Displaying posts from August, 2017

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 12 Aug 2017 by midcenturyjo

It’s my weekly mantra. If you have to drag yourself into work on a Saturday then it helps if your workspace is stylish. The Aviary, a coworking space for architects and designers in Vancouver designed by Laura Melling.

Photography by Ema Peter

Architect and designer Camille Hermand has designed yet another stunning Parisian apartment that has me swooning, as her projects always do. The molding detail, marble firepleace and chevron floors are a dream, and I LOVE the wallpaper in the bedroom. 

Miami Renaissance

Posted on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 by KiM

It’s almost the weekend and it’s time to party. Put on a disc from a disco diva and pour yourself a drink. I love this Miami apartment by L.A. based design firm Studio Hus. Offbeat and upbeat, vintage and high end, retro and right now. It’s the rebirth of 80’s cool.

Stalking an iconic architect

Posted on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 by KiM

I’m stalking a 2016 Palm Beach, Sydney house by renowned Australian architect Glenn Murcutt. Conceived of concrete, steel, toughened glass and black zinc cladding, it touches the land gently, perched between sandstone outcrops and Angophora gums. Functional, sustainable living in the trees close to the sea. Link here while it lasts.

Photography by Anthony Browell

I can’t think of a sweeter spot to spend the summers and enjoying the beautiful weather in British Columbia. What was once a tired lakeside bungalow filled with peeling wallpaper and shag carpet now stands out in the otherwise rustic neighborhood as a modern eclectic oasis. Situated in the quaint town of Cultus Lake, the cabin was fully renovated and refurbished by the home owners and decorated by the Plaidfox Studio team. Elements such as wallpaper, salvaged wood, and aluminum panels where added to give the home a more casual, yet designed feel. By request of the owners, we added only elements that were unique and heavily curated. Elements such as the vintage photography throughout the home were found in the local archives by the Plaidfox team and printed on aluminum panels – each telling the history of the home and its neighborhood. Working with an existing, unusual floor plan and stunning views, the decor and finishes were added to enhance the lakeside experience rather than just to blend in. Bolder, more fun pieces throughout the cabin help to drive home the relaxed lakeside feel the young family wanted. Unpretentious elements mixed with high design and artful touches is what gives this mid-century, industrial home its modern flair.