5 things to check out this week

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The Barbican is hands down one of my favourite areas in London. There's something so atmospheric about the estate. I love trying to imagine who lives there and what the apartments look like on the inside. This post on a recent renovation by Quinn architects gives us a lovely little peek in.

Actually, if you're keen on the Barbican I would recommend that you check out the Building the Brutal site here. It's a wonderful photographic archive documenting the last stages of the buildings' construction.

2. This mid-century/Scandinavian house

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This is one of the best house tours I've seen on Apartment therapy of late. I'm loving the bold use of colours and graphic, geometric patterns. The choice of furniture and decor is spot on. It's SO up my street. I'd definitely recommend checking it out the slide show for some inspiration.

3. This print

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I wrote about monstera plants here. If you're a little less green fingered, how about indulging in this print instead? It's gorgeous! Also, don't you think dark green, cream and black look so delicious together? Definitely a colour combination to think about.

4. This estate, near Melbourne Australia

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You know how much I love my boutique hotels! This is The Estate Trentham. A hotel located about an hour outside of Melbourne. The interiors are to die for - it's been designed by Gardener & Marks. It looks like a gorgeous place to stay. I think the designers have struck a lovely balance between industrial and cosy with very strong Scandinavian influences.

5. This blog

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Is a really lovely find. Mary posts one image a day of locally found, gathered natural objects. The result is a really beautifully curated, simple selection of images. With mindfulness being all the rage just now, it's a perfect place to slow down, stop, check out and be inspired by natural form.