Archive for November, 2012

We are loving this wildly eclectic home located in Fremantle, WA and belonging to Matthew Lucas. Lucas has a background in both “niche retail” and theater and that work has taken him all over the world and led to this wonderful collection displayed most artfully in his home. On an interesting note, Lucas developed a […]

Alyssa Monks


These stunning works are not photographs, they are oil paintings by Alyssa Monks, a talented New Jersey native. She began painting as a child and went on to earn degrees from numerous schools and has lectured at universities and institutions nation wide. I don’t think I will ever cease to be amazed by the talented […]

Heavenly Loft


The transformation of this historical 1928 church in Haarlo, The Netherlands was approached with practicality and a sense of humor. The firm of  Leijh, Kappelhof, Seckel, van den Dobbelsteen Architects used the basic elements of concrete floors, white stucco walls, existing cladding, and pops of red while also adding tongue in cheek features such as the […]

Up Close


Macro photography allows us to view what we might never see on our own and perhaps reminds us to never take even the smallest creature for granted. These talented photographers give us an up close glimpse into our incredible world. Visit the websites below to discover much more.    pb via via via



Laderfabriken or Leather Factory, located just outside Stockholm, has been turned from a defunct building to stylish apartments by Oscar Properties. The property will have the full services of fitness room, cinema room, children’s playroom, dog spa and offers terraces with lake views. A lovely soft industrial look, if there is such a thing.   […]

Dan-ah Kim


These colorful and thought provoking prints are by Dan-ah Kim, a Brooklyn based artist and designer. From the artist “Archival pigment inks are used to obtain the brilliant and saturated colors that are water resistant and lasts a lifetime”. See more work and purchase at a very reasonable price at her Etsy shop.     pb […]

The Madrid home of Caroline Herrera Baez features a pleasant blend of fabrics and some surprising finishing touches such as the pink linen walls trimmed in nailheaded jute and the entry that mixes suzani and gingham. I also loved the role that ticking plays in the home, from wall covering (a great idea for renters) […]