Artists and creatives from Australia and around the world.

29/08/2013

Kvadrat installation by Raw Edges

London based designers Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges Studio created this installation known as 'The Picnic' for the Danish textiles manufacturer Kvadrat. The Picnic served as Kvadrat's stall for the 2013 Stockholm Furniture Fair and aimed to create a space with a surreal yet relaxing and warm welcoming. The installation is made up of a massive Douglas Fir wooden construction and 1,500 straps of 20 different Kvadrat textiles.







28/08/2013

Petra Bindel 'Grey'

Photographer Petra Bindel shot these for Swedish ELLE Interiors. 




"Sometimes grey is just that perfect compromise between drama and softness." 
Jennifer Hagler of A Merry Mishap

Rogan Square Chair

Recently found on Pinterest,  the Rogan Square Chair has actually been around forever... like so far back as 2006... but this is the first I have seen of it. NYC based fashion designer Rogan Gregory created the chair along with some lighting designs. The combination of materials: vegetable tanned leather and raw steel, creates this mid-century style of chair in a very modern and sleek form. I don't think it's available now, however to stumble upon an original would be quite the score.





27/08/2013

Nina Ricci Resort 2014

Nina Ricci's Resort 2014 just makes me long for Spring to come. It's so close and we are getting a bit of that summery blue skies and sun but the cold air is such a put-off. Anyway, this collection says it all...

(ps - that third image of the beautiful yellow dress just makes me scream 'posture!!' Classic models...)









23/08/2013

Catherine Kwong

San Francisco based interior designer Catherine Kwong designed this home for the San Francisco Decorators Showcase, inspired by Mick and Bianca Jagger: the Paris years... The abstract white streaked flooring is the perfect contrast and modern counterpart to the gold ornate ceiling decoration. I love the furniture, colours and bold incorporation of statement flooring.







22/08/2013

Fictional Objects

Fictional Objects is a textiles design business creating useful, beautiful and thoughtfully constructed bed linen. Launched at the end of 2012, the business designs bedding to fit all sizes; cot to king. Design and production of products is inspired by contemporary art, sustainable design, traditional craft practice and a connection to the space we inhabit.







21/08/2013

The Big Bubble - Light

Dutch designer Alex de Witte graduated from the Artemis Academy Amsterdam in 2003 where he studied the universal values in the perception of beauty amongst people and animals. 
The Big Bubble is one of de Witte's most recent designs. It is a huge light made of blown glass, each light unique, ranging between 85 and 115cm long. It won first prize for best product at Design District Amsterdam 2013.
The size, shape and appearance of the glass reminds me of huge bubble blowers. They are whimsical and inspiring...



20/08/2013

Darren Brown

New York based decorator Darren Brown creates spaces that are high mid-century class and glam. He combines a mix of high end products with Palm Springs thrift, creating homes that scream to be seen in great old movies...
Here is my favourite; Frank Sinatra's old home in LA which was restored for use in photoshoots and movies. What a dream!





19/08/2013