Thursday, August 30, 2012


From a boat propeller to butterflies, bird nests and eggs, this is the wonderfully eclectic Victorian seaside cottage of antique dealer, Deb Kavaliunas. Her take on collecting...

“I suppose I’ve come to think of my style as being like a that of a museum, and the one constant element has always been the search for natural character — things that shine on their own merit, not because there is a brand name on it. The most special things are the ones that carry the weight of common history, everyday lives of everyday folk. Unfortunately, they’re highly covetable now, so they’re harder to find.”

Photography by Sharyn Cairns via here

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cardboard Art

Amazing - a real room-transformer. This shot from a feature on the Sydney home of Interior Designer Michael Bechara...

Via here

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Homestore Kitchen

Much of my previous kitchen was tiled in subway from floor to ceiling, and I must admit that I never tired of its pristine and gleaming whiteness. The spectacular kitchen of British chef, photographer, and design impresario Alastair Hendy rekindled my obsession with those thin rectangular slabs - my new kitchen may be clad shortly...

See more at Remodelista

Monday, August 27, 2012

Catherine Durr

If I ever find myself at Les Puces du Canal in Villeurbanne, Lyon, I shall be sure to make a beeline for the stand of designer Catherine Durr...

 See more here

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Hope everyone is having a wonderfully lazy and relaxing one...

The Hôtel des Ambassadeurs de Hollande in the Marais, Paris via here

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Multum in parvo. Latin for 'much in little'. We are beyond smitten...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Jack's Camp, Botswana

This is one of my ultimate dream-destinations: Jack's Tented Camp in Botswana. Situated in the Makgadikgadi Pans, which was once the largest inland sea in Africa, Jack's Camp is quite literally in the middle of nowhere. Fodor's describes it as follows:

If you're bold-spirited, reasonably fit, and have kept your childlike sense of wonder, then Jack's is for you. A cross between a Fellini movie, a Salvador Dalí painting, and Alice in Wonderland, this camp doesn't offer the cocooned luxury of some of the Okavango camps; it offers a more rugged, pioneer feel reminiscent of a 1940s-style safari...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I am quite partial to aubergine walls of late. Could it be because the weather has been just foul this winter? My arteries have turned into glaciers. All one needs in this interior is a crackling fire, a bucket of Merlot and my all-consuming preoccupation curled up in my lap - our brand new baby pug named Persephone...

Image via Desire to Inspire (Catherine Huckerby)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Appartement Haussmannien

Remember this jaw-dropping apartment? Here is another heavenly room complete with mirrors, deepening the dimensional feel of the space...

Via here

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pascale Palun

When posting the choc-a-bloc image earlier in the week, I was flummoxed as to its origin. Fleaing France kindly pointed me in the right direction. Further investigation led to the following Living Inside images (via Hautehome) featuring every enviable corner of the Avignon home and atelier of the very talented Pascale Palun from Vox Populi. I am salivating. Simply perfect in its imperfection...