the friday files

Here we are - our first Friday in February. I was happy to see that Wallpaper* magazine took notice of some of the amazing architecture happening in Canada right now. One of the buildings they feature is a residential house in my neighbourhood called the Galley House designed by Donald Chong. Now, wouldn't that be an interesting Hello! Neighbor post! I'll have to see what strings I can pull to see if we can get inside it.

Speaking of getting inside, I enjoy reading the APT with LSD house column over on the Vogue website. I can't resist looking inside the homes of some of New York's most interesting people. This month, Lauren Santo Domingo (the LSD in the title) shows us her own home. You'll notice that in her living room, she has one piece that sort of stands out from the others. It's a neon pink stool. She explains, that every home needs a wart or something really ugly to make it work. And you know, I think she's right. It certainly gives the room a little magic. So now I'm on the hunt for my own wart!

To get you started on your weekend here are a few photos taken awhile ago of Canadian author Douglas Coupland's home in Vancouver. For more information about this house and its design and to see more photos check out the the original story which ran in the New York Times.

All photographs by Martin Tessler.