Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Today I'm loving...

or maybe I should say in awe of...

pretty much the entire collection by Filipino designer, Bea Valdes. Each of the pieces is meticulously hand crafted with beautiful stones and beads. Just stunning.

Some exclusive designs are available online through CoutureLab, or check out her website for stockists.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009


There aren't many things I like more than discovering the work of a new (to me) designer or firm. Which probably says more about me than I should comment on....anyway, getting back to what I was's exciting to see new work that inspires you and every now and then you see something that takes your breath away. Well that's what happened when I discovered the portfolio of the designers Artur Miranda & Jacques Bec of Portugal based firm Oitoemponto. Miranda, the founding partner, hails from a fashion background, and that is quite evident when you look at his work and marvel at his choice of colours, textures and rich detailing. The flair exhibited in their work is varied, which to me makes looking at their work so exciting. These are just a few of my favorites from their portfolio, there are many more on their website - which is a visual treat unto itself. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

Monday, 21 September 2009

The Apartment at the Connaught

I just couldn't resist posting these yummy images of the Connaught apartment, recently unveiled by the ultra stylish David Collins. More photos online, so head on over and check them out.

I might just have to treat myself and stay here when I get back to London again....which hopefully won't be too far away.

Speaking of visiting London...I noticed that the ultra-luxe firm Candy & Candy have added a design school to their list of offerings. They are promising to reveal all in a 5-day intensive class for a group of 10 at a time. So if you are interested in a career in luxury interior design, this might be of interest to you. might just meet me there ;)

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Book releases

I love this time of year. Regular readers of my blog will know what a book lover I am, and it around this time of year publishing companies ramp up all their new releases in time for the holidays. The particular new release which I am most excited about is the new book on one of my favorite design firms - Yabu Pushelberg. Written by William Norwich, a contributing editor to Vogue Magazine, the book promises to include photos of many of their stunning retail, hotel and restaurant projects. It's already available for pre-order on Amazon and other retailers...of course I've already put my order in. Can't wait!

Friday, 11 September 2009

Green with envy

Is this not the perfect shade of green? Am I right, or am I right? I so want those walls in my bedroom! If Gambrel keeps this up, I'll give up now and move to NY to join his bottega...

The posts from me might be a little on the light side for the coming weeks while I finish up my full-time job and some other exciting things, so this will have to do you for a while...I promise I'll let you know whats happening when I can! I do plan to get a website together by the end of the year with some project photos, and this blog will be a part of it.

Oh, and in breaking news, my friends Alex & Ellis' new shop 'Moustache' just got a write up in the NY Times T Magazine - how exciting! I attending the shop opening on Wednesday night (such a cute space). So check out their store if you are ever in Hong Kong, or you can also buy online!

Monday, 7 September 2009

Studio Annetta

So I finally decided to take my own advice and live life like there is no tomorrow. I resigned from my full-time job last Friday (eek!) to go out on my own....stay tuned for exciting news and updates!

Friday, 4 September 2009

Just in time for the weekend...

I've seen these outdoor chairs by Peter Ghyczy in vintage auction catalogues a few times, but only recently found out they are still in production - and available to buy online. Very space age...(and very Mork from Ork)...but kinda cool nonetheless. Just as much sculpture as furniture, I wouldn't mind a few only gripe is the limited range of colours! Now if only I had the outdoor space...