiling was bulky, the clothing racks stuck out into the space and were on risers, and it was pretty dull overall.  

Dieter worked some serious magic on this shop. The floors were levelled out and original hardwood restored, the majority of the clothing displays were lined up on the outer walls for better sight lines through the shop and then my favourite element - the introduction of a light and dark zone. The front of the store is now all in white, and as you move along towards the rear where the fitting rooms are, the vibe is much more loungey with dark oak veneer walls and ceiling and floors stained the same dark shade. I think this would be such a phenomenal space if you think of it as the main floor of a home. Imagine the light zone as the kitchen and connecting dining space, and as you move into the dark zone you are in the sitting room with a huge sectional and and big TV built-into the wall with a long, low media cabinet....yes, I can see the potential.... (photos by Thomas De Bruyne)

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