Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 24 Oct 2020 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish and the most stylish of them all is a designer’s office. Los Angeles design headquarters of Studio Shamshiri.

Designer laminate kitchen

Posted on Fri, 23 Oct 2020 by midcenturyjo

Never thought a laminate kitchen could look so good! A collaboration between one of Australia’s most creative architecture practices Kennedy Nolan and Laminex.

Photography by Derek Swalwell

Past and present

Posted on Fri, 23 Oct 2020 by midcenturyjo

We all know how much I love stalking real estate listings. Things have been a little quiet on the house sales market lately (I wonder why) but you can always count on the fabulous real estate agency Fantastic Frank come up with the goods. Currently swooning over this apartment situated in the historical part of Palma called Calatrava. Ah the stone, the whitewash, the stairs, the island of Mallorca!

Simple, clear, pure, silent, polished, minimal and relaxed. That’s how Los Angeles and New York based D’Apostrophe Design describe their work. Their preference for primary forms is instantly recognisable in this modern family home. Think child’s blocks piled up in the snow not 200 year old barn wood, concrete, douglas fir wide plank floors and exposed oak hand hewn beams.

Photography by William Waldron, Gregory Holm

Olive Tree Villa

Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2020 by midcenturyjo

Rising like a rocky outcrop on the sandy dunes this stylishly designed guesthouse at Yzerfontein, South Africa is an oasis of calm, a dark cave providing protection from the glare of the sunlight and howl of the wind while opening to the stunning sea views. Understated luxury perfect for a beach getaway. Olive Tree Villa by Gavin Maddock.