Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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

Crystal Power

Crystals are said to have magic powers and energy but I just like the look of them. I didn’t always like crystals however – in fact when one of my… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith

Coco Republic Surfcraft

I recently purchased a retro surfboard and the craft is simply a thing of beauty. My wife agreed however living in our small beachside apartment it took up a lot… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith

Dreaming of a White Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner here are a few winning festive Christmas presents that are as pure white as the driven snow and a perfect Christmas idea.  So whether… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Natalia

Skull-King

A skull tattoo – ‘mmm, not so good’ – but a Skull in your interior is cool, bringing your dark side out and aesthetically breaking straight lines. Stone, timber, rock,… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith

Navajo Vs Stars & Stripes

We are loving this new chair by Andrew Martin. Andrew Martin has done some of the best fabrics in the marketplace for years and right now this little dining chair… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

We Love… Mr. Pinchy

Watch out, Mr. Pinchy will be available from Coco Republic in the next week or so. He is available in gold and burnished silver and stands at an impressive 48cm… Read More.

Jessica T

Working on your Tan

With the aroma of BBQs, suncream and melting tarmac in the air, summer is upon us and time to catch some rays and work on that tan whether it be… Read More.

Natalia

Matching Is So Not Right Now

I think I might be fashionable for just a minute. For once the zeitgeist and I are in step. ‘On trend’, as we say in magazines. It’s not because I… Read More.

Neale Whitaker

Going for Gold

Gold is back in a big way. However, like a rapper with gold teeth, it can go either way unless you mix it into your interior well. I suggest going… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Anthony Spon-Smith

Couleur

Roaming around Maison et Objet this year, pumpkin, aubergine, mulberry and moss green were the colours that were the order of the day. These colours were apparent everywhere but in… Read More.

Paris, France

Victoria

Maison et Objet 2011- Hot Themes

WASHED TIMBERS Timber was featured en masse, both washed and simplified. A wonderfully constructed table from Dekoninck’s new Simply Solid range. This Belgium company displayed beautifully simple pieces with witty… Read More.

Paris, France

Natasha

Oly New Releases

I see a lot of furniture around the world and yet Oly San Francisco is, to me, still one of the most succinct, progressive and beautiful furniture manufacturing collections around.… Read More.

San Francisco, USA

Anthony Spon-Smith

Loving these

My theory on love is, ‘you know when you know’… and it’s the same for relationships as it is with objects. Here are some of my most favourite pieces –… Read More.

Various cities , World Wide

Anthony Spon-Smith

Signature Prints & Kate Spade

Show time in New York City – Florence Broadhurst for Kate Spade New York. Florence Broadhurst is the creative ignition to Kate Spade New York’s collection for 2012.  Prim with… Read More.

New York, USA

Helen Lennie

Kelly Hoppen New Releases

I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Kelly a little bit over the past year, having launched her new furniture line in Australia, and I have to say that… Read More.

London, United Kingdom

Anthony Spon-Smith