I love a good desk... especially one that inspires creativity for the lucky person who gets to sit at it. Our work environment has such a great effect on our productivity - when I'm sitting at my desk at home, surrounded by all my bits and bobs and pretty pictures, it's hard not to be inspired. Here are a few lovely work spaces to drool over...
Having crossed India off my list of must-see places, I think Morocco might be next. All that fantastic architecture, bold colour and pattern... goodness, I'd be in heaven! The floor tiles in the last image below, might be my favourite detail in this Essaouira house.
It's a little dream of mine to one day have a house big enough to take a beautiful (real) Christmas tree with gorgeous glass ornaments and fairy lights all over. Until that day, I have to make do with a pile of painted sticks and some hokey star lights.... but I still love it! Christmas is such a magical time of year and provides such a wonderful excuse to dress up our homes with glitter! Enjoy the season, it's so very, very merry :)
I have spent almost the entire day in the car, driving from one built-up, cement filled area to another on lifeless bitumen roads - I feel like all my creativity has been sapped dry by the monotony of the hard, dull greyness that has surrounded me. What I wouldn't give to be able to retreat to a little cottage deep in the woods where I could hold a tiny bird, listen to the trees talk, skim stones across a river and pat a bunny.... this is today's dream x
I remember coming across this image of a vintage leather Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair in a magazine ages ago... for years it haunted me because I didn't tear it out and then I could never find it again (you know that frustration of discovering something perfect but then not being able to locate it). But yesterday, while looking for something entirely unrelated, there it was! I couldn't believe it! So in celebration of Friday and all that is wonderful about the happiest working day of the week, here is THE chair to drool over....
I have admired the Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair from afar for many a long year but until yesterday I had never sat in one. I had often run my hand along the elegant curve of it's back in showrooms all over Sydney but had never pulled one out and sat down. I have to tell you that the experience was one of sublime comfort and awe.... when considering the longevity of this 1950s design classic, it's probably no wonder that it has so much more going for it than plain good looks. I was so taken with it that I've decided to use the Wishbone chair around the client meeting table in my new office (will post pics when completed). Nothing like a bit of mid-century Danish style to put you in the mood for creating!
I'm a strong advocate of the communal wonder of a sit-down meal. It is so important to connect with your family and there is no easier way to do so than to share a meal together. So with that in mind, I have found some beautiful images of dining tables that I would very much like to sit at while laughing, drinking and eating with my loved ones - a little inspiration for a Tuesday.
This Falls Creek ski lodge is so typically un-Australian that I did a double take when I came across it today in the Australian Design Review. Fjall Lodge was designed by Salter Architects and decorated by Hecker Phelan & Guthrie, a combination that has resulted in a spectacular end result. The alpine colour scheme anchored by charcoal tones compliments the enigmatic feeling of the vaulted ceilings - LOVE it!
I'm a little pre-occupied with antlers at the moment... these ones are divine.
Bad photo but it shows the huge amount of natural light that the design allows to filter into the living area.
It's been all about window heights for me of late - this one is perfectly positioned!
The wide floorboards and cowhide provide the perfect organic antidote to classic furniture pieces.
Sheer drapes soften the contemporary edge of the furnishings.
This timber paneled wall is my favourite thing about the entire lodge - I just want to touch it!
My love of typography is well documented in this blog, but it's been a while since I've visited the topic. Today has been a bit crazy and I needed the reassurance of some solid lettering! I've put together a little collection to bring some happiness on this lovely Wednesday evening...
Slightly off topic (but only slightly), I came across this little dress made from recycled envelopes and thought it was the cutest bit of fancy I've seen in ages...
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