Displaying posts from February, 2013

A holiday in Bondi Beach

Posted on Fri, 1 Feb 2013 by KiM

Does anyone else out there need a warm, beachy vacation as much as I do? Luckily I am heading WAY south to Puerto Valllarta (my fav hot spot) in a few weeks and I am counting down the minutes until I leave this dreary, cold, grey hell that is winter. Perhaps you’d like to give Bondi Beach a go if you’re on that side of the world. The following photos are of 2 vacation homes in Bondi (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) that are designed by William Dangar of Robert Plumb. They are cool, modern but casually simple homes that would be ideal beach houses for a vacay. Details here.

The latest Est

Posted on Fri, 1 Feb 2013 by midcenturyjo

Joanna Swanson for Est

It’s that time again. Est Magazine Issue #8 is live. Creative Editor, Lynda Evans is justifiably excited by the year’s first offering. “This issue we take a peek inside homes based in France, Australia and the Netherlands, and find a common thread among the owners, that is to simplify life. Seeing the beauty in ordinary utilitarian objects, whether it is a timber alarm clock or a natural bristle dishwashing brush, the simplicity of design and its form takes it way beyond the realm of its function.”

Tara Pearce for Est

Marjon Hoogervorst for Est

“The Trend Report from Amsterdam’s AnoukB shows us how we can instill a little green into our lives. Symbolising renewal and regeneration, Pantone’s colour for 2013, Emerald Green, can positively affect change both in the home and in the way we see things. Looking to nature’s cues when introducing colour to our homes and wardrobes will ensure an instantly invigorated scheme.”

Marjon Hoogervorst for Est

“Founding editor of Inside Out Magazine, Karen McCartney takes us on a tour of London and her favourite haunts from stores to pubs to hotels, and I have to say Karen looks truly in her element ensconced at Ten Bells for our photo shoot. Joanna Swanson takes us on a tour through Oman in search of luxe accommodation and unique travel experiences and once again you will be working out how to fit this into your next travel itinerary.”


Georgina Skinner/Abigail Ahern for Est

Feilden Fowles Architects

Posted on Fri, 1 Feb 2013 by midcenturyjo

Pared back, elegant simplicity. Spaces stripped back to their inherent form. Beautiful, precise yet subtle. Feilden Fowles Architects deliver pure, conceptually strong buildings. The first , a renovation to a 1930’s apartment sees emphasis on symmetry where the dark walnut-lined central axis with sliding elements provides intimate pockets in an open plan design. stripped back to its inherent form. The second home, a Cotswold extension to a working farmhouse emphasises its simple, functional structure.