Displaying posts from November, 2012

Richard Clatworthy

Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 by midcenturyjo

Hello Richard Clatworthy. Love your photography portfolio. Natural and not at all fussy, you discover the beauty in the ordinary. No tricks. Just great shots of interesting spaces. It’s so refreshing.


Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 by midcenturyjo

“Your home should be an inviting sanctuary that reflects your personality and passions. With the right design, you never want to leave – and friends always want to visit.”

Elegant, livable luxury. Classic with a modern twist. I thought it was time for some traditional interior design. Not that I mean stuck in a time warp or old fashioned. No I mean attention to detail, flawless execution, never trendy but always stylish and elegant. Abigail Rizor & Hattie Wolfe, the design duo behind Wolfe Rizor Interiors.

Benjamin Waechter

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 by KiM

Often I prefer to peruse the porfolio of an architect rather than that of an interior designer because you can really appreciate the spaces and structure when they’re not filled to the brim with stuff. This is exactly why I fell for architect Benjamin Waechter‘s portfolio. What you see is what you get.

Lincoln Barbour encore

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 by KiM

Lincoln Barbour is a fantastic photographer based in Portland, OR whom Jo introduced us to back in January. I’ll call this an overdue encore. His photos are so beautiful and have me inspecting every millimeter of the spaces he has photographed. I don’t know what it is but they all bring a smile to my face. Especially when I saw the cat photo at the end of this post. Any photographer who will take the time to capture a pet enjoying a space makes it to the top of my list of favourite people. I just chuckled out loud – I was about to say that I’m going to be dreaming about the simple yet stunning space above (imagining it as my new dressing room) when I noticed the cat curled up on the chair. *sigh*

Within reach of paradise

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 by midcenturyjo

Another project by Auckland architects Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects. I couldn’t help myself. I love their work. New Zealand is such a beautiful country with architecture that celebrates the land of the long white cloud. This alteration and addition to a Queenstown house sits comfortably within its stunning surrounds. Stone and glass and metal. Areas for communing and others for cocooning. Luxury and practicality and all with that view. God’s own country I believe.