Displaying posts from July, 2014

A house in the trees

Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 by KiM

A house in the trees of Titirangi by New Zealand’s mercer and mercer architects. Need I say more? 

Happy place

Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 by midcenturyjo

Sometimes when I’m overwhelmed by work, exhausted and almost ready to burst into tired tears I go to my virtual happy place. Today (and for a very long time in fact) my happy place is this bathroom by Made by Cohen. You would have seen it before on the blog. You may have even saved it to your inspiration files. Now excuse me as I shut the door. I have a virtual bath to soak in.

Just down the lane

Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 by midcenturyjo

This extension to a Victorian house plays with volumes and materials, providing the young family who lives there with new living areas, a studio space and new rear entry from the laneway. Another clever design by Rob Kennon Architects. You never really know what is just down the lane.

Pets….from RIOetc

Posted on Tue, 29 Jul 2014 by KiM

I found several awesome photos featuring pets on RIOetc so since yesterday’s pet post was a bust, I thought I would treat you guys to some Brazilian cats and dogs in its place. 🙂


Posted on Tue, 29 Jul 2014 by KiM

A few months back simone had left a comment about a site called RIOetc that features “hipster houses in Rio de Janeiro”. I had totally forgotten about it until recently and I was pleasantly surprised to find not necessarily what I would call “hipster” homes but some really fun and creatively decorated spaces. The site was started back in 2007 by Renata Abranchs (fashion consultant) and Tiago Petrik (journalist). At the time Rio had a bad rap so they wanted to praise their beautiful city through its inhabitants and their creative capacity in a positive, colourful way (or something along those lines says Google Translate). And they feature all sorts of other Rio goodies like streetstyle, music, and street art. My fav new site!