Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Paris and the Study of Surfaces

Paris. Intoxicating, beautiful and a place that inevitably captures your heart. On a recent visit, what struck me alongside the tolling of the cathedral bells and the blooms bursting from… Read More.

Caitlan N

Australia’s Got Talent – Henry Pilcher

Does the name Henry Pilcher ring a bell for you? If not, it will soon for sure. Henry Pilcher is a 26 years old designer who is making waves in… Read More.

Alexandra D

Copenhagen’s The Apartment

Tina Seidenfaden Busck and Pernille Hornhaver are the founders of The Apartment, an interior showroom/shop in Christianshavn, Copenhagen. Both with extensive experience in furniture buying and interior design, The Apartment… Read More.

Beth F

Door to Door in Italy

On my recent trip to Italy, walking through the streets of Florence, Bellagio and Venice, there was one particular thing that blew me away – doors.  In Australia, we have… Read More.

Lily

The Beauty of Grey

When we first walked into this Victorian terrace in Sydney’s Inner West, it was bland and dark and not functional. Working together with the client and their architect, we came… Read More.

Greg Natale

London Design Festival; Tent London

London’s largest design show, Tent London and Super Brands London, showcased a myriad of crafty design talent within the sprawling rooms and spaces of the Old Truman Brewery in East… Read More.

Felix Forest

London Design Festival; 100% Design and the Design Dock

During London Design Week there are so many amazing trade shows to see – two that really stood out for me were 100% Design and Design Dock – here’s a… Read More.

Felix Forest

Voyages Imaginaires at Paris Design Week 2012

Paris Design Week is one the highlights of the Maison & Objet Fair. It is one of the most exciting events, showcasing lifestyle innovations, international trends, new design materials, designers,… Read More.

Alexandra D

The Inspired Outdoor Room

Here at the Coco Republic Design School, I get the chance to speak with emerging designers on a daily basis. And one of the questions that comes up frequently is… Read More.

Caitlan N

Gone Fishing: Mr Jason Grant for Murobond

Dreaming of a coastal holiday?  I know I am. come curare i funghi della pelle Sydney based interior stylist Mr Jason Grant, has released his highly anticipated fourth collaboration with… Read More.

Caitlan N

Dine and Design in Bali

Bali, the playground of Asia, bustling with thousands of scooters, tourists galore, and an array of very chic interiors that take Balinese style to a whole new level. Having been… Read More.

Steve Cordony

The Morrison by Akin Creative

Compared to Melbourne, the Sydney CBD can lack a bit of personality. But that’s all changing with many new restaurants and bars that have been opening up over the past… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Eye on Design: Ann Wolf

Ann Wolf isn’t my favourite interior designer, but her eye for detail specification and use of harmony and scale in her jobs is second to none. This Houston home she… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Best Coast: Interior Design on the Northern Beaches

Collaroy is the latest in a string of inspirational design projects by Coco Republic Interior Design. With the aim to transform this stunning waterfront property on Sydney’s Northern Beaches into… Read More.

Beth F

Straw Hat’s Off

Being married to a Swede I have a bias towards anything Swedish, some would call me a Swedofile – do they exist?. They seem to just do things right.  Certainly… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

The Minimal and the Modern; Azzedine Alaïa Paris

A classicist, perfectionist and true Parisian, Azzedine Alaia latest foray into interior design is something to behold. A traditional atelier and couturier by trade, Alaia’s minimalist approach to design has… Read More.

Beth F

New America: Thom Filicia Interior Design

I'm proud to admit I was an avid watcher of the USA version of Queer Eye For A Straight Guy back in the early 2000's. I was the straight guy… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Elizabeth Bay Exclusive

From the beginning this project was always going to be about the location and the view across Sydney Harbour. Because of this location and the incredible light, the design concept… Read More.

Greg Natale

Thomas O’Brien – Aero Studio

Thomas O’Brien is the quintessential New York Interior designer who has successfully expanded his business into lighting and product design. Coco Republic will be stocking a selection of the range… Read More.

New York, USA

Caitlan N

How to style with Jason Grant

I would like to introduce you to one of Sydney’s best stylists; Mr Jason Grant; a Melbourne born Sydney based stylist, writer and blogger. Best known for his signature style;… Read More.

Caitlan N

Haute Housing by Hermes

Hermes, one of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses, will be pouring it’s creative energies into one of this year’s most luxurious interior design projects.  Opening in 2012, the executive… Read More.

Beth F

Anna Spiro launches Hand Painted Wallpaper for Porter’s Paints

I popped in for breakfast at Porter’s Paints yesterday to meet Brisbane designer Anna Spiro who is launching her new hand painted wallpaper collection. Such a stunning range of bright,… Read More.

Natalia

Jeff Leatham- A Cut Above the Rest

These  are not your average floral arrangements; call it contemporary art. paper writing service He has a slew of celebrity clientele including Oprah, Eva Longoria, Kylie Minouge & Maddona (to… Read More.

Caitlan N

Out in the Field: Oly San Francisco

On my travels around the USA last month I saw so many great and inspiring pieces however, the new Oly product was one of the most fun collections around; from… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith