Desert darling

Posted on Tue, 9 Feb 2021 by midcenturyjo

A calm oasis in the desert. Inviting, real, mindful. Desert Milk Adobe, a 1935 adobe brought back to life by Sarah Solis.

Photography by Shade Degges Photography

Collector House

Posted on Tue, 9 Feb 2021 by midcenturyjo

“The Collector House feels wonderfully relaxed. Sunlight streams in from the central skylight and fills the rooms. The view of the harbour, framed by jacaranda and eucalypts, and the ferries passing by all contribute to the overall sense of calm. It’s a barefoot house – warm and grounded, with space for loved ones to gather.”

There are touches of humour and art, honest materials and a sense of the Aussie vernacular. There are private spaces and places to come together. And then there’s the view. Collector House by Sydney-based interior designers Arent & Pyke.

Photography by Anson Smart

Have you entered the A’ Design Award and Competition yet? Register your design here. The deadline for entries is fast approaching and now is the time to submit your best work. With over 100 categories the A’ Design Award and Competition is the worlds’ largest design competition. But it is not just an award. It is an indicator of quality and perfection in design, recognized worldwide, bringing your design front and centre before design companies and professionals.

From the Furniture, Homeware and Decor Items Design Award to the Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award. The Lighting Products and Projects Design Award to the Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award. The Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Award to the Landscape Architecture, Planning and Garden Design Award and so many more. (You can find all the design categories here.) With the competition highlighting, advertising & advocating good design, taking part will provide recognition, publicity and international peer review. Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members and the benefits to the winners are inspiring. The trophy, of course, an invitation to the gala night, a certificate of quality, inclusion in the prestigious A’ Design Award and Competition exhibition and the yearly ResultBook but even more importantly press, PR, introduction to industry professionals and companies and international exposure. The fame, the prestige, the recognition and so much more.

Are you inspired? Excited? Believe you’ve got what it takes to take on the best of the best design from around the world? You can register for the A’ Design Award and Competition 2020 –2021. But you better be quick. The deadline for submission is on February 28. Results will be announced to the public on April 15 and you will find full coverage of the results here on Desire to Inspire. Can’t wait to share the winners with you! Maybe we’ll be sharing your work.

In the meantime here are some inspiring winners from last year in the Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware category …

Plover Multi Purpose Chair by Eravolution Limited and a Group of THEi Students

Talento Unlimited Cabinet by Edoardo Colzani

Sfumato Shelving System by Nedim Mutevelic – FILTER

Planck Coffee Table by Kristof De Bock

Infinity Armchair by Natalia Komarova

Time Book Bookend by Yi Tong

Codependent Table by Fletcher Eshbaugh

Coupe Kitchen Stool by Nagano Interior Industry Co.,Ltd

Butterfly Hanger by Lu Li

Nina & Beni Chair by Andres Marino Maza

Dhyan Chaise Lounge Concept by Sasank Gopinathan

Cloud Chair by Shota Urasaki

Brise Table Furniture Plus Fan by Wonho Lee

Rainforest Vase by Sini Majuri

Believe you’ve got what it takes to take on the best of the best design from around the world? You can register for the 2020 – 2021 A’ Design Award and Competition here but time is short so get your entries in now.


This post is in collaboration with A’ Design Award & Competition

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 6 Feb 2021 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Catering and take away, Marie Made Paris by lsl architects.

A rustic modern ranch house

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2021 by midcenturyjo

The designer calls it a rustic modern ranch house. I call it a stylish, well-considered series of rooms that move from light to shadow and back again. The overall effect is intimate, cocooning and lovely. California Modern Farmhouse by Sarah Solis Design Studio.