Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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

The Best of London’s Christmas Windows

This Christmas the chilly streets of London were not frosted in the conventional manner, but with diamonds, crystals, jewel encrusted garments, dazzling furniture pieces, chandeliers and a light spattering of… Read More.

London, UK

Natalia

Talking Shop – Fishs Eddy NYC

A good friend of mine, who had a stint in NYC, told me that I MUST get to this little shop on my last trip to the Big Apple. Fishs… Read More.

New York City, USA

Jessica T

Bondi Beach Hardware

Independent hardware chain’s are not easy to come by these days. Hardware retailing has been ‘Bunnified’ with Bunning’s just being so easy, cheap and let’s face it, addictive. So it… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith

Palm Springs – Design Destination

If you’re after a holiday in the sun with a difference (and your somewhere in California!) try Palm Springs. Although the water might be in a pool instead of an… Read More.

Palm Springs, CA, USA

Jessica T

Hotel Americano

Americano has opened without a bang, but instead has crept into the NYC hotel scene in a unique understated manor. Set in the once industrial streets of Chelsea, Americano is… Read More.

New York City, USA

Jessica T

Sydney Local Haunts

Nookie The most extravagant exercise in smallness.  Literally a hole in a Cleveland Street wall with two milk crates out the front. Never overlook the usefulness of a carefully placed… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Jeremy Bull

California Dreaming – Vintage LA

LA is a generally a misunderstood city for people who don’t want to see what it really has to offer. It is full of unexpected delights including the huge array… Read More.

Los Angeles, USA

Jessica T

Talking Shop – Best Interior Stores NYC

ABC CARPET & HOME The must see store for any furniture, bedding and homewares lover. ABC is one of the most extensive furniture retailers in the world and resides in… Read More.

New York, USA

Jessica T

Parisian Chic – Top Trois Interior Stores

Merci A must on the list is Merci in the Bastille. You need look no further to find a modern concept store that brings together a range of boutique fashion,… Read More.

Paris, France

Natasha

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

Anthony Spon-Smith

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

Anthony Spon-Smith

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,

Anthony Spon-Smith

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

Anthony Spon-Smith