Living

flat #1 & 2

holy wow check out this flat in paris… though i think i would be shit scared to climb those stairs.

facing the eglise saint-gervais on one side and the hôtel de ville de paris on the other, this 95 sqm apartment occupies the whole of the the two top floors of an 18th century building.

this one is also pretty cool,

the project centers around a 1.6 x 3 m rotating door separating the living room from the bedroom.

by ecole via digsdigs

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walk in bookcase

a walk in bookcase is almost more appealing than a walk in closet (almost)

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upside down vegetables

what an amazing idea if you don’t have much of a garden (or a garden at all) and you want to grow your own veggies

the advantages of upside-down gardening are many: it saves space; there is no need for stakes or cages; it foils pests and fungus; there are fewer, if any, weeds; there is efficient delivery of water and nutrients thanks to gravity; and it allows for greater air circulation and sunlight exposure.

story from the ny times

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bird nerd

i might have to get this cup to drink my tea out of at the office, as we are faced with severe cup politics - don’t use my cup and i won’t use yours kind of thing.

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dream desk

dream desk, absolute flippen dream desk: a 1920s french drafting table…

these aren’t bad either…

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brook farm general store

brook farm general store is a shop in brooklyn, ny that stocks nice and simple old and new wares

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wit

i grew up in a white walls household – it just went with my parent’s ‘modernist’ house and that was that. i still get nervous about putting colour on the walls, though i have toyed with the idea of light grey (hah). my rented flat has a sort of beigey crap colour in all the rooms (even the bathroom!) that i’m not allowed to paint over & it drives me kind of nutso.

i love the combination of white + wood and white + black (not too much black though), and i’m becoming quite partial to white floors too. as long as things don’t get clinical – i suppose that is the magic balancing act.

i’ll kick off with one of my favourite white apartments – it was for sale on a swedish real estate site but looks like some lucky person snapped it up. (as seen on style files, this is glamorous, simple blueprint, design fragment and more.) i’m not a fan of the chandeliers, but the designer shoes & bags lazily strewn on the floor don’t hurt…

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all i need

i know i usually feature fancy looking wood & glass masterpieces, but i’d really just like a pretty little house, possibly with a garden (or a courtyard, or a verandah – or all three) that’s close to town so that i can walk everywhere.

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