Displaying posts from December, 2007

More Sixx Design

Posted on Thu, 13 Dec 2007 by KiM

I came across the of Sixx Design recently and although Lisa blogged about this husband and wife design team some time ago, I realized there were MANY more amazing spaces that hadn’t been included in her post. Such fun hits of colour, awesome modern art and just an all around air of eclecticism. I love it all.

Arco lamp

Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2007 by KiM

A reader wrote the other day looking for some lighting inspiration. Darcy is thinking about purchasing an Arco lamp and hoped we could post some photos that include these lamps. Not a problem, since it is so popular in modern spaces. It is a very versatile lamp, used often in living rooms to anchor a seating area. It is also a fantastic solution in a dining room if there is no wiring above a dining table for a pendant light. My favourites are the retro versions with fiberglass shades. I covet one that for $15 while thrifting one weekend. Hope this helps you come to a decision (to buy one) Darcy.

Flickr finds – reading corner

Posted on Sun, 9 Dec 2007 by KiM

What’s in store this week

Posted on Sun, 9 Dec 2007 by midcenturyjo

I’ve been busy painting birds. Both my peacock and Scandinavian inspired bird prints have been popular this week. A couple of new prints too this week once again based on vintage embroidery patterns. Drop by my and take a look.

Lisa’s place

Posted on Sat, 8 Dec 2007 by midcenturyjo

Help me! I’ve been thrifting again. Things are bad when the thrift store managers not only know your name, they have your phone number. Mr X (name concealed to protect my source) rang to tell me about an entertainment unit and a 20% sale. Unfortunately he still won’t sell me the 60s era rattan wall size display cabinet but that may be lucky as it probably wouldn’t fit. The entertainment unit wasn’t my style but I found all these little beauties.

A West German floor vase 50cm tall and a lovely “subtle” orange. It’s by Jasba Keramik and was a steal at $20. I felt bad taking advantage of Mr X with this one as he didn’t think it was West German. You can see some of my other pots in the hall way and some of my Papua New Guinea artifacts.

Finally a matching pair of bedsides. Now what do I do with the 3 unmatched ones I have? Thank god for friends who want to buy them.

Finds for the garden. The cast aluminium planters will be tarted up with gloss navy paint and find a home on the patio.

This lovely old copper tub will be filled with ferns tomorrow after a visit to the nursery. Love it’s old patina.

The bird bath is destined for the small garden by the door. Filled with water and floating flowers it will greet my visitors. I’ve promised myself I won’t go thrifting next weekend unless Mr Y rings…..

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