Category Archives: architecture

Miscellany

The laid back aesthetic of Manuela Sosa’s house in “the pastoral hills of Vallvidrera, just outside Barcelona” is an inviting and understated home. Manuela is a florist who runs the flower studio, ‘Gang and the Wool‘ from a greenhouse on her … Continue reading

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Miscellany

Given that we are finishing off the work week it seems apt to do a round up of beautiful and interesting things. The final season of Mad Men is in full swing and I’m really enjoying it so far. I’m … Continue reading

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The Herringbone House

Although I could never imagine living in a house as sparse and subdued as this (I love colour too much). I love how traditional materials like face brick have been used in an unusual way to create the facade’s herringbone pattern. Also … Continue reading

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Indian Architecture & Ettore Sottsass

Although I have never been, India seems like a country that gives you sensory overload. The sheer amount of people, coupled with an aesthetic sensibility and culinary culture that believes “more is more”, is a recipe for an opulent and … Continue reading

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The Home of Judy Millar

Judy Millar is an artist from New Zealand, whose home and studio can be found on the remote wind-swept shoreline of Waitakere just outside Auckland.  I’d love to hole myself up in a place like this to draw and take in … Continue reading

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Hello 2014

Happy New Year! Please excuse the belatedness of the greeting, I took some time away from this blog to refresh and recuperate. I hope you all had a good festive season. It is good to be back.For those of you who … Continue reading

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Bright and Sunny Australian Home

You can always trust The Design Files to showcase a variety of beautiful homes from Australia. This colourful, light-filled home in Coolangatta belongs to Leah Bartholomew – an artist and graphic designer. “Since its a rental, Leah has made only minor … Continue reading

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