October 31, 2013

ELLIS HOUSE

Owner of Aura bed linen, Tracie Ellis has renovated a country retreat in the regional Victorian town of Kyneton.  Combining original features with modern day conveniences and  lots of  stuning  bedline - Ellis House  is a private nirvana. Planning a weekend in the country, then Ellis House maybe the place for you - available to rent.















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''STARDUST'' Loch Ewe, Scotland, United Kingdom

Located in the ancient crofting town of Poolewe in Scotland, this quaint rental cottage is the perfect getaway if you’re looking for some quiet time. Take two very special dwellings, add an awe-inspiring location, a dose of drama, and a sprinkling of magic, and the result will be the impeccable Stardust. Comprising a luxury boat house for sleeping and pampering, and a characterful shepherd's hut for cooking and cosy dining, this unique self-catering experience right on the shores of Loch Ewe in the dramatic Western Highlands of Scotland will inspire lovebirds looking for a luxury romantic retreat with a difference.















October 30, 2013

Warehouse Wonder

  When fashion designer Lynda Newton and husband Paul first stumbled upon on old run down warehouse in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn East, it was not love at first sight. They agreed however, that they’d just discovered their next project and together with architect Gail Long of Stoll Long Architecture, they drew up plans to restore the motley old blind factory into an inviting, contemporary three bedroom home for their family.
A sophisticated and eclectic mix of furniture styles is the result of Lynda's cleverly honed eye for detail in design.
Dark, poky offices and false ceilings were ripped out to expose original Oregon beams and trusses as well as allowing light to flood central living spaces. Using a monochromatic scheme as the foundation upon which the couple could layer their collection of vintage furniture and much-loved collection of art works, the dark floorboards and white walls effectively create a backdrop that is harmonious to the overall scheme.












October 29, 2013

Industrial chic patisserie in Thessaloniki by arkteam

Located in a listed building in the centre of Thessaloniki, Greece, the store belongs to Terkenlis, a historic and famous patisserie and bakery brand.
For the first time, since the company’s inauguration in 1948, the preparation area becomes part of the sales area. The mystery of “aroma” is revealed since the baking of the legendary brioche is visible and acts as a key player in space. The project reinterprets the building’s atmosphere and reintroduces the original elements and materials from the family’s first store, in Aristotelous Square.
 senior architect:
Wassily Karalasos













October 26, 2013

THE HOUSE IN THE SEA, Cornwall, England

With its far-reaching views of the Cornish coast and suspension footbridge approach, The House In The Sea is a truly magical unique home stay in north Cornwall. The quirky interiors fuse a cool New York vibe with sophisticated coastal luxury making this iconic private island retreat the epitome of seaside chic.