interiors

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...

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...

the rise and rise of Adam Cornish

For someone so young Adam Cornish is soon becoming one of Australia's most discussed and awarded product designers collaborating with suppliers and exhibiting across the global design scene. I caught up with Adam at Sydney's Design Ex exhibiting his interlocking hanging pots which I just adore. What I love about his work is the level of complicated simplicity, each piece is a work of art, it...

studio 4

Ridge Road Residence reflects it's environment perfectly, creating viewing platforms to take in the natural beauty of the plot. Melbourne based "Studio Four" have created a residential home that despite its black skin and cubist design it allows the coastal landscape take center stage. I just love everything about this stunning piece of architecture, from the framed windows rather than a massive pane of glazing...

Craig Spencer only uses Black…!!

It's not true Craig Spencer doesn't only use black. New Zealand born Sydney based interior designer Craig Spencer whom is renowned for his moody glamorous hues of black & smokey greys has stepped out from the dark side to reveal a brighter side to Craig Spencer design. Craig was given total flexibility to create absolutely anything after designing for his client at his previous home,...

just a little melt down

OMG how hot are these little numbers, independent design studio Lindstén Form based in Stockholm, Sweden have just offered up these little babies after a successful launch at the Milan furniture fair 2012. Johan Lindstén's is the head-designer his products possess an unique and distinguished design that create interest with its unexpected details. The shape and expression combined with function is essential to the his work. [caption...

it’s whats below the Gallery of Modern Art in Varna, Bulgaria

Bulgarian based Studio Mode were commissioned to create the Graffiti Cafe located underneath Gallery of Modern Art in Varna, Bulgaria. Just why it's called the graffiti cafe is beyond me but never the-less I love this project. The timber struts take on a paper like quality reminiscent of book folding art, however the struts not only serve as a key design element they also double as an...

little footprint

Victorian based MAKE architecture studios' House Reduction project was all about reducing it's internal footprint. As an alternative to the large ‘box on back’ extension, this project looks at how smaller spaces and multifunctional rooms can provide a large family with the space they need. MAKE identify the move towards smaller, more flexible houses as an essential response to conserve resources and reduce carbon footprints. Screens...