indoor / outdoor

my little flat with zero forest / mountain / lake view is becoming increasingly depressing the more i look at these

all images via contemporist

hervé pierre at home

if you’re like me then you peruse the selby often (and by often i mean all the time), and there would be no need to show you these pics. but i’m going to take a shot in the dark and share them with you in case you’re not a follower. this is hervé pierre‘s apartment in new york city, he’s the design director for carolina herrera.

pierre has literally brought paris into his home, and it’s filled with the coolest stuff – hat boxes, paper art, vintage portraits, giant perfume bottles, fashion illustrations … not to mention the fact that his fridge is basically stocked with water and chocolate.

i urge you to see all the photos here

rad rugs

i have never been a carpet person, i much prefer an expanse of empty floor than having rugs lying all over the place (especially loose carpets on a floor that already has wall-to-wall carpeting… something i will never understand.) slowly though i have come to the realisation that it might just be because i have never come across carpets i actually like.

these antique carpets by swedish artist & textile designer martha meuse fjetterström (on auction at bukowski’s) are a huge exception. considering they’re priced between $4000-30,000 they probably would not be displayed on my floor.

front & back

a pretty cool modern renovation of a turn of the century row house in washington, dc

i wish we had more row houses in SA, i would love to live in an urban street not dissimilar to what you see on london, new york & other cities the world over. smaller than a house, bigger than a flat. what more could you ask for?

via archdaily

orla by skinny laminx

oh man, i am in love with these chairs that heather aka skinny laminx had reupholstered in her amazing new orla fabric. flip, what i would give to have an entire couch done in the black & white print… you can purchase at her etsy

all images skinny laminx

the book club

this place looks really awesome, the book club is situated in a former victorian warehouse in the east end of london that’s been renovated into a new venue for eating, drinking, meeting & dancing.

bringing together wit, wisdom and enough food and drink to see you through from early breakfast to a nightcap at last orders at the bar, the book club offers a new cultural revolution to the east end’s social scene. the book club fuses lively, creative events and late night drinking seven days a week with an alternative menu of brain-teasing and mind-expanding thought for food in the form of workshops, talks, cultural showcases, parties, ping pong, pool  and the best in new music.

balto building

greg martin did an awesome renovation of this old building in minneapolis, taking 2 years to turn it from a run down warehouse-like commercial building into 2 residential units (one of which he settled in with his daughter) and one commercial unit, to supplement his income. impressive & so beautifully done…

1989

jens windolf is a german photographer who works as an art director in online & offline media. born in cologne in 1967, he is also a trained architect & graphic designer (see comments below)

this series reminds me of school hostels, doctors waiting rooms and all other manner of institutions from my youth.

trees please

i’m pretty much sold on any and all houses that have trees incorporated into their design – there’s nothing nicer to me than a huge tree in the middle of a courtyard. or better yet, a tree in the middle of a house.

janet hill

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i enjoy janet hill‘s still lifes (… still lives? i still don’t know what the plural is)

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