Displaying posts from June, 2007

Fresh out of my inbox

Posted on Thu, 14 Jun 2007 by KiM

I came home from a boring day at work to find an email from Greg Natale, our fav designer, in my inbox. Here’s what he had to say to go along with the totally breath-taking photos he included.
“This is one of my favorite projects. This house was designed for a couple with 4 children. Each room is themed a different colour and Florence Broadhurst pattern to reflect its use or user. We wanted this house to be full of personality. We mixed organic and geometric print with modern, retro and repro furniture to produce a result that is an interesting mix of opposites.”
OMG!!! Greg – these rooms are utterly fabulous. The patterns, the colours… you are a genius. (And keep the photos coming!!!!)

My love for teak credenzas

Posted on Thu, 14 Jun 2007 by KiM

I absolutely adore teak credenzas (or credenzas that are made of teak-like wood). I have one in my living room (see photo above), a small one in my front hall and a teak-laminate dresser in my library. My parents have 2 and a dining set they are soon wanting to get rid off…now where can I fit…. Anyway, I found some photos of teak and teakish (or at least retro style) credenzas for your viewing pleasure.

Architects Eat

Posted on Thu, 14 Jun 2007 by midcenturyjo

Melbourne architectural and interior design firm Architects EAT was established in 2000 and has over 20 years combined experience. Their designs take into account what they term as the “enrichment of lifestyle” and centre on strong design aesthetics and timeless experiences. They believe that architecture must be experienced intuitively firsthand. Their approach is about the physicality and haptic (sense of touch) experience of a building and it’s materials. They also maintain a strong carbon neutral ethos. Their work reflects their desire to explore the senses and design for a brighter future.

Shoe storage

Posted on Wed, 13 Jun 2007 by KiM

I found this photo and thought this was a great idea for anyone who has a TON of shoes and is looking for a place to store them. So if you have space at the top of a staircase for some cubbyholes to be built into the wall or a set of tall bookcases to be placed there, it’s the perfect spot for that ever-growing shoe collection.

Photo courtesy of sköna hem

Wick Design Group

Posted on Wed, 13 Jun 2007 by midcenturyjo

Will Wick is the force behind Wick Design Group. His San Francisco design firm is influenced by Brazilian modernist styles of Oscar Neimeyer, the timeless designs of Italian Gio Ponti and the classic, bold work of Francis Elkins. A style marker for the Will’s work is the use of organic elements such as the raw almost primitive timber pieces.