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Acid yellow, Morocco

August 17, 2012

Acid yellow, Morocco

Yellow room in Morocco from World of Interiors. Via MyMarrakesh. “Moroccan tent hanging in yellow. While yellow is often used in Morocco, it’s unusual to see in this sort of textile.” See also this book by MyMarrakesh’s author: Marrakesh by Design

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Luis Barragán House

May 16, 2010

Luis Barragán House

This is the Mexico City house and studio of Luis Barragán, considered by many to be the foremost Mexican architect of the 20th century. Built in 1948, the house was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004 and is now a museum.

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Gift idea: Sun Songs by Slade/Cranfield, published by The Or Gallery

December 12, 2009

Gift idea: Sun Songs by Slade/Cranfield, published by The Or Gallery

I guess this is ruining the surprise but I’m buying this album for quite a few people for Christmas. It’s ridiculously good, very catchy, it topped fancy local charts, it features internationally known art and music stars, and it’s published by Vancouver’s Or Gallery, one of Vancouver’s best non-profit art centres.

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House full of holes by David Hovey

July 23, 2009

House full of holes by David Hovey

A few years ago architect/builder David Hovey designed and built this house for himself and his family in Winnetka, Illinois, just outside Chicago. Like most of Hovey’s buildings the house is constructed of relatively simple materials, including perforated steel I-beams, and all its parts are designed to be pre-fabricated and then shipped in.

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High Line Park, two weeks from opening but already beautiful

June 2, 2009

High Line Park, two weeks from opening but already beautiful

Of course the High Line park didn’t open on time for our New York trip – the first phase now opens June 15 – but at least we got to see all the frantic final activity from our hotel window.

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Dram lamp by Propellor, made from vintage tumblers

February 7, 2009

Dram lamp by Propellor, made from vintage tumblers

This fantastic new pendant lamp or chandelier is by my friends Propellor, an award winning collaboration of three Vancouver designers whose ridiculously beautiful studio is a few blocks from mine.

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