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 […]
In March I was invited to collaborate on The Design File’s monthly ‘Hunt Gather’ blog post by Simone Haag. With my love of colour I was excited that the theme for the product edit was ‘Radiant Orchid’ – this years Pantone colour of the year. Check out the full blog post here with beautiful objects and artworks featuring glorious purple hues.
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 […]
It has been raining a lot this spring …. nearly every day this week in fact! Time for those rain clouds to get a move on I say! While we wait however …. Image 1: Untitled installation by Brooklyn based artist Tara Donocan, 2003, Styrofoam Cups, Hot Glue, Dimensions Variable, Ace Gallery Los Angeles, 2005. Image 2: Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde creates his indoor clouds using a smoke machine. Image 3: Super stylists; Studiopepe ‘s latest project for Elle Decor Italia titled ‘Decor Codes’ – a […]
Sorry to you blokes out there as this is a rather girly post…. Yes – Pastels! Love them or hate them! And whilst it is kind of a ‘whirl wind’ trend from the fashion industry (think back to Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2012 collection), the fairy floss colour aesthetic has crept into a few interior projects that i thought were well worth blogging about. Images: Image 1) A.M.A.Z.I.N.G stairs from Opening Ceremony, Tokyo. Image 2 & 3) Sublime use of pastel paint, […]