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Monday
Mar262007

Candy & Candy

Candy & Candy are interior designers and property developers in London. Every aspect of their business is "marked by the desire to deliver the absolute best to a client whose level of sophistication demands it." Candy & Candy has a look that is luxurious, bespoke and tailored. High end undoubtedly. Out of our price range most definitely. But remember this is room porn and I'd sell my body for that timber tub!


All images from Candy & Candy
P.S. Don't forget to click on the images for a better look.

Sunday
Mar252007

BARK

I went to the Ottawa Home and Garden Show yesterday and despite finding most of it boring, there was one thing I saw that made it worthwhile. There was this incredible little cabin set up called the ATC (all-terrain cabin), designed using the standard ISO shipping container as the basis for the structure and outfitted totally with Canadian design and technology. The container unfolds to give 480sf of living space. It was designed by BARK, a British Columbia registered non-profit collective of designers and businesses committed to raising the profile of Canadian design and ingenuity internationally. I want one - BAD. And I would have taken my own photos of it but there must have been half a million people crowded around it. Luckily their website had some great photos (except they don't have one of the cutest little bedroom ever, with a murphy bed).


Sunday
Mar252007

Peggy Roberts


I met Peggy on Flickr a while back and she recently posted pictures of the really cool paintings that she created. They look great in her home so I thought I'd share her photos. (Love the pink doors!!)

Saturday
Mar242007

Dogs on a chair


I was just at a cool pet store called Bark and Fitz buying my cats a catnip cigar when I noticed some really adorable photography of dogs in the store window. They were by Sue Bird, a local dog photgrapher. Check out the photos on her website and blog. At least she had the photo above on her site so I can get in my "dog on a chair" comment. Had to add the next 3 because they are just too cute.

Saturday
Mar242007

So hip it hurts.

Very early on in the life of desire to inspire we received an email from Lorenzo telling us how much he loved the site and did we want to swap links. One look at his wonderful apartment and the blog that chronicles it and he was on the blog roll. I thought at first that Lorenzo and his girlfriend had to be designers. No they're in the arts and hail from Firenze my favourite Italian city. Their recently restored flat is stark white except for the pink quartz and resin floors and amazing original 50s windows. All of this is just the stage for their stellar collection of design classics. All the greats are here - Panton, Ettore Sottsass, Saarinen, Achille Castiglioni the list goes on. Lorenzo just sent me some new pictures. Their apartment is so hip it hurts! For details on their amazing collection check out their blog HipHouse.


All images from Lorenzo of HipHouse.