Displaying posts from August, 2010

Flickr finds – café curtains (mostly)

Posted on Sun, 29 Aug 2010 by KiM


Posted on Sat, 28 Aug 2010 by midcenturyjo

a well stocked second-hand shop
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?

  • Fashion takes on furniture and it’s a win/win. Diesel for Moroso have designed a collection that is relaxed and comfortable as your favourite pair of jeans. Modern, simple lined and fab.

  • Madeline Weinrib brings her signature textile designs to the classics of Modernist furniture. Think Gio Ponti, Vladimir Kagan and Arne Jacobsen. Exhibition at Sebastian + Barquet from September 10th through October 23rd.

  • Alberto Vieyra fuses modern design with hand craftsmanship. Check out these Origamex side chairs and coffee table. Faceted and fabulous. More here at Vieyrah Designs.

  • Build your own mid-century modern house in 15 minutes. Then have a barbecue or cocktail party to celebrate. Max Dalton is no mad man (sorry about the pun) but a clever illustrator living in Buenos Aires. Available here and here.

  • More fashion jumping the gap to interiors. Sydney-based Brianna Pike, Alecia Jensen and Anna Harves are textile designers Sixhands. Now available as fabrics, wallpapers and rugs. Vibrant, funky, young and sexy. Love the colours!!

Reader request – kitchen islands

Posted on Fri, 27 Aug 2010 by KiM

Here’s a reader request that came to us a little while ago (sorry, I wish I had time to do these posts more often) from Michelle:
I’m currently having my kitchen re-designed and built from re-claimed wood. The texture of these re-fashioned door fronts is incredible. The process is an evolving one and will eventually involve a re-do of the kitchen island as well. I plan to put a small stainless sink (round) in the island. Back in April (I think) you had a photo of an island done in re-claimed wood with chrome carts placed underneath for an wonderful mix of industrial warmth (** photo below from nuevo-estilo.es). I have purchased an old (100 years + door with the original blue paint) that will be cut (yes, it will hurt to cut it in half) and used as each end of the island (the short ends). Beyond this plan, the rest of the design is an open book. I wonder if you can post some island inspiration that will help and that might allow me to think outside the box even more when it comes to how to best utilize the space inside or under the island effectively (storage & cost that is).”

I went through my stash of kitchen photos and grabbed a bunch of kitchen islands that I find intriguing. Hopefully something will inspire you Michelle, although maybe just shoving metro carts under it is a quick/simple/cheap solution. (I’d like to point out that I noticed a few islands with storage for wine which is awfully smart considering I hate most wine racks and have my meager wine collection stashed under my kitchen sink).

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Prefab fab

Posted on Fri, 27 Aug 2010 by midcenturyjo

What a happy house! Or should that be Happy Haus? Fabulous prefab houses designed by two of Brisbane’s leading architectural firms, the brilliant Owen and Vokes and the edgy Donovan Hill for Happy Haus. One module, two, three or more trucked to your site, single or double storey or as pavilions. This is Owen and Vokes’ White Series, a play on the traditional holiday shack. Simple and stylish, modern but with that retro vibe. You can see more on their site or at Happy Haus. I’m dreaming of  an isolated headland and a module or two.

Stacy Zarin Goldberg

Posted on Thu, 26 Aug 2010 by KiM

I’m loving the portfolio of Washington, DC based photographer Stacy Zarin Goldberg. Her photos are striking and energetic but what immediately caught my eye is that she clearly loves utilizing her client’s pets when she shoots interiors. SO CUTE!! I also have to mention the funky artwork in the first photo – love the scale but not sure if I want those dudes watching me as I sleep.