Displaying posts from November, 2008

Gift box

Posted on Wed, 26 Nov 2008 by midcenturyjo

Aussie wonder architect Scott Weston sent us a little gift box via email. Oh Scott you shouldn’t have! You’re spoiling us. (Just pop Scott’s name in the search box on the left to see how generous he has been already.) Here’s what he had to say…

“We end up doing the most intriguing commissions for our Clients. Australia’s Harper’s Bazaar wanted a unique selling tool that targeted their advertisers for an upcoming magazine. They had heard we do intricate Concept Boxes and came to us to devise twin boxes that could be taken to advertisers as a seductive selling tool. In each box we have replicated a runway of the Bazaar Collections and have models representing the various luxury brands Hermes, Burberry etc. For each specific presentation the model is magnetised and can be fitted into the box and when the box is opened the focus is on that particular brand. All models are located in a separate magnetised box a bit like the Chinese terracotta soldiers awaiting their turn on the catwalk. On completion of the presentation it elegantly folds away leaving them wanting more!”

Scott, you and your team produce the most amazing presentation tools I’ve ever seen. Your boxes and models are a treat. Just when I didn’t think your could top your Nagata Salon model you create this treasure. It’s like grown up paper dolls!

Paradise is coloured blue

Posted on Wed, 26 Nov 2008 by midcenturyjo

Blue. It’s the colour of paradise. I never knew that until this morning when I was turning the pages of a magazine and drinking coffee. I saw an ad for one of the Great Barrier Reef’s latest resorts Qualia, world-class luxury, situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. With winter setting in in the Northern Hemisphere I dedicate these blue soaked shots of paradise to all the northern readers watching the thermometer plunge. Wicked of me to tease you.

Ondine Karady

Posted on Tue, 25 Nov 2008 by KiM

Ondine Karady is most likely a familiar name to many of you. She was on season 2 of Top Design, and was a set decorator on Sex and the City, which she left to open her own boutique design firm in Soho. Her style is funky and eclectic, and her portfolio is full of wonderful spaces filled with bold patterns, mid century and vintage furnishings and fun colours.

More kitchen progress

Posted on Tue, 25 Nov 2008 by KiM

This blog chronicles my entire kitchen renovation from start to finish. Greentea Design has provided me with their solid wood kitchen cabinets, and I’m taking care of the rest.

If you’d like to be brought up to date, check out my kitchen remodel blog for an archive of previous posts. I posted recently about the arrival of the cabinets, and now for the arrival of the appliances and some other odds and ends that have been completed.

Since my last post things have been moving along in my kitchen. The end is near and I could not be happier with the way the space has turned out, and I am dying to cook my first meal in probably 6 weeks. This post is going to be a bit random, of different projects that have progressed, and next time I’ll show you details of the lighting.

Let me start with the arrival of the appliances. I was so stoked to see them in the kitchen. To finally have a fridge that has a freezer in it…to be able to have ice in my drinks without having to go down to the chest freezer in the basement and bash a bag of ice on the ground. It was a scary sight to see them being moved into the house though, let me tell you. The movers removed all the packaging and then carried them into the house, through my narrow front door in the pouring rain up my rickety steps. I held my breath. The stove, I was told, weighs about 500 lbs. Amazingly, it survived the trip into the house. It was left in the middle of the floor while it awaited the gas guy’s visit for the hook up.

The uppers were installed, in about 15 minutes, while I was upstairs locked in my bedroom with the cats. LOVE EM.

Here is a photo of the kitchen with the uppers in place and, well, at least the fridge in place.

To see more of the progress, click HERE.

Arent & Pyke

Posted on Tue, 25 Nov 2008 by midcenturyjo

I’m so excited to share today’s post with you. For so long I have had this website bookmarked waiting for construction to finish. At last it’s time to be inspired by the work of Sydney designers Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent & Pyke. Influenced by mid-century modern and the international style their work is about passion and balance, details and texture. It’s all about optimism! To truly appreciate these rooms you must must must go to the website, click on view larger and experience them full screen. I’m moving in!