Posted on Sat, 11 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 like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you.

    • Bronwyn missed our blog roll cutoff but don’t miss her great blog Smoke and Ochre full of decor, design inspiration, art and fashion from Johannesburg. Great eye candy!
    • Sarah has just started a new blog Bungalow in Bloom. She says it’s a little bare but we see great potential. Welcome to the blogopshere Sarah!
    • Jung Lee aka Max sent us a link to a contest he is running on his site bedzine. Top commenter for the month wins a memory foam bed in a box.
    • Melissa who clued us in to Kitchen + Bath Business a few weeks ago emailed to let us know about their new blog K+BB green which may prove a good source for green kitchen and bathroom design.
    • Susan Serra kitchen designer and blogger sent us this release, “This innovative cabinetry, via The Kitchen Designer is carried by Susan Serra, CKD, blog author and Certified Kitchen Designer and produced by Draper DBS in Pennsylvania. The philosophy of Draper DBS is to gleefully produce whatever is in the imagination of their authorized resellers, their network of fantastic designers of cabinetry. Draper DBS likes to create fantasy out of real wood.”
    • Kirsty from Melbourne sent me a link to her favourite Swedish blog Roomservice. I love it too Kirsty!

OK enough for this weekend. Don’t forget to email those interesting links in!

I want to live here

Posted on Fri, 10 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

Luxurious finishes, classic furniture, layers of texture and that copse of birch trees. I want to live in this Toorak, Melbourne house designed by David Hicks. It takes my breath away.

The other David Hicks

Posted on Fri, 10 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

Not to be mistaken with the guru of style in the 60s, 70s and 80s the other David Hicks is a Melbourne based designer of equally luxurious spaces. The monochromatic palette, iconic furniture and the finest finishes add an elegance to these beautiful spaces. His boutique size practice focuses on his chosen clientele and the quality of the designs has seen his rooms featured in leading shelter magazines and books around the world. Masterful!

Mariana’s Melbourne mid century

Posted on Tue, 7 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

Mariana is a graphic artist/designer, currently studying interior decoration and design. This is her family home on Flickr. I first laid eyes on this fabulous house when Mariana commented on some of my Flickr photos. I’m so glad I clicked on over. Great mid century furniture, funky found objects, fifties sensibilities and amazing twig lamp shades fashioned by Mariana herself. Secretly I’m coveting her West German vases! Thanks for letting me share your home Mariana. I’d love to move in myself. I’m sure I’d feel right at home!

A little while ago I featured a photographer, Prue Ruscoe whose work I adore. My favourite pictures of Prue’s appear in one of my favourite books, A Sense of Style. Colour, by Shannon Fricke, interior stylist, TV presenter and now regular contributor to Inside Out. My copy is well worn and well used. Shannon was kind enough to email thanking me for mentioning her book and with the news that she has a new book, Sense of Style. Space. These are the images she sent to share. In her first book she explores the world of colour, revelling in its cheekiness and life enriching beauty. Her books, while informative, are joyous celebrations of life, style and lifestyle. Each is a feast for the eyes with glorious photos of homes, mood boards and vignettes styled by Shannon. Her new book takes us on a journey through space, sacred, personal, transitional and functional spaces. Once again her insightful holistic approach is matched by Prue’s stunning photographs. If you find her books I know they will become well used sources of inspiration. Both books can be found readily in Australian bookstores and here. Unfortunately both are not yet available in America but that’s what online ordering is for!

Images above by Prue Ruscoe courtesy of Shannon Fricke. Don’t forget to click on these to supersize.

Images from Prue Ruscoe’s portfolio at The Names Agency

P.S. Thank you so much for the copy of the new book Shannon. It’s gorgeous from cover to cover!