Images via Daily Icon and B&B Italia
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
DMA 8 piece mural 3960 x 2640 m AU$295 The Map ShopI have this next one at home having copied it from a friend. The map is covered with referenced pictures of the natural and built icons all over the world. Hers is a UK version whereas mine is Australia centric. It is a bit of a worry on my version that the only thing shown on the map of Ireland is a couple of leprachauns and a sheep dog !!?
This big globe with velcro labels and shapes is from Conran in London. Its an old picture so may not be still available but a lovely idea all the same.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
On one side the house is open from front to back.
Lovely study library in the middle
Now on the left above is one of my favourite features - a TV den or snug is boxed away by itself so that the kids can watch tv. I am not a tv lover myself so this would be a big bonus. You can see in the photo below that the tv room is lit by internal windows and there is good hidden storage. Like the modern lamp / old sofa combination too.
Leading to great family kitchen
House connects with outside
Pretty good guest room . . .
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I love the fabric sections of interiors magazines especially where stylists wrap things in fabrics or show them in unusual applications. Osborne & Little adverts are now so legendary that they had an exhibition at their shop on the Kings Road of some favourites to celebrate 40 years in business in 2008. I would have loved to have seen it.
Ambon, Mandau by Osborne & Little
The birdhouse ad featuring the Serang silks is a recent (2oo8) favourite of mine. The Ambon fabric has a lot more texture than the detail shot above would indicate and the Mandau stripe is shown in purple and pink / green on the ad but this is my favourite colourway above - very classy in my view.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Images: www.thecoolhunter.com.au, Tom Dixon
Monday, January 19, 2009
Images: Shoestring Books
Saturday, January 17, 2009
The mesh is inexpensive relative to other racking options and you just simply attach it to the wall or between posts or pillars depending on your room or storage area.
This wine cellar / study below uses the same approach in the Australian home of a designer for the film industry. Although I know from the magazine article that this is the home office of a female, many men I know would love to hole up in this study surrounded by 1500 bottles of wine.
Images: www.killcarebells.com.au, Mistah, Home Beautiful
Friday, January 16, 2009
The Bjursta table below from IKEA at the bargain price of AU$279 is not unlike Terence's table and extends to 2.2 m long. Not bad.
Images: Living etc, IKEA
Thursday, January 15, 2009
The dining room below is in Sarah Jessica Parkers home in the Hamptons. I've seen lots of dining settings with mismatched chairs but hadn't seen the all black approach before and it is very effective with the white table and splashes of colour. More from So Chic anon.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
My husband spotted the 606 in the Conran shop's staff offices when we were living in London and looking for shelves and a spot for our computer and so we discovered Vitsoe. The 606 shelving system was designed by Dieter Rams in the early 1960s and Vitsoe has been producing this high end modular system for over 50 years. They are a really interesting company focussed on timeless design that can be reused, added to and adjusted as you move house and your lifestyle changes. You can get a much better idea of what they are about at www.vitsoe.com.
The customer service is amazing - you are advised on which type of installation suits your home and application, beautiful drawings are emailed to you and kept on file so that your system can be amended at a later date and - when we moved to Australia they came and lovingly disassembled our shelves and packed them for overseas shipment pretty much for the cost of the packaging.
The shelves can be wall mounted, used as room dividers, floor mounted or compressed between the ceiling and the floor. A look through the Vitsoe site will show you the extent of what can be done with the 606. Mud Australia http://www.mudaustralia.com/ are the distributors for Vitsoe in Australia.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Delving further into www.uxusdesign.com I found pictures of this wonderful family home they have designed. The Mendoza Residence is very much in keeping with my own taste - classic but modern. Great wallpapers also.
Images: Jansje Klasinga via www.uxusdesign.com
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
These prints and paintings really caught my eye. Leah Gilberson is based in Boston works with digital photos, paint and mixed media to get the effects below. I like the work she is currently showing in her Etsy shop, the major themes being architecture and streetscapes, chairs and swimming pools.