Bellemo & Cat's Cradle

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February 27, 2009

Architect-sculptor double act Cat Macleod and Michael Bellemo first came to our attention with their Cocoon weekender, a steel-clad blimp suspended in a canopy on the Australian coastline.

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  After a day in the office downstairs, Michael Bellemo and Cat Macleod congregate on their bleacher-like steps with their kids Marco, six, Flora, four, and 19-year-old Celeste.  Photo by: Prue Ruscoe
    After a day in the office downstairs, Michael Bellemo and Cat Macleod congregate on their bleacher-like steps with their kids Marco, six, Flora, four, and 19-year-old Celeste.

    Photo by: Prue Ruscoe

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  The building is a funky landmark in a drab industrial laneway.  Photo by: Prue Ruscoe
    The building is a funky landmark in a drab industrial laneway.

    Photo by: Prue Ruscoe

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  Macleod’s handmade bedroom partition breaks up the open loftlike space and provides a bit of privacy for her and Bellemo. An Artemide Castore suspension light illuminates both the bedroom and kitchen below.  Photo by: Prue Ruscoe
    Macleod’s handmade bedroom partition breaks up the open loftlike space and provides a bit of privacy for her and Bellemo. An Artemide Castore suspension light illuminates both the bedroom and kitchen below.

    Photo by: Prue Ruscoe

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  A row of windows casts light into the office, where Bellemo keeps a model of the house. The office is separated from the garage by a bright yellow sliding door.  Photo by: Prue Ruscoe
    A row of windows casts light into the office, where Bellemo keeps a model of the house. The office is separated from the garage by a bright yellow sliding door.

    Photo by: Prue Ruscoe

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  A mid-century Australian sofa discovered at a flea market and vibrant, eclectic art soften the architectural edges of the living room.  Photo by: Prue Ruscoe
    A mid-century Australian sofa discovered at a flea market and vibrant, eclectic art soften the architectural edges of the living room.

    Photo by: Prue Ruscoe

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  The eye-catching kitchen cabinets behind Cat Macleod and her daughter, Celeste, were custom-built in lemon Liri Laminate by Amerind. The island bench is made from the same alpine ash used on the floor and the stairs all the way up to the master bedroom. Read the full article here.  Photo by: Prue Ruscoe
    The eye-catching kitchen cabinets behind Cat Macleod and her daughter, Celeste, were custom-built in lemon Liri Laminate by Amerind. The island bench is made from the same alpine ash used on the floor and the stairs all the way up to the master bedroom. Read the full article here.

    Photo by: Prue Ruscoe

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  In the master bedroom, Flora sits in front of a clever divider Macleod created out of engineering felt.  Photo by: Prue Ruscoe
    In the master bedroom, Flora sits in front of a clever divider Macleod created out of engineering felt.

    Photo by: Prue Ruscoe

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