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Anglepoise+Paul Smith Edition Two

Deborah Raj - Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Following the inaugural collaboration between famed designer Paul Smith and Anglepoise, the heralded second coming of the Type 75 Desk Lamp is on its way. If Edition One with its sunny combination of cornflower, fuchsia and lime is evocative of Summer, then Edition Two is its alter ego; evoking the deep, rich hues of Autumn. Pairing cool slate hues with punchy jewel tones intrinsic to the Paul Smith aesthetic, the resulting outcome is smart, restrained and sophisticated. The Anglepoise+Paul Smith Edition Two will be available locally from Cult from September – October 2015. 

Concrete House by Matt Gibson

Jocelyn Muir - Monday, July 06, 2015

Matt Gibson Architecture referenced Brazilian Modernism when designing Concrete House located in Melbourne. The family home, owned by a commercial builder specialising in masonry, comprises a pair of horizontally lying blocks made of concrete, stone and wood that have been placed side by side. The Glazed doors provide a seamless indoor outdoor flow between the living room and the garden and tennis court. 

Key pieces of featured furniture to note are the Diamond Bertoia Chairs by Knoll in the outdoor entertaining area (Knoll is available locally at Studio Italia), the coat stand and pot plant by Tom Dixon (Tom Dixon is available locally at ECC), the Hive coffee table by B&B Italia (B&B Italia is available locally at Matisse), the Fortuny lamp featured in the living room by Mariano Fortuny for Pallucco (Pallucco is available locally at Studio Italia), the Agnes Chandelier by Lindsey Adelman for Roll & Hill (Roll & Hill is available locally at ECC), the Biknit Chaise Longue by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso and the coffee table by Moroso (Moroso is available locally at Matisse).

Via Dezeen.

The William Hotel New York

Franky March - Monday, July 06, 2015

Hidden behind the historic Manhattan facade in Midtown East, lies a boutique hotel with 33 rooms - The William hotel. Flaunting a bold palette in its interior scheme, responsible for the design is the unique collaboration between interior architecture and design studio, In Situ Design, the art from William Engels, and Lillian B Interiors, resulting a welcoming aesthetic with monochromatic palettes of blue, teal, pink, orange or yellow. Key pieces adding to the character of each room are Tom Dixon lighting pendants (available locally at ECC), Knoll's classic Bertoia chair (available locally at Studio Italia) and Serge Mouille wall lights (available locally from Cult).


Jellyfish House by Wiel Arets Architects

Deborah Raj - Friday, July 03, 2015

Perched on the stunning Spanish coast of Marbella, the Jellyfish House by Wiel Arets Architects maximises the ocean vistas while spotlighting a unique pool design. Featuring a glass bottom and side, the cantilevered design allows for the blue water and swimmer’s antics to be seen from the outdoor space below. 

Quinta da Baroneza by Candida Tabet Architecture

Jocelyn Muir - Thursday, July 02, 2015

Brazilian architecture firm Candida Tabet Architecture have used an aesthetically pleasing wooden lattice to protect a home in Brazil from the sun but not interrupt its views. The wooden lattice - made of industrially cultivated, laminated and processed Eucalyptus Grandis wood - wraps around the outside facade of all of the North facing spaces.

The lights featured in the dining room are Sweet 95 designed by Paola Navone for Gervasoni. Also by Gervasoni is the sofa featured in the living room. Gervasoni is available locally at ECC.

Via Contemporist.

Bangle by Sayar & Garibeh

Jocelyn Muir - Thursday, July 02, 2015

Allowing the ability to personalise the eating experience through playing with the plating of dishes, jewellery inspired tableware Bangle - designed by Beirut-based Sayar & Garibeh
- comprises a trio of different sized bowls made to sit in varying arrangements on a slightly curved marble base.

Via Design Milk.

1085 Edition Chair by Bartoli Design for Kristalia

Franky March - Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Made from natural hide and a sturdy wooden structure, this chair promises to stand the test of time, with the hide interestingly changing in colour and texture. Its exposed stitching is inspired by Bartoli's collaboration with Italian tannery Conceria Prescot, and the the visible tie-rod helps keep the hide fixed tightly as it naturally stretches out.

Kristalia is available locally from Matisse.

 Via Design Milk

JWDA Concrete Lamp by Jonas Wagell for Menu

Jocelyn Muir - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Embracing the minimalist aesthetic, Stockholm-based designer Jonas Wagell has created the JWDA Concrete Lamp for Danish design company Menu. The lamp comprises a glass globe, concrete base and functional brass knob.

Menu is available locally at Simon James Concept Store.

Via Design Milk.

Yeeels Paris Restaurant and Bar by Rodolphe Parente

Franky March - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rodolphe Parente's latest masterpiece is Yeeels, a restaurant in Paris located on Avenue George V, that boasts two design savvy floors with contrasting atmospheres. The floor entry level exudes an institutional and revisited classic aesthetic, with key pieces including the Gubi Beetle chairs (available locally at Bromhead) paired with Knoll's Saarinen chairs (available locally at Studio Italia), whilst downstairs emits a more intimate setting, suggestive of the chic sophistication of Parisian nights.

 Via Yellowtrace

Moreno Drive Home by Studio Commune

Deborah Raj - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A house on Moreno Drive by studio Commune in Brentwood California.