Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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

Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn

The Wythe Hotel started with the discovery of an old textile factory on the Williamsburg waterfront. And I guess the rest of the 72 room luxury hotel is history! It… Read More.

Walter G

Holiday Home With Mr Jason Grant

Open any dictionary and a home is defined as the place where one’s domestic affections are centred. I’m a firm believer that your home is your sanctuary – not only… Read More.

Caitlan N

David Shrigley Design’s Sketch – London

UK artist David Shrigley is no stranger to whimsy, so it came without surprise that his take over of esteemed gallery-come-restaurant space Sketch was realised with such an amusing aesthetic.  239… Read More.

Beth F

Mondrian London by Tom Dixon

This September, the hotly anticipated 359-room Mondrian London at Sea Containers, opens to guests, complete with stand out interiors by Designer Tom Dixon. Although initially intended to be a luxury… Read More.

Beth F

The Parker, Palm Springs

When Jonathan Adler comes to town, it’s hard not to get swept up in his playful, kitsch-y design aesthetic.  So while we’re all on the bandwagon, I thought it’d be… Read More.

Beth F

The British Museum, by Softroom

Architecture and design studio Softroom has renovated a restaurant beneath the glazed roof installed by Norman Foster over the Great Court of the British Museum in London. Situated at the… Read More.

Beth F

A South Hampton Home, by Christopher Maya

Christopher Maya’s designs hold timeless appeal. His work is tailored and historically referenced with understated elegance.  Based in NYC, his work has an all-American flair that has playful appeal One… Read More.

Beth F

In His Words: Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler is arguably one of the world’s most exciting and celebrated designers. He is a man I have admired for a number of years, first on my radar with… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

The Apothecary of Santa Maria Novella, Italy

For those who know the Timothy Oulton brand well you’ll be familiar with the soft odours of frankincense and myrrh that permeates the galleries. Each Timothy Oulton gallery around the… Read More.

Beth F

Navy, NYC

I want to tell you about one of the hottest new restaurants in New York – and it’s not just the food that excites. In a cozy neighbourhood, on a… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Bikini Berlin

In racy design news, a new hotel in Berlin, the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, is giving passers-by more imagery than they’d like – by using floor-to-ceiling glass in its toilets. Originally… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

The Marlton NYC

With a New York buying trip in the diary for later this year, I’m on the hunt for a new hotel to try. On my list is The Marlton, with… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

The Surf Lodge Montauk

There’s a wave of likability for surfing in NYC of recent years. First with the hit surf brand – Saturdays – and now with The Surf Lodge Montauk riding the… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith