Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

A Sneak Peek: The 2020 Winter Collection

Winter sees a balance of European elegance and chalet minimalist for Coco Republic, the Australian and New Zealand furniture and design brand. Taking conceptual cues from Parisian Chic and Modern… Read More.

Ceitie Glenn

A Spotlight On India Mahdavi

In a city of restrained classicism and cloudy grey winter skies, the sister showrooms of Parisian-based designer India Mahdavi are an unexpected explosion of colour and forward thinking design. Sitting… Read More.

Beth F

The Palace of Versailles

There is something about walking the halls of Palace of Versailles that makes time stop. You can almost hear the orchestra playing in the theatre and see Marie Antoinette sitting on… Read More.

Daniela Frougas

Hotel Panache, Paris

Set in Paris’ historic red light district lays the Hotel Panache: an Art Nouveau-inspired hotel that, thanks to its elegance and design flair, has recently become the talk of the… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Lighting Innovations For 2016

There are certain items within a home that can easily be updated to upgrade your interior and lighting is one of them. These decorative items are just as important as… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Le Bar Long, Paris

Paris is synonymous with style and sophistication; from the fashion boutiques to the illustrious Champs-Élysées and various charming historical landmarks, the city has everything a person could want, and more!… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Parisian Chic by Tatiana Nicol

I recently came across the work of French interior designer Tatiana Nicol. Based in Paris, she is renowned for bright and airy spaces, accented by pops of colour. Her work… Read More.


Buvette Gastrotheque: From NYC to Paris

A visit to West Village in New York City is not complete without a stop off at Buvette, a personal favourite for delightful French cuisine. Last year, chef and owner… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

International Influences: Maison & Objet 2015

Maison & Objet is always conceptual, a highlight on the international design calendar. Loan Resnekov of Coco Republic travelled to Paris this month and shares her insights into the key… Read More.

Caitlan N

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

Peninsula Hotel, Paris

Hong Kong’s finest hotel has finally made its way to Europe, and in true Peninsula style, it has truly made it’s mark on the luxury hotel scene. Having stayed at… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

48 Hours in Paris

I was lucky enough to travel to Paris twice recently – both for 48 hour intervals. With 48 hours in Paris the first thing one must get right (in my… Read More.

Rowena Lister

High Drama Homewares by Jean Paul Gaultier

Internationally renowned fashion and fragrance icon Jean Paul Gaultier has teamed up with French fabric house Lelie’vre on an adventurous collection of fabrics and accessories for the home that live… Read More.


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

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 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

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

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

Parisian Antiques at Les Puces de Saint-Ouen

The most famous flea market in Paris is the one at Porte de Clignancourt, officially called Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, but known to everyone as Les Puce’s (The Fleas).  It… Read More.


Oustanding Stand Styling at Maison et Objet 2012

hidradenitis suppurativa diet Stand styling at Maison Objet was pretty varied in scale and style, perhaps one common denominator was a natural element running through most stands. Flamant Flamant used… Read More.


Lions, Tigers and Bears… in Paris

While recently in Paris for the Maison et Objet home products fair I had a chance to visit Deyrolle, a 170 year old shop in the St.Germain district of Paris.… Read More.


Maison et Objet 2012- A Sneak Peak at Colour

I’ve just finished a week at Maison et Object, but still enjoying Paris… thought I’d update you guys with what colours were happening at the show! This year it was… Read More.


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