Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Things organised neatly

New favourite blog alert - Things Organised Neatly.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Trees by Larritt-Evans

Exciting news - my hand-made Christmas trees are now for sale! Due to an overwhelming response I've decided to take orders, we can make to any size or scale. If you'd like to see one in the flesh, head to A Shop Called Moth where there is one in the window. I make them from old pieces of wood, so there's no cutting down trees this Christmas.

To place an order email me here at claire@larritt-evans.com. xx

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Prahran apartment

I can finally share some final images from the apartment I have just finished (today!). It was a great project that saw me being able to source great vintage finds and also produce some of my own furniture - something I definitely want to do more of.
Entrance - customised bentwood chair with black socks.
Bedroom artwork by the lovely Rachel Castle.
So, so, so excited to have designed this coffee table and to see it come to life with the help of my team of timber guys. I am lucky to work with local craftsmen who share my focus simplicity, attention to detail who are also hell bent on using recycled materials.
Another shot the canary yellow coffee table - can't resist!
Old painters ladder with globe pendant.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Teruhiro Yanagiharra

It's no secret that I am a huge fan of working with concrete and wood. What I love about this execution by Japanese designer Teruhiro Yanagiharra is the simplicity of the design, the mix of materials, it's minimal yes, but still so warm and cosy.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanks Martha

Love this adorable twist on food styling by Martha Stewart with watercolour and a little bit of stitch work.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nice one dad

How amazing is this space ? Imagine shooting here....
My p's just got back from a trip to the states - they went road tripping from the west coast to the east coast. This was Dad's favourite moment of the trip - and I quote "We were wandering around the back streets of this lovely old town (best known as both a ski resort and an artists colony) when I spotted this old building. I took a few photos and the next minute, the son-in-law, of the original owner came out and asked if we would like to see inside.
For the next hour or so, we were given a personal tour by this lovely & gentle old man. Loved the old work shop, which is still in use today. Definitely one of the highlights of our 5 weeks in the States."

Dad and I share a love of a workshop - Oh the life of the grey nomads - love it!

IMAGES: Max Evans.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FEED Projects

The FEED bags are not only practical, environomentally friendly and super cute - most importantly they help to reach hungry children through the sales of FEED bags. FEED bags raise money for World Food Programme school-feeding operations and awareness of the problem of child hunger world wide.

All FEED products are made as eco-friendly and fairly as possible, bags are produced with high-quality, 100% organic cotton and natural burlap, produced by audited and certified fair labor facilities.

These bags are available for purchase at Fenton and Fenton - great Xmas present idea I say - the gift that keeps on giving!

471 High St

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monk Bodhi Dharma

Going to check out (not-so-new) cafe Monk Bodhi Dharma in the AM, great to have another cafe in my local area. They use Market Lane beans - so should be in for a treat.

Simple and sweet

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fan Ho

I just adore this photograph by Chinese photographer Fan Ho, it has such a sense of calm and quiet. I feel very lucky to be able to have Fan Ho's work in my collection over at One Thousand Words.

Styling and photography: Claire Larritt-Evans

Fenton & Fenton

This is one of my favourite shots that I've done for the girls at Fenton & Fenton.

I am shooting Fenton & Fenton on Friday, I'm very much looking forward to styling their amazing store again. I've been sketching like a mad woman, must be cut throat and reduce the number of shots we take - we only have one day.

Styling: Claire Larritt-Evans

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Simply pink

Reminds me of the Fermob pieces I used in a residential job recently.

IMAGE: Elle Interior Sweden

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Shop Called Moth - November window

Tonight I'm installing the November window at A Shop Called Moth. I really enjoyed the process of making these colourful light shades - and think I may have to run up a few extra for personal use.

A Shop Called Moth
164 Bridport St
Albert Park.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fenton & Fenton for 33 Wattle Rd

Fenton & Fenton have designed a fully furnished display apartment for 33 Wattle Rd Hawthorn going all out with bold colour and some amazing one off pieces. Hats off to developer Little Projects for collaborating with interior designers to fully fit out the displays. Other collaborators include Charlotte Coote, Carina Sherlock, Candlewick, check out the website for more info, or even better go check it out at 33 Wattle Rd, Hawthorn.

IMAGES: Fenton & Fenton, photographed by Tony Mott.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Aesop London

Ilse Crawford for Aesop London.

It's an oldie but a goldie. This is the Aesop store in London which was done by one of my design heroes Ilse Crawford of Studio Ilse. Ilse is a master of emotional design, the mood she creates is just perfect - it's the green, the mix of old materials and new and the downright gorgeousness of it that makes it so perfect.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Behind the scenes at Heath Ceramics

I'm a real sucker for a factory tour, I am fascinated by the way things are made, either by hand or on a production line, if there is a factory tour to be had - I am there. There are so many clever people in the world, artists and designers are celebrated for the crafts, but I see so much beauty in the way everyday products are engineered and produced too.

Here's a behind the scenes look at Heath Ceramics factory in Sausalito, USA. I love these ceramics and have used them at Market Lane Coffee here in Melbourne.

ALL IMAGES: Dustin Aksland for Dwell Magazine.

Hello Yellow

IMAGE: Quite sure it came from Elle Interior Sweden.