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Marcio Kogan Brazil

Multi award winning designer Marcio Kogan is of one of the most celebrated architects in Brazil, born in São Paulo and graduated in architecture and urbanism his body of work displays perfect balance, harmony and scale. His buildings and interiors echo his signature simplistic style  however the level of detail tells another story. Here is a peak at some of my favorite projects by Marcio...

a room with a view

Located on picturesque Scotland Island north of Sydney sits this stunning little boathouse complete with a rap around boardwalk providing a place to watch the day pass whilst listening to the sounds of the of the Hawksbury river lapping at the pier. Heather Buttrose Associates have given an old boathouse a new life by creating a place to lounge, dine, cook, sunbathe and swim. The...

Jo Hamilton…. having a yarn

Jo Hamilton loves to have a yarn as long as it can be turned into a larger than life portrait crocheted in you guessed it ... yarn. In her art Jo uses a traditional basic crochet technique taught at an early age by her Grandma. Working one knot at a time, from the inside out, row by row working directly from photographs, using no sketches,...

African luxury

OKHA South African design studio has a distinctive and personal style that epitomizes African luxury creating elegant havens of modern living. OKHA’s projects seem to maximize the connection with the mountains and sea but cleverly minimize views over neighboring buildings. I love their geometric clean lines and their bespoke approach to the furnishings. OKHA supports and promotes leading South African artists, manufacturers and craftspeople, working...

meeting Simon Colabufalo

I recently met emerging industrial designer Simon Colabufalo whist he was exhibiting at DesignEx in Sydney and his work was attracting plenty of attention. Based in Melbourne Simon is an Industrial Designer, his years of industry experience has given him a great understanding in conceptual design, styling and design for manufacture. His designs have been well received gaining press in publications both locally and internationally these...

white nest on the stunning Mornington Peninsula

Capturing the coastal spirit is retailer White Nest located on the stunning Mornington Peninsula opposite the clear waters of Blairgowrie beach. The store design is well thought keeping the shopper in total relaxed beach mode with many organic elements, antique displays, worn tables, distressed timber change room doors and beautiful birch tree hanging rails. White nest creator Lee Harris takes her customers on a global...

it’s LaCroix sweetie LaCroix !

Designers in the City Sonia & Jacinta's latest project captures the clients love for fashion & design perfectly. With their impeccable sense of colour this glamorous home is laced with treasures from Christian LaCroix, Designers Guild, Moroso, Alex Perry, Zinc, Ercol, Missoni, Mrs Darcy.Every surface from the walls, upholstery, furniture and lighting take a colour, pattern or texture injection yet it all works cohesively with...

transformed from boring to hot… @ designEx

You may know by now I'm quite partial to a bit of wallpaper I love the way a project can be transformed from boring to hot within a few hours and boy has it come along from my days growing up in a house of geometric patterns and random bamboo prints. Last week at Design Ex in Sydney I stumbled across Wallpaper Express which take...

coastal Australian style

Located on Sydney's northern beaches this project designed by Saville Isaacs Architects exudes quintessential coastal Australian style. Every room is bright and airy, inviting, relaxing and not over styled or precious. The pops of colour against neutral base bring little bursts of joy but what I love most about this home is the blend of polished concrete floors with the warm timber, its all such a...

Belle interior design awards 2012

It was a busy week in Sydney with Design Ex and the Belle interior design awards 2012 hosted by Belle editor and chief Neale Whitaker .The sumptuous setting was executed by design editor and stylist Steve Cordony transforming the Coco Republic venue into true Belle Luxe style transporting Sydney's design elite to the "Chateau Marmont Light". Picking up gongs were Smart Design Studio, Russel and...