Thursday, 30 April 2009

Be right back...

I'm off tomorrow morning for Melbourne for about 10 days... a short break to see the family...its been over a year and I can't wait!

As I won't be posting while I'm away I thought I'd leave you with some pics of my latest French design crush - Aymeric Lefort - how amazing are those cabinets....think I might be in love. From what I've read, Mr Lefort is influenced by the work of Royere, but I also see a bit of Parzinger in there too...what do you think?

Stay tuned folks, because when I get back I'll be posting about the HK Art Fair (for which I have VIP tickets, woo hoo!) and other exclusive events in Hong Kong. Speaking of Hong Kong, if you are here and out and about in the city, today is the last day of the Dylan's Candy Bar pop-up store in the On Pedder Store on Icehouse Street. Unfortunately I won't be able to make it, but I'm sure my butt will thank me for it in the long run...

Ciao! x

Thursday, 23 April 2009

David Collins does it again!

For those obsessive compulsive David Collins fans out there (and yes, that also means me)...if you haven't already checked out the website of his latest project, The Charles New York, make sure you head on over and check it out. So much eye candy, so little time. *sigh*

Monday, 20 April 2009

I might die...

...if I don't get a set of this stunning Astier de Villatte black cutlery... or the bronze...or the gold...well, any of them really. Seriously, so beautiful.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

T for Terrific

I'm back from my unscheduled hiatus...a bit of a head cold...and a friend visiting over the Easter weekend break had me away from blogland for longer than expected. While recuperating from my cold I devoured several magazines (not that I need an excuse), including April's Spanish Architectural Digest. A feast for the eyes it is! I'm assuming not everyone has read it (well, I didn't really read it España is about as advanced as my Swahili, truth be told) so I'm sharing these pics of the featured apartment of NY Times "T Magazine" editor Stefano Tonochi - its so beautiful I just couldn't resist. But then, what sort of apartment would you expect from a man who's been photographed by the Sartorialist..?

Stefano Tonochi as photographed by the Satorialist....rather handsome indeed!

The apartment was done by the amazing architect Annabelle Selldorf and is full of fantastic furniture. All the big names are here, Van der Rohe, McCobb, Probber, Prouve, Robsjohn-Gibbings....a recipe for success if you ask me.

Every room is so light and airy - the total opposite of my place...I'd be so happy living here.

This library (and those Gio Ponti Wing backs!) - soooo drool worthy!

There were so many other great features in the Spanish AD I highly recommend you go get a copy...the European editions are fast becoming some of my favorite monthlies these days.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Munge Leung design

Its funny how we bloggers and design addicts seem to share a collective consciousness. I've mentioned it before, but I was reminded of it after receiving an email from one of my email buddies, Stuart Fox, about a great design firm he wanted to share with me. I had only just discovered them myself a day before. Spooky. The firm we were both drooling over was Toronto based Munge-Leung. Founded by previous employees of Yabu Pushelberg, they are producing some seriously beautiful work. Check it out!

Have a great weekend everyone, I know I will - I've been looking forward to it all week! ;)