Displaying posts from April, 2011

Easter Reading Guide 1

Posted on Fri, 22 Apr 2011 by midcenturyjo

In what is now a holiday tradition here on Desire to Inspire it’s time for four days of reading guides. Settle in with a a cup of tea, a glass of wine, a hot cross bun or an early raid on the easter eggs and go blog surfing. I am off to paint my kitchen cupboards. I can’t take the dirty blue colour anymore and I certainly can’t afford a new kitchen. The painter is coming soon but the kitchen isn’t on his list. So while you’re enjoying lots of new blogs I’ll be trying to avoid spilling black paint… oops gave too much information away then. Photos to come.











Mauricio Fuertes encore

Posted on Thu, 21 Apr 2011 by KiM

Please enjoy some more beautiful photography by Mauricio Fuertes while I study for my freaking French test and consume some wine.

I tought I saw a wabbit!

Posted on Thu, 21 Apr 2011 by midcenturyjo

Yes it’s true. I was stalking today and came across what I think is the blogosphere’s first sighting of the Easter Bunny. Standing guard over the stunning home of architect Sharon Fraser.  Modern and minimalist the house achieves a balancing act between pure white box form and everyday family needs. Look carefully at the aerial view and you will see a minimalist cubby house perfect for the littlest family member and all watched over by the giant red rabbit sculpture by Peter McLisky. I’m seriously in love with this house. The minimalism married with the whimsy all wrapped up in the fact that it sits high on a ridge behind the Northern New South Wales coastline in Federal, sigh, perfect… and it has a conversation pit! The house is called “Amileka” which if I had $6.75 million I’d be changing the name to “home”. Link here while it lasts.

One can dream

Posted on Wed, 20 Apr 2011 by KiM

Once upon a time there were some very well-off folks in Vancouver who wanted big new homes. They called upon a builder by the name of Keystone Projects Ltd. and asked them to build the homes of their dreams. They asked for fancy kitchens and bathrooms and rooms for their pool tables and views to die for and a car lover’s garage. And POOF! Keystone made it happen. And they were beautiful. This, my friends, is how the other half live.
The end.
P.S. Several of these homes were architected by Formwerks Homes Inc, The Airey Group. Details of each on Keystone’s site. 

Derek Swalwell

Posted on Wed, 20 Apr 2011 by midcenturyjo

Say it’s the light streaming in. Say it’s the soft shadow across the floor, the stark chiaroscuro. Say it’s the composition and the well considered angle, the crop, the framing. Say it’s an understanding of architecture and how people interact in a space. Say it’s an artist’s eye. Whatever you say I say Derek Swalwell is my new photographer crush. An extensive and inspiring portfolio.