"The thing that I really enjoy is the nose to the grindstone & watching a project evolve and become just like our models we originally present to the clients. We like nothing better than to nut out all the details & mock things up prior to manufacture & installation. For the hair salon we are doing in Sydney we are having the perimeter wall panels digitally printed on 3mm solid grade laminate panels to withstand chemicals & sprays in the cutting room. I've attach various scale mock-ups of the cutting station walls with the final being at scale 1:1 so we can check the graphic quality & linework- it is spectacular & we have designed it to emulate a French Apartment Lithograph. Other areas & furniture items will be built & then finished or laid up in the digital printed laminate to continue the look & feel throughout the salon. I've also included some very beautiful bespoke pieces of furniture and the corresponding study models currently being built for a Client. The table seats 16 people & is turned timber & will have a resin table top in matching colour in tomato red gloss. The tansu cabinet is finished in Walnut veneer & gloss laminates internally. Once again the as built joinery pieces look just like the models. Happy Client & yes happy Architect!"
Beautiful crisp white light. Colours that jump from the image. Neutrals that cocoon and entice. These wonderful images are from the portfolio of Miki Duisterhof at rep site Marge Casey + Associates. Click on over and check out the other portfolios. Miki's food and lifestyle portfolios are just as inspiring.
I am off work this week, and before I head down to the dungeon otherwise known as my basement to tear it apart and remove all sorts of moldy wood (I know, how exciting does that sound), I thought I'd leave you all with much more pleasant images in your heads, like the simple but beautiful photography of Torontonian Michael Alberstat.
Tobi Tobin is quite a versatile interior designer. She can rock out a super-glam pad like the one she designed for fashion designer Randolph Duke (first group of photos below), or a beachy cottage retreat. "Tobi Tobin's innate sense of timeless style and bohemian chic couples perfectly with a dramatic fashion-fused vision and obsession with spatial balance, weight, and flow."
OK, OK I'll stop real estate stalking as soon as I share just one more house. Now this one I could move right into. LOVE the art and the sense of space. It's in Melbourne so it has a fabulous city going for it as well. If only my office looked like that first photo. Dreaming again I guess. Now back to designers, stylists and photographers.