Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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

Quatrefoil Trend Alert

The Quatrefoil has been used in gothic architecture for centuries and has recently had a resurgence in the interiors world. The quatrefoil is by definition a round shape commonly used… Read More.

Caitlan N

Fresh Off the Boat- New Arrivals from Kelly Hoppen

Check out the new products that have just arrived from world renowned London based designer Kelly Hoppen to Coco republic. Loving the black log side table with stud detail down… Read More.

Natalia

Favourite Fabrics from Kelly Wearstler’s New Collection

With such an enormous variety of new fabrics hitting the market, it’s sometimes hard to choose favourites.  However, the new Kelly Wearstler II collection for Groundworks has definitely caught my… Read More.

Victoria

Zig-Zag the New Stripe

Forget straight lines, the chevron is the new stripe. Missoni made the chevron pattern famous in the 60’s with a kaleidoscope of colours.   Now  this trend is emerging not only… Read More.

Jessica T

Four Posts – Better than none.

Four post beds have had a noticeable resurgence in popularity over the past few years and we are now starting to see some great new designs from some of our… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Jessica T

Improving Office Productivity

On average we spend 45 hours a week at work and 1.5 hours a day on average is spent rifling through messy desks. It is said that your average pen… Read More.

Natalia

Light Hearted

Don’t want to keep you in the dark about what’s going on in London town on the lighting front. Some pretty exciting and innovative designs spotted on my travels, somewhere… Read More.

Natalia

As Seen In Channel 7’s “Revenge”

I received several phone calls from excited staff (and Oly fans) about the product placement in channel Seven’s latest drama series “Revenge” after the first episode aired last week. The… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Jessica T

Design Classic – The Klismos Chair

With origins in Ancient Greece, the Klismos chair has been a design classic for many furniture houses but has had a resurgence in the past few years. The Klismos shape… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Jessica T

Can I have more Canvas?

If I could have a lot more canvas in my life I would. Canvas gives you that ‘I care about not wanting to care’ finish to your interior – thanks… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith

Bowery Lane Bicycles

For me, bicycles represent an era gone past, when life was simpler. Communities were a little smaller and commuting to work was only but a pedal away. A time when… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith

Sitting Pretty

There is something hopelessly beautiful about sitting in something born from utility but made with love, consideration and passion. In many ways the chair distils this best. Here is my… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Jeremy Bull

Oly Concept Store – Now Open

The new Oly San Francisco concept store in Melbourne is now open on 488 Church Street Richmond.  It will house the full Oly San Francisco line of furniture and is… Read More.

Melbourne, Australia

Beth F

Online Gift Store

Coco Republic has married old-world charm and new-world technology with the launch of the company’s online gift store www.cocorepublic.com.au. The virtual store, a first for Coco Republic, features exclusive, limited-edition… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Beth F

We Love the Toledo Sofa

Although I like the simplicity of using a simple fabric in a space as a base for an interior, I love the mix of materials in the Toledo Sofa. It’s… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Jessica T

Mellow Yellow

Technically yellow is not that mellow. Firstly, it’s proven that infants cry more in yellow rooms. Also proven is that yellow generates muscle energy as it’s the best ‘attention getting… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith

Luxurious Honey

Who would have thought that one of the world’s most famous luxury brands Louis Vuitton would be making honey?  Well they have done just that in true Louis Vuitton style.… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Beth F

Bang For Your Buck

Do you have that item in your wardrobe that just makes every outfit look a million dollars…? It could be a beautiful piece of jewelry, or that pair of shoes.… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith

Punchy Pools

Here in Australia summertime means splashing and frolicking in a back yard in someone’s ‘pewwwl’. Pools can serve so many purposes to their guardians – cool respite after a bit… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith