Double retro trouble!

Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2007 by midcenturyjo

What better way to end the working week than a second dose of retro inspiration. Once again these images are scanned from Better Homes Decorating Ideas, Ruth Quatermaine, Meridith Publishing Company, 1967. Bedrooms bedrooms and more bedrooms. Master, guest and children’s rooms to love or loathe.

Noel Jeffrey

Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2007 by midcenturyjo

A giant on the American interior design scene Noel Jeffrey has woven his magic for more than three decades. Though he may seem a traditionalist he embraces all styles. Unashamedly high end and beyond the reach of most what can his work teach us? The the key is in the detail, that layering is luxury in itself and that the fun is in the extras. A bobble trim on a dining chair cover, diaphanous drapes on a bed, shades on your scones in your all too girly dressing room. You may not click with his style but you have to give more than a nod to his skill.

Mail from Kim!!

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2007 by midcenturyjo

I love parcels in the mail and this one from Kim is fantastic! Three magazines including two from Domino, Canadian Indian art cards and print, necklaces, table runner from the fabric in her dining room, flock paper from her canvases in the hall and a cute piece she picked up on etsy. I love the pieces that are connected to her home and I particularly love the card that came with it. You see I got to see her handwriting and that was like seeing Kim. (We still haven’t even heard each others voices.) The card was the best thing….well maybe the two copies of Domino were. Just kidding!! Thank you so much Kim.

Wahoo! Retro time!

Posted on Mon, 17 Sep 2007 by midcenturyjo

This week’s retro treats are from Better Homes Decorating Ideas, Ruth Quatermaine, Meridith Publishing Company, 1967. My scanner has been running hot. True 60s inspiration or desperation. Love it or hate here’s your retro therapy.


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!