From Industrial Space to Stylish Home

Isn't this great? 
Melbourne based designer Susie Cohen has remodeled an 1920's warehouse to a home, 
with lots and lots of natural light, wooden floors and whitewashed walls. 
The result - a very beautiful and stylish home. 

 All that natural light makes the space look so much larger than its 10 x 16 meters! 
I could move in any day. Couldn't you? More images at her website   



WABI SABI Lisbeth Williams @ Williams Design
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A stunning treehouse for your garden!



I've seen many treehouses this summer, but this must be the most spectacular one! 
It is constructed around an existing old oak tree on a local farm in Dartmoor, England


The treehouse was completed in only five days 
as a collaborative exercise between students, 
Jerry Tate Architects and local carpenter Henry Russell
The materials were milled on site from locally felled 
spruce, larch and western red cedar.  



The robust structure includes an accessible walkway and a circular seating space.
Wouldn't you want a treehouse like this in your garden???


found via Dezeen
WABI SABI Lisbeth Williams @ Williams Design

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Some images from last week


Let me show you some photos I took last week, while on vacation.

First, a bit of a roof structure at Nääs Byggnadsvård
and below some weeds in the lake by Nääs Castle & Crafts


Below - more water. This time sea water by the Swedish west coast, at 
the Nordic Watercolor Museum at Skärhamn. It was a beautiful day! 




Below - two pictures from the outdoor sculpture park at Pilane (not far from Skärhamn) 
First a detail of a giant granit sculpture by Claes Hake
and then some sheep below the stunning Japanese Temple, placed on a hill. 



And finally an evening shot of the setting sun  
by the small fishing village Nösund


.... all beautiful places you would love if you ever visit Sweden!

WABI SABI Lisbeth Williams @ Williams Design
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Reuse - Another kind of wabi sabi


I just saw this article in the mag Allt i Hemmet
and liked what this woman has done to an old Swedish cottage. It needed renovation, and 
she removed most modern surfaces and features, 
and replaced them with old items that was stored elsewhere on the farm.  
And then added some flea market finds. 
Another kind of wabi sabi. More images here
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Rustic and refined in lakefront Barn living


The skeleton of the house is outlined inside in reclaimed wood. 
The 2,900-square-foot house is a beautiful blend of rustic and refined.


Antique oak staircase




Both designer and clients wanted to respect what was already on site, 
from the buildings to the landscape to the overall scheme. 

All images from the article in the Boston Globe
WABI SABI Lisbeth Williams @ Williams Design
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New online mag SIGN


I'm a big fan of the talented Norwegian blogger Moa
She takes the most beautiful photographs. 
Seemingly simple arrangement of everyday items. 

Now she and her blogger friend Holmberg has started their own 
Head over there for more images like these.  



WABI SABI Lisbeth Williams @ Williams Design
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Stunning new design


Stunning project by design student Sharon Sides
In her graduate work Sides has scanned arboreal patterns 
and then used the digital images to create objects, 
like these metal chairs called Stumps. Wow!

For these chairs Sharon Sides has transferred wooden ring patterns to metal sheets, 
which were then etched with acid to get the patina you see here. Me like. A lot!





WABI SABI Lisbeth Williams @ Williams Design
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Color your work space


Found a bunch of inspiring work spaces online. 
If you - like me - are re-designing and organizing your work space for coming season, 
here's some more or less colorful suggestions. 
If you work professionally with color, 
you tend to reduce the colors in your studio/office space. 

What's your preference? I could work in all of them! 










CREATIVE LIVING Lisbeth Williams @ Williams Design
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When in doubt - go minimalistic!


If you - like me - have more stuff than you actually need, 
but still want to add yet another function to a space, 
go minimalistic. 
No spectacular color. 
No intricate shape. 
Just a line. Or two. Or more... 




Image 1, 2, 3, 4
CREATIVE LIVING Lisbeth Williams @ Williams Design
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Spanish spaces


What a serene house, located in in Formentera, Spain, and found here. 

By architects Marià Castelló & Daniel Redolat, 
beautifully photographed by Estudi Es Pujol de s’Era.









 WABI SABI Lisbeth Williams @ Williams Design
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