Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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

Bar Palladio, Jaipur

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Jaipur’s busy streets is the infamous Narain Niwas Palace. We have spent many afternoons in this wonderful sanctuary lazing by the pool… Read More.

Walter G

A Return to Tradition: James Michael Howard

I spent my childhood in a beautiful leafy suburb in Sydney’s North, in a house that had belonged to my great-grandfather, my grandad, then my father.  The home was a… Read More.

Beth F

Ahead of the Trends: Décor + Design 2014

With the new look Décor + Design show at FURNITEX on next month, I caught up with Victoria Redshaw, Lead Futurist at trend forecasting agency Scarlet Opus headquartered in the… Read More.

Caitlan N

Members Only: The Stables Sydney

No longer just a hub of activity on racedays, The Australian Turf Club has stepped up their game with a unique partnership with The Keystone Group at the recently renovated… Read More.

Caitlan N

Dreaming of qualia; Hamilton Island

Now that the mornings are blistering cold and the nights frosty, my mind has been wandering off in search of warmer climates. Next on my wish list is qualia resort (pronounced… Read More.

Liz

From Study to Practice: Lisa Ewart Design

Coco Republic Design School are delighted to introduce Lisa Ewart, a graduate of the Interior Decoration, Perth Mum of three, and fully fledged interior designer.  I caught up with her… Read More.

Caitlan N

Swedish Simplicity

Recently I stumbled across the stunning home of interior stylist, Jenny Hjalmarson Boldsen.  I’d collected various snaps of this paired back abode throughout my (late night) Pinterest trawling journeys, so… Read More.

Beth F

In His Words: Q&A with Timothy Oulton

Australia was lucky enough to have a rare visit from Timothy Oulton last week to launch his new season collection, inspired by historical heroes, relaxed coastal living and classic styles… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Raising the Bar: Prahran Hotel

It is hard not to notice the iconic Prahran Hotel, dominating the street facade in this bustling cultural suburb of Melbourne. Standing boldly on High Street, the venue brags a… Read More.

Caitlan N

Sunkissed Moments: A Travel Guide to Mykonos

Surrounded by dazzling indigo water, the whitewashed Greek island of Mykonos often has a reputation of being notoriously touristy and a little too trashy, some might say.  But dig a… Read More.

Caitlan N

Seaside Sanctuary: Larvotto Turn Wins Best Display Home

I was thrilled to hear that one of my recent Coco Republic Interior Design projects, Larvotto Turn, won Overall Best Display Home and Best Display Home Over $650,000 at the… Read More.

Jodie

Hotel Pulitzer Roma

The great Spanish architect Lazaro Rosa Violan – has done it again with his fit out of the five star rated Pulitzer Hotel in Rome.  The hotel is centrally situated only… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith