Over at d*s

Posted on Fri, 5 Oct 2007 by midcenturyjo

Have you been over to design*sponge yet to check out our latest posts? We’ve covered so many great Australian shops with lots of dreamy photos. Loads of links to fabulous finds.


Posted on Wed, 3 Oct 2007 by midcenturyjo

Kim and I don’t do this much anymore but we were tagged by Erin from Design for Mankind to name 8 things we’re grateful for.

Kim’s 8 are:
1 – loving family and friends and my plethora of cats
2 – the best blog partner EVER
3 – supportive fellow bloggers
4 – Tim Hortons
5 – Starbucks latte
6 – Etsy
7 – “Eating for Life” by Bill Phillips
8 – skinny jeans and ballet flats

Mine are:
1 – my husband’s health is returning after a long and very trying illness 🙂
2 – the best blog partner EVER
3 – good friends
4 – that first cup of tea at 5.00am
5 – that my local thrift store hates everything I like so it’s always dirt cheap
6 – freedom of choice
7 – a good black pen and an empty page to draw on
8 – Irish whiskey after a hard day

The blog is doing so well at the moment thanks to all of you out there and that’s number 9 – you.

Megan Morton, dti and design*sponge

Posted on Wed, 3 Oct 2007 by midcenturyjo

It promises to be a hectic week as guest bloggers on design*sponge. Already we have our first couple of posts up and I’d thought I’d give an encore performance of our post on Megan Morton, Australian stylist extraordinaire. Regular dti readers will know Megan’s work. She’s generously shared photos with us before. Take a look at some of the amazing new images she sent from her latest forays overseas to photograph fabulous houses in the UK and Sweden. Too many for just one post on design*sponge! I just had to share some more.

Images sent courtesy of Megan Morton

PS Don’t miss the our post on Australian interior designer Brian Hoy either and so many luscious posts still to come!

Retro time!

Posted on Mon, 1 Oct 2007 by midcenturyjo

No retro revolting this week. Oh no! These images are scanned from a very scholarly tome, Inside Today’s Home 3rd Edition, by Ray and Sarah Faulkner, Holt Reinhardt and Winston,1968. These classic 60s interiors are the creations and homes of leading architects and interior designers of the time. Lovely and no purple shagpile or mustard patterned wallpaper in sight. (I miss the OTT rooms though. They’re my favourites.)

Rasterbating on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 29 Sep 2007 by midcenturyjo

Things are happening in my office. I have a large double sliding door cupboard that gives away the room’s original purpose as a bedroom. So I rasterbated (or is that rasterized) this classic 60s b&w photo (At the Cavern Nightclub, Liverpool, 1963, by Lewis Morley) and popped it up. Popped is not the word. I had to blu-tack it because this is a rental and it took forever! The chair is my new thrifted office chair, a bargain at $10. The 70s light box coffee table I’ve had for a while. I’m going to upholster it in the last of my Sydney bus roll fabric. Not sure of the kilim I have on the floor at the moment. I love it to pieces even though it has badly faded on one side. I’ll have to wait till the houndstooth modular suite comes back before I make up my mind. Where’s my computer? Inside the cupboard. But that’s a work in progress. Oh and I’m one row short in the photo so that still has to be fixed. Gotta love Saturdays when you get a decorating punch for pennies.

(Twelve down 58 to go!!!)