Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Ivy Bar Sydney

The Ivy Bar Sydney Australia designed by Hecker Guthrie Interior Design Studio

Friday, December 3, 2010

Dream House

Image Credits: 1 Commune Design, 2-5 Domino, 6-7 AD España, 8 Domino, 9-10 JK Florence, 11 Lonny, 12 Domino, 13 Nuevo Estilo, 14 Martensen-Jones Interiors, 15 ELLE DÉCOR, 16 Domino, 17 House Beautiful, 18 ELLE DÉCOR, 19 Splendid Willow, 20 Massuco Warner Miller, 21 Absolutely Beautiful Things}

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 35 countries attest to Karim's legend of design.

I have been a big fan of the work of Karim Rashid for a while and was so excited when I came across a restaurante in Dubai which he designed. He has a very distinct style which is full of colour. He uses colour in light so often to creat the required look.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Quentan Blake

New wallpaper and fabric range from Osbourne and Little.
We are all familiar with the drawing of Quintan Blake from reading Roahl Dahls amazing books. Now he has been commisioned by osbourne and little to do a selection of wallpapers and frabric.

COCO Republic

Coco republic is a cool furniture and homewares shop I came across when I was living in sydney. As well as selling furnitre and homeware thay have an interior design service, property styling
service and a design school. Have a look at there catalogue at

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Gilt Home and Kips Bay Showhouse

The landing, complete with a peacock blue sofa, seagrass wallcovering with nailhead trim, and a cane-print rug was designed by Robert Verdi and Deirdre D’Elia

Noel Jeffrey created the glamorous master bedroom
The elegant master bathroom designed by Ed Ku and Etienne Coffinier.
I particularly love the hand-blown glass bubbles by Suzan Etkin.

Michele Bonan


Images via Heidelberg Suites, JK Place Florence, and M.A. Belle (JK Place Capri image)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Phillip Morrison

Last weekend while camping in Doolin (a small town on the West Coast of Ireland) I came across the gallery of painter Phillip Morrison. I instantly fell in love with his paintings I just love how they are so full of energy and fun; I really like his use of bright colours and his use of strong lines.

Phillip grew up in Twyne in North Wales and before pursue his carrer in art he worked as a police officer for 6 years. When he decided that that was not for him he decided to go and studied in St Martins College of Art in London and from there his tallent grew.

Going Surfing

Cliffs Swirl

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

David Hicks Hexagonal Wallpaper

This wallpaper was first designed in the 1960s by David Hicks. It is available once again through wallpaper manufacturer Cole and Son. David Hicks was a very influential English interior designer who was born in the 1920's. I think this geometric print is brilliant, I particularly like the pink colourway it reminds me of some of the interior designer Kelly Wrestlers work.

Interesting Fact 
The other day I was watching Toy Story when I noticed that the carpet in the scary toy torturing next door neighbours house was the Hix Hexagonal Print the wallpaper is also very similar check it out.  

Then I was informed that the carpet is also the same as the carpet in the Hotel in the movie the Shining. See the image below.

PiP Studio

On a recent trip to Avoca Handweavers ( a clothing manufacturing and retail business in Ireland) I came across a great range of porcelain. Later while looking through a Brian Yates wallpaper book I came across wallpaper with the very same design and decided to do a bit of investigating. I found out that yes the porcelain and the wallpaper where designed by the same person PiP. 

PIP who's real name is Catherine was born in a small village by the sea in Holland. She has a love of birds in particular a small African parrot from the genus Agapornis which is present in many of the designs. Her studio started in her attic in Amsterdam and has grown from there.  She does porcelain, stationary, bedding, wallpaper, bags and textiles. Her motto is ‘Happy products for Happy people’ 

Check out her website at