Retro revisited

Posted on Mon, 6 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

Finally my boxes are unpacked from the move and my retro collection of decorating books has a new home. I’ll make up for not revealing more retro inspiration last week by doubling up this week. Let the inspiration/aberration begin!

All images scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement. Vol 16. Greystone Press, New York, 1971.


Posted on Sat, 4 Aug 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 want to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you.

  • Margo Pearson is a talented illustrator and photographer who has a great blog Marbargarbo. Follow the link from her website. She calls it her little diary of design showcasing things she likes, inspirations and snippets of her life. Check it out!!
  • Dai has been great and introduced our blog to her Taiwanese readers. Now she has her started a blog showcasing her interior design work, Adorable Homes. Dai fell into interior design by accident and it’s great to see how people from other countries decorate their homes. Thanks Dai and good luck!
  • Melissa missed our recent blogroll update but you shouldn’t miss her blog dsine and dsaster. Fixing her fixer-upper is the main subject of this blog. Things shiny & desirable are the underlying subject and just about all the products are affordable & accessible. That’s Melissa’s copy not mine so you can see what sort of fun awaits you there.
  • Finally I spied this on Another Shade of Grey. I ordered 2 lengths for lamp shades in my new place. Melbourne based Tess and Liz who design and sell this great fabric also have a great blog Metremade showcasing their great fabric and fabulous designs. Can’t wait to see your fabric up close girls!!

William Waldron encore

Posted on Fri, 3 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

I’ve already raved about William Waldron’s stunning photographs (here). Now I have found more to inspire you. These are from his portfolio at Achard and Associates his management agency.

If I was a room….

Posted on Wed, 1 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

I’d be this room by Ken Fulk. Eclectic, edgy, at times risky and definitely not to everyone’s taste. The mix of styles here is dangerous. It might not work. There are multiple levels and layers and a sense of humour as well as definite nod to the finer things in life. Enough of the psychoanalysing, I just love this room! So Kim if you were a room……?

Ken Fulk

Posted on Wed, 1 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

San Francisco’s Ken Fulk juxtaposes styles, eras, shapes, and colors creating amazing rooms that delight the senses. Lush layered luxury. An extensive portfolio of stunning images awaits you at his website. Short on words long on lovely images.