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Archive for February, 2010

1960’s House

An incredibly charming 1960’s house modernised by architectural salvage and design firm, Retrouvious.  Lovely parquet floors, winding staircase, mid-century furniture.

And there’s something refreshing about those old-school, oversized sliding glass doors.

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Catch

For all you dog lovers – this Pedigree ad is mesmerizing.

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Gary Card for Swatch

80’s!

Via Mr. Gary Card himself.

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This summer house in Maine, an icon of modern design by Isamu Noguchi and Wallace K. Harrison, burned to the ground in 1999.  Only recently has it been rebuilt – returning it (respectfully) to it’s original state.

It’s simply beautiful.

Via T Magazine / Images by Anthony Cotsifas.

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The Book Club

The Book Club is a new London hangout boasting cocktails, art, brunch, beer, music, talks, reading, dancing, wine, newspapers, storytelling and ping-pong.  Is this the model venue for the 21st century?!

It’s is also a feast for the eyes – a wall of potted plants, a ceiling covered with 23,000 lightbulbs, Ercol chairs from Sunbury market, and a wall of thrift store books.

I want to go there.

Bookclubbers unite!

Via Sight Unseen.

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Dave McDermott Collage

A alluring new collage from Mr. Dave McDermott.

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Scorched Glass

1.  Buy vintage glass bottles

2.  Set house on fire

Via Modern 50.

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Roman Hideaway

I could spend a lot of time in this room.

Via Marie Claire Maison.

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London antique dealer and decorator Robert Kime now has a good deal of content online – proof a visit to his shop should be a priority.

I’m particularly fond of these upholstered items…  Not all in one room though – that would be madness.

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The new VitraHaus from architects Herzog & de Meuron (who designed the Tate Modern and the Beijing ‘Bird’s Nest’ amongst other iconic buildings) is a stunning, singular structure made up of 12 stacked, cantilevered houses.

I think it’d make an amazing apartment block.

And I’d live in the top one.

More images at designboom / Image by Leon Chew.

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