D’Ette Cole

Posted on Fri, 9 Mar 2007 by midcenturyjo

My wunderkammer wanderings led me to D’Ette Cole’s site. Amazing, inspiring, at times confronting for the minimalists of you out there. If clutter is not your thing look away now.


Posted on Wed, 7 Mar 2007 by midcenturyjo

A wunderkammer, or cabinet of curiosities, is a place to gather your treasured collections. More than that…. the weird, the wonderful, the found and discarded. Nature’s detritus or man made discards. A collection may contain the truly beautiful or the down right bizarre. This post started out as a look at how to display collections but I was quickly drawn into the wonder of the cabinet of curiosities.

D’ette Cole Australian Vogue Living
Suzy Hoodless Australian Vogue Living
New York Social Diary Chista
kirchen.net Wunderkammer
Australian Vogue Living My friends’ house via The Courier Mail.

Check out Wunderkammer, Urban Prairie and Victoria’s post on Aria to wander futher in the notion of wunderkammer.

A woman of style

Posted on Mon, 5 Mar 2007 by midcenturyjo

I’ve decided to look beyond my mid century vibe and explore other styles. Elizabeth Maxon runs Elizabeth House in St. Louis, Missouri. Her apartment is amazing, her table inspiring and her small business advice sage. Elizabeth is a women of style. Don’t miss her blog.

PS If you’re starting out in your own small retail business look for Elizabeth’s shop talk – good advice.


Posted on Fri, 2 Mar 2007 by midcenturyjo

Rebecca von Gyer creates these stunning rugs for her company Gyer from the finest New Zealand wool. They are designed to be runners or rugs of any size. Playful luxury, vibrant colour ways, lush under foot.

All images from Gyer.

Grant Featherston

Posted on Thu, 1 Mar 2007 by midcenturyjo

Grant Featherston (1922-1995) is another Australian design icon I would like to share with you. What Hans Wegner is to mid century devotees in America, Grant Featherston is to Australians. Devoted to promoting a philosophy of good design and opposing the stifling forces of conservatism with an alternative to the overstuffed post-war sofas Grant Featherston gained success in the 1950s with his clean organic designs. The now famous contour chair can still be found in homes as well as fashionable design stores and museum collections.

Z300 chaise Inside Out

Expo Sound chair Inside Out

D350 dining chair Belle

Stem dining chair Belle

R152 Contour chair Architronic

B2 series armchair Vogue Living Australia

Scape chair Inside Out

R160 contour chair Australian Vogue Living