Design Field Notes

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Finds From Far & Wide

Channelling Industrial Chic: Barbacoa

Returning to the studio after a recent vacation to blissful Bali, I’m feeling creatively inspired and my batteries are recharged. I couldn’t believe how many amazing eateries there were (within… Read More.

Sarah Muir

Bringing The Outdoors In: Commissary

Situated in LA’s Koreatown district on the rooftop of the Line Hotel, Commissary is a restaurant and cocktail bar housed in a lush, urban greenhouse. Vibrant hanging and potted evergreen… Read More.

Anthony

Pretty In Pink

Tucked away on 9 Conduit Street in London’s Mayfair is sketch, a discreet townhouse that houses several highly theatrical restaurants and bars, one of which is the Gallery – the… Read More.

Anthony

From 1950s Motel To Retro-Cool Boutique: Sound View Greenport

A slew of 1950s motels have recently been transformed into retro-cool boutique hotels in North Folk, in New York’s Long Island district. The Sound View Greenport is one such place.… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

1880: The Modern Members’ Club.

Timothy Oulton Studio – the interiors and construction design studio of Timothy Oulton – showcases its largest project to date: 1880, the modern antidote to the typical members’ club. Overlooking… Read More.

Anastasia Hadjidemetri

Timothy Oulton Opens First Restaurant In Hong Kong

Timothy Oulton is renowned for many things. This British furniture and interiors company not only offers handcrafted and uniquely authentic furniture pieces, but its boutique design service, Timothy Oulton Studio,… Read More.

Anthony

Musling Restaurant, Copenhagen

From moody masculine interiors to minimalist styling, the Musling Restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, has caught my eye. Local design firm Space Copenhagen has done it again with this simple yet refined interior that… Read More.

Nicole

Gracias Madre, West Hollywood

Gracias Madre is my go-to whenever in Los Angeles. Located in the vibrant West Hollywood area, this Mexican eatery opened in 2014 and I’ve been making it a stop on every trip… Read More.

The Editor

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.

Max Sparrow

Fat Noodle, Brisbane

Tucked away in the Treasury Casino Building in Brisbane’s CBD is a hidden Asian gem bursting with both colour and flavour. With the popularity and success of Fat Noodle in… Read More.

Jessica

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.

Max Sparrow

Fine Dining In Paradise; Merah Putih

Located in the overwhelmingly busy streets of Bali’s up-and-coming area of Kerobokan, is the architectural masterpiece of Merah Putih – a luxuriously modern interpretation of Indonesian dining. Owner Jasper Manifold… Read More.

Jessica

The Tavern, Los Angeles

For those who haven’t yet discovered the work of US based Interior Designer Jeffrey Alan Marks here’s a little intro the talent that is #JAM Design. Feast your eyes on… Read More.

Beth

Entrecote by Flack Studio

Tonight is the night that the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards winners are revealed. There is an undeniably high quality of work exhibited by firms and studios within the Best Hospitality… Read More.

The Editor

The Jane, Antwerp

Designed within an intriguing building, The Jane Restaurant is revelling as a fine dining destination in Antwerp, Belgium, not yet a year old. Housed in a former military hospital, The… Read More.

Anthony

New On The Block: Bills in Bondi

In one of Sydney’s most iconic suburbs, there is a new dining hotspot in town thanks to celebrated chef Bill Granger. Featuring a fresh and exciting interior by Meacham Nockles… Read More.

The Editor

David Shrigley Design’s Sketch – London

UK artist David Shrigley is no stranger to whimsy, so it came without surprise that his take over of esteemed gallery-come-restaurant space Sketch was realised with such an amusing aesthetic.  239… Read More.

Beth

Song Qi by Alan Yau

Set on the esteemed Avenue Princess Grace, Song Qi by Alan Yau is proving to be the culinary trailblazer of the design world. Monaco’s first fine dining Chinese restaurant is… Read More.

Nicole

The Marlton NYC

With a New York buying trip in the diary for later this year, I’m on the hunt for a new hotel to try. On my list is The Marlton, with… Read More.

Anthony

The Surf Lodge Montauk

There’s a wave of likability for surfing in NYC of recent years. First with the hit surf brand – Saturdays – and now with The Surf Lodge Montauk riding the… Read More.

Anthony

Sydney Gets It: Balmoral Boat Shed

There’s something about The Boathouse Palm Beach that just hits the spot. A casual, organised and well-priced eatery pitched beautifully on a pier between a boat hire shed and a… Read More.

Anthony

Dine and Design in Bali

Bali, the playground of Asia, bustling with thousands of scooters, tourists galore, and an array of very chic interiors that take Balinese style to a whole new level. Having been… Read More.

Steve Cordony

The Morrison by Akin Creative

Compared to Melbourne, the Sydney CBD can lack a bit of personality. But that’s all changing with many new restaurants and bars that have been opening up over the past… Read More.

Anthony