Displaying posts from September, 2008

Matthew Mead has done it again…

Posted on Thu, 11 Sep 2008 by KiM

Halloween is coming up and Matthew Mead could not be more ready for it. He’s got a new Halloween magazine out, his site has been updated with all sorts of things to prepare for the holiday, tons of fantastic recipes and of course, gorgeous photos. So here’s a peek, but do go check it out for yourselves.

The journey begins…

Posted on Thu, 11 Sep 2008 by KiM

A little while ago I hinted that I had a big project I was working on. Well, I thought it was about time to let you all in on it. Several months ago Jo and I were contacted by Mike at Greentea Design who was interested in an ad on the blog. I was stoked about this because I had seen their timber, Asian-style kitchen cabinets before and thought they were fantastic. I thought about how horrible my existing kitchen was and a lightbulb went off – why not see if they’d sponsor a kitchen reno project? And what do you know – they went for it!!! They agreed to supply me with the cabinets I needed, and in return I would blog about my kitchen renovation (most of which will be included on a new blog) from planning down to the finished product. A pretty decent tradeoff considering this is what I was working with:

(I had to use an old photo here because I know some of you will be sad to see the kitchen as it is now go in the dumpster).

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Dark chocolate

Posted on Thu, 11 Sep 2008 by midcenturyjo

I’m the sort of girl who likes a ristretto coffee, a few squares of dark bitter chocolate and perhaps a palette cleaning 😉 hazelnut liqueur. This has nothing to do with real estate stalking except for the darkest chocolate brown exterior paint on this inner city worker’s cottage in my home town. It’s a brave colour choice in a suburb where cream and brunswick green predominate. The house appears staged for these real estate shots. I’d add another layer or two with personal items and fabulous art, loads of books in those empty shelves and fill those verandas with greenery and cane. Oh and a piece or two more of midcentury classic furniture.

Another hint

Posted on Wed, 10 Sep 2008 by KiM

About a week ago I posted a photo of my kitchen, and mentionned a huge project I’ve been working on that I will be blogging about. My first post of this new project is tomorrow, so be sure to come back and check it out. But first, here’s another hint.

Dwell Jake Fitzjones
Gregga Jordan Smieszny Jeff Andrews
Michael Graydon stonefox
Philippe Starck 4Homes
Heidi Toll Jowa
LuisPonsD-LAB Messana O’Rorke
Asberg Interior & Styling Nicholas Budd Dutton
Living Etc. Living Etc.

Connie Braemer

Posted on Wed, 10 Sep 2008 by midcenturyjo

Contemporary as well as modernist, clean, uncluttered and with clever space solutions, Connie Braemer’s body of work has made her one of Canada’s leading interior designers. Love her modern interpretation of the log cabin and that rich chocolate bedroom is sexy. The black kitchen with white sofa? Striking!