Friday, June 28, 2013

in your place

I have to thank my hairier half for finding this fun site - it's a collection of creative people in their spaces. Many are homes, others are restaurants, cafe's, or urban gardens etc.

It's a peek into spaces that people have made their own. I believe most request to be showcased, so they must be rather happy with their place and, therefore, to share it with us :).

There are very many to look at, but those I particularly like are:
Cheri and David's apartment in Soho, NY - earthy, raw brick, origami and the loose feel.
Eric and Mya's Hartwood Restaurant in Mexico - I'm a sucker for good food :), along with the bright colours and rustic outdoor space.
It might be my love of wood, but Lyndsay and Fitzhugh's home in Brooklyn is fresh and quirky with interesting pieces.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

rural retreats

I recently came across two very different but equally beautiful rural spaces. It will come as no surprise that both were found on '' - one of my favourite online haunts.

The first is a simple, rustic, open structure in rural Austria, while the second lies across the ocean in the north American Sonoran desert.

The clean lines and calming palette of the Austrian abode sit well in the surrounding landscape. I love the iconic A-frame shape and open space. 

The sprawling desert home and its earthy materials rest comfortably on the beige sand. The expansive windows reflect the alluring palette of the evening sky.