Archive for June, 2009

Massproductions presents the ‘Harry Stool’ : designed by Chris Martin

Called Harry, the product comprises two curved, laminated components held together by solid, wooden wedges.



This simple concept led to a charming stool which can also function as a footrest or a side table. The Harry stool has pleasing tactile qualities and is available in two heights and three surface finishes; natural, black and white stained.

Massproductions : Harry Stool

via: Dezeen & Daily Icon


Knoll : Live. Learn. Play

Has been created for the ones we love.  Knoll kids is a collection of spirited, modern furniture scaled for a younger generation.

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From the top:

Kids Cyclone Side Table, with Child’s Bertoia Diamond Chair

Isamu Noguchi‘s Playful tables were manufactured in 1954 in varying sizes, and later evolved into a table that became a companion piece to the Bertoia wire children’s chair.

Child’s Womb Chair

Eero Saarinen‘s 1948 Womb chair, made exclusively for Knoll, displays the Finnish-born designer’s flair for challenging rules, breaking molds and setting new standards for modern design.

Child’s Risom Amoeba Table and chairs

Jens Risom’s original 1941 collection for Knoll incorporates a natural aesthetic characteristic of understated Scandinavian design.

All pieces are available through Knoll

Splashbacks : Architectural Kitchen Spaces



Wanting a change in the kitchen? Lets show you a couple of fantastic ways to transform your kitchen into a place of desire.

The Splashback Company has collaborated with a unique team of artists to create Everprint Glass. The product allows them to capture any image, pattern or photograph on glass for use in a range of architectural applications. Everprint Glass is suitable for use in both interior and exterior settings including: kitchens, bathrooms, bar, restaurants, facades, signage and furniture. It’s constructed using 6mm toughened safety glass, it is suitable for use behind a gas cook-top.  And is UV and fade resistant. 
The project is a collaboration with Melbourne Artist Soula MantalvanosThe sketch is an adaptation of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s The Banquet of Cleopatra’.


Everprint Glass: Created By Melbourne Based Designer Brent O’Keefe






Insitu Furniture: Caprice Stool: Marcello Ziliani


Areaware: Orbit Chandelier: Patrick Townsend


Next up is another wonderful product from The Spashback Company.


Prosatin is a smooth, non-reflective glass splashback.  Prosatin is an alternative to the ‘high gloss’ finish of a regular glass splashback with the same level of heat resistance and durability.





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Poliform Sideboard-Immagini-073


The Splashback Company: Prostain Splashback

Insitu Furniture: Miura Stool by Plank: Designer: Konstantin Gricic


Poliform: Free Sideboard: Designer: Carlo Colombo




The Gauge : workplace

The latest Green Star-rated building, the Gauge at Melbourne’s Docklands, is the next big thing for Lend Lease, which is riding the green style wave after the success of its award-winning building, 30 The Bond, in Sydney.  The building was complete in April 2008



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Throughout The Gauge, where the focus is on the individual, traditional desks interplay with work style alternatives.  The cosy lounge area by the open fire is complete with board games and magazines, it’s a sanctuary for personal time.  The environment is diverse managing to keep it social, but professional.  The glazed meetings rooms with a natural stream of light, foster collaboration and team work, while elsewhere den-like concrete walls enclose for privacy.  This sophisticated result reflects the authenticity and diversity of Melbourne’s commercial and cultural aesthetics.



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Hecker Phelan & Guthrie in association with WHO Design and Lend Lease


photo: Marcus Clinton


the selby : interesting people & their creative spaces

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stefano tonchi – editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine at his home – new york city – june 15 2009

More photo’s on the selby 

Joseph Dirand : Hotel Distrito Capital in Mexico

Parisian interior designer Joseph Dirand’s work graces Grupo Habita’s Distrito Capital in Mexico City.

Grupo Habita has unveiled its 8th hotel, Distrito Capital, in Mexico City’s international business neighborhood of Santa Fe, helping the city to cement its reputation as the leading 21st-Century metropolis.  With Distrito Capital, the company once again delivers its signature chic and outstanding service to previously unthought-of environments and transforms them into instant classics.

The latest, most arresting, interior design trends – this time courtesy of Joseph Dirand – come into their own at Distrito Capital. Grupo Habita left nothing to chance; from the most prominent vintage furnishings to details like John Pawson’s cutlery, and even in the smallest (yet significant) in-room accessories from Acqua di Parma.

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In all spaces, rigorous horizontals and verticals are enhanced by modern furnishings courtesy of Platt, Hansen and Aalto Artek Aalto A110 Pendant Lamp, Hans Wegner CH008 Coffee Table in the lobby, planter low table from Knoll, Organic Chairs by Vitra, and includes pieces by German Industrial Designer Dieter Rams among others.

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Distrito Capital, Mexico City, Mexico, by Joseph Dirand, Diámetro Arquitectos
for Grupo Habita

photo © Adrien Dirand, courtesy of DISTRITO CAPITAL

Fjall Ski Lodge : Falls Creek

The Fjall Luxury apartments in Falls Creek, Victoria. Interior Design by Paul Hecker.  Looks like it’s going to be a bumper year for skiing the Aussie slopes. This place is exactly where I’d like to play.   via The Cool Hunter to read more.