Displaying posts from February, 2010

Knotty pine bookcases and water plants in bottles? Check! Sheep skins on  carpet? Check! Cactus western print fabric and obligatory director’s chair? Check! Bad hair cut? Check! Corduroy shirt over check shirt, desert boots and hot whisky with lemon and cinnamon sticks? Check-a-rooney! Pipe and book. Must be the 70s! Could this guy be any more cool? (You don’t have to answer. And is it my imagination or does he look like Seinfeld?) If he has kept up the pipe smoking since the photo was taken he’s probably dead by now. Just goes to show that everything retro isn’t good! Scans from The Apartment Book, by the editors of Apartment Life magazine, Meredith Corporation, 1980.



Flickr finds – canopy beds

Posted on Sun, 7 Feb 2010 by KiM


…. how about some great blogs?

Sick with a bad head cold. Dragged myself out of bed, snapped at my husband, left a trail of used tissues and couldn’t face a WINKS post. Sorry, but I promise a fabulous one next week. So I’ve plundered my bookmarks saved for my easter reading guides. Here are some of my favourites. 







Please enjoy! This grumpy little blogger is re-tracing her steps abck back to bed.

A little happy for your Friday

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2010 by KiM

As usual, it’s freezing here in Ottawa and I have just about HAD IT with winter. I thankfully decided to take a little 10 day trip to Puerto Vallarta at the end of the month to meet up with my folks who are there for 6 weeks. While I’m on that topic, if anyone happens to know of any interesting shops that sell decor items or architecture I should photograph (I’m bringing all my camera gear) in PV PLEASE email or leave a comment. Unlike my other visits there, this time around I’d like to do something besides laying around the pools (although I still plan to do ALOT of that).
Back to the real reason for this post. I found these adorable little cabins in Stuart McIntyre’s portfolio when I was working on yesterday’s post of his work. Grass, flowers…..I almost forget what summer feels like.

Camilla Julner

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2010 by midcenturyjo


It’s not about the words on Desire to Inspire. It’s all about the eye candy. I could go on about the keen design eye and on the trend styling of Camilla Julner but her work tells the story. And inspiration doesn’t always have to come from a complete room. Camilla’s vignettes are overflowing for great ideas on colour, juxtaposition, texture. Hey too many words! Enjoy!