Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

About Anthony Spon-Smith

Anthony is the Buying Director for one of Australia’s leading furniture and homewares retailers – Coco Republic. In that role, Anthony has been traveling to many of the world's leading furniture trade shows for over 10 years and is also the brains behind starting Design Field Notes.  "I wanted to launch a blog that was both an inspiration to our clients, our staff and myself – drawing on the experience of all our friends and colleagues in the industry. Traveling to many countries, suppliers and trade shows, we cover so much in the amazing world of interiors and Field Notes will bring it all to you. Hopefully the result is a collation of reports and posts with something to inspire everyone".

Going for Gold

Gold is back in a big way. However, like a rapper with gold teeth, it can go either way unless you mix it into your interior well. I suggest going… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

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Oly Launching in Melbourne

The new stand alone Oly San Francisco showroom will be launching early January 2012 and is located next door to our current Coco Republic site at 500 Church St, Richmond.… Read More.

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Oly New Releases

I see a lot of furniture around the world and yet Oly San Francisco is, to me, still one of the most succinct, progressive and beautiful furniture manufacturing collections around.… Read More.

San Francisco, USA

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Loving these

My theory on love is, ‘you know when you know’… and it’s the same for relationships as it is with objects. Here are some of my most favourite pieces –… Read More.

Various cities , World Wide

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Eames Vintage Collection

Going to JF Chen’s Warehouse, in L.A, is an ‘experience’. It’s probably one of the best collections of antiques and modern pieces around, definitely the most inspiring I’ve seen. When… Read More.

Los Angeles, USA

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Kelly Hoppen New Releases

I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Kelly a little bit over the past year, having launched her new furniture line in Australia, and I have to say that… Read More.

London, United Kingdom

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1st Dibs, New York

1st Dibs is probably the most watched website for antiques in the world. Visiting their new offices in New York was ten times more inspiring than the website. Much of… Read More.

New York , USA

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Andrew Martin New Releases

Ever since I was introduced to the Andrew Martin brand, over 10 years ago, I’ve been following it passionately. To me, the Andrew Martin brand was a pioneer in the… Read More.

London, United Kingdom

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Inspiring Asia

Traveling to over 5 Asian destinations, for furniture buying, in the first half of this year I saw a lot of product. Whilst Asia has traditionally been a strong manufacturing… Read More.

Asia,

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Sweden’s Beauty – Kosta Boda

I was lucky enough to marry a Swede, and that luck continued when, recently on our honeymoon, we got to visit one of my favourite glasswear brands – the famous… Read More.

Kosta Boda, Sweden

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