Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Walk on the Wild Side: EcoCamp, Chile

Set amongst one of the most breathtaking scenes is EcoCamp in the heart of Torres Del Paine in Chile. Think spectacular trails, local delicacies and waking up to the sounds… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Dome Home by Timothy Oulton

The Dome Home by Timothy Oulton is a unique, energy-giving space located in the heart of southern China in Gaoming. I’ve had the privilege of visiting Timothy Oulton’s headquarters for… Read More.


Poolhouse Perfection

The ultimate statement of luxury, the poolhouse is the new designer statement. And this seriously cool project by Canadian firm tongtong has caught my eye. A point of difference is the… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Pumphouse Point Hotel, Tasmania

Perched at the end of a 230 metre hydro flume atop Australia’s deepest lake is the Pumphouse Point Hotel. The wilderness retreat has come onto my radar, transformed from a… Read More.

Caitlan N

Casa No Tempo, Portugal

Aires Mateus Architecture Firm, together with the owners João and Andreia Rodrigues, transformed an old family farm into a modern retreat in the rural landscape of the Alentejo region of… Read More.

Beth F

AD Interieurs 2014, Paris

This November I had the pleasure of photographing one of the most exciting interiors exhibitions on the calendar – the AD Interieurs 2014 in Paris.  Every year interiors magazine Architectural… Read More.

Felix Forest

The Romance of Cuba

From the moment I stepped off the plane and found myself trapped in slow moving airport queues, I realized there wasn’t much point in doing things quickly in Cuba.  That… Read More.


Milano Art Deco: Villa Necchi

I first saw Villa Necchi in the Luca Guadagnino film I Am Love – a dramatic exploration of love and politics in the Italian bourgeoisie.  For me, it was love… Read More.

Felix Forest

Pretty and Gritty: A Shipping Yard turned Fashion Precinct

Fashion brand Urban Outfitters needed a workspace that embodied the unique style and vintage retro character of their world-renowned brand.  An abandoned naval shipping yard in Philadelphia, dating back to… Read More.


The Brain Escape

There is nothing more frustrating than when that little light bulb  idea goes off in the middle of your busy week – right when it’s the last thing in the… 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.


Form in Motion: Dame Zaha Hadid

This phenomenal lady would have to be one of my all time favourite architects. While her unique work has been described as ”frozen movement” and “form in motion”, Hadid herself… Read More.

Tanya Dobble

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

Dare to Dream, Alila Hotel

2012 is well and truly underway and with the Christmas break feeling like a million years ago it’s definitely time to start dreaming of the next holiday.  There’s certainly not… Read More.

Beth F

Akin Creative – Architecture that inspires

In my opinion online retailing in Australia still has a lot of catch up to do when it comes to ‘experience’, and these guys aren’t making their job any easier… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith