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Thursday
Mar092017

Millie the caravan

For those who like their family holidays to be simple yet stylish. For those who dream of bringing a retro caravan back to life. For those with a wandering spirit. Millie the caravan by Cedar & Suede

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Thursday
Feb232017

I want 

I'm like a spoilt child. If I see something I like then I want what I see. Please mummy can I have a beach hut right on the beach? Just meters from the water? Pleeeeeeaaaase. Except I'd want sand not shingle but you can't have it all. Beach House by Studiomama.

Photography by Ben Anders

Wednesday
Feb082017

Cabanon

A wee, white shed by the sea in the Èze region of France. It may be small in size but it's big on style. Piano on the deck anyone? Cabanon by Monaco-based architectural duo Humbert & Poyet.

Thursday
Feb022017

The luxury of lo-fi

"Purposefully lo-fi, The Retreat embraces a low-tech aesthetic towards the operation of the building itself, fully embodying the idea of retreat and slowing down. Celebrating craftsmanship and integrity of materiality instead of technology, every wall of the building have been designed to contain components that manually fold, open and close to manipulate the space and transform the program of the building."

More and more these days I don't need large and ostentatious. I don't need transplanted and often inappropriate design styles. I do need quality and craftsmanship, beauty and a sense of purpose and place. I do need a slow building for slow living. I would love this multi-use private retreat/studio, not as a stylish folly but as my home. (I'd just need a storage shed conveniently out of sight or the willpower to divest myself of the treasure and junk I have accumulated over the years.) The Retreat in Balnarring, Victoria by Branch Studio Architects.

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Wednesday
Jan182017

Modernising a typical Amsterdam apartment

Dutch interior designer Robert Kolenik took what he described as a typical small Amsterdam apartment and turned it into a luxurious modern space in neutral tones that appears much larger than it is. As part of his concept, the first thing that interior designer Robert Kolenik did was to design a large wall unit to link together all the spaces in the apartment naturally. In narrower or smaller spaces, most people tend to use smaller pieces of furniture. 'I do the opposite. By putting in larger pieces, I emphasise a sense of spaciousness in the home. The floating block in dark oak creates a line in the apartment that visually enlarges the space.' Robert then added in a FOUR METRE LONG sofa (by Minotti) which offers tons of seating and while very long, still keeps the space very open. Those of you with small spaces, take note!