Displaying posts from March, 2008

Happy long weekend

Posted on Fri, 21 Mar 2008 by KiM

Happy long Easter weekend everyone. May you enjoy tons of chocolate and family get-togethers. Thanks to Angie for emailing with a link to this great photo she took at her inlaws house, a house filled with cutesy grandma kitsch. I love me some kitsch. What kitsch has to do with Easter I don’t know, but Jo already posted chocolate bunnies.

Dan Duchars

Posted on Thu, 20 Mar 2008 by KiM


Dan Duchars is a London-based photographer who has shot for all sorts of magazines – Living Etc., Image Interiors and Homes & Gardens to name a few, and for clients such as Cath Kidston, IKEA and Harrods. He is so talented in his ability to capture the essence of a space, using natural light to give them a soft look. And the dark magenta wall colour in the photo above? FAB!

Wolveridge Architects

Posted on Thu, 20 Mar 2008 by midcenturyjo


With a base in gritty urban Collingwood in Melbourne, Australia Wolveridge Architects design a broad range of project types but are especially well known for their work in coastal and rural areas. Core to their designs is exploring the relationship of the site and its environs and the role of ecologically sustainable designing using passive design techniques and sustainable building systems and recycled materials. Green never looked so urban.

Joe Serrins

Posted on Wed, 19 Mar 2008 by KiM

Joe Serrins Studio does it all – architecture, interior design, furniture design, accessories and art curatorial services. A master at modern residential design, Joe Serrins’ portfolio is absolutely stunning…lots of white with pops of colour, gorgeous furnishings, and I adore the forest wallpaper.

An ode to the anti-spring

Posted on Wed, 19 Mar 2008 by midcenturyjo


I read a very interesting post today by lobstermobster on Reclaiming Miss Havisham: The Aesthetic of Satis House in Modern San Francisco (known from now on as Reclaiming Miss Havisham). It was all about the anti-spring. Are you one of those readers who hates spring and its pastels, Easter and its sickeningly sweet bunny icons and the whole sneeze inducing ode to nature? Join lobstermonster as she develops a visual ode to the decayed, the surreal and the slightly insane in interior design. Here is my contribution to the anti-spring movement, 2 moody “burnt out” rooms in large Victorian house in London. There is something lovely in the decay and destruction. Sometimes the ugly is truly beautiful.

Images from Light Locations