Displaying posts from September, 2009

Tale of two cities continued

Posted on Mon, 21 Sep 2009 by midcenturyjo

As the housing market stagnates in my home town (don’t even get me started on the house we didn’t end up buying) I’m forced to real estate stalk once again in Sydney and Melbourne. Here’s what I found.

Nestled in a lush tiny garden in Bondi Junction in Sydney this timber house ticks all the boxes. White walls, dark floors, lashings of quirky style. Light bright and fun. Link here while it lasts.

This Abbotsford, Melbourne factory conversion in contrast is all stark brick, iron ceilings and retro fun. Fairy lights and chandeliers, midcentury and slick modern finishes in kitchen and bathroom. Warm and so cool. Link here while it lasts.

Flickr finds – suitcases

Posted on Sun, 20 Sep 2009 by KiM


Posted on Sat, 19 Sep 2009 by midcenturyjo

… would love to curl up and just chill

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?


  • Wallpaper for boys, ones with a wicked sense of humor and a dislike for all things “nice”. Victoria has two six year old boys and had a design dilemma. How do you take boys from nursery to funky teen? The boys market is woefully neglected so she has designed her own wallpaper (and soon fabric) range, Paperboy. “I will be launching the three first designs at 100%Design London next week. In the meantime the first of the wallpaper designs featuring dinosaurs and called ‘Dya-think-e-saurus’ is for sale at Not on the High Street.” You can see Victoria’s other designs here for now. Love these. What fun and not a girl germ in sight!


  • John Murphy (he of the gorgeous photos frames in the equally gorgeous frames) has a new animal collage range, each limited edition print is available in 8×10 and 16×20. Signed and numbered. Hippo for me please.

  • Contemporary Brazilian furniture. A celebration of beauty, an understanding of comfort, it pleases the eye and dares you to touch, to caress. Need your fix? Silvia Nayla, London home to iconic Brazilian design. Thank God for an online taste.



  • New prints from Jaime Derringer (Design Milk). Love the direction Jaime’s work has been taking and must get my hands on some of these. Check out her etsy shop here and you can see more of her artwork here.


  • Can’t get enough of found objects and re-purposed art. Love these constructions by Dolan Geiman. From scavenger hunt to perfect piece. One or perhaps several. Hmmmmm.

Chloe Brown

Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2009 by KiM

Enjoy some awfully pretty photos styled by Chloe Brown, and HAPPY FRIDAY!! (This was my first 5 day work week in months, and OMG I thought it would never end).

Stalking Stellan in Sweden

Posted on Fri, 18 Sep 2009 by midcenturyjo

I’m still stalking Kim’s photographer crushes. This time it’s Stellan Herner. So many more photos on his rep’s site since Kim visited last year but the one that took my breath away was this editorial shoot for ELLE Interiör (stylist – Tina Hellberg). I’m packing my bags as you read this to hunt this house down and move in. Wonder what I’ll do with that hook in the bedroom though. Do not miss the rest of Stellan Herner’s portfolio. Stunning!