Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Stunning leather desk set from the italian luggage makers Giorgio Fedon. It's the perfect shade of orange, and has so many accessories with it I wouldn't even know what to use them for.
Expect a few more of these desk accessory related posts...I'm thinking about how to re-configure our spare room to fit 2 desks for both my husband and I to work from...at the moment I'm working from our dining table and it ain't workin!
Monday, 20 July 2009
Friday, 17 July 2009
Sunday, 12 July 2009
It's a bit too early to be thinking about Xmas presents...and a bit too late to be thinking about birthday presents. But man how I want this house. Forget that I don't actually live in London...
More pics here.
Friday, 10 July 2009
This grand old dame looks quite like the one we ate breakfast in last Sunday. So beautiful...
Thursday, 9 July 2009
I had a great long weekend in Singapore - perfect weather, delicious food and wine, great shopping and even better company. One of the many things I love about Singapore is the blend of architectural styles. The city has done a great job of retaining and using its colonial architecture and mixing it with the new and modern. Something that Hong Kong sadly lacks. Amongst the lovely places we wined and dined over the weekend, our breakfast venue on our last morning was the most memorable. Set in the lush Rochester Park area in an old "Black and White" (the term for the colonial homes painted in, funnily enough, black and white), amongst what felt like a tropical paradise.
I found a few examples of colonial buildings that have been renovated and refurbed...this one is by a Singaporean architectural firm called Ong & Ong. It looks to me like a typical shop house on the outside, but the inside is a totally different story. Its been opened up and modernised in a way that is still sympathetic to the original design. Furnished with modern asian style furniture and accessories, this is definitely not what you would be expecting from the exterior.
If I have time tomorrow I'll post another colonial home I found and you can vote for your favorite!
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
It's been another busy week. But then, is there ever any other kind for me lately? Thankfully I have a long weekend planned in Singapore to visit some good friends. Yay! Speaking of Singapore, I thought I'd share some photos of work by Interior Architect Albano Daminato who is based there. He's done some incredible residential work, as well as the Aman resort in Bhutan, Amankora. More great pics to be found on his website...