Displaying posts from July, 2007

Books on display

Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2007 by KiM

I adore this photo. Not only are the books organized by colour but by size too. Love the graphic effect.

Here are some more I really like. My favourite are wall-to-wall bookcases. But there are a couple of smart ideas below for books that maybe aren’t the greatest to look at. Such as the third photo. Place a REALLY nice chair in front of your books and no one will even notice them because they’ll be too busy admiring the chair. Or in the fourth photo – just turn the books around so the spines are facing backwards.

Grant K Gibson

Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

I came across this black and white room by Grant K Gibson in my many searches but was disappointed that the site was under construction. The good news is that it is now up and running. Although images are limited (he is a young gun of interior design after all) his portfolio does not disappoint. There is a young dandy about town, English gentleman’s rooms feel about his work. This isn’t foppery though. This is talent starting out. Still find that black and white room breathtaking.

Fernlund + Logan Architects

Posted on Mon, 30 Jul 2007 by KiM

Fernlund + Logan Architects was established in New York in 1992 by Solveig Fernlund and Neil Logan. Their residential and commercial work has been published on numerous occasions, including in Dwell, Interior Design, The World of Interiors and the New York Times. I think I love their portfolio so much because their designs are simple which allows the furnishings to play a larger part in the design.

Playing hooky from blogging

Posted on Sun, 29 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

I’m supposed to be drafting posts for this week but I’m spending my afternoon recovering my dining room chairs. All six of them. They’re part of a dining set made in Brisbane by Danish immigrant Hans Larsen who made furniture to Danish designs using Australian rainforest timbers during the 60s. These chairs are blackbean not teak. I love them so much but felt I needed a change from their black leather seats. So I recovered them with….. a table cloth. Don’t worry their original covers are still underneath. Only 5 more to go! Oh and a weeks worth of posts still to do. P.S The pots are West German floor vases, another collecting vice I have.


Posted on Sat, 28 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

WINKS – weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we think you’ll like to see. If you’d want to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you.

  • Another great Indian blog DesignFlute from Roma in Mumbai.
  • Tuesday Winslow wants to share her website Mirrors and Such where she showcases her decorative papier-mache mirrors.
  • Melissa is working as an intern for Kitchen & Bath Business (a business to business magazine) and sent us this link to Kitchen and Bath Business online and K+BB magazine. Check it out especially if that’s your design field!
  • Another great new blog that some of you will already know about More Ways to Waste Time. A definite read! Thanks Leah.
  • Nancy from CasaSugar emailed to let us know that they have launched CasaSugar with a West Elm sponsorship, which includes a $5,000 giveaway that runs through Aug 19. Check it out. Great new blog in the Sugar stable and a $5000 West Elm giveaway!!
  • Thanks Kara for the link to Twenty2’s new range of bedding for Nurseryworks. Don’t miss the great furniture and rugs on this site too if a nursery is on your to do list.
  • May December Home is a little shop in Sebringville, Ontario, dedicated to the re-use of other people’s cast-offs and it’s a great new blog. Barb says it’s for people who like to roll up their sleeves and get busy on the weekends.
  • Jenny posted this great piece on How To Give Your Home a Makeover — 8 Easy Steps on her blog boostle.
  • New blog from Germany (in German) Inspirationen. Manuela has a new apartment and a blog full of things that are inspiring her as she renovates. Good luck with both Manuela.
  • And finally Andyland have a new blog Living in Andyland. (Kim featured their work here.) Alexandra and Ulrika live in Stockholm so there is a naturally a focus on Scandinavian design. Absolute definite!! Where am I going to find time to fit in all these new blogs!

That’s it for this week. Plenty more winks for next weekend. Kim and I are busy checking all the great link swaps sent in. New blogroll soon. To those who sent in links we’ll be in contact soon. Thanks and have a great weekend!