Wednesday, August 25

Sam Baron - Designer

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

Art in Bloom - Perth

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

Tradig Bowl - Ikea Perth

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 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

Bathroom Design Perth

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.