midcentury inspired


Luca Guadagnino’s home outside of Milan

The ultimate set of Italian film maker Luca Guadagnino is own apartment. It is housed in a 17th-century palazzo and plays out all his aesthetics: atmospheric spaces where contrasts coexist harmoniously (like modern Danish chairs in a room with doors lavishly embellished in the Lombardian Baroque style). The renovation has uncovered frescoes and every original elements has been preserved.


Merry Christmas @sjane4prezcc!

Sjane’s special secret santa gift includes:

Midcentury Inspired Hallway Table - with wood tone top and legs in @sjane4prezcc‘s Lucky 13 colors

Colorpo Hexatable-  with wood tone top and legs in @sjane4prezcc​‘s Lucky 13 colors

Otomi Patterned Ceiling Lamp and Table Lamp- Requires GTW, one swatch

6 Decorative Glass Bottles- Come in @sjane4prezcc​‘s Lucky 13 colors

Please do not claim as your own



Geraldine Cleary’s home in Brisbane

Known as the “D House”, it was designed by Brisbane-based firm Donovan Hill Architects and won the 2001 Robin Boyd Award, Australia’s most prestigious residential architecture prize. One of its remarkable aspects is the continuity between the interior and exterior thanks to the use of the same floor level and few of the same materials, as well as placing skylights above several indoor spaces.


 Alfred Kornfeld’s home-gallery in Berlin

Alfred Cornfield’s gallery is housed in an apartment within a nineteenth century building of a Berlin bourgeois district. He defines it “collectors lounge” since he conceived it as a familiar vibe meeting place for art lovers. The home-gallery summarizes the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, that is the one of total work of art, as a synthesis of art, design, light and color. 

monstersinthecosmos  asked:

Quinn, Jesse, Madeleine!

did you grow up with any ghost stories?
Hmm. We were more the “dark family secret with mundane explanations” family than the Real True Ghosts sort, so no.
Could tell ya some stereotypical Southern Gothic yarns, though.

what’s your favorite decade for music/fashion/pop-culture?
I still listen to a lot of music from the late 90s/early 200s, and you bet I still dress like the Mall Goth I was back then–though I also have a hoard of midcentury-inspired clothes (purchased, vintage, and stuff I sewed) that I wear when I want to be Dolled Up. Pop culturally, not sure. I tend to come to stuff late.

have you ever collected anything?
I collect and restore vintage fountain pens. Also feathers, teeth, and bones, when I was younger. And marbles.
And books. I have a library of particularly weird, not-very-valuable queer sci-fi/horror pulps, including stuff like Chrome (the one with the dildo-arms robot on the cover), Star Trek: The Killing Time (First super-gay AND later expurgated editions), and the Re-Animator novelization. R-A and ST:TKT were both gifts from my beloved partners who KNOW WHAT I LIKE.


Organic Rationalism in Buenos Aires

Fully immersed in greenery, a rationalist style house, designed by Rodriguez Etcheto in 1957, is now revived through contemporary creativity and historic design, by its new owner, architect Mauro Bernardini, co-founder of the Plan Architecture Studio.



Dirand’s luxuriously minimal apartment is housed in a classic Parisian-style building. Like the owner, the space is deeply cultivated and effortlessly cool. Consistent with his aesthetic, the design interprets the charm of a preserved classic space into an essential and sophisticated style: traditional details (such as parquet floor and moldings) are balanced with modern elements and exquisite mid-century accents, in an essential way. As usual in Dirand’s projects, the result is chic and really refined.   The living room highlights some of his favorite pieces: with the exception of Ron Arad coffee table and Le Corbusier cube stool, the furniture is vintage Pierre Jeanneret. The painting is by Lawrence Carroll, and the red ceramic piece by Sterling Ruby. A chic, comfortable, eclectic and minimal design.  In the kitchen traditional details are balanced with modern elements: he has used large slabs of heavily veined marble, a signature of his work and marmorino, a type of pigmented stucco, for the grey plain walls to increase its sensous effect. The furnishing is eclectic like a vintage Ettore Sottsass table, unusual for its absence of color.  He said about the kitchen that despite its sleek design, it gets a lot of use ; books, glasses, bottles and cooking utensils accumulate on the open shelf against his minimal impulse.  In the master bedroom the plain walls are adorned with marmorino, a type of pigmented stucco; so that, the slightly irregular walls subtly shift in color throughout the space, increasing its material and “velvet” effect that is further emphasized by the silk rug and a suede-covered Oscar Niemeyer chair with its stool; while an uniform palette gives the master bedroom its tranquillity; a suede-covered Oscar Niemeyer chair sits in front of an Irving Penn photograph and an Azucena sconce is set next to the bed.


The stunning home of the creative director of Young & Rubican, Wolfgang Behnken in Hamburg: books, photography, from Mario Testino to Helmut Newton, and a collection of design classics, such as the Barcelona sofa by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Eamses lounge chair and the wooden chair by Erich Dieckmann,  Knoll armchairs and sofa by Florence Knoll, and a fantastic coffee table by George Nakashima. The building is neo-baroque but the restored architectural features are balanced with painted white walls and a minimalistic decor that really puts focus on the design pieces. The kitchen and bathrooms are also very plain with their white mosaic tiles, and chairs by  Jasper Morrison