Displaying posts from July, 2007

Topping up on Todd Oldham

Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

Renaissance man Todd Oldham is fashion designer, interior designer, la-z-boy lover, graphic designer and photographer. Kim posted previously here but I’ve just come across his photography portfolio at Marek and Associates. These are just a few.

Tuft love

Posted on Tue, 24 Jul 2007 by KiM

Rosali emailed me the other day with an interesting request:
“Lately, I’ve noticed that beautiful green tufted chairs and sofas have shown up regularly on your site. I’m a big fan of tufted furniture and have several pieces but none green. I think that a post with a grouping of those green tufted pieces would make many people (or at least me) stand back in awe.”
Sounded like a pretty simple request. I think this photo was Rosali’s inspiration:

I too have a love for tuft, especially since purchasing a lime green tufted bench. It can make furniture that is drab and simple look glamorous. But after looking through TONS of photos, I couldn’t find many green tufted pieces. As a result, I’ve added some photos that have beautiful tufted pieces that are other colours as well.

Dining room dilemma

Posted on Mon, 23 Jul 2007 by KiM

My parents are in a bit of a pickle. They are looking to replace their dining set that’s over 20 years old. You’re probably thinking that if it’s 20 years old it must be pretty terrible. OH NO IT’S NOT. They have an entire set made of TEAK. That’s right, I said teak. And it’s FABULOUSLY RETRO. But I understand that after 20 years, looking at the same furniture can be tiresome. So their favourite daughter would GLADLY take it off their hands. (Yep – that’s me). Here’s the dilemma. My father is craving a harvest table (and I have no idea what he’s thinking for chairs). On the other hand, my mom wants something modern, and a SET. I am desperately trying to convince her NOT to get a set because that is BORING. UGH. To please them both, I suggested a harvest table (or maybe one with a modern base like steel), and modern chairs. They have cherry hardwood floors that were just installed, so I think the base should be painted black if it’s wood, black chairs (or at least with black legs), and a black buffet. And the harvest table would tie in the antique dry sink they have. Another idea is a modern dark wood table, and upholstered (in just about anything) Louis XV chairs. Then the buffet could be modern or antique. Hopefully these photos will give them some ideas. Please feel free to leave comments with more ideas to really confuse the hell out of them. 😉

I want to live here

Posted on Sat, 21 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

A penthouse apartment designed by Glen Gissler. Oh how I want to move in. Now, right now!


Posted on Sat, 21 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.

  • Had a lovely email from Roséline introducing her blog This is Glamorous. Check it out. Great read!
  • Stylish travel blog TravelerWIRE and its sister website Directory of Hotels for cool boutique hotels and hip resorts. Thanks Rob.
  • Diana sent us a great link. “I was intrigued by the comment…. that yellow might be a little tough to decorate around. If you think that, check this place in San
    Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Casa del Alma.”
  • ISO50 is having 25% off tshirts and posters. Limited time. I have 3 of their posters and they’ll be taking pride of place in my new office if I ever get it started!

Enough for this week. Don’t forget to send your links!