Thursday, May 31, 2012

Industrial and Salvaged

This weekend I am off to a Masterclass which is part of Handmade Wellington 2012. This weekend- long programme is a creative and inspiring event, which combines many skills and handmade activities. A fellow designer and I are attending the 'Salvaged to Supreme - Industrial Art and Furniture' lecture where we'll see examples of salvaged goods turned into finely reconstructed furniture. Should be interesting.
Here is a Swedish apartment, which belongs to interior designer, Benedikte Ugland, that has a cool industrial vibe throughout.
It's a long weekend for us in New Zealand as it is Queen's Birthday Weekend - so enjoy!
Photographs from Skona Hem via Nordic Design.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ett Hem Stockholm

Welcome to Ett Hem Stockholm ("a home" in Swedish), a 12 room hotel which opened their doors earlier this month. Based in a former private residence built in 1910, I think this is what a hotel should be - a comfortable home away from home, but 10 times better. Ett Hem Stockholm is a result of a very successful collaboration between its owner, Jeanette Mix, UK based designer, Ilse Crawford and Stockholm architect, Anders Landstrom. I love the stylish and comfortable interiors with its rich collection of furniture, antiques and design.
See more photos and an indepth article about Ett Hem in this article from Monocle here.
Photographs via Ett Hem Stockholm.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Stylish Interior Designer's Home

Tyler used Ikea kitchen cabinetry which she wrapped with custom made oak bench tops.

The dining table with a set of 50's Carl Jacob Jason chairs that Tyler found on ebay.

A Knoll sofa in the living area.
A Nelson Platfrom bench acts as the coffee table and Tablo side tables from Design House Stockholm.

I remember very well seeing this house when it was featured on an episode of Grand Designs a couple of years ago (do you watch this show? Isn't host Kevin McLeod great?) so when I spotted it in Dwell, it was great to be able to have a closer look. This house was designed by interior designer, Kathryn Tyler and she built her home around her vintage furniture collection that she had amassed previously over the years. Read more about it here.
Photographs via Dwell.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Garden Wallpaper

Varklocka wallpaper by Josef Franks

The clean lines of the Kartell pendant light works well with the detailed wallpaper.

I don't usually choose wallpaper as detailed as the one above - however, I have a job where the wallpaper will only take up less than half a wall above existing white painted panelling. So with the panels below to balance it off, more detailed and small patterns is welcomed for a change.
Love this botanical one above, found in a Sydney home, by Josef Frank (who emigrated to Sweden in the 1930's) - it's like walking through a garden.
Photograph from Come Over Sunday via Remodelista.

Baby Animals

Bear Cub

Lion Cub

Baby Monkey

Baby White Tiger

Baby Kangaroo

I have a brand new nephew! He was born in the early hours of yesterday and my sister (a complete star) made me an Aunty again. He really is a lovely wee thing so with baby on the brain, here is the gorgeous baby animals series by animal photographer, Sharon Montrose. These are perfect for babies' nurseries and kid's bedrooms. I could stare at these photos all day long.
Photographs via The Animal Print Shop.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn

Wythe Hotel, in the gritty Williamsburg neighbourhood, with a new glass addition on the top.

Reynards Restaurant

Beds are made from reclaimed ceiling timber.

Here is a cool new hotel that has recently opened in Brooklyn, New York - in the industrial neighbourhood of Williamsburg. I took note at the address as I have a good friend that lives in this area and it's a rather cool hotel to boot. It is called the Wythe Hotel and it has a great balance of industrial touches, classic lines and comfort to make this hotel appealing. Nice.
Photographs via Remodelista.