WINKS

Posted on Sat, 15 Sep 2007 by midcenturyjo

WINKS – weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we think you’ll like to see. If you’d love to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you. So what do we have this week?

  • Patrick Anderson has just gone live with his new site neoshed. Funky backyard sheds and the hippest birdhouses!
  • Romain Duclos of Rlos Design designs the coolest stuff. Check out his imaginative creations!
  • Lucia is selling Brazilian chita, a 100% cotton fabric that comes in BIG, bold and colourful flower patterns, with a sweet vintage vibe! You’ll find her etsy shop Chita Bonita! here.
  • Sandra Evertson sent us a link to her blog. She’s been making things for as long as she can remember and is a magpie collector of all things old and unique.
  • A press release came in about Designboost – a new, annual design event in Malmö, Sweden. “Designboost is a completely novel concept on the Swedish design market. It will be annual, different, international and will penetrate questions of current interest on design in a broad perspective and put them on the agenda in the society at large.” Check out the website for more information.
  • Kara sent us this link to Onethreads posters for Nurseryworks. Too cute!

Robin Bell

Posted on Fri, 14 Sep 2007 by midcenturyjo

“A profound respect and keen observation of the rigorous aesthetics of classical design is evident in all of Ms. Bell’s work, including her contemporary projects. Inherent in her coordination of color, scale and proportion are the influences of the English and Continental designs of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries.” But look at the contemporary twist that Robin Bell’s work has! Her use of pattern is nothing short of breath taking. Although these homes have their roots in tradition there is nothing stuffy or dated about them. Quite the contrary.

Let’s do the time warp again

Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 2007 by midcenturyjo


It’s my favourite time of the week, retro time!! This week’s amazing pictures are scanned from The Complete Book of Decorating. An Illustrated Guide to Designing Your Home, Corinne Benicka, Lansdowne Press, Sydney, 1980. And before someone comments they are smoking in that conversation pit. Bad people but the cushions are divine!

What’s happening this week …..

Posted on Sat, 8 Sep 2007 by midcenturyjo

I’m on to my next project even though my others are in various stages of completion (or should that be lack of completion?). I call them UFOs or unfinished objects. I’ve narrowed down the field on fabric for my Grant Featherston Numero chairs. I have 2 singles and an end chair as shown above. I’m leaning heavily towards the houndstooth but the wide pinstripe is coming second. The suite will go in my office and must withstand our dog Mickey and his never ending search for a comfortable seat so much as I would love this by Diamond Baratta at Lee Jofa or a Paul Smith Bespoke Stripe wool, I don’t think so. Now I just have to make up my mind so the upholsterer can get to work.

Windows and walls

Posted on Fri, 31 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

Time for another trip to the retro vault. This time a look at wall coverings and window treatments. Images scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Vol 17, Greystone Pres, 1971.