Displaying posts from August, 2011

Happy Birthday Kim

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2011 by midcenturyjo

… and Julia (Kim’s twin sister). Mickey couldn’t let today pass with telling you how much he loves you.

Photography as art

Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2011 by KiM

I was nosing around in my inspiration folder and I have in there a grouping of art photos. In just about every one of them was photography as art. I much prefer photography hanging on my walls than paintings or other forms of art, as the graphic (and no-need-for-interpretation) quality appeals to me. Here are a few of these photos that have captured my interest for quite a while.

Daniel Hertzell (also seen here)

Sarah Blee (also seen here)

The Selby

Steel my heart

Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2011 by KiM

A couple of weeks ago I featured the work of stylist Solange van Dorssen (here), and she sent along a bunch more photos, including the beachfront home of architect Alejandra Galvalisi. It’s located in Punta del Este, Uruguay and was featured in Argentinian magazine Revista Living. It’s an interesting mix with rooms covered in corrugated steel, bright and airy rooms painted all white, and ends in a backyard oasis of stone and wood. (All photos below = Stylist: Solange Van Drossen/Revista Living Photographer: Santiago Ciuffo/Revista Living) P.S. That’s Sol in the first photo.

Morning light

Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2011 by midcenturyjo

… or afternoon delight. Gentle sunshine streaming in is such a lovely way to accessorise a house. Anthony Gill Architects.

Reader’s home

Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2011 by midcenturyjo

Andreia lives in the centre of the village of Odeceixe in the Algarve in southern Portugal. Down by the sea she has remodelled Casa Alba, the white house, into two holiday rentals. Casa de Cima and Casa de Baixo. The up house and the down house. Dibs on the up house. Love the simplicity. Love the laid back feel. Holidays down by the Mediterranean are all about sun and sand, fun and swimsuits, and espadrilles and sarongs, chilled wine, seafood and a sweet little holiday flat to suit.