Friday, February 28, 2014
Check out the detailing and materials on these beautiful bathroom furnishings. I often design vanities for bathrooms I work on, however seeing these designs from Italian bathroom manufacturer, Altamarea just take it to another level. Beautifully detailed (look at that red lined drawer) while using inset marble stone tops to dramatic effect - this makes me want to lift my game.
Altamarea collaborate with renowned design studios to bring about these unique pieces and the furnishings you see here are from the Must Collection - the most luxurious line in their range. Stunning.
Photographs via TheDPages
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
A former wool store was converted to create this warehouse style apartment for a bachelor in Brisbane, Australia. Designed by Wrightson Stewart, I like the masculine materials palette chosen here - timber flooring and joinery, marble bench top in the kitchen, black industrial lighting, tan leather sofa, white walls and the grey wool fabric. I am working on an apartment for a gentleman and while the building we are working on is more refined than this warehouse, I can still be inspired by the materials collated together here.
Photographs by Kylie Hood via Vogue Living.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Ah, it's Friday - and lets finish the week with a cool and relaxed bar from Copenhagen called Lidkoeb. I would be happy here, easing back into one of those comfy Borge Mogensen's Spanish Chairs and catching up with friends at the end of the day. This feels like a cosy living room - inviting and comfortable, thanks to the use of warm timbers, leather and shaggy fur throws.
|Lidkoeb's ground floor bar|
|A more sophisticated bar awaits upstairs|
Photographs via Remodelista.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
|My surprise package from Citta Design|
I received a package yesterday from Citta Design and it was filled with lovely goodies to promote their new collection. Thank you Citta!
The Winter 2014 collection has been inspired by the city, Copenhagen and after looking through their catalogue, there are some great Scandinavian inspired furniture pieces, among many other gorgeous home-wares, to get your home cosy for this winter.
|American Oak Spindle Back Chair|
|American Oak Dining Table|
|American Oak Coffee Table with White Lacquered Top|
|Ambient Pendant Light|
Photographs via Citta Design.
Friday, February 14, 2014
A client had the above image of the wall mounted paper roller on their Pinterest board and they were keen to find something similar for their new kitchen. I thought we would have to get it made - then boom, I found one. This paper roller is by George and Willy and it's made right here in New Zealand. Perfect.
Photographs via George and Willy
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Check out these Fritz Hansen design classics so beautifully shot by Danish photographer, Ditte Isager for their 2013 campaign.
Well known pieces, like the Swan chair, the Egg chair (looking amazing in leather) and the Series 7 chair - make an appearance alongside the newly released Ro chair, which is a modern take on the wing chair. Aren't the images stunning?
And for a bit of fun today - do you think you know what your design aesthetic is? Do this not-so-serious quiz and find out! I got Scandinavian - no surprise there!
Photographs by Ditte Isager for Fritz Hansen.
Monday, February 10, 2014
The latest Urbis magazine is out and this issue is all about 'Coastal Living' - which on our rainy, cold summer day in Wellington makes one rather jealous.
This home on Manhattan Beach, California caught my eye. It was designed by, and is the home of, interior designer Mandy Graham. I like this timeless aesthetic - the tight palette of materials and simple details work together to make this compact home look very spacious. Get a copy of Urbis to see more of this uncomplicated and elegant home.
Photographs via Mandy Graham
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
I brought a picture frame from Country Road last weekend and I came across this promotional video of theirs. It demonstrates how to hang your different frames to create an art cluster. They've done a great job and show how super easy it is. Nice one.
Friday, January 31, 2014
|Borge Mogensen Spanish Chairs in the sitting room|
Check out this Australian home from The Design Files this week - it is leather chair galore! The interior of this house is fabulous (no surprise as it is the home of furniture designer, Mark Tuckey and his family), however it was the leather chairs that caught my eye.
The chairs were designed by Borge Mogensen, a Danish furniture designer who was among the generation of furniture designers (including Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner) that introduce the concept of 'Danish Modern' internationally. His 'Spanish Chair' (see above) were designed in 1959 and still look amazing today. Explore the rest of the home here.
|Borge Mogensen leather and oak dining chairs around a Mark Tuckey table.|
|Borge Mogensen leather campaign chairs in the main bedroom.|
Photographs by Sean Fennessy via The Design Files.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
|Kilim Weave - Nomad in Fern Multi-colour|
I love a good floor rug and I have mentioned on here before, Australian brand Armadillo & Co rugs tick all my boxes. High quality, sustainable materials, aesthetically pleasing, offer a bespoke service for designers and good business ethics. Now they are to release several exciting projects in February, including a range of rugs that you can see here called the Latitude Collection. You like? I do.
The new collection is inspired by the founders' (Sally Pottharst and Jodie Fried) love of intrepid world travel and these traditional kilim weaves have been reinterpreted with vibrant colours. The rugs are handcrafted from Argentinian wool and use a unique dye method called 'Abrash' - “It’s a specialised and ancient dying process that results in softly muted background colour with subtle shading that welcomes inconsistencies in hue and saturation,” co-founder Sally explains. “It’s not flat colour and then they are hand washed which make the colours all fade a bit and work into each other. It is really lovely.” Sounds good to me.
I order my Armadillo & Co rugs from The Ivy House in Auckland - give the lovely Annie a call if you want to find out more.
|Kilim Weave - Pilgrim in Teal/Walnut/Gunmetal|
|Kilim Weave - Caravan in Peony Multi-colour|
|Kilim Weave - Caravan in Cerise Multi-colour|
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
|Iko coffee and side tables from Jardan, Melbourne|
Have you noticed the trend of marble top tables? They're quite lovely and I was admiring these ones from Melbourne brand, Jardan. I looked for one available in New Zealand and sure enough found the simple All Circle side table at Douglas and Bec. Nice.
|Tuck side table from Jardan|
|All Circle Side Table from Douglas and Bec.|