Displaying posts from August, 2011

Thomas Bucich

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2011 by midcenturyjo

For 20 years has been creating stylish, luxe interiors. Juxtaposing classic architectural lines with high end finishes and modern fit out this Australian (although originally a New Yorker) design icon is responsible for a body of work that encompasses some of Sydney’s most elegant homes to restaurants and hotels. The attention to detail is meticulous, the design classic, furniture often custom and the cabinetry playing a clever key role. Want to tap into the creative process of this international designer and learn the fundamentals of creating a unique environment? Thomas is conducting his Elements of Style interior design courses in the next few months and is offering a great deal for readers. Details after the jump.

Bed gravity

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2011 by KiM

If this bed was mine I would never leave it. EVER.


Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2011 by KiM

If you’d like to send us photos to include in next week’s “pets on furniture” post, please ensure your photos follow our basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off…and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it’s dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to  [email protected] and PLEASE don’t send closeups of your pet!)

This is my little angel Maggot, (goes by “Maggie” for short), she is a two year old Maltese Poodle X. Here she is having an (interrupted) nap in the afternoon light of the master bedroom.
– Tiffany

This is Lucy. She’s the newest addition to our family, but as you can see she’s quickly made herself at home. Here she’s sprawled our on our sectional in the den, flat on her back & snoozing the day away.
– Lara

Eddie, my 2.5 month old basset hound‏
– Maxwell

I came downstairs to find my two year old boxer, Vash, sunbathing on this chair.
– Arianne (Utah)

There’s Ginger, my fifteen year old kitty, nesting in an afghan knitted by my late grandmother on my sleek and incredibly comfortable white leather sofa. Ginger joined Me’me’ (french for grandma) in the great beyond on wednesday. She always was a very stylish girl.
– Krista

This is our 9 months old Beagle, Mario from Brazil. It’s Winter here so we have this king size blanket thrown on the couch to fit us all ( me, hubs, 12, & 8 year old sons), but Mario seems to believe it’s one owner only… Yep! 6 months of pure joy and hard laughing!
– Angela

This is Lelo. He lives with us here in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He loves to stay in the stairs… or to sleep at the entrance of the hallway!
– Liliana & Marcelo

I have always used animals in my advertisements for my products!  Here are a few 🙂
1 – My 2 yr old Rhodesian Ridgeback, Gunga always finds a chair to sit in no matter what kind! He really believes he is a person.
2 – Bono and Edge love to take naps on the mexican Otomi bedspread! They love the animal designs!
– (Los Angeles)

Pino the cat on a vintage chair.
– Hannah

This is my border terrier Otti enjoying a snooze on the sofa.
– Hellen (Brooklyn)

This is what Ricky does when we are away. I guess you wouldn’t want to be invited to my house for dinner!
– Jill

***** A little something extra ******

My name is Irene and I’m an italian artist. I’m a great animal lover and this is my passion is the principal inspiration of my art! You can find all my original paintings here:

Grey days

Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2011 by midcenturyjo

The sun’ll come out
So ya gotta hang on
‘Til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya Tomorrow!

Oops sorry got carried away there. Real estate stalking on a rainy weekend found this Malvern, Melbourne home. Cute as a button on the outside. Sophisticated on the inside. I’d ramp up the bedroom a little more but the bones are good. The mirror over the mantle is a modern take on a traditional piece. Can you spot the 2 TVs in the living areas. Summer and winter viewing? I hope not both at the same time. I’m also wondering if they ran out of money for window treatments. Perhaps they like a a simple finish.I’d love to see this house shot sympathetically. A good stylist, a good photographer, a magazine spread? Link while it lasts.

Blog favourites of the week

Posted on Sun, 28 Aug 2011 by KiM

P.S. I just posted some really cool art by a local Ottawa artist on ‘kim’s page’. Check it out HERE!