Displaying posts from November, 2013

Stalking shipping containers

Posted on Mon, 25 Nov 2013 by midcenturyjo

I’ve been stalking houses in Sydney and Melbourne lately. Perhaps I’ve been a bit of a snob. I’ve ignored my own backyard here in Brisbane. So when I finally started stalking the local streets again on the weekend I found this amazing shipping container house in the riverside suburb of Graceville. We’ve featured shipping container conversions on Desire to Inspire before (like this guest house and a commercial space in Brazil) but this takes the use of containers to another level. Three levels in fact. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, extensive open plan living area and a level of finish that belies the industrial origin of the building blocks. The link to the real estate listing is here and you’ll find an interview with the builder/designer Todd Miller from Ziegler Build here.

More loft love

Posted on Sun, 24 Nov 2013 by KiM

OMG how I love this loft!!! It is a former carpet store located in Barcelona, 170 m2 of absolute dreaminess and is rented out as a location space. Those massive black framed windows are so beautiful and create so much light. How bit sad that the entire ceiling was painted white though. Via Shoot 115.

Apartment in Gdansk

Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2013 by KiM

Polish interior designer Lucyna Kołodziejska is back with yet another great project (see previous ones here). Her designs are typically contemporary/modern/mid-century but this time there’s an Asian flair as her client spends alot of time in the Orient. A melange of styles, some beautiful rugs and my favourite lighting care of Tom Dixon make this a pretty awesome apartment. 

da house

Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2013 by KiM

I recently stumbled upon the portfolio of Russian architect Igor Sirotov and was immediately taken with his designs. I can’t tell if these are computer generated or just exteme photoshopped but I don’t really care. This home is all about drama and open spaces and lots of concrete (a bit cold) and the coolest lounge pit in the living room (I may have a slight obsession with lounge pits). Many friends would be required to thoroughly enjoy this home, because it demands some serious partying. 


Posted on Fri, 22 Nov 2013 by midcenturyjo

Hello little floor. You are so intriguing. Are you pieces of old wood? Are you tile? Tell me you’re not vinyl. Bet you’re laminate flooring. Sssshhh don’t tell anyone but I know you are because of the photo file name. Doesn’t change anything though. This fabulous shot by photographer Thomas Popinger definitely has me floored.