Monday, December 28

Pantone Colour of the Year 2010

Pantone has announced Turquoise as the Colour of the Year 2010. If a colour could be described as youthful, for me this is it. It's a greenish blue energising colour. Love it combined with white, browns, pinks and reds.

Wednesday, December 16

Emma Hack

Being a Florence Broadhurst nut I stumbled across these beautiful works by Emma Hack. Emma is known as a body artist. I adore how the model disappears into the wallpaper. The Wallpaper collection was photographed by Emma herself. Yes, she has more than one talent...award winning body painting, sculpture and photography. Cant wait to see her works in Perth someday. Her art can be purchased through galleries in Australia and internationally. All images via Emma Hack.

Wednesday, December 2

Amy Butler's Travel Bags

Absolutely Divine! Amy Butler's travel bag designs are strikingly beautiful. They ooze colour, pattern and femininity. Her bags are made of organic cotton and low impact dyes. They feature the highest grade leather accents, zippers, trims, and indestructible construction. Check out the full range of goodies here.

Wednesday, November 25

Perth Upmarket

This has to be one of Perth's best 'hand made' markets. It's on this Sunday, click here for more details.

Pica's Artist Car Boot Sale

Perth Cultural Centre
I really enjoyed this little market. Art students, designers and artists created a lovely atmosphere to wonder through and pick up a treasure.

Thursday, November 5

Fornasetti

You are probably familiar with these divine black and white plates by Italian graphic artist and designer, Pierro Fornasetti. Once he began to make them he never stopped, eventually it became his trademark. I must admit they have had an effect on me, I can't stop looking at all the different variations. They have a Mona Lisa charm about them. I have one piece (not an original of course), already I feel the need to buy more. I feel an addiction lurking. If you are planning to invest go to Post Emporium in North Perth for an original or perhaps for something in that flavour try Behind the Monkey.

Tuesday, November 3

Lucky me, two thoughtful family members presented me with these wonderful giant "L"s. The first crafted by machine, the second was found lying on the ground while working the dog. Thank you lovely family.

Monday, November 2

Artist Car Boot Sale

Pica's Artist Car Boot Sale is on this Sunday. It's a lovely way to spend a lazy Sunday. Stroll through the Perth Cultural Centre and enjoy the atmosphere and pick up a treasure or two. PICA's Artist Car Boot Sale, Sunday 8 November 2009, 11am to 3pm, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge.

Sunday, November 1

Bathroom Design Perth

Concept 1
Here are two concepts for a client whose brief was simply as follows "when I walk past the bathroom and look in, I want to see a beautiful basin". Concept 1 features the generously sized IO inset basin. It is designed to sit within the shelf. The organic curve of the underside of the basin is the eye catching factor. Next was the tapware and shower. Here again, I looked for curves. The El-X wall mixer and spout has a soft curve on the spout and the oval shaped back plate mimics the shape of the basin. For the shower I chose the Freehander for its tubular design. Plus it offers 'spa' like features. The shower pivots and rotates. Swing it up or swing it down, that's all it takes to to convert this shower into a body massage spray. Concept 2 (below) features the bold Alessi One Pedestal. The pedestal has a strong focal point ... the smooth, glossy white ceramic drum like shape has a timeless appeal.
Concept 2

Monday, October 26

Babushka

I adore these charming Babushka measuring cups. Show them off on your kitchen bench or open shelving. The M Cups measure, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4 and of course 1 full cup. Surf the web for deals or click here. ps...quick update...have spotted these at Allure here in Perth. ps again... apparently Santa has picked some up for me.

Saturday, October 24

Piatto Free Standing Shower

Superplan with anti slip decoration. Superplan Gold - 24 carat gold plating ornamentation.
The circular Piatto shower base (150cmx6cm) from Kaldewei is absolutely striking. It appears of be floating on the floor. And how about that gorgeous, luxurious shower curtain. It's all so dreamy. Hang on a minute...alarm bells are ringing. Shower bases and shower curtains are rarely described as luxurious. I do have faint memories of a dull, scratched shower base and mouldy shower curtain from many many years ago. Here's what they say: The shower plate is made of Kaldewei steel enamel. You can't scratch it if you tried. And the curtain is Teflon-coated taffeta with concealed magnets in the hem. This ensures the curtain falls straight and flush with the shower edge. It comes in 3 colours - bordeaux red, anthracite and chamois beige. And if still one requires more, the Superplans can be embellished with 24-karat gold plating on your request. Make it all mine...I mean yours! Keep an eye on this page for the Australian release.

Friday, October 23

Duckcloth & Shannon Lamden

Who thought you could look so 'cool' in an apron? I want one! These fabulous graphic designs are by Melbourian designer Shannon Lamden. Check out her website here. Or go to one of my favourite fabric online store's Duckcloth. All orders over $100 are delivered free Australia-wide. Images via Duckcloth.

Sunday, October 11

Credenza

I'm a big Jamie Hayon fan. His sense of fun really appeals to me. The multi leg Showtime collection brings it all together, functional, whimsical and beautifully designed. Here are two others designers who meet that criteria too.
Image via Design Farm
"Jaime Hayon is the most intriguing figure in new Spanish design. He has energy, talent and a style of his own, which are all distilled into the Showtime collection. The multileg single or double credenza is a modular system allowing usage of multiple leg styles. Modules can be single or stacked 2 high". Excerpt from Design Farm.
Image via Interstudio
"Designed by Jason Bird, the Radii buffet is ideally made to complement the Nick table series. Locally produced with a combination of 2-pack lacquer to cupboard facings and oak veneer carcass surround which can be colour stained to match preferred finishes". Excerpt from Interstudio.
Image via Woodmark
"The 'Vissy' credenza is finished in high gloss two-pac polyurethane. It has changeable sliding doors (timber or fabric covered), enabling adaptability to changing seasons and environments. Drawing upon the antiquated furniture making technique of marquetry, Vissy's timber sliding doors is a reinterpretation of this into the contemporary format of a geometric circular pattern. The circles come alive as you move around the room, the light catches them similar to the way dandelions subtly grab your attention as they sway in the breeze. The fruit bowl morphing into the surface is a logical progression of enhancing the shininess, typifying the forms seen in ceramics, and creating an interesting dialogue between the surfaces." Excerpt from Woodmark.

Saturday, October 10

Innermost Mantel Dome Clock

I'm digging this clock design from Top 3 by Design. The Mantel Dome is a modern interpretation of an old world carriage clock. Beautiful aren't they. It is a product of a collaboration between C├ędric Ragot, of creative trio designedbyitem, and Innermost. Image via Top 3.

Saturday, October 3

Ikea PS Spraka

I spied this spice mill at you know where. Available in Black and Birch. I rarely grind my own spices...who cares...it looks so darn good it can just sit on my kitchen bench and look the part.