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Thursday
Jun052008

Jonathan Clark

Looking for modern spaces with colour used in unexpected places? Look no further than London architecture firm Jonathan Clark Architects. I mean, how often do you see a mauve island?

Thursday
Jun052008

Ellen McDermott


What do you get when you mix a bunch of funky eclectic spaces with fresh white spaces? How about the portfolio of photographer Ellen McDermott.

Thursday
Jun052008

Denise Bonenti


There is something that makes you stop and gasp when you find a great photographer's website. I had googled Denise Bonenti after seeing an attribution in a recent Elle Decoration. When I clicked across to Denise's website I knew I had hit pay dirt. What a portfolio! What a talent! Love the sense of colour, the lighting, the composition, the sense of humour. Love it all!

Images from Denise Bonenti

Wednesday
Jun042008

Guy Bouchet


Guy Bouchet is a world-renowned interiors and travel photographer who takes beautiful photos. Love the exotic vibe of these locations, and I can't seem to take my eyes off the photo above.

Wednesday
Jun042008

French salon  salon


Lots of goodies in the email inbox this week. Favourite Australian designer Scott Weston has sent us a taste of his latest project.

"We are currently designing a hair salon in Sydney based on the theatrical flair of a french salon once owned by Madame Pompadour & referencing madame pompadour pink. There are two distinct zones the cool monastic washing/reception zone & the witty french salon as cutting room. Clients arrive & sit within a pastel pink suede banquette where they are greeted with a cup of tea in a porcelain teacup & mini cupcakes by staff ....


.... we have re-interpreted the typical french apartment salon & have created 3 metre high graphically printed panels to cocoon the space. A large bevelled mirror & console is located at each cutting station with furniture by Maletti. A suspended ceiling of ornate plaster cornices & rosettes house 4 large non-random lights by moooi. A solid timber herringbone floor with a huge pastel pink velvet curtain softens the architecturally graphic interior. The salon is screened of by an 8 metre linear cabinet finished in embossed silver with a filigree motif & houses the storage, office & kitchen facilities. The ritual room is a white glowing box where the client has their hair washed & coloured. The space is internally cocooned in a graphic laminate ivy print. Dotted strategically throughout the salon are quirky porcelain references to our beloved madame. Opens in September 2008."


I love scale models. They convey design ideas so efficiently and stylishly to the client. Not everyone can translate a 2-D technical drawing into a 3-D vision in their mind's eye. Scott's models are exceptional though! Time to book in for a cut and colour. Can't wait to see the final space Scott!