24 Jan 2012

Blow me away

I have just discovered these incredible images using the newly created process of Cinemagraphs, a static image with movement within it.

and this...

A Cinemagraph is an image that contains within itself a living moment that allows a glimpse of time to be experienced and preserved endlessly. 

Just extraordinary, compelling and quite beautiful!

All images via Cinemagraphs.com and thanks to the lovely B of Simply B Blog for the heads up :)

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21 Jan 2012

Beautiful Images by Debi Treloar

Her work is well known in blogland, the images will probably look familiar, but perhaps you didn't know who the photographer was or that they are taken by the same person.

love this room - sigh

It's an incredible talent that can make the everyday into art - well done Debi, I recommend a browse through her beautiful website.

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17 Jan 2012

Venice Beach Eco Cottages

These beautiful holiday cottages used to be crack dens of all things, but with an amazing transformation from green interior designer Kelly La Plante, they now each have their own individual character, a world way from their previous lives.

each of the one bedroom cottages was restored from the ground up, using earth friendly, organic & repurposed materials

first cottage is Papa Hemingway

with a great masculine rustic theme

All the building materials were sustainable and non-toxic, low VOC paint, linens & mattresses are organic and all the cleaning supplies are natural. The three cottages have a water filtration system and are powered by solar panels on the roof. I like it!
next is Aunt Zoe's place, with a kitchy 50's feel

love this retro oven!

the cottages are so close together, but still pretty little outside spaces have been created
The cottages are a dream come true and beloved art project for the owners, an environmental economist and an actor/artist.
and finally Le Bebe

with a 60's Parisian feel (Designer Kelly Le Plante)

beautiful images by photographer Eric Staudenmaier
Want to see more, click here

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15 Jan 2012

Lovely new book

Just found out that amazing stylist Selina Lake is releasing a new book Home Spun Style

YUM loving the look of the cover, great use of colour & pattern

Its definitely on my wish list as soon as its released!

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13 Jan 2012

My favourite kitchens

I was musing over kitchens and realised my tastes fall into three distinct categories - Country Simplicity, Elegant Modern and Vintage Style, how would I chose, well I think the best way is to be guided by the style of the house.

Country Simplicity

Isn't this stone bench & butlers sink incredible
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Country chic, lovely big drawers with half moon handles
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love the colour at the back of the cupboards, makes everything pop
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these sliding cupboards are a triumph
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everything is working here, a beautiful juxtaposition of styles & textures
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wonderful mix of built ins & freestanding pieces gives this kitchen such character
image via Living Etc

A cleverly disguised range hood becomes a beautiful kitchen feature
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Subway tiles add great texture & colour pops in cupboards is a great touch
image via house beautiful

I'm a sucker for a cool white/grey marble top
image via urban grace interiors

love the mediterranean feel of this simple s& very chic kitchen
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beautiful simple & stylish - lovely cupboard colour
image via Little Green Paint Co

White & wood! Love the tongue & groove walls + the butlers sink
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Beautiful simple kitchen lovely table & chairs
image via plain english kitchens

I like this kitchen so much I had to feature it twice!
image via plain english kitchens

Such a sweet kitchen, great use of inexpensive open shelves for display
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Elegant Modern Kitchen

Great use of simple shelving & beautiful accessories
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stunning simple chic, with an amazing marble table & classic wishbone chairs
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an incredible copper island bench, makes this kitchen into a work of art
image via Head over heels blog

simple, modern chic, you would need to be very tidy but I think it would be worth it!
Beautiful light from the skylight above.
image via Desire to inspire

Classic styling in a modern industrial setting works beautifully
image via plain english kitchens

this kitchen perfectly illustrates that simple can be very stylish & great accessories go along way
image via Space for inspiration

Such a sweet kitchen, great use of inexpensive open shelves for display
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Vintage Pretty

The pretty aqua bench top is a lovely contrast against the white & the pops of colour add alot of fun
image via Living Etc

Clever use of colour - the wall colour in the hall becomes the floor & table colour in an otherwise white space - lovely
image source Country Living 
On Left: A pretty and inexpensive kitchen is so pretty with colour and vintage accessories
image via Country Home Ideas
On Right: 
The same kitchen is simple and quiet with less
image via Country Living

How did you chose your kitchen style?

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