I’m usually being asked to advocate inside books, which is why I’m so excited to be invited to take part in the weblog tour for Maker Spaces by blogger, photographer, mother and maker Emily Quinton. Featuring artistic interiors from the houses and studios of inspiring makers and designers, the guide is completely up my road. Whenever I hear the words ‘ illustrator ‘, ‘ artist ‘, ‘ set designer ‘ I just about know their residence is going to be fab. And Emily has compiled a lorry load (13 to be exact) of beautiful houses, studios and ateliers of this sort in one place – Maker Spaces ! Described as a ‘visual feast of concepts for dwelling styling and decor from inspiring makers and designers’ the e-book covers everything from an excellent-stylish East London studio to a San Fancisco house. Here’s a sneak peek.

Je n’ai pas pu m’empêcher d’aimer cet appartement authentic et créatif vu sur Fantastic Frank aujourd’hui. A côté des biens parfaitement ‘home-stagés’, c’est sympa de voir un intérieur un peu plus personnel pour changer, surtout avec ce chouette mélange de mobilier signé Alvar Aalto, des suspensions Paul Kjaerholm, des objets IKEA et une jolie collection de céramiques.

The stucco and adobe compounds used to cover the partitions are principally earth combined with lime and textured to make the surfaces, inside and outside, as creatively distinct as it’s your decision. Since I am a painter, and will do them myself, faux marble and rock or murals of landscapes painted on inside walls would be my decisions. In South Africa the Ndebele folks paint elaborate decorative borders on their exterior partitions that are constructed very similar to these straw bale houses. These sensible designs look so much like some Pueblo and Navajo southwest designs, it’s uncanny!

I always try to look for the positives in a city, however it is hard to take action with Albuquerque. I discovered the city to be a sprawling mess without much going for it. With over 500,000 residents, the town is the biggest in New Mexico. There is a distinct Native American influence in the downtown area, however there isn’t a lot else to advertise in regard to the city. Outside of the city, there are places alongside the Rio Grande which are very good. Maybe it’s just me, but I cannot imagine residing in Albuquerque. You may really feel completely different, so give it a glance.

After I left the home, the relatives I were with dared me to discover a solution to get within the vacant part of the house. I found an open door that led under the home. The foundation is built on dozens of concrete piers. Nothing to see there however a room that opened to what seemed like an elevator. I went around the west aspect of the building and located a manner into the the second story.

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