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Wednesday
Apr182012

Take me away

I could really use a break from the chaos of everyday, and when I came across this home captured by one of my all-time favourite photographers Jordi Canosa I was momentarily transported to a gorgeous villa in Barcelona. A place where wonderful memories could be made and relaxation is essential - how could you not feel at ease in a place like this?

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Wednesday
Apr042012

Enrique Menossi part 2

Having overdosed on the rustic beauty of Spanish homes captured through the lens of Enrique Menossi in the previous post, it's time to move to something a little darker, richer, more sophisticated. Or how about a vibrant taste of urban colour?. Just as inspiring, just as beautiful. The man is a master of his craft.

P.S. And just in case it is all too darkly sophisticated for you I have lightened it with one more all white wonder.

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Wednesday
Apr042012

Enrique Menossi part 1

Every so often I come across a website that makes me stop, draw a deep breath then exhale, whistling softly between my teeth. It's an oh my god moment. I see so many photos in my travels around the interwebs, so many beautiful images. Sometimes I see images that are even more inspiring ... if that's possible ... than the images I share with you everyday. Today you'll feel the same way I do. Welcome to the portfolio of Barcelona based photographer Enrique Menossi. First the rustic ...

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Tuesday
Mar132012

Spanish minimalism

Cadaquès Apartment by Francesc Rifé. Black. White. Unashamedly modern. Distilled rustic references. White void. Monolithic fireplace anchoring the room. Hero of minimalism ... storage. So which do you prefer Spanish minimalism or Danish? (The great photography is by Eugeni Pons. An amazing portfolio of amazing architecture!)

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Wednesday
Jan112012

Apartment in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona

Simplicity is deceptive. What appears to be sleek and clean lined and refined is highly thought out and designed. Spanish-German architectural design firm YLAB arquitectos (Tobias Laarmann and Yolanda Yuste) have taken a 130m2 apartment in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and created a space of warmth and elegance, public and private, luxury and practicality. It is as if light and shade, white and earthy, cool and warm, natural surfaces, layers of texture, stone and wood, history and the present have all been distilled into a beautiful home. Deceptively simple. Simply wonderful. Images by Jordi Canosa and Daniela Cavestany.

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