Feast of Merit

I am currently on a new personal mission to get out and explore more of this amazing city that we live in, it seems to be the perfect way to immerse myself in design, art, photography and interior styling to share with you, not to mention finding some pretty funky spaces. Today I'm at the new cafe Feast of Merit in Swan st, Richmond. Run by Ygap it is a socially and environmentally responsible restaurant all profits raised directly support youth and education and leadership programs in Malawi, Ghada, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Australia. 

The decor is very cool, by owning the rough exposed brick of the existing building and adding a light white wash of paint to take the edge off the overpowering natural red it feels open and bright. The tables and chairs are a combination of industrial chic and opp shop favs. I love the huge open windows making you feel like your sitting on the street without being exposed to the unpredictable Melbourne weather. It's obvious that they have taken anything that was donated or pre-loved and utilized it within the space whether is has been for its original intended use or decorative personality, nothing has been wasted.

For such a cool space it's a great example of why there is no reason in this day and age why we aren't using more pre-loved materials in our spaces, whether it be for that special focal piece or for the majority of the functioning items without sacrificing style. HER 

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Photography by HER Creative. Please take the time to read more about YGap and Feast of Merit 

Photography by HER Creative.

Please take the time to read more about YGap and Feast of Merit 

Amangiri

With the end of daylight savings today here in Melbourne it is usually the very real sign that summer is over! (booo!!) Although today has turned out to be a glorious Autumn day, it has started the 9 month longing to desire a new summer holiday with the perfect destination, a stylish hotel and absolute serenity guaranteed. 

The Amangiri resort in southern Utah is simple and luxurious. With the perfect surrounds and framed views there isn't any need for artwork, clutter and over styling. The materials and colours are earthy and calming, camouflaging the huge resort into the amazing cacti, sand and rock formations. HER

Amangiri Resort designed by Wendell BurnetteMarwan Al-Sayed and  Rick Joy

Source: http://www.amanresorts.com/amangiri/home.a...

Organic Shapes in Crisp Lines

Organic shapes in crisp lines detailed with timber, glass, light and leather. These designs are so simple and timeless and have been executed with the perfect detailing. By designers at The Future Perfect

Woody Endless by Jason Miller

Woody Endless by Jason Miller

Woody Endless by Jason Miller

Woody Endless by Jason Miller

Endless by Jason Miller

Endless by Jason Miller

Mini Endless Sconce by Jason Miller

Mini Endless Sconce by Jason Miller

Endless by Jason Miller

Endless by Jason Miller

Endless by Jason Miller

Endless by Jason Miller

Excel Desk Lamp by Rich Brillliant Willing

Excel Desk Lamp by Rich Brillliant Willing

Wrap Collection by Simon Hansan

Wrap Collection by Simon Hansan

Wrap Collection by Simon Hansan

Wrap Collection by Simon Hansan

Wrap Collection by Simon Hansan

Wrap Collection by Simon Hansan

Excel Floor Lamp by Rich Brillliant Willing

Excel Floor Lamp by Rich Brillliant Willing

Solo Dining Chair by Neri & Hu

Solo Dining Chair by Neri & Hu

Solo Dining Table by Neri & Hu

Solo Dining Table by Neri & Hu

Source: http://www.thefutureperfect.com/

Pamela Hanson

Pamela Hanson's photography draws out your emotions. Upon scrolling through the selection below you feel everything from freedom, love, happiness, sensuality, joy and fun. I'm not sure why I feel this more in her work than others, I find it's one thing to enjoy and appreciate peoples work but with Hanson's photography I really crack a smile or I feel like running down a street with girlfriends with all my worries completely gone. This is so powerful and to add this type of work to your home would add to the carefree sanctuary that all of our homes should be.

I also enjoy the diversity of her work, from capturing fashion, period pieces through to celebrities she is an artist who cannot be pigeon holed or labelled. I cannot wait to see whats next. HERx

Source: http://pamelahanson.com/

Beach life

This is such a refreshing Australian beach house, made up of earthy tones and textures, colourful fun pops of colour and no sign of the typical (and now expected) blue, yellow and white colour palette! Gorgeous designer pieces which aren’t too precious, keeping the space stylish but liveable, and let’s face it any Australian beach house needs to be robust to accommodate the constant influx of water, sand and chlorine.

The spaces are clean and well designed to capture the stunning view and also capitalises on the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The layout feels like it draws you through the space taking you to the view and onto the couch, definitely my favourite (indoor) place to relax. HER

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photos by Prue Ruscoe via Dust Jacket

photos by Prue Ruscoe

via Dust Jacket

Source: http://trendland.com/australian-beach-hous...

harmonious relationships

What a stunning home Marie Von Lotzbeck has, it's rustic and simple it has so much personality and warmth. Although minimally designed the textures, colours and ornaments create a cosy lived in environment. The light streaming through each room is breathtaking (and makes me feel VERY envious). 

The photography has also been captured beautifully, playing on subtle angles and clean lines. I love the "front on" views, so calm and beautiful! I particularly love how Kira Brandt has captured the two different pendants though the dining room mirror, highlighting a new harmonious relationship and the illusion of an additional room. HER

Via Femina with thanks / photos Kira Brandt / Glotti Press

Via Femina with thanks / photos Kira Brandt / Glotti Press

Source: http://homeanddelicious.blogspot.nl/2014/0...

Casa Bosques

This is my new favourite shop!!! Designed bu Savvy Studio, Casa Bosques Bookshop in Mexico City is quirky, bold, simple and homely!! ... seriously, the perfect book store! The raw timber edges are entrancing, the neutral colours also help add contrast and allow the books to pop! I also love the subtle play on the raw materials used, from hard timber to refined paper. HER

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Designed by Savvy Studio in collaboration with Jorge Diego Etienne Photography by Alejandro Cartagena

Designed by Savvy Studio in collaboration with Jorge Diego Etienne
Photography by Alejandro Cartagena

Source: http://www.bloglovin.com/frame?post=246125...

Vintage Treasures

The home of Texas Interior Stylist Dana Pugh is clean, calm, functional with touches of vintage urban treasures. What I really enjoy about this space is the interesting pops of vintage highlights in each room, in some cases subtle in others quirky and obvious. Another thing worth noting is if these highlights were removed from each room of the home it could be viewed as a large blank canvas, a great idea for a few of us who love to update the look of our home easily (and regularly). HERx

Photography by Hilary Walker

Source: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/23224220?ut...

Future Perfect

"The Future Perfect was born from a desire to create a showcase for exceptional decorative arts and design." The Future Perfect

I have recently discovered the design collective of The Future Perfect. The designs are innovative and strong, showcasing both established and up coming talents within their industries. What stands out to me is the strong lines and impeccable detail within each design. HER

Ovis Hanging Chair by Ladies & Gentleman

Ovis Hanging Chair by Ladies & Gentleman

Ovis Hanging Chair by Ladies & Gentleman

Ovis Hanging Chair by Ladies & Gentleman

Terrariums by Score + Solder

Terrariums by Score + Solder

Terrariums by Score + Solder

Terrariums by Score + Solder

Earthquake Bookcase by Patricia Urquiola

Earthquake Bookcase by Patricia Urquiola

Shy 16 by Bec Brittain

Shy 16 by Bec Brittain

Shy 16 by Bec Brittain

Shy 16 by Bec Brittain

20 Agnes Chandelier by Lindsay Adelman Scone Straight Sconce by Lindsay Adelman

20 Agnes Chandelier by Lindsay Adelman

Scone Straight Sconce by Lindsay Adelman

Stone Candleholder by Fort Standard

Stone Candleholder by Fort Standard

Contrepoids Table Version II by Pool

Contrepoids Table Version II by Pool

Source: http://www.thefutureperfect.com/