Displaying posts from September, 2013

Capri Suite

Posted on Mon, 30 Sep 2013 by KiM

Located on the Italian island of Capri, Capri Suite is a modernized 2 suite hotel designed by ZETASTUDIO Architects. It was originally part of the St. Micheles’ convent built in the XVII century, and the juxtaposition of the rustic architecture with modern furnishings makes this a pretty funky hotel IMHO.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 30 Sep 2013 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, if the photo is too dark or unfocused 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!

This is Gino, camouflaged as an ornament in our living room
– Details of Us (Italy)

Libby isn’t supposed to be on my sister’s custom sofa. Who can deny that pouty face though?
– Melinda (Houston)

Schatzi keeping eye out for squirels
– Robb (Austin, tx)

this is my 5-year-old little girl Lalit. In summer she’s always looking for some quiet  and cool spots: our “paracarro” table, the piece of furniture we first bought when we got married, 23 years ago, perfectly fits.
– Anna (Padova, Italia)

The first Photo is Kara on her new Pet bed – and the Second is Kara and Harvey (best friends) having a snooze on the couch.
– Keren (New Zealand)

1 – Willy au salon à Montréal
2 – Willy a table
– Mari-Josée

This is Rapper the dog in Sanctuary Cove Queensland.
– Elaine

This is Stanley Livingston –rescued as a 8 week from the mean streets
– Sue

Attached is a picture of my shihtzu Bruno next to my rescue cat Dino and Lucy hanging out on the chair next to them. They are the best of friends.
– Jodi (Island Park, NY)

Generator Barcelona

Posted on Mon, 30 Sep 2013 by midcenturyjo

I need your thoughts. Is it wrong for a woman in her 50s to strap on a backpack and head to Barcelona? Check into a hostel? Belly up to the bar? Is it? When the hostel looks as great as Generator Barcelona? And when I’m finished I can jump a train to Venice, London, Copenhagen and more.


Fran Parente

Posted on Mon, 30 Sep 2013 by midcenturyjo

I’ve highlighted Brazilian photographer Fran Parente‘s work before. It’s hard not to as he has snapped the work of many of Brazil’s hottest architects and designers. What I love most about his work is his ability to capture the personality of these spaces. Bold, quirky, strong, theatrical and even, at times, real. Fantasy and fact. Brilliant.

A photographer’s apartment in Madrid

Posted on Sun, 29 Sep 2013 by KiM

I often get tired of homes that don’t look like anyone actually lives there (often the case of architects’ portfolios). Perhaps that is why this apartment took my breath away. It is the Chueca, Madrid apartment of British-born photographer Adrian Tyler. It is located in a building built in 1894 and maintains much of the original features, but includes some new touches such as 3 tons of tile from Morocco for the kitchen and bathroom. Throw in some mid-century furniture classics, Adrian’s photography and a sh*tload of books and you’ve got some pretty sweet digs. (Via Neuvo Estilo)