Displaying posts from November, 2012

Hôtel Sezz

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 by midcenturyjo

It’s Tuesday, the perfect excuse for a virtual holiday. What? You don’t daydream of getting away from the rat race on a Tuesday? I do. We are headed to Hôtel Sezz Saint-Tropez, a piece of Provençal paradise with a contemporary twist. Opulence and simplicity, the 35 room and villa hotel is set in three acres of luxurious grounds. Outdoor showers, private terraces and courtyards and a design by Christophe Pillet that is modern and fresh against the charm of stone walls. I’ll meet by the pool for drinks, perhaps a little dinner. No rush. It’s only Tuesday. We have all week.

A home for sale in Texas

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2012 by KiM

Susi Mitchell, a real estate agent in Texas, emailed us about one of her latest listings (see a previous listing of hers that we blogged here). This one is a restored historic southern home located in McKinney. The wraparound porch is heavenly, and it even boasts a pool complete with large pool house. It’s gorgeous, and can be yours! Check out all the details here

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2012 by KiM

If you’d like to send me photos to include in next week’s “pets on furniture” post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off…and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it’s dark or fuzzy then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.comand PLEASE don’t send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

I sent you a picture you featured of our Great Dane squeezing onto the same chair. Apparently our dogs like to squish! Hope your readers will enjoy.
Lindsay R. 

This is my dog Oliver sitting on my favorite (and his favorite) chair. The chair was my grandfather’s and purchased some time in the 40’s. My grandfather had it in his bedroom since he bought it, and until the day he died in 2009. It was one of few things that I requested from his house. It is special to me because it belonged to him, and now it is also special because Oliver has claimed it. I like to think it makes my grandfather happy to know that this little dog likes his chair so much! 🙂
– Lindsay A. 

Here is a photo of our two lovely dogs; Hank the sheep working dog (Kelpie) and Hugo (Weimaraner) on our bed. They love the faux fur blanket!
– Lauren and Clayton (Australia)

I send you photos of one of my 5 adopted cats. His name is Białek (Whity) and he loves snoozing on the couch in my living room.
– Ewa (Kalisz – central Poland)

This is Lido, the Japanese Chin on the vintage Grasshopper chair, in a warm spot by the window.
– Tina Evans (Tucker, Ga)

Here’s a picture of Shiloh, my lab/rottie from Dogwood Rescue in West Vancouver, laying in the lap of luxury.
– Jacci (White Rock, BC)

Pet on furniture picture
– Clotilde

Est #7

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2012 by midcenturyjo

Hooray! Est Magazine Issue #7 – The Grand Tour Issue – is out today. Love Est. I think it has to be my favourite online magazine and not just because it is Australian. The Grand Tour Issue is a visual escape to far off isles and destinations. From a cliff top villa on Capri, to an idyllic sanctuary in Mallorca and an eclectic townhouse in Bordeaux – Est will have you conjuring up dreams of far flung places and lifestyles.

Lynda Evans, Creative Director, emailed to let us know that Est is moving to a new home.

“On Friday 16 we officially launched our new look website giving readers more access to inspiration, images and features to save, pin and share. Only Est subscribers will still be able to view all 7 issues in our archive – and the best part is its still free to subscribe! As the year comes to an end its time to start dreaming of far flung destinations (if only in our head) to regenerate for another busy year ahead – come join us.”

Photography by Julien Fernandez, Tara Pearce, Mindi Cooke and Robyn Lea.

Hut on sleds

Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2012 by midcenturyjo

Resting gently on the sand dune just up from a pristine beach on New Zealand’s Coromandel beach is a hut, a simple yet not so simple beach hut. Only 40 square metres it makes the most of every bit of space to provide a beach side getaway for a family of five. It can be closed to the elements yet with the turn of a wheel and the push of glass walls it opens to the view. Oh the view! Worth it don’t you think. What makes this little self contained hut even more special is that it sits on two sleds that, with a little effort from a sturdy tractor, can make repositioning the home in response to the ever changing beachfront easy. It sits lightly upon the land this simple, clever hut. Beach side living stripped back to its elegant basics. It was time to go back and explore the portolio of  Auckland based Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects again. So glad I did.