Displaying posts from May, 2009


Posted on Mon, 18 May 2009 by midcenturyjo

Kim and I are really excited to welcome our new sponsor Castle. It doesn’t seem like only a few short months ago we were the first to feature Rachel Castle’s stunning bedlinen range and she’s gone on to take the blogosphere by storm. But Rachel designs more than stylish contemporary sheets, quilts and pillows. Castle has a stunning range of original screen prints and graphic embroideries. Young, funky and fresh, no two the same. So click on over and be inspired by Castle’s range (… and fab styling – great inspiration!)

I admit it … I’m addicted

Posted on Mon, 18 May 2009 by midcenturyjo

I have an addiction. I stalk real estate sites. Nothing new you say. You know I do. Now I “live” at Swedish real estate site Alvhem. I’m not joking. If I could live there I would, especially in a white wonderland like this.

Flickr finds – daybeds

Posted on Sun, 17 May 2009 by KiM


Posted on Sat, 16 May 2009 by midcenturyjo

…. snoozing on my bed on a Saturday afternoon. Bliss!

WINKS – weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we’ve found and things we think you’ll want to see. If you’d like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you. So what’s in this week?

  • Annie May is a freelance interior designer who has just started her new blog Yolksy. The tag line is pure genius…”Fresh ideas hatched daily”. Brand spanking new but jump on for the ride. I think this one is going to be big 🙂
  • Imagine a beautifully hand carved damask pattern chair. Imagine it in a beautifully sophisticated library. Imagine it with raspberry stain! The Damask chair from DP Studio and new at ICFF 2009 the Vine chair. Who wants to go raspberry picking?
  • Matt describes his blog things i have seen this way “You might see a cool interior one day, an amazing piece of architecture the next, or perhaps a stunning piece of furniture. Whatever it is you can be assured that it will be from the perspective of someone who enjoys modern minimalism.” Not only a cool blog but wait till you see his minimalist first reno in London!
  • Sailing away in a hammock. How fun does this look! OK not so great for your small apartment but just dream of a meadow, this hammock and a devoted friend to bring drinks. Or a loft a BIG loft and a great book and a good friend to bring drinks. Find it here.
  • Be still my beating heart. Volcano #34 is a limited edition piece by artist, Emogayu and is inspired by the natural energy of flowing lava and the way it captures a moment in time forever. Available at Merchant No.4
  • No smoke, no smell, no ashes no installation and some amazing designs. Planika.
  • And because I can’t get enough of good blogs Living Art and Interiors. Gorgeous!
  • Kareem Rizk emailed “I’m just dropping by to let you know that I have 20% off all prints at my Etsy shop, The Suitcase until May 31st.” I’m glad he did. I love his work!

I need a holiday ….

Posted on Fri, 15 May 2009 by midcenturyjo

The weather is turning cool here and my work days seem never ending. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be whisked away for a week or two doing absolutely nothing in a tropical wonderland! If casual elegance with a decidedly modern take on luxury ticks all your boxes then maybe a villa (or a residence or a suite or a loft) here at Aleenta Resort and Spa, Phuket is just what we need. Perhaps a Thai cooking class this afternoon before a nap and then drinks. Dreamy…. or is that dreaming?