Displaying posts labeled "Outdoors"

It’s all about the view

Posted on Wed, 10 Mar 2010 by midcenturyjo

And it’s all about the outside. A simple, minimalist interior in a house that throws open its walls and plays second fiddle to the great outdoors. What a pool. Those palm trees… swoon. Gently sloping green green grass and the star of the show, rainforest hemming in on all sides. All this anchored by stone walls and gravel courtyards. I’d quibble that the house needs a few more personal touches, some spectacular art but then how can you argue with that view. And all of this is in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Byron Bay, Australia. Sometimes real estate stalking takes my breath away. Here while the link lasts.

A little happy for your Friday

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2010 by KiM

As usual, it’s freezing here in Ottawa and I have just about HAD IT with winter. I thankfully decided to take a little 10 day trip to Puerto Vallarta at the end of the month to meet up with my folks who are there for 6 weeks. While I’m on that topic, if anyone happens to know of any interesting shops that sell decor items or architecture I should photograph (I’m bringing all my camera gear) in PV PLEASE email or leave a comment. Unlike my other visits there, this time around I’d like to do something besides laying around the pools (although I still plan to do ALOT of that).
Back to the real reason for this post. I found these adorable little cabins in Stuart McIntyre’s portfolio when I was working on yesterday’s post of his work. Grass, flowers…..I almost forget what summer feels like.

The old adage is true especially if this “fisherman’s shack” is in your price range. OMG the view, the boathouse, the wonderful retro vibe of the main house. If you buy this for $4 million (yes! that’s not a typo) please spend a little more on the interiors (or employ a better photographer AND a stylist for the next photo shoot) to make the dream complete. I can tell you I won’t be the new owner! Just a little too out of my price range. Link here while it lasts.

This post has been brought to you by sunny Australia where it’s warm and wonderful. Sorry all those under a blanket of thick wet snow. I’m so cruel 😉

Some favourite outdoor spaces of 2009

Posted on Fri, 1 Jan 2010 by KiM

But first, a I’d like to say Happy New Year to all our readers, and happy birthday to my Mom!!


Arkitektstudio WRB

Morten Holtum

Semple Brown Design

Ken Gutmaker

Michael Graydon

Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

Weekend flashback

Posted on Sat, 28 Mar 2009 by midcenturyjo

What a beautiful day it is here today! I love this time of year (early autumn in Australia). Perfect for a little retro al fresco inspiration. If only my outdoor area looked as good as these retrolicious beauties. Hard to believe they are almost 40 years old! Scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Vol 13, Meredith Corporation, New York, 1971. Hope your weekend is exactly what you’re wishing for.