Displaying posts from June, 2012

Justin Alexander

Posted on Wed, 6 Jun 2012 by midcenturyjo

Minimalist and modern, carefully curated and contemporary. Not just the homes but the photography. Love it when a photographer matches their style to the subject’s aesthetic. Imagine these beautiful minimalist spaces photographed with fussy mood lighting, overly clever angles, composition and depth of field. Clean lined is clean lined and fabulous for it. From the portfolio of Australian photographer Justin Alexander.

Kristin Sjaarda

Posted on Wed, 6 Jun 2012 by midcenturyjo

If you are a regular reader of Emma Reddington‘s blog The Marion House Book (and if you are not you really, really should be) you will know the work of photographer Kristin Sjaarda. Kristin photographs the “Hello! Neighbor” series. Her photos are so personal and intimate. The life of a house is the family within and Kristin’s photos are brimming with this life. It’s like you are standing at the door of a room and watching the daily ebb and flow of its inhabitants. “A picture paints a thousand words” may be an old cliche but with Kristin Sjaarda‘s work it’s true. Not an easy thing to do.

Katharina Reckendorfer

Posted on Tue, 5 Jun 2012 by KiM

Katharina Reckendorfer is a photographer from Vienna who emailed us recently with some images of a home she photographed. While searching for an architect to help her with her “tree house” (she promised to send us photos when she’s done) she came across SUE Architects and ended up doing a shoot for them. It was a new experience for Katharina as she typically works with portraits and fashion but I think she did a great job capturing the incredible transformation of a relatively boring house that received a much needed modern facelift. She even included some before photos. WOW!


Nico Van Der Meulen Architects

Posted on Tue, 5 Jun 2012 by KiM

We received an email the other day from someone at the firm Nico Van Der Meulen Architects. They are based in Johannesburg, South Africa and have many sweet modern homes in their portfolio. One in particular caught my eye. It’s a home that is stunning both inside and out. I love the funky modern fireplaces that take on interesting shapes, the “water window” in the living room, the sliding glass walls to open the inside to the outside, and the windows at the tops of the walls to let in even more light. Brilliant. Talk about a fantasy home!

Behind a very unassuming facade, behind the door of a slightly tired timber and tin worker’s cottage, behind what you might not give a second glance is a vibrant, modern home of polished concrete, walls of glass and white, white and more white. It’s fresh and young and bright and inner city funky and it all hides behind that simple facade in Newtown, Sydney. Never judge a book by its cover. Here while the link lasts.