Displaying posts from June, 2020

A timeless black and white kitchen

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2020 by KiM

I am head over heels over this kitchen. Every inch if it. The drama of the contrast between black and white, with gold tones added in wood, art and the pendant, the soapstone countertops and integrated sink, the Indonesian rosewood armoire pantry (a Kijiji steal)….and perhaps my favourite touch is the fact that designer Inez Mazzotta (Kelly Hopter Interiors) left the window casings white and painted the rest of the window black. Graphic with a touch of subtlety.

Photography: Robin Stubbert

A modern classic home in Michigan

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2020 by KiM

Lots of brightness and warmth in this Michigan home designed by Jean Stoffer. It is a wonderful example of how to break up lots of white with some dark moments. The black front door, the dark kitchen coffee bar, the charcoal tile and millwork in the mudroom, the navy wainscotting and ceiling in the dining room, the dark green nursery…. all add drama and coziness.

Robert Carslaw

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 by midcenturyjo

From a 17th century English manor house to a 21st century concrete and glass structure, from country house to townhouse let’s dive into the portfolio of one of the UK’s leading interior designers Robert Carslaw. The firm may be small but its influence is substantial. Calm, curated, traditional yet timeless.


It’s that time again. Time to get your entries in for the prestigious A’ Design Award and Competition. We are excited to share with you not only some of the previous winners but also how you can enter your own designs. With over 100 categories the A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s largest design competition. But it is not just an award. It is an indicator of quality and perfection in design, recognized worldwide, your design front and centre before design companies and professionals. Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members (you can check out the methodology here) and the benefits to the winners are inspiring. The trophy, of course, an invitation to the gala night, a certificate of quality, inclusion in the prestigious A’ Design Award and Competition exhibition and the yearly ResultBook but even more importantly press, PR, introduction to industry professionals and companies and international exposure.

From the Good Industrial Design Award, to the Good Architecture Design Award. The  Good Product Design Award to the  Good Communication Design Award. The  Good Service Design Award to the Good Fashion Design Award and so many more. Are you inspired? Excited? Believe you’ve got what it takes to take on the best of the best design from around the world? The deadline for early submission is June 30 and results will be announced to public on May 1 next year. Of course we will be bringing you the results as well. You can register for A’ Design Award and Competition here.

And now some of the fabulous 2020 winners …

Plover Multi Purpose Chair by Eric Tong and a Group of THEi Students

Phuket VIP Mercury Studio Office by Songhuan Wu

Perception Cafe by Haejun Jung – Feelament

Sfumato Shelving System Shelving System by Nedim Mutevelic – FILTER

Z Line House Private Residential by Revano Satria

Poise Adjustable Table Lamp by Dabi Robert

House On Pipes Weekend Getaway by Nagendra R and Raghunandan G

Sissis Wonderland Reading Space by Leo Sun

Talento Unlimited Cabinet by Edoardo Colzani

Feiliyundi Sales Center by Weimo Feng

Pluto Task Lamp by Heitor Lobo Campos

Rotass Haute Joallerie Chongqing Store by Xiaobing Yao

Fineland Heshan Community Center Recreation by Fineland Architecture and Studio Revo

Polyot Restaurant by Julien Albertini and Alina Pimkina


This post is in collaboration with A’ Design Award & Competition

The House of Sand

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 by midcenturyjo

The soviet era was not kind to Kiev’s buildings. Brutalised and bastardised the city’s beautiful 19th and 20th century buildings are being awoken by a new generation of architects and interior designers. The owner of this apartment had previously been based in Berlin and turned to Iya Turabelidze to recreate that hip Berlin feel while embracing new and old Kiev. As to the project’s name “The House of Sand” it has to do with the blurring of time and space, a grain of sand pushed off a shelf in Berlin hits the floor in Kiev.

Photography by Mikhail Loskutov