Australian glam

Posted on Tue, 30 Jan 2007 by midcenturyjo

A little glam goes a long way. When we want to be girly but sophisticated as well. I love the aboriginal art incorporated with the mirrored side table, canape and lucite lamp.

Australian Vogue Living
Belle magazine, Australia

Rooms from Beautymist

Posted on Mon, 29 Jan 2007 by midcenturyjo

loves insects, tea and beautiful rooms. She sent us a link to one of her favourite sites Check it out particularly some of her favourites including , and . Don’t forget to visit her site. Her own art is fabulous.


Posted on Mon, 29 Jan 2007 by midcenturyjo

the uber stylish has tagged us. She would like to know “5 things you may not already know about me”. It’s like Chinese whispers. It started out with weird things but I like this version better. OK….here we go.

1. My husband buys me the most beautiful artwork. So? He’s totally blind.
2. I don’t drive.
3. I sing Nina Simone in the shower badly.
4. You know I’m addicted to retro but I’m being seduced to the dark side – Hollywood Regency.
5. I was addicted to newspapers until I discovered the web. Alright I’m still addicted to newspapers.

Li it’s your turn now. And…….I’ll let you choose, if anyone, we’re going to tag. Everyone I know has been “it” already.

Ok – Li here. Looks like it’s my turn.

1. I have an identical twin sister. Her name is Julia (belladina on Flickr).
2. I don’t think I look like your average design freak – I have 4 tattoos, 8 earrings, a belly ring and a nose ring. (See tattoo pics on Flickr)
3. I can drive, and have a car, but I can’t drive my car – it’s a standard and I never learned how. Boyfriend has to drive me everywhere – but I figure too bad, since he wrote off our automatic coming home from PEI in a snowstorm one Christmas.
4. I love fast cars and motorcycles – mostly because my boyfriend is obsessed with both. I want him to get a chopper so I can ride around on it with him.
5. Yes, I love cats but I absolutely adore animals, and have since I was little. I want a farm so I can stock pile animals. I wanted to be a vet throughout my childhood until a vet came to the school and told us you needed a 95% average in high school to be accepted to vet college. I was devastated.

And I’m tagging since I don’t think she’s been tagged yet.


Posted on Sat, 27 Jan 2007 by midcenturyjo


Tom Scheerer practices what he calls relaxed modernism. I call it inspiration. His mix of periods and styles is restrained but masterful. Check out his website. It’s well worth the browse.

All photos Tom Scheerer.

Retro chic or how to never grow old

Posted on Fri, 26 Jan 2007 by midcenturyjo

Belle Magazine

I admit it, I’m addicted to retro. Sometimes I call it mid century (when it’s refined and well designed). Other times it’s just plain kitsch (when it’s my aunt’s 50’s ceramic cat collection). Whatever my mood I love it. But I’m not a slave to it. Carefully edited with other pieces it holds its own.

All photos from Belle magazine

Can’t help it. I love mid century madness.