MHM Loves is our favourite section where we showcase anything we love, that may be remotely related to old buildings. Books, games, wallpapers whatever…. We hope you love them as much as we do. Click on the labels to learn more.
Franklin Vagnone, principal of Twister Preservation, Cultural Consulting, based in New York City, is a Public Historian with a strong background in the creative arts. He is highly regarded as an international thought leader in innovative and entrepreneurial non-profit management, consults, lectures, and teaches internationally for an impressive list of universities, cultural sites, museums, and […]
The Junk Map is an online directory of Australian businesses that offer quality used, recycled or upcycled goods for your home. The project, started in Melbourne and is Victoria based, but they are slowly building momentum in other states. For those of you who don’t know this already, ‘upcycling’, also known as […]
MHM loves Slim Aarons’ books such as Poolside with Slim Aarons and Slim Aarons by Slim Aarons. From the boulevards of Hollywood to the beaches of Italy, and ski resorts of Europe of the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s, Aarons chronicled the good life. It is said he made a […]
MHM Loves Footpath Guides to Melbourne’s great architecture. The concept of heritage listing houses is somewhat misunderstood and is not always the answer. However something must be done about the fact that we are losing so many great buildings whose significance are misunderstood. Often appreciation comes too late. Heritage conservation requires an exceptional […]
Lazybones is a vintage inspired clothing and homewares store. We think their new wallpaper concept is pretty special. The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne […]
MHM Loves XL Lampes Gras In and Out, an outdoor lighting range has been launched by the French company DCW éditions. […]
MHM loves traditional sign painting, a sadly disappearing art form. Developments in digital printing and vinyl decals had forced a dramatic decline in hand-painted signs with consumers turning to cheaper alternatives. Tristan Kerr is a freelance designer and artist living between France and Australia. Since graduating design school he has worked in Switzerland as […]
MHM Loves Canopy Design’s lighting range. With their designs inspired by French and Italian antiques, Canopy Designs brings couture to your ceilings and walls with their beautifully crafted chandeliers and sconces. Founder, Marrie Shinder, has been producing this line of intricately made lighting fixtures […]
MHM Loves Bokja Design, the creative collaboration of Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri. They create one off upholstered pieces from vintage and contemporary textiles. With Hoda’s “passion for ancient tapestries and textiles” and Maria’s passion for antiques, the two formed Bokja Design in 2000 in Beirut, Lebanon and in keeping with their original vision and […]
MHM loves good Italian design and internationally acclaimed Italian furniture brand, Riva 1920 has signed Fanuli as their exclusive Australian stockists. The collection includes the Jamie Durie for Riva 1920 inaugural bespoke collection. The family-owned company has been in operation in Northern Italy since 1920. Managed by the founder’s grandsons, their philosophy […]
MHM Loves the Brodware range of taps and accessories. The range of finishes is brilliant, creating products that suits contemporary, industrial or very traditional settings. Brodware is a family owned Australian company engineering and manufacturing quality […]
MHM loves the Bauhaus Chess Set, its clean lines typical of the timeless Bauhaus style. Sculptor Josef Hartwig designed this chess set while teaching at the Bauhaus in 1924. It embodied the school’s tenets that an object must be practical, durable, inexpensive and beautiful. Hartwig’s design reduced the pieces to the most basic components […]
MHM loves Zucchetti’s new Closer showerhead, a creative and functional reimagining of the shower column, that recalls the aesthetics of a lamp. Diego Grandi’s simple system has been designed with three joints, that ensure a multi-directional movement to control and direct the jet of water. The showerhead is available from Winnings Appliances.
MHM loves the Nikles Pearl Luce shower head with matching shower arm. It features built in LED lights and patented airdrop technology which fills every water droplet with tiny pockets of air creating a gentle soothing spray. Luce means light in Italian. The design is said to be inspired by their beautiful streetlights. […]
At MHM we are passionate about preserving our architectural heritage. Tina Clark of Sagitine feels the same way about fashion! She loves her silk dresses and cashmere sweaters and was motivated to preserve them for her daughters – in style. Fast forward a few years of research and development, she has launched a […]
MHM loves the Eames aluminium outdoor setting, originally developed as an outdoor chair for the Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard-designed home of industrialist J. Irwin Miller. While its minimalist style would perhaps look most comfortable in a modernist style house, this newly updated range […]
It may be controversial but MHM loves this incredible 3D sculpture. Atlanta-based artist Alex “HENSE” Brewer, was commissioned in 2012 to convert an abandoned church in Southwest DC into an eye-catching work of art. The building, constructed in the early 1900s, was formerly the Friendship Baptist Church and was designated a DC historic site in […]
MHM Loves Vibia’s Wireflow, a very modern interpretation of the classical chandelier. Wireflow explores geometries in two and three dimensions through a series of pendant lighting fixtures which are composed of simple elements. From certain angles they appear flat, like a line drawing suspended in the air. The structures are formed by thin rods which […]
MHM loves SMEG’s retro 50s designs. How clever of the Italian company to combine a vintage product, bright colours and curves, with modern technology. The range includes both large domestic appliances such as fridges and freezers and smaller products such as toasters and blenders. MHM particularly loves the flue less gas fire designed […]
MHM Loves the work of Ann Carey. Carey, an artist born and raised on the Gold Coast, makes cardboard models of buildings reminiscent of her childhood, and then photographs them. She focuses on architectural spaces as a medium to open up an imaginative realm for the viewer. Her works continually prompt responses of “This is […]
MHM Loves Pyrolave, a counter-top material made from enameled lava rock. The rock is extracted by hand from open-air quarries in France and then cut into slabs, glazed with enamel, and fired in a kiln at 1300 degrees. During cooling a smooth crackled finish develops, which is the signature look of lava stone countertop. The finish […]
This month Vladimir Belogolovsky, with publisher Rizzoli, has released his book Harry Seidler LIFEWORK. In a career spanning almost 60 years, architect Harry Seidler designed more than 180 projects, from single-family houses and apartment buildings to multistorey office towers and prominent government commissions, mostly in Australia, but also in Austria, France, Israel, Italy, […]
MHM loves curved glass which is particularly handy when restoring windows in Streamlined Moderne style houses. Curved or bent glass can also be used for doors, balustrades, partitions, shower-screens, splashbacks, display cases, wall panelling and pool fences. Bent & Curved Glass Pty Ltd is a fully specialised curved glass […]
Why does MHM love the idea of black tapware? Because it is sophisticated and contemporary but it is also timeless. Black tapware blends in but it also stand out. It can also add a little bit of an industrial edge. These products are available from Phoenix’s Vivid Slim Line range. Phoenix distribute nationally from their Victorian warehouse with satellite warehouses […]
MHM loves removable wallpaper for those moments when you just cant make up your mind or you need a fabulous temporary solution. It looks and feels like traditional wallpaper, but it’s actually made of self-adhesive wall sticker fabric. This means it is do-it-yourself (no glue, no tradesperson), and removable! These “red brick”, “white brick” […]
MHM Loves Heaven in Earth and their traditional garden products and unique home-wares, many of which are hand-made. The business was established in 2004 by horticulturist Jocelyn and arborist Justin Van Hoven. Jocelyn used to look after our garden many many years ago, we loved her then and we adore what they are doing now. […]
MHM Loves this vintage inspired furniture collection, a result of a very successful European collaboration. The products have been designed by the very stylish French company Mr Marius and built by the Belgium company Ethnicraft. In the words of the designers: “This range is inspired by the times where furniture was made to last and passed […]
We have always struggled with the need for large dominating speakers. We agree that sound quality is most important but if they are going to be so obvious they need to look good. This is why MHM loves these two stylish speaker sets, the first because it is made from glass and the other for […]
It’s no secret we love a bit of metal in our design. So MHM really loves the idea of these metal shower pans. So incredibly modern yet with a little touch of the ‘old world’ about them. Click through to Diamond Spas website to view the copper and stainless steel options. This company […]
MHM Loves rugs with a slightly distressed patina. We are forever on the lookout for products that uniquely merge the old and the new. These rugs sit comfortably in both a very contemporary or a traditional setting. This Tibet ‘Mirror’ Tibetan wool and silk rug is so versatile. According to their website TibetSydney designs can be made to […]
MHM Loves Outlines and their unique and beautiful textured mirrors. Outlines is a Custom Mirror Finish company based in South Melbourne who specialise […]
MHM loves A Magazine – curating the interesting & beautiful. It is your definitive online arts and lifestyle hub, devoted to bringing readers the latest in food, culture, design and travel. The magazine was founded by Susan Harte and operates with the indispensable support of her creative team of writers and contributors. Photograph by Katie […]
MHM loves the garden(egg)chair. We only wish we had a fabulous 60s house to match! The garden(egg)chair is a design classic dating from 1968. Its creator, Peter Ghyczy intended the chair for use in the garden as well as indoors. With the top folded up, the garden(egg)chair is a comfortable place to relax in, […]
MHM Loves Beaumont Tile’s Faro Wood Look Tiles! This rectified porcelain floor tile replicates the look and feel of reclaimed timber that has been painted a range of colours, aged, and worn down by use and the elements. Looks can be deceiving though. Being a wood look tile, you get the great warmth and […]
MHM loves Carrara Marble Tiles. We particularly love these honed herringbone mosaic tiles, “a modern take on a classic”. But Byzantine Design has a full range to suit your needs, including: round, hexagonal, fan shaped and subway style. Click here to view the full range.
MHM loves Robyn Sweany’s ‘portraits’ of actual, suburban Australian houses Robyn Sweaney is an artist based in Mullumbimby, on the far North Coast of NSW. Since 1992 she has held 9 solo exhibitions and been involved in over 90 selected group exhibitions. The subject matter for Sweaney’s artwork is generally sourced from her […]
MHM Loves a swing chair! Simply suspend it from a tree and it’s a beautiful way to dress a forgotten corner of your garden. This hanging armchair, part of the Cotswold’s 1900 collection, consists of a perforated lacquered steel seat with hand-forged scrollwork back. The suspension device is not included. […]
MHM Loves the simplicity of this frameless glass door and window system. We love anything frameless really. This new product, a frameless glass sliding and stacking system, is ideal for enclosing balconies and outdoor entertainment areas. It has been launched by Hanlon Windows and supplied by hardware technology supplier Hafele. Click here to […]
Ok it may be a little quirky but MHM Loves these indoor clotheslines and clothes airers. The Victorian Indoor Clothesline is a ceiling mounted clothes dryer that has been commonplace in the United Kingdom and Europe for over 200 years. It is a multiple horizontal railed device with two beautiful powder coated cast ends that separate […]
MHM really loves these electrical outlets (plus jacks for phone, cable, and data) that are designed to be plastered over, leaving the plug flush with your wall. Personally, we think those generic rectangular covers are awful. These would work in a discrete way in any renovation of an old home or give a nice contemporary edge. […]
MHM loves these impressively realistic designer wallpapers. NLXL is a Dutch Company whose successful collaborations with Parisian Design Store Merci, and Designers Piet Boon and Piet Hein Eek have resulted in these fabulous Concrete Wallpaper, Scrapwood Wallpaper or Brooklyn Tiles designs. Available at Elements I Love in Sydney’s Surry Hills. Scrapwood wallpaper is available in 8 patterns, each roll […]
MHM loves comedian, radio host and television presenter, Tim Ross who became a household name as one half of comic duo ‘Merrick and Rosso’. Rosso shares out love for architecture and we heard him talk a few years ago at The 50’s and 60’s House Symposium at the Museum of Sydney about his particular passion and concern for modernist homes. He does […]
MHM loves the work of photographer Jae Yong Rhee. One of his work’s, and edition of three entitled Memories of the Gaze – Gangjangri Rice Mill 2012, is currently featured on our home page. Jae Yong Rhee was born in Yeosu, South Korea, in 1969. He graduated with a degree in Visual Communication Design from […]
MHM loves Stuart Harrison’s New Suburban: Reinventing the family home Australia & New Zealand published by Thames & Hudson. In addition to being a practicing architect, Stuart Harrison is also a commentator and writer on design, architecture and urbanism and has taught in design and history for over 10 years. He is co-founder […]
MHM loves Chinese photographer Jiang Pengyi.
MHM loves the Modern Architecture Game! A board game for the architecture and design lovers among us!
MHM loves this collection of linen and linen/collection shades.
MHM loves these antique floor and wall tiles sourced from all over the world.
Does it get any better than this? MHM loves the whole idea of wallpaper for the outdoors!
MHM loves the book Living in Australia by influential Australian architect Robin Boyd
MHM loves these online shops that cater to all your vintage lighting needs.
MHM Loves Modern House, the only Australian-based real estate agency that specializes in the sale of architect-designed houses and apartments.