Get on down to Philip Stokes Studio Glass tomorrow for some one-off bargains like these for yourself or Christmas gifts.
Furniture and homewares business Vixen & Velvet has just opened a two-month pop up shop in South Yarra, VIC. Festival by Vixen & Velvet (which is also selling Christmas goodies) is at 514 Chapel Street.
Earlier this week I was lucky enough to be invited to Temple & Webster’s first birthday lunch on The Island (a floating bar) on Sydney Harbour.
It’s been a big year for the online shopping destination and there was lots to celebrate in a seriously impressive location, beautifully styled.
Co-founder Adam McWhinney and editorial director (and Inside Out magazine founding editor) Karen McCartney made speeches, as did well known stylist Shannon Fricke, who has been working with the company on some creative projects and a sale of her own bed linen. [Read more...]
If you haven’t already heard of Felix Forest, you’ve probably seen some of his beautiful interiors shots without realising. He really does know how to capture the essence of a home. When I look at his images I start imagining who lives in the home and how they might hang out there. It’s a real skill.
Coming from a creative family, he’s been passionate about furniture, interiors and design for many years and taking photographs since he was very young. “I go to auctions on a weekly basis and revamp pieces. I studied and trained in film photography. After assisting for a short time in still life and fashion, I started documenting some of my creative friends’ spaces, which opened opportunities with magazines.” Now his work’s been featured everywhere, including Belle, Vogue Living, (inside), Inside Out, AD Mexico, Real Living and Vogue Australia. He regularly gets to work alongside his partner, interior designer and stylist Dina Broadhurst.
Like me, the Sydney-based Frenchman loves discovering new interiors and meeting the people who live in them. Lucky enough to travel extensively for work, he enjoys the constant change of scenery and learning about art and design pieces from passionate homeowners. The hardest part is finding new and unpublished homes and persuading people to let him shoot them. “The owners always feel they are not ready or finished.” And let’s face it, what home is ever really finished? [Read more...]
Samples and end of line styles. Up to 85% off! Items starting from $5! The perfect last minute bargain Christmas shopping opportunity!
Design Education & Work Experience To Date
Recently completed Certificate III in Interior Design and Decoration – 2012
Visual Merchandising paid Job for “Interior Lane” – 2012
Work Experience at Living Edge Furniture Rental – 2011
Short Course in Adobe in Design – 2010
In 5 years time my dream job is… Stylist in Events/Interior Design.
Looking for Paid, Unpaid, Full-time, One-off
Located in/willing to travel to Melbourne CBD, South Yarra areas
I’m going to have to ask you to try very hard not to let the gorgeous dog in today’s home distract you from all the other great things going on inside it. The home (and dog) belong to Tara and Danny Solberg, who own homewares store Few and Far in Huskisson, NSW.
Clearly the great eye they have for picking popular items for their store comes in handy at home too! How great is that velvet lounge?
They designed the house on Manyana Beach themselves and are continually updating it with new from their overseas sourcing trips. They opened Few and Far in 2009 after a lengthy renovation of the store on the South Coast near Jervis Bay. Travelling the world as designers, it was their dream to bring home all the beautiful things they saw, and this way they get to share them with other people. [Read more...]
Hard to Find have launched a fab new online magazine called htf, and I’m flattered to be included in the first issue!
It’s not just a catalogue either, it’s full of great features and beautifully put together. That said, it is a really dangerous kind of magazine because you can click straight through and buy anything that takes your fancy, and where Hard to Find is concerned, I always find that’s a lot of things! [Read more...]
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Project 82 in Surry Hills. It’s in Fitzroy Street. Number 82, would you believe it?
I first met founder and interior designer Shelley Mason at a trade fair last year and loved her range. It seems business has come along in leaps and bounds since then with a healthy flow of customers, both trade and retail. I think one of the great things about the team is they’re as comfortable doing a large scale commercial fitout as somebody’s apartment (they’ll happily come round and help you) and their interior design service (the price of which can be credited towards any purchases) is making interior style accessible. [Read more...]