16.02.2020

Spaces


Incredible bathroom at a coastline-meets-country property in Victoria, Australia. If moody and modernist on windswept oceanfront is your thing (aaaah and why would it not be), take a look at the rest of the home here. Designed by B.E Architecture.

Photography Peter Bennetts

This bathroom (LOVE this bathroom – wish I could see more angles of it!) and the beautiful sunken kitchen above belong to a Japanese-inspired home/grown-up-treehouse in Melbourne, designed by Archier. Definitely go and watch the walk-through video tour of this home, here.

Grey-on-grey = quiet elegance

Been a minute since we looked at a teeny Scandinavian apartment. I love that they always, always manage to find space for a dining area. This looks as good a place as any for a morning pour-over.

I’m not even mad that the bedroom is impractically tiny – it just feels like a cosy nest.

If you’re after a Mediterranean feel, a fully-tiled bathroom counter is going to bring that for you. I love that they’ve used imperfect, matte tiles and added rough plastered walls, but chosen light colours – this is rustic, relaxed, and refined all at once.

I’m really responding to powder blue lately – I reckon we’ll be seeing a lot more of it this year.
Great little before and after of this modest kitchen, here

*whispering in your ear: uneven matte-white subways… a modern freestanding bath… sitting under timber sash windows…

I love everything about this kitchen; most especially the extra-thick concrete benchtop. I just want to teleport here for a day of cooking while listening to podcasts, with a background soundtrack of rain outside. This sweet cottage kitchen belongs to photographer Marnie Hawson, and her Macedon Ranges farmhouse style home. Tour the rest of this nostalgic abode over on the Bed Threads journal.

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10.02.2020

Wishlisted


 

On the Wishlist currently:

A few things from the Marle AW20 collection ‘Into My Arms’ which launched this week, including the Cooper Top in Ivory (love the simple silhouette with the balloon sleeves) and my dream pleated, high-waisted, linen, oatmeal-hued pant. Honestly, I’ve been looking for a pair of pants exactly like this for months. Jett Pant in Oat (also comes in Black)

Something sculptural and modernist from New Zealand woodturners Walk in the Park. This new Raised Sphere bud vase, hand-turned from Puriri wood, would be beautiful at my bedside. Available online from Precinct 35

Definitely appreciating a rattan moment (a moment, mind – not all-rattan-everything). Love this new William Bench Seat from AC Homestore.

Sansceuticals has just added to their range with a new Cellular Repair Lotion. They’ve really nailed their multi-functional M.O. with this one – it’s designed to: reduce and prevent pigmentation, increase hydration⁣, strengthen barrier function by boosting ceramide production,⁣ reduce inflammation and balance the pH of your skin⁣, regulate sebum production, stimulate collagen and elastin.

I’m alllll about a bed ruffle atm. Society of Wanderers new collection of bold stripe linen bedding includes frilled flat sheets and frilled pillowcases. The blue stripe has my heart but there are other colours, too. Available in New Zealand from TeaPea.

If you’ve been looking for a dining table that’s a lifetime purchase and isn’t from a chain store, this is it. The 4 Pin Table, designed and crafted by Matakana-based William Worsp. It’s clean and timeless, with just enough interest in the positioning and curve of the legs to let you know you’ve chosen something special. WRW & Co 4 Pin Table (also comes in a coffee table size).

 

SUNDAY-online-homeware-store

09.02.2020

Spaces


OK, I officially like chrome tapware again – in this specific material palette (white, timber, ceramic)
Styling by Bonemade – follow them on Instagram for organic-meets-sophisticated interiors.

Special doesn’t need to be expensive. (Love the raw-edge linen shower curtain)

Cute bunks courtesy of Bicker Design

Love this dining-bench-corner-avec-storage. These are IKEA Nordli drawers, so this is a super affordable idea to steal. Here’s another view of the same space:

I’m always checking in on The Stables to see if they have new work up, and I hit pay-dirt for us today! These are a couple of Duplexes in Cronulla Beach; all fresh whites and clean lines. You might like (you will like) to see the other images of these two homes – head here and here.

Love this for us. Gallery wall by The Poster Club. (Especially like the simple black ‘pebble’ on the right there; you can shop that print here)

(eeep – those floor tiles!)

Sarah Sherman Samuel finally took a break from designing amazing homes for other people to design an amazing home for herself.  Go see the rest of it over on Domino, here.

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05.02.2020

Solid Foundation



Photography by Nicholas John Wilkins

Unpopular opinion: I’m not into Yoga.  I’m not patient enough for it… which is precisely why I probably need it, right? Well, if I were in Auckland, I’d be encouraged to give it another go at this beautifully-designed new studio, Basecamp Power Yoga.

Studio 11:11 (Melbourne-based, but co-helmed by New Zealand architect and interior designer Annabel Smart) transformed the shell of an old Grey Lynn warehouse – nicknamed the scrapyard – elevating it to the very warm, meditative space you see here. I love how they’ve kept the rawness of the original architecture, celebrating the perfectly imperfect surfaces and rough textures, playing up the industrial feel with hot-rolled steel features (like that sculptural clothing rack by NZ maker SaintLeo, anchored by a chunk of basalt rock), and layering washed timber, atmospheric lighting and natural textiles.

Kudos, Studio 11:11, you have managed to create an environment of softness and strength both; perfect for a brand that values both power and pliability.

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