Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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

Five Minutes With: Helen Lennie of Signature Prints

Working with textiles and playing with pattern and colour is often one of the most exciting aspects of working in the design industry. I had the opportunity to speak with… Read More.

Alexandra D

The Pumphouse Point Hotel, Tasmania

Perched at the end of a 230 metre hydro flume atop Australia’s deepest lake is the Pumphouse Point Hotel. The wilderness retreat has come onto my radar, transformed from a… Read More.

Caitlan N

Saint Frank, San Francisco

When recently in San Francisco, I discovered Saint Frank, an inspired coffee shop.  Pairing a trendy interior with passion for the craft of coffee, I recommend a visit when next… Read More.

Caitlan N

Warehouse Wanderlust: Hong Kong’s First Warehouse Conversion Hotel

In the hip southside neighbourhood of Wong Chuk Hang, a former industrial precinct, is one of Hong Kong’s newest hotels, the Ovolo. What I’m most excited about is this latest… Read More.

Caitlan N

Timothy Oulton’s Glazebrook House, UK

Devon is one of England’s most idyllic counties, known for its stunning countryside and relaxed pace of life. It is also hiding one of the most exciting, intriguing and unique… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Romeo Hotel, Naples

Rated by Conde Nast as one of the best new hotels in the world this year, the Romeo Hotel in Naples overlooks the Amalfi Coast and Capri Island located near… Read More.

Caitlan N

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.

Caitlan N

Grandeous Glamour: Intercontinental Opens Sydney

The stately Double Bay hotel formerly known as the Ritz Carlton, then the Stamford, is reopening in November as the Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay. The refurbishment will transform the hotel… Read More.

Beth F