If I was a room….

Posted on Wed, 1 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

I’d be this room by Ken Fulk. Eclectic, edgy, at times risky and definitely not to everyone’s taste. The mix of styles here is dangerous. It might not work. There are multiple levels and layers and a sense of humour as well as definite nod to the finer things in life. Enough of the psychoanalysing, I just love this room! So Li if you were a room……?

Ken Fulk

Posted on Wed, 1 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

San Francisco’s Ken Fulk juxtaposes styles, eras, shapes, and colors creating amazing rooms that delight the senses. Lush layered luxury. An extensive portfolio of stunning images awaits you at his website. Short on words long on lovely images.

Grant K Gibson

Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

I came across this black and white room by Grant K Gibson in my many searches but was disappointed that the site was under construction. The good news is that it is now up and running. Although images are limited (he is a young gun of interior design after all) his portfolio does not disappoint. There is a young dandy about town, English gentleman’s rooms feel about his work. This isn’t foppery though. This is talent starting out. Still find that black and white room breathtaking.

Playing hooky from blogging

Posted on Sun, 29 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

I’m supposed to be drafting posts for this week but I’m spending my afternoon recovering my dining room chairs. All six of them. They’re part of a dining set made in Brisbane by Danish immigrant Hans Larsen who made furniture to Danish designs using Australian rainforest timbers during the 60s. These chairs are blackbean not teak. I love them so much but felt I needed a change from their black leather seats. So I recovered them with….. a table cloth. Don’t worry their original covers are still underneath. Only 5 more to go! Oh and a weeks worth of posts still to do. P.S The pots are West German floor vases, another collecting vice I have.


Posted on Sat, 28 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo


WINKS – weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we think you’ll like to see. If you’d want to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you.

  • Another great Indian blog DesignFlute from Roma in Mumbai.
  • Tuesday Winslow wants to share her website Mirrors and Such where she showcases her decorative papier-mache mirrors.
  • Melissa is working as an intern for Kitchen & Bath Business (a business to business magazine) and sent us this link to Kitchen and Bath Business online and K+BB magazine. Check it out especially if that’s your design field!
  • Another great new blog that some of you will already know about More Ways to Waste Time. A definite read! Thanks Leah.
  • Nancy from CasaSugar emailed to let us know that they have launched CasaSugar with a West Elm sponsorship, which includes a $5,000 giveaway that runs through Aug 19. Check it out. Great new blog in the Sugar stable and a $5000 West Elm giveaway!!
  • Thanks Kara for the link to Twenty2’s new range of bedding for Nurseryworks. Don’t miss the great furniture and rugs on this site too if a nursery is on your to do list.
  • May December Home is a little shop in Sebringville, Ontario, dedicated to the re-use of other people’s cast-offs and it’s a great new blog. Barb says it’s for people who like to roll up their sleeves and get busy on the weekends.
  • Jenny posted this great piece on How To Give Your Home a Makeover — 8 Easy Steps on her blog boostle.
  • New blog from Germany (in German) Inspirationen. Manuela has a new apartment and a blog full of things that are inspiring her as she renovates. Good luck with both Manuela.
  • And finally Andyland have a new blog Living in Andyland. (Li featured their work here.) Alexandra and Ulrika live in Stockholm so there is a naturally a focus on Scandinavian design. Absolute definite!! Where am I going to find time to fit in all these new blogs!

That’s it for this week. Plenty more winks for next weekend. Li and I are busy checking all the great link swaps sent in. New blogroll soon. To those who sent in links we’ll be in soon. Thanks and have a great weekend!



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