Displaying posts from June, 2012

Andrew Meredith

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2012 by KiM

We’ve blogged some of the best interior and architectural photographers out there, and for some reason we have not featured Andrew Meredith. He is based in London, has shot for some big name magazines (and even the cover of a Kanye West album), and is my new photographer crush. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some of Andrew’s handy work. 

Stalking another Queenslander

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2012 by midcenturyjo

I find myself drawn to the familiar, the homes that I knew and loved as a child but never had. When I was growing up the traditional Queenslander house was enclosed and clad, old timber windows wrenched out and replaced by aluminium sliders. Their weatherboard exteriors were clad in faux brick or worse and verandahs encased in coffins of asbestos sheeting. Kitchens were kitted out in the latest 70’s mustard and brown while bathrooms were painfully bright blur of blue or green laminates. History was rewritten and lost. Slowly these old girls are being restored and if they are really lucky they are returned to their easy, breezy elegance, not modernised and streamlined with historical facades but impossibly futuristic interiors. Hopefully they are restored to casual beauties like this home currently for sale in Kangaroo Point in inner city Brisbane. A lovely old lady ready for her next 100 years. Link here while it lasts.

Camilla Krishnaswamy

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2012 by midcenturyjo

Telling a story, conveying a dream, aspiration, inspiration and creating rooms we all covet. A stylist weaves their magic with material objects in spaces real or not but once the photographer snaps the image then the make believe, the would be, the zhushed or preened is real, just what we wanted but never really knew we did. Welcome to the portfolio of stylist Camilla Krishnaswamy.

Casa la punta

Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 2012 by KiM

We mostly feature homes on DTI that have fabulous interiors. The following home is more about the architecture. It was sent to us by the folks of newly established Mexican architecture firm Central de Arquitectura. Located in Bosques de las Lomas, Mexico, it’s an incredible feat of design with a huge concrete box on top of a smaller glass one. WHOA. I love anything cantilevered. 

I’ve got a reader’s home to share with you today, thanks to Kathleen: I am a painter and interior design student from Leuven, Belgium and I love all vintage and retro things. I am a big fan of the Brussels flee markets and thrift stores and furnished almost all my house with it. I live for 15 years in my house now – a 1930’s midterraced, 2 storey house in the university town of Leuven. My painting and windows are on: kathleenmineetalage.weebly.com. I’m a big fan of mid-century decor, and Kathleen’s home has lots of cool vintage MCM pieces such as a Bertoia chair, West German pottery, teak Danish chairs and OMG fab leather sofa!