31.08.2018

New Things


From the holy. freakin. incredible. files – the new Paramount House Hotel in Sydney. An old Paramount Pictures building (and film storage warehouse), transformed into a small design-lead hotel. The visionary founders (who are also behind some of Sydney’s best cafes) tasked Breathe Architecture with turning the old industrial space into 29 guest suites.

The hotel lobby – a light-filled atrium – was once a film storage vault (Spot the tap there? That’s for your welcome drink)


Real linen by Cultiver for an at-home feel

Sofas by Jardan

A beautiful mix of materials: Japanese-style timber baths alongside terrazzo tiles, brass tapware,
thick linen shower curtains and steel-framed glass walls. 

The Loft rooms have their bedroom on a mezzanine level

Love the hotel robes (the pink type on the back says HOUSE) . Toiletries are by Aesop.

As if the interior design weren’t enough to convince you to stay, there’s a green grocer, coffee house, arthouse cinema and more on site, incense available at the front desk, mini bars stocked with Australian-made Negroni cocktails and local cheeses, and if you don’t want to be disturbed, you put a sign on your door that states: “This Is How We Chill From ’93 Till…” Um, it’s like they made this place for meBook a stay at Paramount House Hotel here, and definitely follow the hotel on Insta. On my travel wishlist now for sure.

I want one of these Steele canvas baskets from Mur.

Lenny cafe in Melbourne, designed by Golden (interior design duo Kylie Dorotic and Alicia McKimm).
Extra appreciation for the hand-painted artwork that runs down the length of the space.

Um ok, I lOvEeeee this little step stool from Murmull

Ro Skin store and treatment rooms – places like this can take all my money. That wall shelving system with its rattan panels is especially beautiful.

homeware-store-online

06.04.2018

New Things



Look what Frankie Magazine made: Look What We Made. Another Frankie mook, this one charting the skills, inspirations, workspaces and day-to-day life of 38 Australian makers over 256 XL pages. From hatmakers and brewers, to potters and jewellers, textile artists, illustrators, musicians, weavers, cobblers and a whole lot more. Buy here.

New Butterscotch bedding range from that clever woman Rachel Castle.

I need all the sconces from Allied Maker

The best blankets and cushions by LRNCE. Loving the super-chunky embroidery.

I also need a Hourglass side table from Australian designers Fenton&Fenton.

Gah! This makes me want to I-Dream-of-Genie myself to Henley Beach, Australia. Bowlsome is one of the finalists in the 2018 Australian Interior Design Awards. Kudos for the interior goes to Williams Burton Leopardi (P.S: the taps serve sparkling water, cold brew coffee, or kombucha) and the branding was done by Black Squid.

02.03.2018

New Things


Photography by Gareth Sobey, via Broadsheet.com.au

Photography Shannon McGrath, via We Heart

The latest project of one of my all-time-fave interior architects, Hecker Guthrie. Piccolina is a legit gelateria in Melbourne’s Collingwood, channelling 1950’s Southern Italy. Fave bits: the deepdeep green grid tiling, the original terrazzo floor, the huge wooden letterboard menu, and that archway in the wall – an original part of the historic building – and the colour palette of the brand, pulled from the Italian flag. That central bar/counter houses 24 stainless tubs of 24 artisan gelato flavours

 

Brand by – so as far as I can tell – Melbourne graphic design studio Projects of Imagination.

Photograph by Amelia Stanwix, via The Design Files

Loving the work of Melbourne maker Tantri Mustika (on Insta, @tantrimustikaceramics) – a modern spin on terrazzo tiling

Super nice branding and packaging (by Pearlfisher) for the world’s first true non-alcoholic distilled spirit. Served in over 100 Michelin-starred restaurants and top cocktail bars, and now available in New Zealand from our friends at Cook & Nelson.

Be still my minimalist heart – handwash and hand cream (they do laundry care liquid too) from Australian brand Ms Brown.

I’ve shared the other Fonda Mexican eateries with you in years past – they’re always at the bleeding edge of interior design. This is Fonda’s newest outpost and the first outside of their hometown Melbourne – Fonda Bondi. (That sounds fun on your tongue!)
Discovered via Yellow Trace. Designed by Studio Esteta. Photography by Tessa Ross-Phelan

Ypperlig mirror by Danish design legends Hay for IKEA. Only around $40-50 and I’M HERE FOR IT. Also comes in an Arch shape, in green, which is highly relevant to my current interests.

06.10.2017

New Things


Sinks of my technicolour dreams.
(If you’re lucky enough to be seriously shopping, these are the new Azzurra Colors 1250 range of ceramic sinks)

I’m immature in Fine Art Years. What I mean is, I’m not sure I’ve ever found a single piece of art I would happily spend thousands of dollars on. Until now. Australian photographer Brooke Holm first popped onto my radar through the interior photography she’s in demand for, but its her newest body of work that stopped in my tracks and has me ready to put a big purchase on the credit card. Mineral Matter is a series of fine art aerial photographs Brooke shot in Iceland. All prints are showing at and available for sale through Modern Times gallery in Melbourne.

I like everything Australian homeware brand Sly does, especially their new Harlan limited edition side table with its terrazzo top. Think this would be especially cool in a bathroom.


Arise step stool by Copenhagen-based Million, and their just-launched Arise bench. Yes to all.

I love the series of Tone Cabinets by Norm Architects for Zilencio – the colour palette, the fabric upholstery (which actually acts as a sound-dampening material to reduce the acoustics in a room), the fact they come in your choice of three sizes and two heights, the handles (close-up pic for you above, because I need you to see those handles), and the square tray they each come with. All boxes ticked.

I try to keep one beady eye on Australian designer Rachel Castle at all times. You never know when she’s going to pop out with a new something lovely, like these new burnt-sorbet cushions. I’ll never say no to a pom-pom.

I’d love a drinks trolley as storage in my kitchen. This one, the Trace trolley by Australian designer Adam Goodrum (available from Tait), is designed for outdoor use. I’d choose black for my place, but I’m all heart eyes for that burnt coral version up there.

Happy weekend, kids!

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