Katie Stassi

Posted on Wed, 9 Apr 2008 by midcenturyjo


Texan designer Katie Stassi is another on Domino’s Top 10 Designers 2008. Elegant and traditional but also minimalist with a modern edgy twist her interiors are fun and liveable. Her website has apologies that it’s being updated. Hurry Katie we need to see more!

Images from Stassi Design

Sean Meyers

Posted on Wed, 9 Apr 2008 by midcenturyjo


You know that feeling when you make a connection with a photograph. When you are flicking through the pages of one of your favourite magazines and there’s an image that stays with you long after you’ve put it down. Way way back in early January 2007 I scanned and uploaded an image of a vintage map quilt to my flickr account that caused some interest. Part of the Elle Decoration feature on gallery Caparrelli the images included wonderful artwork by Susan Stockwell (those are her map dresses). Now I know who the photographer is. Viewing Sean Myers’ portfolio is like revisiting old favourites. He photographed that story that I loved so long ago. He also took the amazing photos of a quirky Japanese retro styled home that I have loved for ages. You’ll have to go to his portfolio to see those. While you are there you must must must see his personal work capturing a quirky and inspirational Greenwich House. I have loved his work for so long. Now I have the name!

Must must must must must

Posted on Tue, 8 Apr 2008 by midcenturyjo


Run out now and grab the latest edition (May June) of Inside Out. I cannot begin to sing the praises of this Australian magazine. Honestly I believe it is one of the best shelter magazines out there and this brand new edition has me jumping up and down. I’ve taken a couple of photos of my copy to let you in on what’s in store for you. The cover tells you that Liza Giles is inside (yes I know that we’ve all been salivating over her home since it appeared in Swedish Elle Interior) but wait there’s more. OMG the New York apartment of Australian stylist Sibella Court and the über cool Greenwich Village digs of Aussie Andrew Egan (just a taste in the last pic).


Go now. Camp outside your favourite international magazine vendor’s stall and buy yourself a copy. As we say here in Australia – do yourself a favour! It has nothing to do with my own obsession with bus rolls. I swear! (Click on the pictures for their full gorgeousness.)

Nick Pope

Posted on Tue, 8 Apr 2008 by midcenturyjo


Nick Pope has a knack for interior and still life photography. You could almost say he designs his shots, the composition and angles, the colour and light. His training as a furniture designer before he took up the camera as a profession is evident in his work. He inherently understands the “bones” of his subject matter. Don’t miss his still life portfolio while you are at his rep’s website.


Time to revisit How to Decorate Without a Decorator, A Realistic Guide to Interior Design by Mary Gilliatt, Thames and Hudson, London, 1977. More rooms that were the height of fashion in the decade many think taste forgot. Love the batik cushions in the Central Park apartment. (Who am I fooling? I really want that view!) The green in that entry way/greenhouse is just beautiful and I spy a peacock chair! See I am a child of the 70s. I must be reliving my youth. Can’t get enough retro then visit my Flickr set retro modern.