I need this couch

Posted on Mon, 12 Oct 2015 by midcenturyjo

I don’t really but I do like it very much. A little too much. It would work so well in my dark brown living room. Funny thing is I just gave away this sofa.

I always had plans to have it reupholstered in a kilim or the like but never got around to it and if I am honest I have no room for any new furniture. Also I’m broke 🙂 Plus I gave it away a few weeks back. So that’s the end of that.

Back to that Moroccan Tribal Rug Low-back Sofa. It’s on sale at Ruby Star Traders. Lucky for my bank balance it’s in Sydney and the shipping would be way too much. Then I spotted it on Abigail Ahern‘s instagram in her house. Makes me love it more. Yes, yes I know. I have a savage girl-crush on that woman … and that sofa.

The long, lovey lunch

Posted on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 by midcenturyjo

Wednesday saw me picking my way through traffic down a narrow lane somewhere between a verdant park and a warehouse district in inner city Brisbane. I was looking for my lunch spot. I had been invited to share a long, lovely lunch with Brisbane creatives, bloggers and journalists to celebrate the opening of the new Brisbane home of Pottery Barn, West Elm and Pottery Barn Kids. (More on that soon.) The venue for our gathering was Vieille Branche in Albion, a magical French antiques shop, cafe and event space. With stylist and photographer Kara Rosenlund as hostess this was going to be a feast for all the senses. Helping Kara with the styling for the lunch was another Kara, Kara Hynes aka Lulu Lucky. Everything was perfect right down to the place tags handcrafted by Kylie Johnson of Paperboat Press. The pictures hardly do it justice. Such a beautiful way to celebrate the opening of a new retail experience in Brisbane. Thanks Williams-Sonoma.

Collections #7

Posted on Sun, 6 Sep 2015 by midcenturyjo

Old soda siphons. Etched glass and bakelite.

Collections #6

Posted on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 by midcenturyjo

Creamware bowls and teapots. I’ll pick up these vintage bowls whenever and wherever I find them and use them everyday. I have quite a few more but they are packed away in a box. The teapots are a new thing.

The next chapter in the veranda saga

Posted on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 by midcenturyjo

In which the rain clouds disappear at last, the railings come down, posts are found to be more rotten than thought, more posts are procured and a least one new railing panel goes up. A little bit of progress but enough to make me realise how much better the house is going to look. Perhaps the rest of the railings will be up tomorrow. Then the new decking. But that’s another chapter.