Displaying posts from April, 2008

Caleb Woodard Furniture

Posted on Fri, 25 Apr 2008 by midcenturyjo

I love beautiful handcrafted timber pieces. The life of the tree is displayed lovingly before your eyes and the silky touch of such a piece is a joy. Caleb Woodard is an artisan woodworker whose organic creations are celebrations of a dying craft and a dwindling resource. Mass produced is a necessity but handcrafted is an artwork to be cherished. Caleb’s fiance and partner in developing this enterprise, Melanie told me that Caleb specializes in an organic woodworking aesthetic with live edges and midcentury touches – he’s inspired by artists from George Nakashima to Vladimir Kagan. Take the time to visit his website and explore his philosophy. Inspiring.

Abigail Edwards

Posted on Fri, 25 Apr 2008 by midcenturyjo

I’m totally inspired by the styling of Abigail Edwards.From cute little herbs growing in retro china to modern pieces nestled in vintage settings. Whether it’s colour and fun or the elegance of a faded but cherished object Abigail pulls together a look that is so now. See vintage IS the new modern.

Cheer up Kim!

Posted on Fri, 25 Apr 2008 by midcenturyjo

I’ve been secretly collecting bits and pieces as a house warming present for Kim. This is the final piece. I won her on eBay last Sunday night and she was waiting for me when I got home Thursday. Beautiful fine white vintage Portuguese and a vase. Just as spring has sprung in Ottawa Kim is snowed under with her “real” job and I have decided to reveal the surprise to cheer her up. Looks like I’m off to the post office this Monday. In the meantime I better get some posts published!

A little blog break

Posted on Fri, 25 Apr 2008 by KiM

Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you all know that I need to take a little break from blogging due to an INSANE workload at my day job. I just got home (it’s 10 pm) and realized I have no posts ready for tomorrow and all I want to is sleep because tomorrow I might be pulling an all-nighter. So my apologies, and I hope to be back early next week if all goes well this weekend. (Jo will be doing her usual thing so there will still be new posts, just fewer).

Because I’m so tired and hungry and cranky I thought why not just throw up a photo I’ve taken. This is from last weekend – a view into my backyard and Mimin, relaxing in the sun.

Abi Boura

Posted on Thu, 24 Apr 2008 by midcenturyjo

The depth of stylist Abi Boura’s portfolio is evident. From brutalist concrete modernism to light as a butterfly feminine she can pull together a look that is edgy and unique. With furniture design and a stint at Elle Decoration in her resume her clients are as diverse as Wedgewood and Bang & Olufsen. Her love of furniture is obvious with classic pieces taking centre stage in many of her shoots. Check out more of her portfolio here.