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Monday
Dec082008

David Jimenez , at it again

I've posted about David Jimenez in the past, here and here, and he's gone and done it again. He sent over some incredible photos of his latest project in Palm Springs. Mid-century meets Hollywood Regency - stunning furnishings, lighting and colours that mesh together so gloriously. Fabulous!! So David, when can I move in??













Friday
Nov212008

Auction for cancer

Roan emailed Jo and I, and I had to post about this because he is a fellow Canadian, and my parents are both cancer survivors:

"I was hoping you'd be interested in perhaps blogging about my annual Cancer Society charity auction of 20th Century Design and Decorative Art. This will be the 5th year of the auction, with sales helping generate vital funding for cancer research and emotional support programs for those living with the disease. Held in support of the Canadian Cancer Society, a portion of every sale will be donated to the cause.

The auction will take place on eBay, with items to be listed throughout the week of November 28th, with all listings to end in sequence on December 8th.

This year's collection includes works by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Eero Saarinen, Hans Wegner, Jean Prouve, Charlotte Perriand, and many more. As well, some interesting art pieces by Takashi Murakami, Larry Clark, Mark Gonzales, and Jeff Koons are also in the mix.

The complete catalog is online now at: ModernLove "

The items up for auction are absolutely incredible. I seriously had a hard time not grabbing every single photo on the website. I love every single piece. Below is just a small sample of what is available. Wishing you lots of luck with the auction Roan!!




Tuesday
Oct212008

Sweet condo

Check out the getaway condo of architects Tom Huth and Bruce Skiles Danzer in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Mid-century classics, bold artwork and cool colours make this home a new favourite of mine. It was featured in New England Home, and the magazine included a quote from Danzer that I think is priceless coming from an architect: "We used $3000 worth of paint rather than sink $50,000 in structural changes". Something to note, coming from someone who would know.








Thursday
Sep182008

A mid-century renovation

My sister found a link to an incredible home renovation that had me in awe. The Lorna house was built in 1954 in Phoenix, Arizona and was named after the home's former owner of 40 years. Architect Shawn Kaffer decided to modernize the ranch-style house and WOW, did he ever. To get an idea of the extent of the renovation, here's a quote from Kaffer: "God rest her soul, Lorna had stuccoed the entire house. I couldn't sandblast with the way the stucco was applied, so I was out there with a chisel for about a year and half." (??!!??!!) I thought I'd include some before photos as well.

Friday
Sep052008

A dose of mid-century never hurts

Love this home featured on Shoot Factory. It's completely staged for the photos, but I really like the juxtaposition of mid-century classics (in black and white which rocks) with the rustic feel of the exposed brick. I don't know, but ever since I got my hands on chair #1, then chair #2, then chair #3, I just can't get enough of all things MCM.