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Posted on Sat, 31 Jan 2009 by midcenturyjo

Can you believe it? Easter eggs on the supermarket shelves! The missing ones? I had to check if they were still fresh 😉

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?

    • Lost Found Art = found new love. Joy emailed about this cool website and I’m so glad she did. Lost Found Art is a unique design company that specializes in sculptural installations and assemblages using antique and vintage pieces. I adore every piece. What’s your favourite?
    • Cathrine Kullberg, the designer behind the Norwegian Forest pendant lamp has recently completed a 10 metre light installation for the Emil&Samuel Restaurant which has just opened in Oslo’s high end department store Steen&Strøm. The large ceiling/wall installation is constructed from 100m2 of wood veneer, light and laser-cut patterns – a glowing forest with owls, foxes, squirrels and birds playing between the trees. See more of this amazing work here. (Thanks to Steffen for letting us know.)
    • Toronto-based architect and interior designer Dee Dee Hannah has launched Dee Dee’s Blog, a new interactive feature on her website. Want an insight into how a top end designer works? Want the low down on her high end look? Although Dee Dee has only just started, her blog will be an interesting insight into her studio.
    • Schumacher Modern is introducing for spring a dramatic new prints collection by L.A. fashion designer Trina Turk, known for her sportswear and swim collections. Bold geometric patterns are mixed with prints derived from natural motifs and adapted from Trina Turk’s extensive collection of vintage apparel. Fabrics in the Trina Turk collection are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Vintage inspired deliciousness!
    • Melody Miller is inspired by a love of clean modern design, bold mid-century print & pattern, and whimsical, vintage-inspired fashion. She decided to design some curtains when she couldn’t find anything that excited her for her new house. A new business was born – Letter M Design. The panels are constructed of 100%
      silk taffeta with gorgeous, vibrant silk designs sewn on top. Hey Melody you must send us photos of your own home with these gorgeous curtains!
    • Emily emailed to introduce her blog A Life Less Ordinary. Fashion, interior design and her favourite things. Drop over and say hi!
  • And last but definitely not least Jenny emailed – “I am crazy for interior design and love to find ways to ‘get the look for less’ – which, it seems like a lot of people here in the U.S. are concerned with doing lately.” Jenny of course blogs and Little Green Notebook is full of inspiration and eye candy as well as clever ideas.

Sia and this season’s serenity

Posted on Tue, 27 Jan 2009 by midcenturyjo

It’s all about reclaiming our inner peace at Sia. Finding this serenity through calming décor. Collections include a fresh and relaxing blue and white palette, neutrals and naturals and a striking contrast of black with white and naturals. I love the natural vibe, the well rubbed timber, the organic shapes, the splash of colour. With stores now around the world the Sia spirit may just be close to you.


Posted on Sat, 24 Jan 2009 by midcenturyjo

It’s Australia Day on Monday. Picked up a few packets of our “national dish” to celebrate.

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?

    • Lora Carr emailed us to let us in on one of her favourite artists and OMG Kim and I are so glad she did! Memphis artist, Johnny Taylor is my new crush. Must have his art!!!
    • Celine is an interior decorator from Muskoka, ON, dedicated to greening her industry. Pure Green is her blog regularly featuring green design, eco-DIY, green style guides (Getting the ECO-STYLE), images from her portfolio and new green products. You don’t have to sacrifice looks to be green!
    • Dakota Jackson is an American designer and manufacturer of high-end furniture. Gorgeous! Don’t you just want to slide into the oh so stylish IKO sectional.
    • Lushpad is a marketplace to buy and sell contemporary and mid-century modern furniture and fine art and OMG I love it all. Now which one will I purchase in my dreams? Thanks for taunting me Melanie!
    • “A true focal piece in any room, this stunning pouf is covered in hundreds of laser-cut wool flowers to create a unique and functional piece.” The website doesn’t lie! Lana Wool Ottoman at Modern Dose.
    • Maya’s blog Completely Coastal celebrates the sea with decor, art, crafts and interior design, an inspiration and shopping blog for people who love the sea. Drop over and say hi!
  • Bailey Doesn’t Bark is a contemporary wares, textiles and paper line by artist and designer, Re Jin Lee. Inspired by her own life, Re Jin Lee aims to create simple, but uniquely beautiful and humorous designs on functional products. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Re Jin Lee has launched a collection of Postcups, white porcelain cups designed to be sent like postcards. Hi, love you, miss you, thinking of you, wish you were here…


Posted on Sat, 17 Jan 2009 by midcenturyjo

getting over the virus

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?

    • What a bright idea! April Pride Allison wants to introduce us to kaarsKoker (Dutch for candle sleeve). “I am a product designer in Seattle, US who launched a collection of decorative replacement candle sleeves – kaarsKoker – in September 2008. kaarsKoker offers individuals the opportunity to easily and personally a transform a light fixture. The collection of paper sleeves offers a variety of colors and prints to inexpensively ($12-23USD per pair/retail) customize a chandelier or sconce for everyday or holidays.” Great colours, fab patterns.
    • Can’t get enough of mid-century modern and online shops get me all a quiver. So when Elle Greene, owner of Austin Modern emailed I was all over the website with a fine tooth comb. Dangerous though because Elle says they ship all over the world. Help!! I want so much.
    • Julian emailed about a new site. “houzz aims to help homeowners find inspiration in home design and architecture and enables them to find, save and share photos and ideas. Please take a look. We have recently launched, and are trying to spread the word.” Click on over for inspiration and a new community.
    • Sage Moon McKee finds inspiration in landscapes – cracks, shapes, shadows and imperfections. Using photomontage and acrylic paint she creates bold compositions. Find these original works of art in her etsy store
    • Jenny Francis, Toronto architect and interior designer has a new blog chronicling her work, her inspiration, her sketchbooks. Look inside the design process.
    • Coco has a blog. Have you been yet? Cococozy – interior design. products, interviews. Hi Coco!
    • Totally in love with Paul Hamilton’s photos. So graphic, so colourful, so striking. Available from cards to canvases and matted prints. Take a further look here.
    • The decal trend continues and while some are just repeats of what we’ve all seen before sometimes a company comes along that is producing unique and funky pieces. Gecko Stickers guest artist series is fun and original. Check out the catalogue here
  • Kerstin blogs from her 17th century townhouse in France. (Don’t you envy her already?) “Wallflower Dispatches is a mix between interviews, little ideas, book suggestions and a separate column about our life in France here (The Charming Mountain Goat).”

A party in my drawers

Posted on Fri, 16 Jan 2009 by KiM

This blog chronicles my entire kitchen renovation from start to finish. Greentea Design has provided me with their solid wood kitchen cabinets, and I’m taking care of the rest.

If you’d like to be brought up to date, check out my kitchen remodel blog for an archive of previous posts. I posted recently about the hatch door created for access to the basement, and now, how I’ve organized and made use of all the wonderful cabinetry.

Yes folks, there is a party happening in my drawers. My kitchen cabinet drawers that is. All TWENTY FIVE of them (27 but 2 under the sink are just drawer faces). I cannot begin to explain how exciting it was to organize this kitchen, especially those drawers. I have never had a kitchen that had adequate drawer space. This kitchen has so many that despite all the drawer-type kitchen stuff I have, I still have 2 that are essentially unused (I had to find things to put in them because the thought of empty drawers unnerved me). It’s allowed me to be more organized than I have ever been in any of my former kitchens, and I enjoy cooking so much more than I ever have. I’ve even been taking photos of the meals I’ve prepared. This weekend I am having my family over for dinner for the first time since the reno has been completed. I am so stoked to show it off. And I know they’re all dying to see it in person finally.

I thought for one of my last kitchen posts I would show you how much space these incredible Greentea cabinets have and the party that is going on in my drawers. Because let me tell you, having a drawer dedicated to spices is a party in itself!! Sorry if this is a little long-winded, but I felt compelled to document all of it (in the hopes of calming my level of excitement perhaps?)

Let’s start with the pantry. I adore this unit so much. When I sell the house, I have to take the pantry with me. It’s a stunning piece of furniture, I’ve got to say. And I must mention that since all the cabinets have sliding doors (except the uppers), they are SO easy to remove which allows you a clear view of everything inside. Great for cleaning/organizing binges.

Here is the top section of the pantry, which houses essentially ALL of my dishes (alot of which need replacing) and glassware.

This is a door to the left of the top section of the pantry. It is PERFECT for housing baking sheets and anything else flat, especially useful for me because my range (where I would typically put those items) does not have a drawer for storage. It also has a little secret drawer inside, which I figured I’d stash money in for pizza nights (Jo is laughing right now because she knows how much pizza I consume).

Below is the first row of drawers in the pantry. It houses knives, small kitchen gadgets, a drawer dedicated to the cats’ food bowls and cans of wet food, chopsticks, and my growing collection of wooden spoons.

For more photos, and to leave comments, click HERE.