Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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.

Max Sparrow

The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

No doubt on your travel itinerary at one stage or another is Singapore. A vibrant city where east meets west and heritage, modernity and opulence combine. The changing skyline is… Read More.

Max Sparrow

The Apartment by The Line, NYC

A light-filled aerie on SoHo’s Greene Street, The Apartment by The Line the latest venture from trendsetting NYC duo Vanessa Traina and Morgan Wendelborn. A dedicated haven for all things… Read More.

Beth F

Los Angeles Athletic Club by Timothy Oulton

Behind an ordinary looking bookcase, a clandestine passage used in the days of prohibition leads you up the stairs to reveal a members-only speakeasy. Welcome to the historic Blue Room… Read More.

Caitlan N

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 F

The Ludlow, NYC

During my recent stay in the city that never sleeps, I had the fortune of getting a fair amount of sleep at The Ludlow, a boutique hotel tucked among the… Read More.

Beth F

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.

Caitlan N

Hotel Covell & The Life of a Fictional Writer

Los Feliz in Los Angeles welcomed a new addition to the boutique hotel scene earlier this year with Hotel Covell. The art of storytelling is embedded within each of the… Read More.

Caitlan N

Designer Spotlight: Hare + Klein

A finalist for the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2015 Interior Designer of the Year, firm Hare + Klein has truly made its mark on the Australian design scene.… Read More.

Caitlan N

Soho House, Istanbul

Istanbul’s Palazzo Corpi in the historic Beyoğlu district is now home to the thirteenth and largest Soho House in the world. Serving as a private members’ club for the arts and entertainment… Read More.

Caitlan N

Villa La Banane, St Barts

St Barts is a destination that has been on my hit list for a while and La Banane is on top for where I’d like to spend my time. Tropical days… Read More.

Caitlan N

Youth and Romance; Ryan Korban Interior Design

Before hitting the age of 30, Ryan Korban has already managed to build a profile to make many of the world’s leading interior designers green with envy.  His extensive work… Read More.

Beth F

Fontevraud Hotel, Loire Valley, France

One of France’s newest additions on the hotel scene is the Fontevraud Hotel in the Loire Valley’s Fontevraud Abbey. The building is a former local tourist landmark, playing multiple roles… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Blixen, East London

East London has a welcome addition to the neighbourhood, Blixen. A charming all-day brasserie, the new hotspot is housed in a former bank building and it’s on my hit list for… Read More.

Caitlan N

Buvette Gastrotheque: From NYC to Paris

A visit to West Village in New York City is not complete without a stop off at Buvette, a personal favourite for delightful French cuisine. Last year, chef and owner… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Travel Destination: Byron Bay NSW

For so many years Australia’s Byron Bay has existed as a stunning corner of the world; a summer haven attracting hippies, surfers and travellers alike. Travel there today and you’ll… Read More.

Beth F

Walk on the Wild Side: EcoCamp, Chile

Set amongst one of the most breathtaking scenes is EcoCamp in the heart of Torres Del Paine in Chile. Think spectacular trails, local delicacies and waking up to the sounds… Read More.

Caitlan N

Reinventing Tradition: Joseph Cheaney London

I first visited the London flagship store of traditional men’s footwear brand Joseph Cheaney several years ago when in town for the London Design Festival. Located on Jermyn Street in Mayfair,… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

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 Spon-Smith

International Influences: Maison & Objet 2015

Maison & Objet is always conceptual, a highlight on the international design calendar. Loan Resnekov of Coco Republic travelled to Paris this month and shares her insights into the key… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Dome Home by Timothy Oulton

The Dome Home by Timothy Oulton is a unique, energy-giving space located in the heart of southern China in Gaoming. I’ve had the privilege of visiting Timothy Oulton’s headquarters for… Read More.

Liz

New in Dublin: Dean Hotel

I’m travelling to the UK later this year and in true ‘me’ fashion, I’m planning early. A stop in Dublin has lead me to this gem, the new Dean Hotel. The architecture is… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Nelson, St Kilda

The bayside surroundings of St Kilda in Melbourne, provide the inspiration for the latest project from Techne Architects – The Nelson. Already a hit with locals (myself included), The Nelson is where you… Read More.

Jase

L’Americano Espresso Bar, Alexandria

I’m excited to reveal Coco Republic’s first hospitality offering with the opening of L’Americano Espresso Bar – a welcome addition to the Sydney coffee scene. Set in our flagship Alexandria showroom,… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith