No retro revolting this week. Oh no! These images are scanned from a very scholarly tome, Inside Today's Home 3rd Edition, by Ray and Sarah Faulkner, Holt Reinhardt and Winston,1968. These classic 60s interiors are the creations and homes of leading architects and interior designers of the time. Lovely and no purple shagpile or mustard patterned wallpaper in sight. (I miss the OTT rooms though. They're my favourites.)
Things are happening in my office. I have a large double sliding door cupboard that gives away the room's original purpose as a bedroom. So I rasterbated (or is that rasterized) this classic 60s b&w photo (At the Cavern Nightclub, Liverpool, 1963, by Lewis Morley) and popped it up. Popped is not the word. I had to blu-tack it because this is a rental and it took forever! The chair is my new thrifted office chair, a bargain at $10. The 70s light box coffee table I've had for a while. I'm going to upholster it in the last of my Sydney bus roll fabric. Not sure of the kilim I have on the floor at the moment. I love it to pieces even though it has badly faded on one side. I'll have to wait till the houndstooth modular suite comes back before I make up my mind. Where's my computer? Inside the cupboard. But that's a work in progress. Oh and I'm one row short in the photo so that still has to be fixed. Gotta love Saturdays when you get a decorating punch for pennies.
This week Gaile Guevara sent us links to her recent holiday in New York. Strolling New York's streets, discovering the beauty of the MOMA. Those of you who don't know this Vancouver interior designer are in for a treat when you drop by her blog. If modernism and it's partner in crime minimalism are your thing then Gaile's blog will have you drooling. Thanks for the snaps Gaile.
...like the Chicago home of Jim and Kari. Jim found us through Blogger's "Blogs of note" section and thought we might like to see photos of the 50's home he and his wife are redoing. The photos he posted on his blog are so awesome I had to post them here. I am in the process of looking for a new home and if I came across something that looked like this I would drop dead (probably because I wouldn't be able to afford it). So here's a peek into Jim and Kari's modernized 50's pad.