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Never let your husband and his son near your computer

Jo - Hey honey my anti-virus thingy expires in 14 days. Should I renew or buy a different one?

Kelvin - I'll get D (my stepson) to install a different one. I have an extra licence.

Jo - Thanks honey.

That was Wednesday. 4 days later and I'm still without my computer. They decided to change my operating system and screwed it up once and after 6 hours today apparently we are still waiting for "number 3 of 4 to install not turn off your computer". Or was that 2? God I hope it isn't 1. Then we still have to install that illusive security software. You know. The one in the conversation above. The one mentioned 4 days ago. I can't get near my files, my Photoshop, my Snagit, my bookmarks. (Help I'm lost without my bookmarks!) Those who are tech savvy will shake your head at my inadequacy but I'm like most of you. I drive the bus. I don't build it or service it.

Long story short I'm on my teeny tiny netbook and it's another stalking post. They're easy to do especially when you don't have all the fancy tools you're used to having at your finger tips. Hopefully I'll be back to normal tomorrow .... or the next day .... or the next.

Oh the house. I almost forgot. Who could believe that behind its tiny unassuming facade is such a lovely house? Favourite bits? The spiral staircases, the garden and the wine cellar. I could live and die in a wine cellar I do believe ;) Link here while it lasts.

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Myrica's house

Welcome to stylist Myrica Bergqvist's home. It may be a tiny apartment but it's packed full of style. How do these Swedes do it? Is it in their genes? Not only has Myrica created a beautiful small space home she is also responsible for the cool laser cut acrylic headboard and acrylic bowls.(You can see more of her range here.) It's a funky mix of retro pieces and scandi white with Myrica's personality shining through. My favourite spot? The kitchen/dining table ... and the bedroom nook. What's yours?

(Photos by Patric Johansson.)

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The Shed

A teeny tiny almost derelict shed. Some imagination and foresight. Lots of talent. One amazing small space home and an award winning Australian renovation. The Shed by Richard Peters Associates via the Houses Awards. Good things do come in small packages.



Bijou brilliant

First admired on Remodelista (still my number one go to blog) this elegant space saving loft bed solution by Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture is only surpassed by the actual project.  The loft bed image led me to this bijou studio/workspace that is not only beautiful in its simplicity but inspiring in its spatial solutions to small scale living. Brilliant. (Those ingenious stairs remind me a little of these.)

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Puzzle box apartment

38sqm. Yes 38sqm. This redesign of a one bedroom apartment in Potts Point is by Sydney architect Anthony Gill. This clever puzzle box of a space is home to a couple and their young child. A custom joinery spine runs the length of the apartment providing much needed storage while delineating individual spaces including a clever pull out bed which slips away under the raised child's bedroom floor when not in use. Clever, funky and fab. Tiny spaces rule! Photography by Peter Bennetts.

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