From the desk of lola

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2008 by midcenturyjo

Alexandra Loew and Lauren Soloff are from the desk of lola. Love their description of their design firm, “The ladies of Lola have created a unique practice that takes seriously one thing that architectural profession has too frequently overlooked: decoration.” Yah! Fun, quirky at times and drop dead gorgeous their interiors scream “come on in, have a drink”. First prize too for the best name for a fabulous design firm!

Don Freeman

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2008 by midcenturyjo

We have written about light and photographers over and over on this blog. It’s a no brainer. Cameras capture light. It’s how a photographer manipulates that light though that defines a great photo. New York based fine art and commercial photographer Don Freeman uses his camera not only to revel in the light but to portray the feel of his subject. “I like the mood of Interiors. I feel I can represent the spirit of a place by observing how the daylight reveals its secrets… why we find perfection and beauty in it.” Don’t miss his still life and fine art portfolios on his website while you’re there.

Images from Don Freeman

Let’s go retro, lets go!

Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2008 by midcenturyjo

“At last everything you need to know about interior design and decorating…..So start right away and make your home beautiful.” How can you resist these fabulous rooms scanned from All you need to know about Design & Decorating, Marshall Cavendish, London, 1985. Now some of these I could definitely live with (or at least steal ideas from) but I’m not going to tell you which ones.

Casey Brown

Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2008 by midcenturyjo

Caroline Casey and Robert Brown of Australian architectural studio Casey Brown build in response to the site and climate their structures inhabit. Tree houses rise from the steep topography and copper and glass pavilions strain to fly away from their sandstone anchors. A sense of place is paramount in their work. Beautiful unpretentious buildings, their structures exposed, blend with the environment and celebrate their stunning surroundings.

Amy Chin

Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2008 by midcenturyjo

I am in love with the work of prop stylist Amy Chin. Just look at the vivacious use of colour in these arrangements. Vintage meets found and floral is flirty. These are so much fun I want to clap my hands in glee. Amy’s eye for colour and attention to detail make these vignettes so inspirational. Check more of her portfolio on her website and her rep’s site.

Images from Amy Chin