Wednesday, October 13
Monday, October 11
Simmonds - Yin Residence
Temby Logan Residence
I've just spent the last half hour on award winning architect Joe Chindarsi's website. His work is a combination of commercial, multi and single residential building projects and renovations. The above pics are some of my favourites of his completed works. There is also a lot amazing designs in his 'under construction' menu. Well worth a look. Chindarsi is also known for his environmentally sustainable design principles. His 'Winter Cottage' in Bridgetown won the RAIA WA chapter award for Ecological Sustainable Development in 2006.
Images - via Joe Chindarsi
Wednesday, October 6
Monday, September 27
I was immediately charmed by The Lotus Pond by Sally Stewart at the entrance of the WA Art Gallery. It was by far my favourite 2010 Art in Bloom installation. The exhibition this year was full of colour, substance and creativity. ps.. I'd love one or two floating in the pool, absolutely gorgeous.
Monday, September 13
I met M&G recently and worked with them to create a bathroom design to suit their taste and needs. Last summer they spent a few days down at Quay West Bunker Bay Resort and loved the bathroom (above) designed by Grounds Kent Architects. In particular they liked the walk-in shower.
3D Top View
M&G's design came together quiet nicely; double vanity - Laufen Living Dual Wash Basin (cabinetry - custom made), Love Me Basin Mixers, heated towel rails - DC Short Scarpa Heated Rails and a lovely long walk in shower - Hansgrohe Unica Shower Rail and Love Me Wall Mixer. The bathroom is tiled from floor to ceiling. Two tall, slim line mirrors are placed on either side of the vanity. This is particularly useful as it allows them to get close to the mirror for make-up application and shaving. Extra open storage was created in a recess shelf beside the window. This balanced the wall as the window could not be moved.
Wednesday, August 25
I came across these gorgeous side tables by French designer Sam Baron which then led me to his website. Wow...definitely worth a look. His attention to detail and fine french chic shines through every piece. He is interested and inspired by the past. The Philippe-i side tables appealed to me because of their elegant design and how easy they appear to be to place in a home. Either 1 or in a set of two. Another design that popped out at me was the Marie - Louise console. It is made of wood and laser cut lace. The porcelain vase from the Royal Actual collection has a baroque connection - delicate and rich. A vase that does not require any flowers!
Sunday, August 22
This exhibition is an absolute must! I've been going for the past 10 years (bi-annually) and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The Art Gallery of Western Australia is filled with thousands of artistically arranged flowers which this year reflects the works from the State Art Collection. It's creative, colourful and heavenly scented - Art in Bloom 2010.
Wednesday, August 18
I stopped by Ikea the other day. There are few new bits and pieces, here's one that caught my eye. The Tradig bowl. Imagine a kilo or two of shiny Granny Smiths or Golden Delicious apples piled up high in there. Gorgeous. Or perhaps if you like a bit of DYI...it could be quiet a funky pendant light shade. Turn the bowl upside, add long black cord and round white light bulb. The bowl is heavy, ensure that your fixings can support the weight of the bowl.
Sunday, August 8
I've just finished working on this bathroom design for FR. FR had a classic brief, "I never use the bath but my partner does and she would love a free standing bath. I want something unique with the wow factor". The bathroom is 2500mm x 2500mm. I immediately went to the Ios Bath from Victoria & Albert. It's a beautiful, deep (518mm) and seamless bath. The size was perfect 1500mm! Next, the wash basin. I wanted to find something simple and beautiful as it was positioned directly opposite the entry to the bathroom. The Annelie basin from Dado was the perfect fit. It's quiet a striking contemporary pedestal. For the 'unique' factor I chose the Icon Floor Mounted Bath/Basin Filler. It sits between the bath and pedestal and allows the user to swivel the spout towards either the bath or basin. To address storage, I suggested a custom made, wall hung unit. 2 long draws (1000mm), floating on the wall, complimented with a baroque style mirror above. Hansgrohe Raindance Fixed Shower Head and Hand Shower ensured FH didn't miss out on a fantastic showering experience. The Raindance Air technology combines 3 litres of air with every litre of water. The air/water combination generates millions of invigorating soft raindrops. Lastly, the WC. Villeroy & Boch Subway BTW suite with soft close seat and Ceramic Plus finished the selection perfectly.