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Patricia Piccinini compelling stories through sculpture.

When I first saw Patricia Piccinini's work a few years ago, I was instantly drawn in to the compelling stories she tells through sculpture. Her work can be somewhat confronting yet beautiful at the same time. Here are a few installations that I love.   [caption id="attachment_1455" align="aligncenter" width="501" caption="Polished silicone bronze by Patricia Piccinini"]

Get soaked in total luxury

Dornbracht, the fittings manufacturer, has celebrated it's 60th anniversary. This forward thinking company continually pushes conventional thinking in the way we approach wet areas. The invention of Dornbracht's extensible spout in 1950 laid the foundations for the company's success and have since had a firm hold on the luxury international market. [caption id="attachment_1337" align="aligncenter" width="501" caption="PERFORMING WATER range by Dornbracht"] No Comments Read more

The skin temple a great place to worship

The Skin Temple designed by Melbourne design studio Anna Drummond Design was Inspired by the allure of a traditional bento box, the Skin Temple Medi Clinic and Spa draws upon the mystery of a perfectly packaged oriental parcel.  Each compartment is discovered from within a rich lacquered core to unveil spaces that evoke the essence of age-old oriental and middle eastern beauty rituals. This simple...

B&B Italia thinking outside

Since the late 60's B&B Italia is still one of the worlds most adored and sort after brands continually collaborating with inspirational designers. Below are some of my favorites from their outdoor collections. Below -The breathtaking Crinoline Series by Patricia Urquiola is available in black, white and bronze made from polyethylene weave these stunning high back chairs work well in both contemporary spaces and old world...

Red Hill Victoria PORT PHILLIP ESTATE WINERY by Woodmarsh Architects

I recently had the good fortune to catch up with friends at the Port Phillip Estate winery in Red Hill designed by multi award winning design practice Woodmarsh. This dramatic building sits on a spectacular, undulating site overlooking vineyards, Westernport bay and Bass Strait. The building appears to spiraling out of the ground and slowly rising to form the eastern wall of the structure. This...

Belgium turns it ON a LIGHT show like NO other

The second edition of the Festival of Lights has just taken place in the town centre of Ghent a Flemish region of Belgium which commenced on 26 January and concluded on 29th . The event drew an estimated 200,000 visitors, both from Belgium and abroad. This 4 day event stretches across a long 5 kilometer walking route that is truly breathtaking. I had a difficult task...

Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien 4 MOROSO

Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien continue their partnership with Moroso in the shape of two relatively new products, My Beautiful Backside and Princess. Below is what Nipa and Jonathan have to say about their new design: “My Beautiful Backside is a collection of seats whose backrests are a composition of highly coloured, floating cushions in various shapes. The wider your seat, the more cushions you can have....

Dexion’s new G3 range simple and classic design

What is the one thing that most interior design practices have in common? ..... it's a compactus shelving system by Dexion for your library. New from Dexion Office’s G3 range is a range of contemporary storage cabinets providing both flexible storage solutions and simple styling that wont compete with your commercial space design.  Comprising of various tambour cabinets, lateral cabinets and planters, G3 offers a range...

Katon Redgen Mathieson, the timeless modernists.

Don't you just love it when you stumble across a design practice that speaks volumes to you, well that's how I felt when I discovered Katon Redgen Mathieson (KRM) a Sydney based design firm that seems to draw inspiration from classic 20th century architecture and interiors embracing modernist principles that deliver uncluttered spaces that are strong classic and inspiring. Seriously I'm in love with KRM. [caption id="attachment_1197"...

Bold textures and innovative thinking takes knitting to another level.

Claire-Anne O'Brien is a textile designer specialising in you guessed it ......  knitting. Her work plays with technique and scale creating playful and tactile fabrics for interiors. This sculptural approach to textiles brings fabrics to life in three dimensions through form exploration and furniture. What I am most attracted to is her exaggerated scale combined with bold colour and texture, although her work has a playful...

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