Design Field Notes

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Finds From Far & Wide

About Max Sparrow

A trusted purveyor of handcrafted, quality items designed around the globe, Max Sparrow has an eye for beautiful interiors and design. Launching his online retail store in March 2013, Max brings home the best finds from his travels, sourcing unique furniture and homewares pieces especially selected for the Australian home. With delivery direct from the manufacturer, Max considers every detail for luxury living at affordable prices. Max Sparrow is anything other than ordinary.

La Mamounia, Marrakech

When I think of Morocco I think of clay and colour – an abundance of earthy architecture with beautiful bursts of colour  and pattern in intricate tiling. There’s truly something magical, historical… Read More.

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Interiors for the Inspired Traveller

If you’re anything like me, different countries and cultures are a huge inspiration when it comes to my taste in music, art, fashion, and especially design. From Bali to Bordeaux,… Read More.

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The Formal Dining Room

The formal dining room has traditionally been a place of lavish hosting so to see this trend revitalised not only delights the interior aficionado within me, but the entertainer too. There is no… Read More.

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Nordic Minimalism Meets The Sea

In an old shipyard in Stockholm’s central island of Djurgården lays a two-part restaurant by owners chef Magnus Ek and Agneta Green. Slip, a casual bistro, and Krog, a Michelin… Read More.

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Chicho Gelato, Perth

Located in Perth’s inner-city suburb of Northbridge you’ll find Chicho Gelato: an establishment that is one part vibrant gelataria and one part moody espresso bar. Surrounded by landmarks such as the… Read More.

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Amsterdam’s Newest Hotel: The Hoxton

Globally renowned for a world class arts scene and vibrant nightlife, Amsterdam is a city where history meets urban modernity. Nothing speaks of this more than the series of five independent canal… Read More.

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Hamptons vs French Provincial Interiors

Hamptons style is timeless. It never goes off trend – it’s hard to deny the allure of sophisticated, neutral and relaxing interiors with coastal edge. I know I can’t and you’ll see this by… Read More.

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The South Beach, Singapore

The name Philippe Starck, is synonymous with influential and inspiring design. A man of many talents Philippe Starck nails a whimsical and innovative design aesthetic from furniture to interiors and architecture. Nothing… Read More.

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LA Luxury: Rocker Eclectic

Perched in the Los Angeles hillside neighborhood of Los Feliz, is a traditional home which evokes a cool artistic flare, partnered with a understated elegant aesthetic, in all the right… Read More.

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How To: Mix & Match

A little bit of versatility never hurt anyone, especially when it comes to interior design. A home that has layers of different styles, colours, patterns, and textures is interesting and… Read More.

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Pony, Brisbane

Hovering above the Brisbane River, in a plaza that lies amongst the glamorous office towers of Eagle Street in the CBD, you’ll find one of Brisbane’s best restaurants, Pony. Chef… Read More.

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Bold Eclecticism At Lulu’s

Bob and Cortney Novogratz have proved, yet again, why they are the power-couple of all power-couples when it comes to the interiors industry. The design duo has absolutely transformed the… Read More.

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Restaurant Michel, Helinski

Restaurant Michel is the fresh face in Helsinki’s fashion district – its crisp and contemporary interior a warranted transformation from the dark interior of the former traditional restaurant, König. And… Read More.

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The Hamptons At Home

A trip to NYC in the summer is never complete without a stop at The Hamptons. When I’m on a stateside buying trip, I cannot resist the urge to escape… Read More.

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The Rose Hotel, Venice USA

Fashion photographer Glen Luchford and his business partner Doug Bruce are by no means the first owners, nor shall they be the last, but they are the current and indeed… Read More.

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Duck and Rice, London

On a recent work trip to London, I couldn’t resist the allure of Soho; a destination in itself that draws flocks of tourists and locals alike with a vibrant nightlife and the trendiest of restaurants. One… Read More.

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