the friday files

I admit that I haven’t been able to get around to see many of my favorite blogs lately and I apologize for that. However, awhile back I did get an email from a relatively new blogger, named Sarah situated in Jakarta, Indonesia but originally from Sidney, Australia. She was looking for some advice on blogging but I don’t think she really needs any! The other day I found myself scrolling through post after post on her blog, Catalogued Life, totally engrossed in all her stories and interesting discoveries. One of my favorites was this post here on monuments built during the 60s and 70s in former Yugoslavia. You have to take a look at these photos! Part majestic – part intimidating, these structures will totally captivate you.

Speaking of favorites have you seen the post House and Home has up on their website right now? They’re asking readers to vote on their favorite room from the magazine’s archives. Later this year, the magazine will turn 25 years old and I suspect that this contest will somehow play into that special issue. The selection is somewhat staggering. There are over 70 images to choose from. I’ve pulled a few of my favorites from their list including the current number one and two choices. Can you guess which ones they are? No cheating!

Image Credits – (All images via House and Home)
1 -Chris Tubbs
2 -Michael Graydon
3 -Michael Graydon
4 -Angus Fergusson
5 -John Cullen
6 -Ted Yarwood


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  1. Posted May 13, 2011 at 9:29 AM | Permalink

    Oh….wow. I adore number one so very much….the walls, the green, that rug….sigh. I hope you have a fantastic weekend hunnie! Off to check out the blog you mentioned! :)

  2. Husband of TMHB
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 9:57 AM | Permalink

    I second Melissa though I do have a soft spot for number two. I doubt though I could keep it clean : (

  3. Posted May 13, 2011 at 12:19 PM | Permalink

    I like 3, 4, and 6 the best! Ooooh, but now I’m so curious to know which are the two top picks!!

  4. Posted May 13, 2011 at 12:35 PM | Permalink

    Great selection! Number 3 and 5 are sweet!

  5. Posted May 13, 2011 at 2:45 PM | Permalink

    I’m guessing #1 and #2 are positioned #2 and #1 respectively. Off to see if I’m right!

  6. Posted May 13, 2011 at 3:12 PM | Permalink

    I guessed it right:) and without cheating..have a great weekend!

  7. Posted May 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM | Permalink

    Hi Emma,
    Thank you for having me on your blog. I’m so happy to be here today. Thank you for being supportive and nurturing of Catalogued Life. As a new blogger and big Marion House fan, it means a lot to have your vote of approval!

    Ok…I guessed the first image as a contender before I checked. I love the stark white contrast against the moody blue. And all that lovely art too. Couldn’t guess the second one so easily so had to cheat. I like the crispness of that room in first place. I like no. 13 too – the panelled bedroom!

    Have a great weekend!

  8. Erin
    Posted May 15, 2011 at 4:24 PM | Permalink

    Woah! Anyone know where that green rug in photo #1 is from? I think I’m in love. :)

  9. amyks
    Posted May 16, 2011 at 2:02 PM | Permalink

    I love #1, also…that chair with the rug and the dark wall color and moody art! Oh my!!!

  10. Posted May 16, 2011 at 3:24 PM | Permalink

    Hi, Emma!

    Glad you’re lovin’ the gallery. There are so many rooms to choose from. The photos with the most votes will be printed in our November special anniversary issue. So exciting!

    By the way, Erin, Colette purchased the rug from Pottery Barn, though it doesn’t look like they still carry it. Martha Stewart has some similar faux bois rugs, but I don’t recall seeing it in green before.



  11. Posted May 16, 2011 at 3:42 PM | Permalink

    I love the richness of that room. The textures are really inspiring as well.

  12. Posted May 16, 2011 at 3:53 PM | Permalink

    Thanks Seema for responding. I can’t believe that’s a Pottery barn rug!

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