Beauty in suburbia

16 01 2013

Sometimes all you’ve got to do is look up.

beauty in suburbia

beauty in suburbia





Beauty in suburbia

14 11 2012

My home still makes me smile.

This is one of my windows.

my window

My suburb is full of beautiful homes of the same era, and many fabulous windows … I’ve been thinking of making a collection inspired by these windows … will see.





Beauty in suburbia

5 06 2012

The decrepit Victorian police traffic centre in Brunswick … the colour is so beautiful and the shape lovely, despite the unsympathetic additions and surroundings.

art deco beauty

Art deco – how I love thee.





Chairs. I want to know more.

28 12 2011

My beautiful chairs were deconstructed recently – as I posted.

In this state, I noticed they’re stamped with numbers (in the middle of the front piece on the base):

chair 10

chair 16

This intrigues me. I want to know more.

All I know is that their Danish – well, they were bought in Denmark (by Ed from Grandfathers Axe) recently. We think they’re between Art Deco and Modernist … maybe more mid-century, maybe not even Danish.

beautiful ... bringing sexy back ... yeah!

I wonder how many were made…
I wonder who the maker was…
I wonder how I can find out more ….

I did a little bit of reading a found a similar shaped chair, perhaps a precedent, attributed to the Scandinavian Art Deco period [here] … but I want to know more!

Update (29th December): I emailed the store with the similar shaped chair and they replied in super-speedy time (how great is that!). Their advice is that my chairs are likely Danish and from around 1930-55. Cool! Though my investigation continues….





Chairs. Deconstructed.

24 12 2011

My new favourite home objects are my beautiful chairs … Danish, thought to be 40s or so, perhaps earlier, perhaps on the cross-over between Art Deco and Modernism…

The upholstery is the original, an amazing apple/acid green, gorgeous though difficult to capture in photographs well.

The woodwork is beautiful when the cushions are all off …

my beautiful chairs

They’re low and smaller than you would imagine from the image … I adore them.





Beauty in suburbia

13 10 2011

Some more loveliness from inside my gorgeous home … the fully intact original wood hall panelling (at least I’m pretty sure it’s original).

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Could the pattern be any more beautiful?

I have no idea how it’s made … it couldn’t be a thin leaf from one tree right (which is why I used the word ‘pattern’ instead of ‘grain’), so a thick sort of veneer perhaps.





Beauty in the suburbs

20 07 2011

Happily my new little object, a plump ceramic from Leah Jackson (which I purchased during the Rock Solid‘ exhibition), has arrived!

It is the new companion to my favourite Katherine Wheeler ‘Stilt cup’ … on my beautiful art deco mantlepiece …

happy little objects