Category Archives: architecture

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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Tiny House

Tiny House is small holiday home on Sauvie Island.  The house is designed to make optimal use of the small space – from the mezzanine loft room, to the large multifunctional living area with hidden storage and sofas that can … Continue reading

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A Garden with a Roof

One of my favourite activities recently is adding more plant life to our garden and home. I can’t say I’m the best gardener but I’m learning slowly. Needless to say I was taken by the home of graphic designer Mercedes Hernáez … Continue reading

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The Aquatic Arts

Franck Bohbot is a French photographer who currently lives and works in New York. His series Swimming Pools captures a variety of public swimming pools devoid of people. The clean composition brings the architecture and colours of these spaces to … Continue reading

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Vintage Modern Design

Victor Underhill, otherwise known as Mod Dog on Flickr, has a great archive of architectural and interior design scanned from pamphlets, books and advertisements of the modernist period.

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Hut on Sleds

Hut on Sleds is an innovative mobile home located on a beach in New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula. It comprises of a 40 square metre multifunctional space, balanced on wooden sleds, which gives the house mobility on a shifting beach landscape. Here is … Continue reading

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