Zhou Zhou is a unique bar on Chapel street, Melbourne with a focus on Chinese craft beer and dumplings – a perfect match! The interior is a modern take on 1930s Shanghai and includes elements of blue and white Chinese porcelain, wicker chairs, dark rustic timber furniture, accents of Chinese jade green , leafy indoor plants and pixelated posters of vintage Chinese beer girls. Designed by Hecker Guthrie I was fortunate enough to work on this project through the design phase, documentation and […]
I’m glad to see that cork has found it’s way into many more aesthetically pleasing uses other than the old office pin board or kitchen placemat !! …. Image 1) Toorak Residence designed in the early 1950’s by architect Sir Roy Grounds – featuring beautiful cork wall separating the kitchen to the dining. Photograph by Sean Fennessy. Image 2 & 3) Smed stool by Ox Design – i love love love the brass and cork detail here. Available from […]
Thank you Belle Magazine for featuring another Hecker Guthrie project in your April 2014 Kitchen & Bathroom special. I’m happy to say that I have been quoted as the designer here! Belle featured, in an earlier publication, the powder room and kitchen for the same Sydney residence. As this is a project I have worked on, I blogged about it here.
London based design firm Universal Studio has come up with some pretty cool projects over the years. Most recently is the pop up store for Fruit of the Loom which launched its premium brand ‘Seek No Further’ in London and Berlin . I absolutely love, love, love the use of concrete and block colour in the space. Elements of special note are the simple geometric cast concrete blocks, soft pink silicone coated sculptural pieces and (oh my goodness ….) royal blue flocking […]
I love graph paper! Here are a few somewhat quirky finds of how the simple geometric pattern has influenced architecture, interiors and accessories. Image 1) Image found via tumblr. Image 2) Photograph by Bas Princen. Image 3 & 4) The ‘White Retreat’ in Spain by Colombo and Serboli Architecture. | Image via Dezeen. Image 5) Jean-Pierre Raynaud’s la Maison de La Celle-Saint-Cloud, closed in 1988. Image 6) Alice McCall store by Melbourne design firm Wonder. | Image Ella Thomas. Image 7) Lovely stylistic arrangement […]
I got a little inspired from my last post ‘House of Dust‘ …. i hope you enjoy this collection of dusty pink finds! Image 1 & 2) Jean Christophe Aumas’ Paris Apartment via Yellowtrace. Image 3) &Tradition ‘Copenhagen’ pendant. Image 4) Acne Studios Los Angeles store. Image 5) ‘Dont Leave Me’ table by HAY. Image 6) Michael Muir, The Faults, oil on linen 2013, represented by Sophie Gannon Gallery. Image 7) B&O Beo Play A9 ‘Nordic Sky’ in colour ‘dusk’
‘Very Exotic!’ … Image 1: Duddel’s Hong Kong by Ilse Crawford. Image 2) Enoki side tables by e15. Image 3) Marble trivet with leather base by Fort Standard. Image 4) Monsier Bleu restaurant in Paris by Adrien Dirand. Image 5) Side table by Jonathan Zawada. Image 6) Marble wall clock by Norm Architects