Displaying posts labeled "Outdoors"

Gardening on a weekend

Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 by midcenturyjo

I can’t think of anything I’d like to do than potter around my garden on a weekend and at the end of all my landscape labours to sit, drink in hand, surveying my little kingdom. Now if only I had an inner city oasis like this one. Morocco meets Sydney by Garden Life.


Modern elegance in LA’s Brentwood

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 by midcenturyjo

It’s all about a modern elegant style. Strong and confident, easy going but chic. Light pours in through large windows or doors that can be flung open to the outdoors. Exquisite finishes, attention to detail, clean lined yet devoted to comfort and easy living. A timeless sanctuary in Brentwood by MLK Studio.






Beachside chic in Chicxulub

Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 by midcenturyjo

An asteroid may have crashed into the Yucatán Peninsula at Chicxulub many, many years ago but this beachside residence in the same town by Mexican designer Sofía Aspe packs just as much punch. (I know. I know. Lousy pun.) Chic and sophisticated yet relaxed with a touch of rustic. Right now I’m daydreaming of sipping cool drinks in the seaside cabana.



Elysian Landscapes

Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 by midcenturyjo

First day back and I’m already in the garden but who can blame me when my inspiration is provided by Los Angeles-based Elysian Landscapes. Whether a private oasis to escape from the mad L.A. hype or the public face (or should that be space) for high end retailers like Balenciaga, Balmain and Isabel Marant, the design/build firm believes “that landscape is a conduit for social engagement and can inspire meaningful connections between people, places, nature and the seasons. With an ambition toward creating dynamic environments, which join us to our context and community, our projects are vibrant, visible and integrated within our daily lives.” It’s about atmosphere, movement, colour and light, about the public and the private. (Kim’s post from over 10 years ago is here.)