Displaying posts from July, 2010

Elodie Rambaud

Posted on Mon, 26 Jul 2010 by midcenturyjo

I love the portfolio of French stylist Elodie Rambaud. One moment boho modern with white floors and fabulous textiles, the beauty of the everyday celebrated. The next moment her work is otherworldly, out of focus and almost out of reach. It’s dreamy and light. Clients include Inside Out, Donna Hay magazine and Côté Est magazine. Secretly I want rooms filled with branches and flowers slowly decaying and turning more beautiful with age. Found objects and everyday life. Sigh.







Reader’s home

Posted on Mon, 26 Jul 2010 by midcenturyjo

I love seeing inside reader’s homes. I especially love it when those homes are in far away places. Sylvia emailed with some pictures of her newly refurbed home in Singapore. Just a few pictures but enough to know that I really want Sylvia’s pink Egg Chair! Her dining table is cool too. “The dinning table was custom-made, my husband and I just described to the carpenter what we wanted and he made this interesting piece, quite close to what we have imagined.” Space is at a premium in a heavily populated island nation like Singapore and it’s great to see stylish small homes. I think I know the kids’ favourite spot 😉

Studio style

Posted on Mon, 26 Jul 2010 by midcenturyjo

Ever dreamed of having a fabulous studio to ply your creative trade? Wide open spaces, a white shell in which to create your colourful portfolio? Minimalist but fab furniture and the ultimate decor accessory, a cheeky pug called Buffy? If the answer is yes then you must have been dreaming of photographer and reader Brook Pifer’s studio. OMG I’m jealous. Cool space and über cool pup!

Stalking on a Sunday

Posted on Sun, 25 Jul 2010 by midcenturyjo

It’s Sunday and I know that Kim does a flickr post on Sundays but she’s off busily being married and I have a real hangover from the copious amount of real champagne I scoffed at my virtual wedding reception I held at my house. So please forgive me if I’m a little slack and offer just this humble stalking post. I really love this worker’s cottage in Balmain in Sydney. Love the storage in the dining room, love the back yard, love the exterior colour and the white picket fence. What I’d really love though would be to see this place photographed by someone who really understood the space not just someone who wanted to show every square meter for real estate photos. Still cute though!

It’s all about love

Posted on Sat, 24 Jul 2010 by midcenturyjo

At the end of 2006 I met my best friend. We met online. I didn’t know she was my best friend then. I just knew she was cool and had great taste in room porn. It didn’t take me long to find out that she was warm and kind and funny and fierce and loyal and smart and feisty and strong and loving… with great taste in room porn. She was always there for me through thick and thin and for both of us there were thick and thin times. Before too long she was a part of my life, a very special part. Kim and I have never met. We haven’t even spoken on the phone. We have shared our lives online and today I wish I could actually run up to her, throw my arms around her and wish her all the happiness in the world. Today is Kim’s wedding to Jeff way way across the other side of the world from me. So if you don’t mind I won’t be doing my usual blog post today. I want to take this time to wish Kim and Jeff all the best in their new life together. It’s all about the special ones in your life… your partner, your family and friends. It’s all about love. Congratulations Kim and Jeff! Now where’s my glass of champagne!

( The beautiful rose I borrowed from the equally beautiful portfolio of Gemma Comas.)