Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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

It’s All About The Rug

They say a rug can anchor and define your interior space; it’s the glue that holds it all together. One that I am loving right now for its bright, bold… Read More.

Caitlan N

Maison et Objet 2012/13 – Inspired Furniture

Buying furniture internationally is not as glamorous or easy as many think it is. Generally you have to think creatively when interpreting a collection and ensure you’re curating for your… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Maison et Objet 2012-13 – Inspired Homewares & Lighting

When you really look at it, the majority of the Maison et Object Fair is homewares. There are halls full of suppliers with a variety of products from children's toys,… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Maison et Object 2012/13 – Favourites from the Fair

At most furniture fairs there is just too much to see and buy and Maison et Object in Paris is no exception – halls as far as the eye can… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Maison et Objet 2012/13 – Best Stands, Best Brands

Having not been back to Maison for a couple of years, it has been really great to get back to Paris. Maison is always a stunning show and Paris is… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Home on the Range

Imagine this: exposed timber beams, soft furnishing, hide throws on a stone floor, a wide-open fire. It’s a sanctuary from the outside world for the lone star cowboy and the… Read More.

Beth F

Oly Eye Candy

Oly San Francisco is becoming a favourite go-to collection for many interior designers, in both the US and Australia. The pieces are so special and unique, that even just one… Read More.

Lily

New York Gift Fair 2012 – The Latest Trends

The New Gift Fair brings together the best in decorative accessories and furnishings from around the world, but the highlights would definitely have to be from the local markets including… Read More.

Caitlan N

Hej Hay: Danish Design from Copenhagen

I’m en route to Paris for Maison et Object via Scandinavia and have found a great brand / store in Copenhagen called Hay. treatment for diabetes I entered the store… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Colour Love: Red-Purple

Enigmatic, bold and alluring, red-purple is one of my favourite colours. Radiating energy, this colour makes me think of exotic flowers such as orchids or fuschias. It’s a colour I… Read More.

Caitlan N

Styling Magic: Studio Pepe Milan

“Believe in what you are doing and put as much passion as you can.” That’s the key to success for Arianna Lelli Marni and Chaira di Pinto. who together make… Read More.

Beth F

Black Glamour by Steve Cordony

As Interior Design Editor of Belle Magazine, part of my job is to select a number of design “trends” to explore each issue. After researching, mood boarding and product sourcing… Read More.

Steve Cordony

Beads of Light

Lighting is one of the most important elements in interior design and can make or break a space. Beaded chandeliers can have a huge impact, available in endless sizes, styles… Read More.

Lily

An Indian Bazaar

Rich in fearless colour and luxurious design, India is a country of constant inspiration for the globe-trotting decorator. From hand-painted walls, to brightly patterned textiles, to intricately carved furniture with… Read More.

Beth F

Through The Looking Glass

An idealistic haven where the outdoors are separated from their interior by nothing but a breath of clear glass – it's a design concept that has been on my mind… Read More.

Beth F

Intriguing Art at Coco Republic

Coco Republic have just received the first shipment of beautiful wall art from a Los Angeles based studio, Natural Curiosities Art House. We chose to represent the range because of… Read More.

Caitlan N

From Paris to Milan with Paola Navone

I recently became aware of Paola Navone – a Milan based architect, designer, art director, interior decorator, exhibitioner and event organiser…. Paola Navone is one creative gem! Here is a… Read More.

Caitlan N

Bee Inspired

Mother nature is the ultimate designer and she's been an inspiration since mankind began designing. how to get a girlfriend The hexagonal shape of honeycomb has inspired pattern and design… Read More.

Natalia

Take Flight

From fancy feathered accessories, to flighty figurines, to flocks flying across walls, birds continue to appear everywhere in interiors. Take inspiration from the Oly collection at Coco Republic, where little… Read More.

Beth F

Mad Men by Pepe Penalver

Love the wintry, bachelor pad feel of Pepe Penalver’s new Mad Men collection. There is definitely a New York 60’s vibe with this collection with the checks, houndstooth and Kashmiri… Read More.

Natalia

Snuggle up this weekend with a Bemboka

Bemboka knitted throws and blankets are a blend of Angora and Australian Merino wool spun in New Zealand. The results are these gorgeously cosy throws which are light, super warm… Read More.

Natalia

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

Loving the New Azzurro Collection from Elitis

After the recent unveiling of the new Elitis Collections for 2012 I fell in love with the Azzurro wall coverings, particularly the Ponza and Vulcano range. It's a vinyl wallpaper… Read More.

Natasha