Displaying posts from June, 2021

Lune 1860

Posted on Mon, 28 Jun 2021 by KiM

It’s unfortunate this space is not furnished but let your imagination run wild with the endless potential it has… An 18th century stone manor becomes an unexpected special event pace in Goderich, Ontario. Utilizing a monochromatic colour scheme and tactile materials, the space pays homage to the moon, the only respite in the dark and secluded landscape. Bold, sweeping arches and an extruded barrel ceiling were introduced into the otherwise formal plan to further emphasize the narrative of the moon. Limewashed walls lend a texture that is unmistakably reminiscent of how our naked eye perceives the moon’s surface. In opposing rooms, the highly contrasting colours mimic the dark side. In the kitchen, precious onyx slabs were broken by hand and layered for an unexpected backsplash that adds a beautiful and rugged texture. Designed by Author. (Photos: Niamh Barry)

Sunday at a craft brewery

Posted on Sun, 27 Jun 2021 by KiM

Looking forward to the end of pandemic life, when walking into a craft brewery to have a beer and hang out is a normal, acceptable activity. (Nothing is normal yet here in Ontario. I am 2 months overdue for a hair cut/colour as they can’t open yet, I have to wait 20 minutes in a line with one person ahead of us at an appliance store today to go buy a new stove because ours is dying a slow death, which was next to Ikea and I swear there were 200 people in line there, it’s raining all weekend so all of the restaurants are screwed and can only offer takeout since the are only allowed to have people on patios). Ten20 Craft Brewery was a massive renovation of what once was a concrete box and huge refrigeration coolers, formerly a 28,000 square foot meat processing facility known as Dryden Provisions. We used nature and the history of Kentucky as inspiration – colors of the natural landscape on the walls and in the textiles, charcoal wallpaper with natural grasses, stone and granite countertops, an oxidized metal bar front, exposed concrete walls and floors and last but certainly not least, quilt pattern inspired handcrafted tile work on the taproom columns. Velvet mid century chairs, channeled leather barstools, a variety and mix of time periods created a space that felt more collected and home-like. We used vintage rugs for warmth and pattern, velvet curtains to separate the space from room to room and a lime-washed wall with sculptured like dried barley and letters spelling out their ethos for everyone to see. Designed by Jaclyn Journey and Amanda Jacobs of Journey + Jacobs Design Studio. (Photos: Lang Thomas Studios)

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 26 Jun 2021 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend then it helps if it’s somewhere super stylish. Studio Giancarlo Valle‘s workspace in NY’s Chinatown.

Photography by Stephen Kent Johnson

A bold and colourful collaboration

Posted on Fri, 25 Jun 2021 by midcenturyjo

The ongoing collaboration between Laminex and architectural firm Kennedy Nolan has created another exciting kitchen. By colour blocking and playing with scale the studio kitchen has so much more impact. Dark walls recede, benchtops are chunky and wide while storage is simple yet generous for the small space.

Photography by Derek Swalwell

Light-filled yet moody the Hamburg home of interior designer, stylist and photographer Peter Fehrentz is a sophisticated oasis in the bustling city. Beautiful high windows and a sense of space, of volume, are the starting point for the masculine yet layered and considered apartment.