Displaying posts labeled "Vintage"

Mini Moderns

Posted on Thu, 26 Jul 2012 by KiM

Check out this funky mid-century modern abode in Camberwell, London that was featured in Heart Home, one of my favourite online magazines. It’s the home of designers Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire of the shop Mini Moderns. It is SO FUN – mid century designed homes always make me smile. The patterns, colours and not-so-serious decor is so appealing. Love this!

Quentin Bacon (again)

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2012 by KiM

A photo of a room can just be a photo of a room. Or it can be much more than that. Quentin Bacon‘s photographs are so much more. These photos are beautiful. Quentin takes an ordinary space and makes it beautiful. He makes you want to climb through the photo and ake yourself at home. Wonderful composition, light and depth of field. (Jo showed him some love a few years ago here).

A little bit of country on a Sunday

Posted on Sun, 8 Jul 2012 by KiM

I was poking around homelife, one of my favourite Australian websites that combines content from Inside Out and Country Style magazines, and came across two homes that really caught my attention. This first one is the home of stylist Jane Frosh and her family. It is a little bit of country with a very cool vintage industrial vibe that I always love. And holy smokes it’s got a caravan for guests (called Carrie) and a treehouse. (All photos by Sharyn Cairns)



Home #2 definitively has a country vibe. I love this because it also contains room after liveable room of coziness, and I adore the light fixtures that look like they’re made from vintage wire baskets. It’s the cottage that visitors never want to leave.


Posted on Thu, 5 Jul 2012 by midcenturyjo

Where have I been? Why haven’t I seen photographer Bob Martus‘ work before? The light. The colour. How everything is so real that I feel I can just reach through the computer monitor and pick up a flower, spin a globe. Hello! New photographer crush.

The architect’s home 1

Posted on Wed, 4 Jul 2012 by midcenturyjo

I’m fascinated by the spaces that architects call home, by the designs they create for themselves. Today I am posting the homes of the principles of Italian architectural studio b-arch. This is the Florentine home of Alessandro Capellaro. 300 old ballot boxes were used to delineate space, provide storage and formed the basis of furniture pieces inside an old carpenter’s workshop. Capellaro’s home explores the nature between the historic and the contemporary, between the empty and the filled and between the new and the re-used. It is a story of what has gone before, what can be re-imagined taking on a new life and what is necessary for the present. It is downright cool.