Displaying posts from September, 2007

Rasterbating on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 29 Sep 2007 by midcenturyjo

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.

(Twelve down 58 to go!!!)

Metallic paint frenzy

Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2007 by KiM

I received an email the other day from Romesh Naik, who introduced me to the interior design work of Marcel Prins. Marcel’s photos on Flickr are very intriguing. The following are of a house in Munich with walls covered in 24 beautiful colours of metallic paint.

Jo and Kim together at last!

Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2007 by midcenturyjo

Here we are together at last…… and this is where we’ll be from October 1 for the week. Yes we’re guest blogging on design*sponge! How exciting!!!! But don’t worry we’re gluttons for punishment. We’ll still be posting here for the week so it’ll be a double dose of desire to inspire. ( As Kim and I have never met I thought I’d draw us together. It’ll be a while before we can get together for a photograph!)

P.S. Kim’s the one with the short hair.

Bedroom to die for

Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2007 by KiM

So I have just come across what is now one of my favourite bedrooms EVER. Erin Loechner of design for mankind left a link to pics of her bedroom on one of my recent posts and I was blown away. Black and white done to perfection. And then she had to go and stick her totally adorable dog in one of the photos. So of course I had to post it. Amazingly enough, she was debating whether to post photos of her home. (???!!!) Erin, if your bedroom looks this good PUHLEEEEEASE post photos of the rest of your home!!!

Derek Swalwell

Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2007 by midcenturyjo

Melbourne based photographer Derek Swalwell has a fascination for architecture and form. It shows. He delves into a setting and finds the essence of what the art director or designer wants to convey. Beautiful images, talented photographer. Check out the rest of his portfolio here.