Thursday, November 20, 2014

HAY and Comwell Hotel


Here is an extraordinary design collaboration that was brought to my attention recently - in this case, it's between a hotel and a furniture brand.
Welcome to Comwell Aarhus, a hotel in Denmark whose interiors were fully designed by the internationally renowned furniture and interior manufacturer, HAY. This successful Danish design house had their hand in creating everything from the carpet and wallpaper right through to furnishing all the rooms with their well known furniture and accessories to make the Comwell Aarhus truly unique - a classic Danish design with a modern twist. I wonder if visitors who stay here try to steal anything...how tempting!













Monday, November 10, 2014

Cross Street by C + M Studio


Like the look of this apartment? Wish you could move in just as it is? Well, that was the very concept behind Cross Street.
Located in a prime beach-side location, this apartment was found by C + M Studio, a Sydney based design studio, who took the opportunity to flip the outdated interiors into the beautiful and functional spaces that you see here. Then a range of local designers, artists and retailers were invited to fill the apartment with desirable home wares, furniture and artwork - all of which were for sale. So you could buy the apartment empty, buy the apartment with everything in it or shop the individual items. The site went to auction on Saturday - and I do wonder what the final result was!
For the rest of us who cannot be there, we can admire or source the lovely products here.






Photographs by Caroline McCredie via C + M Studio.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Polperro Winery by Hecker Guthrie


Spotted on Yellowtrace (a great and up to date online design publication) is this lovely project, the Polperro Winery, which was designed by the much admired Melbourne firm, Hecker Guthrie. Located in Red Hill, Victoria, the interiors were inspired by artist Rebekah Stuart and her paintings, which can be seen throughout the spaces. Read here for more insights about the stylish project.








Photographs by Shannon McGrath via Yellowtrace.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Anglepoise and Paul Smith


About 7 years ago I brought three Anglepoise Type 75 table lamps (all in off white) for my then new abode and ever since then they have been in daily use in my office as well as my bedroom - so it's easy to say that I am a fan of these classic and timeless lights.
When I saw this collaboration between two iconic British brands, Anglepoise and Paul Smith to create a limited edition Anglepoise + Paul Smith piece - I thought you just couldn't get better than this. The final result has the classic silhouette of the Type 75 lamp, however this time with the unmistakeable colour and humour of Paul Smith. So cool - and yes, they are available in New Zealand through Cult Design.










Photographs via Paul Smith.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Revamp of High Road House, London

 
Club bar at High Road House, Chiswick, West London

About four years ago, I posted here about High Road House in Chiswick, West London. High Road House is part of the Soho House brand, which was founded in 1995 with their private members' club for those in the film, media and creative industries. Since then they have expanded with Houses all over the world as well as hotels, restaurants and spas.  Earlier on, High Road House was designed by Ilse Crawford of Studio Ilse, a designer whose work I admire.
However this year, Alexander Waterworth Interiors teamed up with Soho House to inject a new lease of life in the spaces and recreate an overall classic and timeless club experience.



Club rooms



Private meeting room

Hotel rooms







Photographs via Remodelista.

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