Displaying posts from October, 2008

Minimalism in Amsterdam

Posted on Fri, 31 Oct 2008 by KiM

I awoke this morning to find an email from James in my inbox (thank you for wanting to share this with our readers James!): “I have recently finished decorating a small apartment in Amsterdam. As a foreigner to Holland (originally from the UK, but studied and worked in Australia and Germany) I developed an interest in dutch mid-century design and furniture. Alot of the Dutch furniture is not so well known outside NL, and I am sure could be of interest to your readers.” So much about James’ photos impressed me – the architecture, the spaciousness, the soaring windows, the lack of stuff, the great mid-century pieces he’s collected by Martin Visser, Rob Parry, Verner Panton, Friso Kramer, Wim Rietveld, Eames…

I’ll start with James’ old apartment in Amsterdam that he had rented.

James had to move out of that apartment which prompted him to buy a place. Here is the new apartment that he owns, and part of the renovation included painting the floors white. See? When you think you’ve made up your mind about a paint colour and them you see photos like this…

Tobin Bennett

Posted on Fri, 31 Oct 2008 by midcenturyjo

Wow! Talk about photos that pack a punch! When your subjects are as strong as the interiors (and chairs!) that feature in photographer Tobin Bennett’s portfolio you better be as talented as Tobin obviously is or these fabulous spaces just won’t cut it. A fabulous room only comes across as such if the photographer knows how to wrangle it. Great lighting, a true comprehension of colour, good composition and a big “sense” of the room. All are important. Lots of eye candy in Tobin’s other portfolios too. View the food first then take the sport and fitness.

M (Group)

Posted on Fri, 31 Oct 2008 by midcenturyjo

Designer Carey Maloney and architect Hermes Mallea are the Manhattan-based M (Group). For more than two decades they have been creating classic and chic homes, beautiful and elegant but with wit and charm. Perhaps my favourite room is the Moroccan-tiled, marble-countered kitchen. All those windows – swoon! The inside outside feel and that amazing garden just within picking distance – smitten! All this in a Manhattan apartment. (See more here.)


Posted on Thu, 30 Oct 2008 by KiM

I desperately crave homes with architectural interest as mine is completely lacking. When I found this home on Lagerlings, I was in awe of the spaces, and how interesting the details are. One day…

Emily Followill

Posted on Thu, 30 Oct 2008 by KiM

I really enjoyed the portfolio of photographer Emily Followill. “Concise, crisp and classic, she tells a story with beautiful, balanced photographs and a natural quality of light. Emily demonstrates a passion and an eye for simple beauty in the most complex settings.” Her work has been published in magazines such as Veranda, Traditional Home and Better Homes and Gardens. It continues the pretty theme I seemed to have started yesterday.