Monday, 22 February 2010


Watch out for KGB! And no, I'm not referring to the national security agency of the former Soviet Union - I'm talking about the design collective Khouri Guzman Bunce! I spotted a few pieces via Wallpaper and now I can't wait to check out their website when its completed. Might just have to check out their new showroom in New York next time I'm on that side of the world...

Love, love, love the stitching detail on the back of this sofa. Its so nice to see something new every once in a while.

The Mancini cantilevered chair.

The Dempsey cocktail table.

and The De Marco solid marble table. Very Angelo Mangiarotti. This just might be my favorite.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Space Odyssey: 2010

We are now officially in the year of the Tiger according to the Chinese Lunar New Year, so Kung Hei Fat Choi everyone! I'm rather pleased with how the new year has started out, in addition to the long weekend a few of my tips about living stylishly in small spaces was published in local guide The List - available as of today and on local newstands for the next 2 weeks!

(Click on the images below to enlarge).

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Belgian Style

I was quite excited to see these images of the home of Belgian designer Vincent Van Duysen as I think they show a softer and more elegant side to his minimal style. A little reminiscent of Andrée Putman's aesthetic if you ask me. The stairwell is amazing, and I love the bathtub that you get just a glimpse of through the bedroom. Divine!

I was also quite excited to see that someone is publishing a monograph of his work - "Vincent Van Duysen: Complete Works" is due to be released in May this year. With a foreword by Ilse Crawford, this looks like an instant classic. I already have a copy on pre-order!

Photos of Van Duysen's apartment by Martyn Thompson for French Architectural Digest Feb-Mar 2010.

Monday, 1 February 2010

André Arbus by Baker

A match made in Heaven! I just spotted the latest collection from Baker on their website whilst looking for something else. The new André Arbus collection is due out in Spring 2010. I'm particularly taken with the 'Architects Desk'. In my opinion, this is when it makes sense to reproduce a classic, when you are adding extra functionality. I certainly wouldn't mind one of these if I get a new office!