Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Milan Furniture Fair 2012- Salone

At the largest trade fair show of its kind in the world Milan Furniture Fair 2012 nailed it again this year. A visual feast of nearly 3,000 designers and exhibitors… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Milan Furniture Fair 2012- Hot Objects

There’s always something inspiring about seeing innovative product design and Milan Salone Del Mobile is the pinnacle for those searching, showing or buying such objects. This year Milan didn’t disappoint yet… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Milan Furniture Fair 2012- Zona Tortona

Zona Tortona has long been regarded as the sister satellite exhibit to the Salone Del Mobile and always houses many of both the emerging and established designer new releases. Over the… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Milan Furniture Fair 2012- Colour Trends

Milan Salone Del Mobile is into its third day now and I thought I’d update you with the colour trends – as taken by our ‘in the field’, Field Notes… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Milan Furniture Fair 2012- Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Milan Salone Del Mobile (Furntiure Show) has just started and I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of what’s going on with the latest shots from our on location… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Parisian Antiques at Les Puces de Saint-Ouen

The most famous flea market in Paris is the one at Porte de Clignancourt, officially called Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, but known to everyone as Les Puce’s (The Fleas).  It… Read More.

Jodie

Dare to Dream, Alila Hotel

2012 is well and truly underway and with the Christmas break feeling like a million years ago it’s definitely time to start dreaming of the next holiday.  There’s certainly not… Read More.

Beth F

In Bloom; Katie Marx Floral

Named after one of the brightest buds in the garden, Poppy, from Melbourne’s Katie Marx Floral speaks to Design Field Notes about styling and keeping Melbourne’s Oly showroom in bloom:… Read More.

Beth F

Oly Concept Store Launch Party in Melbourne

Melbourne just can’t stop talking about the launch of Australia’s first Oly San Francisco concept store on Church Street, Richmond.  The exquisite Oly furniture and homewares collection came alive last… Read More.

Beth F

Bondi Butcher- La Macelleria

Ok, so I’m biased because I live, and love living, in Bondi, but me aside, many are pitching this new butcher as one of the best in Sydney and they’re… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Treasures at Portobello Antiques Market, London

Since moving to Australia I have greatly missed the delights of fabulously eccentric British antiques and the extraordinary displays on show at all the antiques fairs and markets. As controversial… Read More.

Natalia

Sibella Court- Commercial Concepts

Sibella Court is one of Sydney’s most recognisable interior stylists; walk into any of the Sydney spaces she’s worked on (Ms G’s, York 75, Upstairs at the Beresford, El Loco,… Read More.

Beth F

Oustanding Stand Styling at Maison et Objet 2012

hidradenitis suppurativa diet Stand styling at Maison Objet was pretty varied in scale and style, perhaps one common denominator was a natural element running through most stands. Flamant Flamant used… Read More.

Jodie

Hob-Knobbing in London

From high streets to local markets, I found some beautiful designs for door hardware in London; bejeweled ceramic, heavy steel, glass, leather and resin. From Large plate handles to delicate… Read More.

Natalia

An Afternoon at Coco Republic with Martyn Lawrence-Bullard

On Saturday 4th Feb, Belle readers were treated to an afternoon of “decadence, darling” with the King of interior design and the star of Million Dollar Decorators, Martyn Lawrence-Bullard.  Hosted… Read More.

Beth F

Lions, Tigers and Bears… in Paris

While recently in Paris for the Maison et Objet home products fair I had a chance to visit Deyrolle, a 170 year old shop in the St.Germain district of Paris.… Read More.

James

Hidden gems at the Australian International Furniture Fair 2012

As Australia’s own International Furniture Fair draws to a close, here are some of the treasures that were lurking in the vast expanse of the Sydney Exhibition Centre. It took… Read More.

Natalia

Maison et Objet 2012- Hot Objects

I feel as though there was perhaps not so much innovation at this Maison Objet Fair, perhaps due to current global conditions everyone is ‘playing it safe’. There is still… Read More.

Jodie

Maison et Objet 2012- A Sneak Peak at Colour

I’ve just finished a week at Maison et Object, but still enjoying Paris… thought I’d update you guys with what colours were happening at the show! This year it was… Read More.

Jodie

Greg Natale Meets Kelly Hoppen and Martin Waller

 The Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards acknowledges and rewards excellence and creativity in the Australian interior design industry. The winner of the Interior Designer of the Year Award 2011… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Greg Natale

Saintly Design: London

On my recent travels back to Blighty, during a retail therapy London marathon, I stumbled across All Saints on Regent Street and thought is should be heralded as an iconic… Read More.

London, UK

Natalia

James Perse

James Perse learnt the trade from his dad, Tommy Perse, and together they’ve been dominating the California fashion scene for over 40 years. James continues the legacy by now coining… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith

The Unmissable Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh

My most recent return to the motherland took me to the fabulous Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh, the debut of a series of Missoni Hotels. A lively injection of colour into… Read More.

Edinburgh, UK

Natalia

Le Photographe: Felix Forest

Felix is a friend of mine from France who is relatively new on the interiors photography scene but doing some great stuff. Now getting featured in many international interiors publications,… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith