Monday 20 February 2017

The Home of Painter... Christian de Laubadere

I love finding the source for one of my favourite photos and then discovering more of the same home. The top photo has surfaced many a time on Moon to Moon but only now have I discovered a full set of photos of Artist Christian de Laubadere's Shanghai home photographed by Ricardo Labougle for World of Interiors. This beautiful home is wonderfully eclectic and I just love the layers of rugs and textiles in de Laubadere's home...

Below is a small excerpt from a 2013 interview with the French artist and his girlfriend from the Global Times

"I like the kitchen very much, which I think is the symbol of a family," de Laubadère said. "The only thing I always kept from my hometown in France here in Shanghai is a cookbook about French cuisine."

Several years ago, in order to create a huge painting for a hotel in Lhasa, de Laubadère had to move out of his small residence and studio on Huashan Road. He rented a deserted factory warehouse hidden on the ground floor of a commercial building in Changning district and converted it into a house, painting the exposed brick wall white and filling the 220-square-meter space with odds and ends he has collected over the years.

"This is our third residence in Shanghai, and the largest one," de Laubadère's girlfriend told the Global Times. "He was so excited after finding this space since it finally gave him an opportunity to display all of his Chinese porcelain, antiques and handicrafts which he bought from the antique and flea markets on Fangbang Road and Henan Road in Shanghai, and also other places he's traveled to, like Tibet, Taiwan and India."

Entering through a thick cloth curtain door, the space is divided into a living area at the front and the painting studio in the back. The living area consists of a reception space, a kitchen and a bedroom above built by iron and wood beams. Through an iron staircase, the bedroom connects itself with the space below to form a loft.

Friday 17 February 2017

Epic Wall Hanging...

Its just a one photo post I am afraid, and i don't even know the source for the picture (bad blogger). I just really love this picture. The hanging, the chairs, the vinyl in crates..... love it!

Thursday 16 February 2017

The Tiny Home of .... Lily Duval

Lily has whittled down her possessions to fit her tiny Christchurch home, but she has trouble parting with books; the bookcase beside the door – her first building project – was modified to fit the house; the stained-glass door was an extravagance she doesn't regret: "I look at it every day."

Lucy's tiny 14sqm tiny house is in Christchurch New Zealand and is the most homely of all the tiny houses I have seen. I just love that beautiful stained glass door and the inbuilt  shelves. Proving that you don't have to be minimalist in a minimal space.

To see more photos and a lovely interview with Lucy visit Stuff

Tuesday 14 February 2017

A sweet little cob home surrounded by trees

Sadly I can't tell you anything about these cool little Cob homes as the site I hound them doesn't have any information about them at all. But that bath room is just too awesome not to share... cob walls, a round window and indoor ferns... i am sold!

Saturday 11 February 2017

The home of.... Nicolas Lefebvre and daughter Anahi

 How stunning is this beautiful Parisian apartment of Nicolas Lefebvre and his 6 year old daughter Anahi found on French blog The Socialite Family?

Nicolas spent much of his early life traveling around the globe, which is evident in his choice of decor. I love the warm natural hues, the natural seagrass carpet and mix of textiles from around the world, so relaxing!!

Images Constance Gennari