Thursday, November 24, 2011

Aesop Ginza

The new Aesop store in Ginza, Japan has been designed by architect Jo Nagasaka of Schemata Architecture Office. It's evidentially Aesop, using every day materials in surprising and stunning ways, with bold repetitious VM. Architect Jo used few materials, with red brick (a nod to the original brick facade) and wood the heroes. Simple.

How's about that copper sink - va va voom.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Launched just in the time for Christmas is the IT KIT, a clever concept by 2 Melbourne girls Anna & Mirrie. The IT KITs are carefully edited and curated collection of goodies all boxed up beautifully. There are KITS for guys and girls, foodies and then there's the ultimate IT KIT full of bubbles, good reading material and a luxurious handsoap from Jacqueline Evans to name but a few.

The IK KIT girls are having a 4 day pop up starting today - the address is 23 Grattan St, Prahran so head on down to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.
IT KIT Summer Collection for girls
IT KIT Summer Collection for guys 

IT KIT Foodie Kit
Who wouldn't want to receive this Ultimate IT KIT?!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

In the workshop..

Making progress on this years Christmas Trees. The first orders go out tomorrow to Ballyhoo in Geelong!

Christmas Trees

The orders for Christmas Trees have started to come through, so yesterday production started in the workshop. Here's a before shot for you.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Shop Called Moth - November Window

Here's the November Window, a chandelier made from a gorgeous and mismatched selection of champagne flutes - all to celebrate the start of the drinking season!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Swing time

One of the most exciting things about designing our new house is also one of the most basic - a swing for the front tree for Alexander.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Good advice

I tend to do a lot of hand-drawn floor plans, perspectives and furniture designs, it works for me, my makers and my clients. But more and more I think that I need to smarten up my act and get digital, do proper 3D renders etc. Then I read this great blog entry from Abigail Ahern (she talks a lot about imperfectly perfect interiors) and it made me feel better that STYLE just IS, it's not overly structured or as Abigail says "style comes from the heart and not a text book".

"When it comes to placing furniture  you can draw a floor plan, sketch the room on paper, cut out of paper scaled pieces of furniture and so on. To hell with all of that I say I simply cannot be bothered. Put me in a room,  leave me for a while and I will happily potter away until I’ve got the perfect sense of balance and harmony going on. Its way more fun in my mind than mapping it all out making sure there is x amount of space for traffic lanes, the coffee table is so many centimetres from the sofa, the chairs are so many centimetres from the sofa – ugg cannot stand it. Yes it’s important to have a basic knowledge but really it’s such an old fashioned way of decorating and too formulaic. Follow you heart, try not to shove any sofa’s or chairs against a wall, forget traffic lanes – in my house you can’t even walk in a straight line from one point to another you have to weave (formally trained interior designers will be passing out by now)"