Friday, 28 May 2010

Weekend discoveries - part 3

The other great discovery of the weekend for me was Chahan Minassian. Not so much his work - as I have admired it from afar for a while now - my discovery was the launch of his website. The Lebanese Paris-based Minassian is not only a talented designer, he also runs a gallery representing some fabulous artists and 20th Century design. Definitely a must-see on my list for the next trip to Paris! There are several stunning homes in his online portfolio, but this is definitely one of my faves.

I brought home a new stack of magazines last night, so who knows what this weekend will reveal!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Weekend discoveries - part 2

The second great discovery of the weekend for me was Francis Sultana. I had seen his London apartment published in the European editions of AD before and fell in love with his style. As luck would have it, his apartment was also published in the Australian Belle magazine, and so now I finally know who the man is behind those funky rooms. And, not only does Sultana create wonderful rooms, he also designs furniture. These are a few of my favorites, but go check out his website for more!

Bridgehampton Sofa

Hamptons Chaise

Eurodice Ottoman

Bond Side Table

These photos are just divine...I think I could move into any of those rooms right now!

Monday, 24 May 2010

Weekend discoveries - part 1

This past weekend was the first time in a while I've had time to catch up on magazines, and I'm so glad I did. With a stack of about 8 of my favorites on Saturday morning I spent a few joyful hours pouring over images and made a few discoveries....

A new project by NYC based architect Annabelle Selldorf was one of them. Check out the May edition of the German AD for more stunning photos (by Nikolas Koenig). Another beautifully put together home by a woman who I think has perfect taste.

And, thanks to Elle Decor for bringing my attention to the recent release of this new book on one of my favorite mid 20th century designers, the Italian master Guglielmo Ulrich. I can't wait for my copy to arrive!

Monday, 17 May 2010


I just had to share some photos of a restaurant I stumbled upon while looking for something else..."Murano" is by Gordon Ramsay in Central London. Those first two images are breathtaking...I LOVE the front of that bar! Not sure exactly what it is, but a little birdy told me it was hand-blown glass, and considering the name of the place, that is more than possible. I don't even care what the food is like, I definitely have to make it here when I'm next in London!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Christophe Côme

I recently discovered the work of French designer Christophe Côme and am totally enamoured. It seems like I am preternaturally drawn to French design, modern or otherwise, however I'm sure I would have loved Côme's work regardless of his nationality. His work seems to me to be inspired by a mix of art deco and industrialism and its apparent that I am not his only fan, as Peter Marino has commissioned him for pieces in at least one Chanel store - his beautiful screens can be seen below in the new Shanghai boutique.

But a few of my favorites....

If you like what you see, check out Côme's website for more images and information.