Pushing the Envelope

Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2009 by midcenturyjo

Remember this dream home? I just had to take another look at envelopeA+D and I was not disappointed. Modern but with soul these homes (and a couple of restaurants… hey good ideas are always inspiring!) are the result of a collaborative effort that translates the clients needs and desires and crafts a beautiful and functional solution. It’s all about enclosure and the place of client in the place if you get what I mean. Love it. Just don’t tell my (blind) husband about that birdcage in the house or he’ll just have to have it.

Louis Lemaire

Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2009 by midcenturyjo

New photographer crush. Fickle aren’t I but when you come across a portfolio like that of Louis Lemaire it’s hard not to be in awe. Luscious light, great angles and composition. I’m inspired. Are you?

Living in a Commune

Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2009 by midcenturyjo

It’s not just a design collective it’s a commune… Commune Design that is. It’s collaborative thinking and a shared design aesthetic. It’s architects and interior designers meet graphic designers. It’s a holistic approach, thinking outside the box, it’s facilitating not dictating and it’s hot!

Stalking in pairs

Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2009 by midcenturyjo

I have a stalking partner this week and her name is Stacey. She lives just around the corner from this Melbourne home and thought we should drop in for an uninvited visit. Here’s the link. Interior designers are Atticus & Milo but unfortunately the website is still under construction. As for the house it’s a light filled confection of designer touches. I’d love to see this shot professionally. So many vignettes screaming to be captured in all their glory. Thanks Stacey!


Posted on Sat, 17 Oct 2009 by midcenturyjo

… put in an offer on a house today. Now the fun begins.

WINKS – weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we’ve found and things we think you’ll want to see. If you’d like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you. So what’s in this week?

  • Remember these lovely wooden hooks from this post? They’re The Dots by Tveit & Tornøe. Five tactile oversized knobs. (Did I actually write that?) Just gorgeous.
  • “Create beauty, respect the planet.” Wearing eco aware credentials Environment Furniture is hot! Beautiful quirky and environmentally aware furniture and accessories. Need that denim sofa!
  • The clock I can’t see by sonodesign. Designed by a colour-blind designer, this clock is based on colour-blindness test wheels. Take a closer look. See numbers hidden in amongst the spots? Well I hope you can.
  • Story Mann – builder, furniture designer. He has an eye for the beauty in the simple and functional and the talent to translate this understanding into inspirational furniture. Simply stunning!
  • From wood to now plastic. The Mi chair designed by Giovanni Pagnotta. Available
    in ultra white, orange glo, dark graphite and hyper green, it is made of 100% recyclable thermoplastic polymer. It’s liquid lines strangely entice me to stroke it.