Displaying posts from June, 2010


Posted on Sat, 19 Jun 2010 by midcenturyjo

… found on eBay and destined to be a lamp base… yes really! More of Gordon here.

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? A mixed bag of wonderful finds is what’s in this week! Enjoy!!

  • Insitu wall planters offer you a unique way to display your pot plants, adding colour and beauty to otherwise empty spaces. A perfect focal point for your apartment balcony. Five standard sizes available. I need one of these so bad. Herbs or flowers? Both? Aussie too!

  • Loving the new range from Ponyrider especially the Players Welcome cushions and quilt. But everything is fabulous including the flags and the wall dots. One of everything then! Yes one of everything!

  • Shine by S.H.O…. glam, vintage meets fashion forward, midcentury meets funk. Loving the groove. Loving the fun. Loving the OTT designs by Susan Hornbeak Ortiz.

  • DenHaus – for when you don’t want your pets on the furniture but in it! Designer dog crates for the stylish home. Sleek lines and a modern pedigree!

  • The ladies at Remodelista (still can’t get enough of that blog)wanted to let us know about an exciting upcoming event. Remodelista is partnering with Dwell Magazine and Curated, an LA and NY-based interior design firm, to offer 100 free design consulting sessions to Dwell on Design attendees in Los Angeles on June 26th and 27th as part of the “Designer is IN” program.  The gratis design consultations will be provided by local interior designers, who will be available to help across the entire home design spectrum. Remodelista editors will also be present to meet with attendees and give input on projects.

  • EXTRA EXTRA… Want to see your home in a HOLIDAY with Matthew Mead full size spread?? Do friends and family tell you your home is magazine worthy? Have you ever wondered if your home has what it takes to be featured in print? Matthew Mead and his team are running the best contest ever. All the details here.


Posted on Fri, 18 Jun 2010 by KiM

Jane Martino wanted to share a home with our readers that her husband (designer and artist Matt) crafted in Daylesford, Australia, and is available as a vacation rental. It’s about an hour and a quarter from Melbourne, has the most spectacular views and the landscape is heavenly. This 4 bedroom home is set in the country but the interior has modern touches which make this space a perfect blend of old and new. Additional accommodation is available via the “Stables” which houses a four poster bed and freestanding bath; ideal as a luxury wedding suite or intimate couples retreat. (I’m getting married next month – I’ll take it!!!) It’s so perfectly designed – a nice bright white kitchen, a dark and moody sitting room, cozy bedrooms with country touches. If you want more details check out COMMA’s website.






(Photos by Dianna Snape)

Brian Andriola encore

Posted on Fri, 18 Jun 2010 by midcenturyjo

Beauty is everywhere… the motto of American stylist Brian Andriola.  He gathers and layers and weaves beauty. The ordinary and extraordinary combine. Everyday becomes spectacular.  It’s not just curating, it’s telling a story, creating a dream. Kim first introduced us to Brian’s work in 2008 via his then rep’s site but now Brian has his own website brimming with all things bright and beautiful. Bliss!









Reader request – small bathrooms

Posted on Thu, 17 Jun 2010 by KiM

Here is request #2 from Jeffrey and Julia of Stamford, CT: “I found your site when trying to come up with ideas for my small but master bathroom. My wife and I have three kids and are stuck with a bathroom that needs gutting and we have no idea where to start with picking colors and textures to do this project (on a dime, too.) The space is approx. 100 inches long and 60 inches wide. The sink and toilet is on the left, just as you enter this rectangle space and we have about 32 inches of shower space where we want to convert into a tub. I am at a total loss for what to do. I just know the shower wall is rotting and needs to come out. That causes me to loose all the other walls, too so it has become a total re-do, therefore leaving me with a blank canvas. All I know is that it needs storage and I want it to be the center piece of our already black wood furnitured-home, with white walls and ceilings, and natural-colored wood parquet floors. Ugh. So I write you in desperation for inspiration for something to do with our (god-awful) space and need for our simple family of five.” Yikes. That is quite a small bathroom, and a master at that. I personally would try and leave the shower instead of a tub because a shower will save space (plus how do you fit a tub in 32″?). Here are some very small bathrooms that I hope can provide you with some ideas on where to go with your teeny tiny space.

James Shanks Bolig Magasinet
voon wong & benson saw Sköna hem
Rachael Smith Bo Bedre
Bolig Magasinet Urban Spaces
The Selby Zuzana Fischer
Retrouvius The New York Times
Home & Design Living Etc.

Jonathan Clark Architects
Lawrence Group

Reader request – masculine bathrooms

Posted on Thu, 17 Jun 2010 by KiM

Time for another reader request. This time I thought I’d get through 2 of them since I noticed a couple in my list had to do with bathrooms. The first comes from Sandro, who says he’s renovating his bathroom and is struggling to find a very masculine look. Now this post is a bit subjective as some people may wonder what makes a bathroom “masculine”..a lack of pink perhaps? So here is my interpretation of what I think could be categorized as masculine bathrooms. (Stay tuned for request #2)

Greg Natale

Murdock Young Beach Studios
Lagerlings Luce Studio

Found Associates
Target Living
Target LivingPhilippe Starck
Homes & Gardens
Jordi Canosa
Luce Studio
Marie Claire Maison
Bruce Bolander