Displaying posts from October, 2008

Studio Nine

Posted on Fri, 24 Oct 2008 by midcenturyjo

Let me introduce Studio Nine, a South Australian architectural practice. I was going to wax lyrical about their modern, honest spaces but their own words some up their design beliefs best.

“Think of when you have been forced to spend time in a room you hated; then compare that with one you never wanted to leave because you loved being there. Love and hate. Two very powerful emotions. But why?
Architecture has a profound effect on the natural environment. And naturally, that includes human beings. Beyond what we perhaps realise, it influences our emotions, our moods, our efficiency, our creativity, how we conduct our lives and our business. The style, the colours, the materials used, the space and the light all evoke a human reaction. Maybe not an overt response. But their effects are undeniable.”

And where would I like to be? In that bright, light and oh so green kitchen. How could you not start the day with pep in your step?

Jodi Macklin

Posted on Thu, 23 Oct 2008 by KiM

Love interior designer Jodi Macklin‘s style. Bright, bold at times, functional and understated sophistication. Below are some of the spaces she has designed. Most of these photos are of a summer home featured in House Beautiful that is all about the beach. I needed to find something like this seeing that we’re getting below zero temperatures at night and I’m sitting here listening to the hum of the furnace.

Rachael Smith

Posted on Thu, 23 Oct 2008 by KiM

Rachael Smith has photographed some pretty spectacular spaces. A totally dreamy Swedish summerhouse, the home of Laurence Llewelyn‐Bowen and my favourite, the home of Eero Aarnio. Yowzers. The photos themselves are spectacular, taking advantage of natural sunlight shining through the windows. Much more to see on her website.

Stalking in church …. again!

Posted on Thu, 23 Oct 2008 by midcenturyjo

What is it with Australian architects and property developers and their obsession with church conversions? (Or is it that I’m obsessed with them?) I have found yet another while stalking my favourite real estate site. LOVE the bookcase by the window, the use of colour and I would live quite happily just in the bedroom and it’s rooftop balcony. It appears to be one of a multi-residence conversion so there’s more than one chance to get your hands on a little slice of heaven. Re-use of significant buildings is to be applauded especially re-use in urban areas where the demolition of the building would would so alter the character of the area.


Those talented Giannettis

Posted on Wed, 22 Oct 2008 by KiM

Jo posted the classic elegance of Brooke Giannetti‘s interior designs last month and Brooke emailed recently wanting to share with us her talented architect husband Stephen’s collaboration with interior designer Madeline Stuart. It’s a property in Malibu that was featured in the September/October issue of Veranda. Talk about soothing, calm, warm and inviting. LOVE.