Australian brand; Masini and Chern is a luxury PJ brand that have taken traditional jarmy design and added a dose of cool, sophisticated attitude. Using plant based fibres that offer a luxe, silk-like touch the two piece sets may cost a little more than the ones at Kmart but I reckon they would be a treat to treasure!!
Melbourne designer; Therese Gustafsson of Another Vision Design has released a follow up cushion collection to the one I posted on last year (and fell pretty deep for!).
Botanik is once again graphic with a bold, retro influence that I think might ping the heart strings of more than one of you.
Check out her website and to order simply email her through the details on her site.
And its that time again when our friends at Elk reach into their design coffers and produce a collection of clothing, jewellery, footwear and leather accessories that pose some serious issues for budgets. So much choice!
Their Winter ’14 range; “Remember” is stacked with their signature clean, casual, scandi-tinged aesthetic with the odd punch of colour and pattern not to mention their first major foray into homewares with a cool kilim rug!
This year they are dropping the selection in two parts. Most of what you see here is available now online (plus a TON more) and they are saving their cosier, woollier offering for a little later on (I’ve had a peek at this….more bad news I’m afraid.)
What a cool thing it is to watch a small corner of the internet grow from a shelter for unique products into a fully fledged brand itself. Hunting for George has graduated from its junior days as a little online store to collaborate with creatives and literally hunt out homewares, fashion and accessories often not available anywhere else. The launch of their debut bed linen range sees them drive home their playful but livable style and I for one am pretty stoked with the result!!
This vid is absolutely awesome!!
Not only is it a super duper creative production out of our own Wellywood, but also a masthead for what modern charities can do and how they can communicate their missions!
You will have all noticed that I support the efforts of local project; the One Percent Collective and if you ever wondered why, then check out the almighty effort they have gone to to communicate to YOU how you can be effective. At the very least take a look at the vid (totally worth your time…love it) and do your social concience a favour and read all about them here.
I seriously stalked these images for you guys!
I spotted Andrew Simpson Architects on instagram…had a wander… smacked the table in delight when I saw the project above and promptly sent an email to find out more!
The House of Hermes is the result of a collaboration between Melbourne based; Andrew Simpson Architects with landscape architect and client; Charles Anderson.
My reaction to this place is that it really stuck out as something truly original! Its clever and interesting without being over designed and I love the exterior totally as much as the insides. Something that doesn’t often happen for me!
You can see much more of the house here and these are some words from the creators themselves:
“Divided into two primary volumes, the nucleus of the house is a reconfigurable kitchen in which the joinery works as the connective threshold between ground and first floor. This area is designed to accommodate a range of activities from group cooking classes to an intimate meal.
The kiln is one of three buildings set within a large coastal property adjacent to protected wetlands. The Coldon home (a guest house and artist studio) and Setters Cottage (sewing studio) provide complementary amenities to the main house and along with an outdoor bathroom precipitate an engagement and traversal of the surrounding gardens and landscape.
The original heritage building is one of the few example of early 20th century chickory kilns on the Island constructed from concrete. Substantial rebuilding and restoration work to the concrete was required due to significant structural cracking and spalling, which was undertaken through the use of insitu reinforced shotcrete. The decking on the north side of the kiln is integrated with a large concrete retaining wall and water trough that was originally built as part of the industrial function of the building and has now been tanked and refilled with water to provide a means of passive cooling.
The project was delivered on a tight budget. Including the external deck areas the final building cost came in under $3000/m²”.