Displaying posts from July, 2010


Posted on Sat, 31 Jul 2010 by midcenturyjo

… waiting on house news

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?

  • Melbourne creative duo Nicholas Mesiano and Alistair Knight are launching their newest venture… a showroom full of exceptional, international, original vintage furniture, decorative art and objects in a hundred-year-old warehouse on Melbourne’s city fringe. All I can say is book me a ticket I’m on my way! More must haves on their website .

  • Sleek, sexy with striking curves. The Lorae chair by the . Sensuous lines.

  • OMG! Talking about sexy… look at these modern steel and hand-blown glass room dividers & screens by . Elegant, graceful and definitely a statement piece.

  • I’m dreaming of summer. Warm days spent poolside. Loving the stylish modern designs from . Very cool!

Jeffrey Gordon Smith landscape architecture

Posted on Fri, 30 Jul 2010 by KiM

I love gardening and really appreciate decent landscaping when I see it. I nearly had a coronary when Jeffrey of the firm ed us and I had a peek at his website. His landscape design skills are incredible and so freaking creative. His firm is based in Los Osos, California, and ‘he has a strong conviction toward a “regional style”, encouraging the owners of his designs to celebrate where they live and create a stronger connection through their landscape‘. I have a slightly different mindset living so far up north (unfortunately) that I love to use tropical plants (succulents are my favourites) so I can pretend I live somewhere far warmer. LOL. In any case, I’m not sure how feasible that driveway in the photo above is for Canadian climate when it would be covered in snow at least half the year and require shoveling but I’d LOOOVE something that non-traditional.





Ramón Esteve Estudio de Arquitectura

Posted on Fri, 30 Jul 2010 by midcenturyjo

The quest for harmony, serenity and timelessness, atmosphere, universality and context drives the creative processes of Spanish architect . Think modern, creative, innovative and dynamic. To me they are monumental works, at one with their cultural history and the land on which they sit while providing a defence against the harsh elements.  A fortress and a home. That’s one way of justifying a spectacular pool… it’s the moat!

Reader request – tiled floors

Posted on Thu, 29 Jul 2010 by KiM

I finally had a chance to get to a reader request, and this one comes from Kristin: “My husband and I have a basement to floor. Due to an intermittently angry washing machine, we need something waterproof. We have decided that tile is be the best option. Do you have inspiration photos of tiled floors? This is going to be our second family room, so the tile can’t look out of place with sofas and pillows and dog beds.” I sure do have some tiled floor photos for inspiration to get some ideas brewing. (On a side note, one of my favourite durable flooring choices that I hope to be able to use in the basement of the addition my husband (teeheehee) and I want to put on our house is coin pattern rubber flooring like ).

***Larry, Kristen’s husband, created a poll to see which floor our readers like best – so vote !

House and Garden

FMD Architects

Posted on Thu, 29 Jul 2010 by midcenturyjo

Fiona Dunin is the driving force behind Melbourne based design firm . Trained as both an architect and an interior designer her work focuses on materials and their use within her spaces. It’s a modern look that is not precious but honest and obvious. It’s not about hiding with layers but being out and proud in a way. There are clever storage solutions and light, always lots of light streaming in… perhaps not with the black bunkers 😉 but these stand in stark contrast to the Australian landscape. Simple, clean lines making maximum impact.





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