and I have done nothing! Hey I’m still unpacking. I have an excuse! Love the Christmas styling by Mikael Beckman (thanks for the all the links Mikael!) for Svenskt Tenn. Please Santa if you need any ideas for gifts just peruse their website. I’ll take one of anything.

P.S. There is more before footage of my new old house over on my page!

Swedish stalking

Posted on Tue, 30 Nov 2010 by midcenturyjo

Real estate stalking is a global phenomenon. It crosses all boarders and infects all races. Well all of us who are design freaks anyway 😉 Stylist Mikael Beckman has it as bad as I do. He sent us this link to an amazing house 30 minutes from the centre of Stockholm. Perfect combination of mid century modern, land and lifestyle.







…more of stylist and editor James Leland Day’s work. Kim featured James’ work a few years ago and he is responsible for styling perhaps our favourite photo of all time. (Remember red tolix chair and art wall in a white white room?…his!) I’m moving right into these rooms. I just need to figure out how to squeeze through my monitor and plop on that sofa. James you’re a genius!






When will this nightmare end? Every time I unpack a box I look up to see a wall of boxes still awaiting my attention. With a full time job in the next city and blogging, weekends are devoted to getting settled in. Ha! I can’t see the light at the end of this box tunnel. So I’m playing hooky again from WINKS and reading lists (I haven’t forgotten all those lovely blogs I promised to include in the next few guides… I promise.) That’s a before of my new old dining room. The previous owner was into diving by the looks of it (and concealed storage!). If you want to see my next walk through just head over to my page.

Honey when you said pool room …

Posted on Fri, 26 Nov 2010 by midcenturyjo


I was expecting something just a little different. Spa in the living room? There are BBQ facilities as well and retractable roof. Is this the ultimate bachelor pad? Check out the big red lips on the stairway artwork, pinup girl on the drawing board, the black mock croc bathroom (almost missed the headboard!), big TVs in the bedrooms and minimalist kitchen. I just described this to my husband and he wants to move right in. Real estate stalking sure does throw up some “interesting” pads! Have a great weekend everyone! (Link here while it lasts.)