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SiD it’s all about the GALLERIA

Yesterday I touched down in Sydney and made a beeline to check out the latest precinct for Sydney in Design 2013 . It took me a little while longer than expected with me arriving at Carriage Works rather than Technology Park in in Eveleigh which is the correct venue fyi quite a few people made the same mistake. From the moment you step into the...

Queensland Hightide: Queensland Design Now

Once best known for its beaches and idyllic, tropical climate, over the past decade Queensland has emerged as a wellspring of design innovation. High Tide: Queensland Design Now is the first book to capture the output of this vibrant centre of contemporary design. To celebrate the launch of the book, join author/designer Jason Bird and several of its featured creatives in a lively discussion of...

VIVID Sydney

Sydney officially welcomed the fifth annual Vivid Sydney festival which commenced on 24 May closing 10 June. Vivid Light is featuring a blend of light, design and technology with more than 60 immersive light installations featuring some of the world’s most creative ideas from buzzing bees to the majestic 3D mapped projections upon the Sydney Opera House sails, Customs House, Cadman’s Cottage and the Museum...

the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design awards 2013

It was a glamourous affair as some of Australia’s design elite descended upon the Coco Republic Design Centre in Alexandria Sydney for the annual Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. Guests mingled under dimly lit crystal chandeliers draped in vines and rich purple orchids with Neo classical graphics projected artwork all styled by the talented Steve Cordony. We are delighted to congratulate all the winners and...

THE WILLIAMS-SONOMA EXPERIENCE, THE POTTERY BARN EXPERIENCE;THE WEST ELM EXPERIENCE….

Last week in Sydney Bondi Junction we saw the launch of much anticipated, POTTERY BARN, WILLIAMS-SONOMA, WEST ELM, POTTERY BARN KIDS. The night was relaxed and easy. The invited guests toured around the four stores, starting with West Elm then Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and finally Williams Sonoma, in a quick 20 minute tour. Maggie Beer along with other leading foodies was in our...

Guest list … names darling … names. Flexform launch party Sydney.

Since the 1970's Flexform has collaborated with Iconic Italian designers growing the family run group of enormous creative talent, establishing a hallmark style. Clean lines, with elegant and adaptable solutions to living comfort and style. Flexform are one of the most sought after, renowned furniture brands in Italy and around the world. Designers and design lovers were out in full force as they celebrated the...

Fashion Soirée with Studio Toogood

Housed within the elaborate Brazilian Embassy in Paris, this installation for Barbara Casasola for Paris Fashion Week 2013 is a lesson is contrast and restraint. Studio Toogood have used stark white geometric forms and frames, in direct relationship to the shapes and profiles of Cassasola’s work, to bring about a backdrop for the collection to be shown against, while not detracting from the ornate interior...

Evolve 2012 and the winner is …..

Designer Rugs has just announced the major prize winner for the 2012 Evolve Awards. Victoria Cybulski of Hare + Klein is the major prize winner!!! The talented Victoria will receive return flights and accommodation to Milan to coincide with the Salon de Mobile in Milan in 2013 plus she won her actual rug and a stunning trophy by Dinosaur Designs. Over 120 industry guests and...

BRADHLY LE, REBECCA HEALD, JADE NOTTAGE, VICTORIA CYBULSKI, JAMES HARGRAVES and CAROLINE YUEN begin to ……. EVOLVE

Congratulations to BRADHLY LE, REBECCA HEALD,  JADE NOTTAGE, VICTORIA CYBULSKI, JAMES HARGRAVES and CAROLINE YUEN for becoming finalist for the 2012 Evolve design awards and becoming part of the Designer Rugs ID collection. Judged by iconic Australian design and taste leaders Meryl Hare, Greg Natale and Stephen Ormandy whom were seeking designs that embraced innovation and originality.  Below we share the starting point behind the...

HIRAMEKI by Akira Isogawa

What a fabulous night it was as Sydneysiders braved the chill and headed to Wash Bay in celebration of the launch of the third collaboration with one of Australia’s most recognised and feted designers Akira Isogawa and Designer Rugs. The tone of the night was modern Japanese with koto a traditional Japanese string music played whist guest sipped on Pommery and St Germain overlooking Walsh...