Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Saturday in Design, Melbourne 2012

Australia's most dynamic trade exhibition returned to Melbourne August 17+18 2012. This time around, Coco Republic celebrated Saturday In Design with a look at the new international releases from Coco… Read More.

Beth F

Highlights from Australia’s Furnitex Furniture Fair

Normally I focus on international trade fairs – as I generally buy direct from overseas and truth be told, Australian furniture and gift fairs are never quite on the money… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Dawn of Modern Japanese Design – Kamisaka Sekka comes to Sydney

Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) was one of Japan’s leading artists, designers and art instructors. His bold, visually dynamic designs and innovative approach to production made him one of the great visionaries… Read More.

Natalia

Global Design with Thomas Hamel and Robyn Holt

Thomas Hamel, one of Australia’s most prolific Interior Designers, alongside Robyn Holt, former editor of Vogue Living, design consultant and television personality, are teaming up for an exhilarating global Seminar… Read More.

Beth F

The New Lauren Ralph Lauren ‘Elise’ Collection Has Arrived

The Elise collection from Lauren Ralph Lauren is inspired by the chic romance of a luxurious Parisian hotel, carved ebony wood is paired with etched silvered glass and rich, creamy… Read More.

Natalia

Thunderbolt of Inspiration– the 18th Biennale of Sydney

For all the Sydney-siders looking for a jolt of inspiration – take a second to visit the exciting Biennale of Sydney, Australia’s largest contemporary visual arts event.  Showcasing bold and… Read More.

Beth F

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

Paper & Scissors- Lisa Rodden

Check out these awesome pieces of art by Sunshine Coast based artist Lisa Rodden, who has been creative ever since she could hold a pencil or a pair of scissors… Read More.

Natalia

Brisbane Indesign 2012

Saturday Indesign, one of Australia’s most dynamic design exhibitions, returned to Brisbane with a bang last weekend (25+26 May) in the most successful Indesign exhibition Brisbane has seen yet.  … Read More.

Beth F

Judges Notes: Inside the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards

Entries are in, judges have gathered, votes have been cast and we’re now just a tiny step away from announcing the finalists of the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. … Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Drawn by Design

Catch the final day of the ‘Drawn by Design’ exhibition this Saturday 11am-4pm, Easter weekend at the Art Atrium in Bondi and see the best of the best in Australian… Read More.

Beth F

Liquid Landscapes, Martine Emdur

There is something therapeutic about Martine Emdur’s ocean scape collection.  Perfectly rendered bodies submerged in the ocean, light refracting through the water, a calm glistening surface.  Looking at her large-scale… Read More.

Beth F

Luxury Home Design, Kate St James

Kate St James is one busy lady in the interiors magazine world. She’s managing editor of Universal Magazines’ Home Design + Living Series including Luxury Home Design, Contemporary Home Design,… Read More.

Jessica T

DesignEX 2012

For over 24 years, DesignEX has been Australia’s largest interiors, design and architecture event.  Lauren Ebbeck is the newly appointed Group Exhibition Director and promises some big changes – including… Read More.

Jessica T

Wish List- Steve Cordony, Belle Magazine

Steve Cordony is currently the interior design editor of design bible Belle Magazine and interior and event stylist for a myriad of high end clients. His style has been described… Read More.

Jessica T

Super Stylin’ Steve Cordony

Steve Cordony is one of the best in his game and currently on the front line of cutting edge interiors and styling. As Interior Design Editor of design bible Belle… Read More.

Natalia

Colour Trends- Back to Nature

A huge trend coming out of the Dulux Colour forecast for 2012 is a more simplistic approach to our interiors, think ‘raw’ inspired by natures best. “In an era characterised… Read More.

Jessica T

Design Session with Darren Palmer

Last week Darren Palmer stopped by Coco Republic’s Design School to kick-start the 2012 Design Sessions calendar.  And what an inspiring beginning to the year!  From creative concept to styling… Read More.

Beth F

Australian International Design Awards

The Australian International Design Awards is the nation’s most prestigious design assessment program, recognising excellence in product design and innovation since 1958. carton of cigarettes Entry opens Wednesday 1 February… Read More.

Beth F

Design Sessions

Interior Design industry leaders Darren Palmer (Darren Palmer Interiors), Steve Cordony (Interior Design Editor Belle Magazine) & Kate St James (Managing Editor of Universal Magazines) will be speaking at the… Read More.

Syd, Australia

Beth F

Picasso Exhibition – Sydney

This summer see the greatest Picasso exhibition ever come to Australia.  Some 150 paintings, drawings and sculptures will fill most of the ground floor of the Art Gallery of NSW. … Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Beth F

Call for Entries

Belle Magazine, in association with Coco Republic, is delighted to announce the 2012 Interior Design Awards.   Celebrating and rewarding excellence in Australian interior design and decoration by individuals, partnerships and… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Beth F

Design School Student of the Year Awards

Coco Republic Design School Student of the Year Awards 2011 celebrates this year’s highest achievers. Congratulations to the winners Connie Hang, Gemma Castelletto, Elmarie Kirchner and Nicola George for their… Read More.

Sydney, Australia

Beth F