Thursday, September 29, 2011

Holiday Home at Shelter Island

I have previously posted about this relaxed Shelter Island holiday home belonging to Andrew Corrie, founder of Ochre and Canvas - see the lovely photos by Ditte Isager here.
Apartment Therapy have posted more photos of this "part beach shack, part Scandinvian cottage" which showcases some of the great products that came from the labels that Corrie found. See more of the house tour and the article here.
Photographs via Apartment Therapy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fashion Show Runway

Check out this amazing space and set-up from the latest Burberry fashion show at Kensington Gardens for London Fashion Week. All eyes are on the clothes, however, this image shows how awesome this space is and this must add to the overall effect of the presentation.
To see more of the Buberry show and the clothes, go here. This is from a great photography blog called From Me to You by photographer Jamie.
(PS. if you're a Sartorialist and/or Garance Dore follower, you might just spot them there in the crowd.)
Photograph via From Me to You.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Round Leather Mirror by Adnet

Spotted on Remodelista - these stylish round leather campaign-style mirrors designed by French architect Jacques Adnet (1900-1984). Available from Gubi, the Adnet mirror is beautifully constructed with leather straps and brass details. What also makes the mirror unique is the strap that holds the mirror is in direct proportion to the dimension of the mirror. Stunning. Check out the exceptional staged interiors by Gubi (above) that exhibit the mirrors in true stylish form.
Photographs via Gubi.

Flowers with a Touch of 'Minty'.

I was visiting Designmade this morning when this new flower arrangement arrived. While I think the orchids are gorgeous, I especially liked the vintage 'Minties' can that acted as the vase.
Photographs by Charlotte Minty.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Another NZ Holiday Home from Dwell.

The view of Kapiti Island from this Paraparaumu Beach bach.

The Parsonson family taking it easy at their holiday home.

Open plan space for easy living.

 Jeremey Hansen, the editor from Home NZ magazine, wrote this holiday home feature for the June issue of Dwell magazine this year. It features the Paraparaumu Beach bach belonging to Architect Gerald Parsonson and his family. While the house is modern, it has been intentionally kept simple and humble, giving a sense of ease and relaxed living as a holiday home should be. The bach's surrounding landscape is left untouched as to enjoy the surrounding dune-lands and views of Kapiti  Island. To read the article by Hansen and photographs by Matthew Williams, check it out here.
Photographs by Matthew Williams via Dwell.

Monday, September 19, 2011

New Zealand Holiday Home from Dwell Magazine

Arrival at the Yates holiday home at Maramaratotara Bay.

The concrete slope at the back mimics the hillside landscape.

Kitchen and dining area.

Opening the sliders and the interior dining area becomes the outdoor dining area.

A great vibrant green used on the kitchen cabinetry.

Easy banter around the kitchen island.

Heading off to the beach.
Recently Dwell magazine (USA) profiled some New Zealand holiday homes and the images above is of one that was published in July/August of this year. Designed and inhabitated by architect, Amanda Yates, this home was built for her parents and the following generations. Set in the stunning location of Maramaratotara Bay, this home embraces the landscape and lets it dictate the architectural language. To see more great photos by Matthew Williams and read the article by Jeremey Hansen (editor of Home NZ magazine), go here.
Photographs by Matthew Williams via Dwell.

Wingback Chair and a History Lesson

I am enjoying this interior corner scene with its modern wingback chair and the yellow accent rug. Isn't it lovely?
This is from DwellStudio and the rather stylish chair is called Cooper. The Dwell Studio blog has a brief article which explains how the wingback chair came about - go on, read it here and give yourself a little design history lesson.
Photograph via DwellStudio