Displaying posts from October, 2015

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 31 Oct 2015 by midcenturyjo

I think you know my catch phrase by now. If you have to drag your sorry self into work on a weekend then at least it should be somewhere stylish. Yummy mint and wood and brass. Clerkenwell Offices by London design firm Play Associates.


A loft in a former molasses factory

Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 by KiM

Another loft to end off the work week, this time though it is alot less raw/industrial (which is a bit sad if there was more that could have been salvaged). This loft was a gut renovation of a two-bedroom loft in a landmark building in the heart of Soho, NYC. Each floor of this building, which had been used to process molasses until in the 1890s, was sloped toward a large central drain designed to evacuate waste. To remedy this issue, we elevated and leveled the floors throughout the apartment. All new plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and rift white oak flooring were installed. Architecture + interior: dhd architecture + interior design Photos: Rinze van Brug

A loft in a former garment factory

Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 by KiM

Fridays should be about good things, and lofts are reeeeeally good things. I will be featuring 2 lofts today, and this one is an absolute dream of exposed brick, beams and columns, modern additions and the coolest concrete wall. This 2,000 sqf renovation of a former garment factory floor in New York’s Lower East Side serves as a casual 1-bedroom loft apartment for the owner, and a place to entertain and relax. The layout provides a maximum of open studio space and a secluded sleep and bath area. Inspired by the rustic materials in the previous manufacturing space , the aesthetics of the loft combines rough and simple materials with bold industrial objects and colors. Architect: Anima Photos: Chuck Choi

Stalking exposed brick

Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2015 by midcenturyjo

I’m in Redfern in inner-city Sydney and I’m stalking what appears to be your typical historical terrace house… until you go inside. Holy exposed brick Batman! That must have been some sandblasting job. The 1880s building now has an industrial vibe over 3 levels. I’m not sure how I feel about this house. I want to believe that it is the photography that has me holding back because I love it on the video. Link here while it lasts.

Amber bathrooms

Posted on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 by KiM

I want that bathroom above desperately. Ok, and every bathroom below. My bathroom is still driving me nuts on a daily basis and these are some fantastic inspiration for its eventual makeover. I would love to do a combination of black, white, walnut, marble, and brass. Glorious! All by none other than  Amber Interiors.