Displaying posts from April, 2011

A colourful home

Posted on Tue, 19 Apr 2011 by KiM

I have been meaning to blog this home since I got back from my trip to Mexico. While I was there I bought a few decor magazines, including an issue of Micasa, and this vibrant, colourful and refreshing home that was featured caught my attention. I think Spanish interior designer Teresa Abaitua did an awesome job, especially with the retro/vintage vibe.

Vicariously stalking in my home town

Posted on Tue, 19 Apr 2011 by midcenturyjo

I love stalking. I love it when other people stalk too. I also love showing how people in my part of the world live. Double win today then. Gem from Brisbane sent me a link to this post-war weatherboard and tile home. This type of house is a common sight in my neck of the woods. Built in the 50s and 60s they dot the streets around me and are often the first home choice of many young couples (or were before the housing market went stratospheric here). Today’s home is in a very good suburb surrounded by lovely homes and just a stone’s throw from the university which is real estate speak for big price tag for little home. Very nice little home though. Plenty of cute ideas for those just starting out. Link here while it lasts.

P.S. You must visit Gem’s blog Bella Vizsla if you want to see the most photogenic pooch around!

Not Only Architects

Posted on Mon, 18 Apr 2011 by KiM

Last night I was sitting at my dining table studying French (UGH) and drinking some red wine (hoping it would help speed things along – HA!) and realized I had to get a post ready for today. I opened my email folder of pets on furniture entries and was shocked to discover I did not have enough for a post. ?!?! My apologies to those who actually enjoy my pet posts. Instead I give you some photos from the California and Mexico based architectural firm of Not Only Architects – Garduño Arquitectos. “Let’s talk about simple.  Truth   Search   Form   Light   Change   Back   To   Basics   Not more, not less.”

These are for you

Posted on Sat, 16 Apr 2011 by midcenturyjo

We just wanted to say thanks for all your support. Kim and I love putting the blog together but it is made even more special by knowing we have the best readers around. We love you guys! These flowers are for you to say thanks… and to also apologise for no posts this weekend. We are taking the weekend off. “YAY!” I say but I know you will be saying “BOO”. Kim is drowning in French studies and I’m still getting over my recent health hiccup so I just know you will forgive us for taking 2 days off. We have hardly ever taken time off in the more than four years we have been blogging so we are going to be bad this weekend and play hooky. Don’t worry though we’ll be back Monday and of course the Easter weekend will be overflowing with easter eggs and Desire to Inspire reading guides, a holiday tradition!

P.S. These gorgeous flowers are actually sitting on my breakfast table. I am such a lucky girl. Thanks Lexi!

The Kate Moss of homes

Posted on Fri, 15 Apr 2011 by KiM

Thanks once again to my bro-in-law Dave for providing me with a link to another home that I thought was blog worthy. Actually, there isn’t anything very spectacular about this home in Barcelona. The reason why I’m blogging it is because it’s apparently “impossibly thin”, “freakishly thin”, “If buildings had human doppelgangers, this one would be 90s-era Kate Moss” and “just 12 feet wide“. That is why I had to blog this. Because my home is also 12 feet wide. But here is where this home differs. It’s nearly 4000 square feet (mine is 926) and is the length of an entire city block – 82 feet.