Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Next to Impossible

Due to my little traveling baby Dell uploading pics as I go just isn't happening have a wonderful Oct. and I'll see you at the end!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Brittany Colours - Jaune

Brittany Colours - Rouge

A nice change from our tropical greens.....there are touches of red just about everywhere here.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Before and Afters - One Job Done!

For those who enjoy before and afters.....
The list to get out of Phuket and on the plane to France hasn't shortened too much yet however; the big job is done. The wee Pizza Garden restaurant project is pretty well finished of course there is lots of little tweeks still to be done but, generally the team is all well pleased!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Polish Pizza?

Some fabulous pictures from the 'old country' (Victoria B.C.). My BFF back at 'the ranch' in Canada  (fondly referred to as the Polish Princess) is just completing a massive renovation of her home. I am swooning over this fabulous red....oh to be able to paint those Pizza Garden ovens like this!  She used a wonderfully talented young and up coming cabinet maker  Jason who obviously has a wonderful sense of balance and combined with Elka's talents well? what can I from Jason's portfolio do check out his other work if you have a moment.

Monday, September 6, 2010

All over the map this week....

Monday morning trying to sort things in a logical fashion just 7 days till we are off to France...

Thinking of barges again as it looks as if there will only be one house left  to sell at The Oasis.....

Will the Pizza Garden opening feel like this?

How much food stocking up needs to be done for all the fur and fins?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Defining Concrete Jungle

This house looks like pretty much the clear definition of concretejungle...discovered as usual on archdaily...great pops of colour accent each area of the home absolutely perfectly! 
Wood work to die for balances all concrete and links interior to exterior. Buried in the jungles of Costa Rica it would suit just about any tropical locale. SPG architectsall pictures Charles Lindsay

Friday, September 3, 2010

Dropped off...

Look what was dropped off in front of our house this week!

Then surfing the net I discovered the work of  neozoon....What to do with those old fur coats never needed again in the tropics! As a designer I tend to lean to fur bed throws and cushions...not very practical here either.... so when I saw this on the net I was amused.
Street artists are becoming more and more inventive...move over Banksy! Cutting granny's old moth eaten fur into wild animal silhouettes this group of female artists must not only be making people smile but, at the same time creating thought provoking installations. Recently the women  artists of neozoon have moved from the silhouette to moulding the furs into three dimensional shapes placing them in trees, looking rather surreal in the urban environment.