Displaying posts from July, 2009


Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2009 by KiM

I stumbled across the New York home of artist Cary Leibowitz (also known as Candyass) and was floored. This guy is nuts, in a totally bold, pop art, colourful and graphic way. And I love it. Candyass is bad-ass. I love people who don’t follow rules.

Photos by Toni Meneguzzo via AT Casa

Katie Lockhart

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2009 by midcenturyjo

Too good for product promotion and, come on if you were honest, too good for the little ones. These irresistible dollhouses (or is that Bauhaus models…wink, wink… too good for the little ones remember) are the styling work of New Zealander Katie Lockhart. Originally created as a promotion for Resene, showcasing their Karen Walker paint range, they reference the Bauhaus School of the 1920s. See you can tell the kids they’re models, then close the door and play with them yourself. If only they were in production!

But Katie’s talents don’t end there. Take a look at these clever paint collages she did for Inside Out magazine. I remember sticking post-it notes on the magazine pages to bookmark these when I first saw them.

And the best for last. I’ve seen these rooms before but never knew they were Katie’s work. Now I want to paint my floors!

Our favourite chair

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2009 by KiM

Jo and I have a thing for peacock chairs. We have a few between the two of us, and this one is just like one of Jo’s and one of mine. I adore this photo by Graham Atkins-Hughes that I’ve been hanging onto for some time now. So here is a smidge of chair porn for ya.

Hommage to vintage

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2009 by KiM

Happy hump day folks. In order to lift your spirits on this mid-week day I thought I’d share some thrifted, vintage eclectic goodness in the form of photography by Penny Wincer. I seriously could not love all these photos more. (See more Jo posted last year here).

Jim Franco

Posted on Wed, 22 Jul 2009 by midcenturyjo

Dear Mr Franco,

You don’t know me but I am the woman who will be stalking your website from now on. Jim… may I call you “Jim”?… it was love at first sight when I found your portfolio. All my friends know that I have a thing for talented photographers and have stalked many over the past couple of years but now I only have eyes for your work. Don’t worry I won’t bother you. Just silently stroke my monitor whenever I see one of your photos.

Kind regards,


P.S. My blog partner Kim loves you too because I just realised she has already posted about you last year. But I love you more 🙂