Oil on canvas people! These are not photographs. The artist is Finland born Yrjo Edelmann whose work is 'located in the territory between dream and experience' in order to 'delude the eye of the observer by conjuring forth a trompe-l’oeil image'. I think these are beyond as is his talent, I'm always so impressed with people who are able to trick the eye in such creative ways. Very clever.
I have always, always had fantasies about living on property surrounded by the bush. I grew up going to a farm and having a horse so seeing this feature on The Grace Tales has reignited the flame. The home of Hannah Logan in Mudgee (NSW) is absolute heaven, aided no doubt by the fact that Megan Morton helped to style each room and her sister is also an interior designer (Sunday Collector). The house is equal parts modern and traditional, there are those lilac bentwoods, big comfy sofas, the bathroom is on a whole other level and all that wallpaper! The feature has also confirmed that I need an entryway big enough to have a round reception table filled with delicious books and knickery knackeries. Go have a big perve at this ladies lovely life.
FILED UNDER: house envy
This is the Ekstrem chair designed by Terje Ekstrom in 1972 as a prototype and 12 years later commercialised by Varier Furniture. As you know, I love a sculptural chair (if I had my way I would live in a house with only chairs, does that speak to my inherent laziness or can I just say I love good design?) and this one would give me heart palpies if I saw her in the flesh I bet. There was one up on eBay in beige the other day in Queensland but it was pick up only and some lucky bugger snapped it up quick smart. It kind of looks like a gorilla from side on don't you think? Weird, but GOOD!
FILED UNDER: a chair a day
I met this artist David Renggli while scrolling through Arent & Pyke's insta feed, the colours are what immediately grabbed my attention. I am obsessed with large scale abstracts at the moment and have envisioned whole rooms around David's work. This is something I would be thrilled to have hanging in my dining room. His Drums, please! 2012 exhibition is my favourite so far (click-ety click to take a look) and while I was day dreaming the other day about a concrete house filled with nothing but Dinosaur Designs I decided that this is the only artwork that would provide colour to the space - absolute perfection!
May I just start by saying I had a weird dream last week that I was going to give birth today (4 weeks before due date) so I am freaked out today, plus I still have 4 weeks owing to me of solid couch resting Real Housewives watching, cupcake eating time. Now let's get to business. I am slightly infatuated with everything neoprene, I don't think I am cool enough to wear it in this form but boy is it cute! The top is from Melbourne brand WITU, the pink wire Lismore stool is new Freedom as is the white Lovett coffee table, the white egg vase is Moooi available from Space Furniture, below is the Web Bench from Freedom
Also new to my little peepers is this adorbs mickey mouse skull from Lunar Store in Melbourne