Contemporary as well as modernist, clean, uncluttered and with clever space solutions, Connie Braemer's body of work has made her one of Canada's leading interior designers. Love her modern interpretation of the log cabin and that rich chocolate bedroom is sexy. The black kitchen with white sofa? Striking!
Jason Maclean is Maclean Bespoke Interiors, specialising in one off interiors and custom furniture. His passion for vintage furniture is obvious (and I'm envious) but he doesn't build sterile shrines to midcentury modernism classics. Clean, lean and oh so sophisticated. His collaboration with fashion designers Eley Kishimoto merges surface decoration and furniture form.
"We make the whole greater than the sum of its parts". Architects Peter Shelton and Lee F. Mindel apply this philosophy to all of their projects. Planning, architecture, interior design and product design have kept this firm busy since 1978, and with a portfolio so full of pure design brilliance, they will be busy for many more.
People often ask us where we find all the truly inspiring and creative people we feature on the blog. Mainly hours of following link after link on the web. Sometimes it's a quiet cup of tea and a new design book. That's how I found Bastienne van Bockel of Studio BAS_I.C. I always check the credits especially if I love the images. (Chic modern: choosing styles, colours, materials and furnishings, introduction by Ali Hanan, Conran Octopus 2002 is the book by the way.) A google away and I found Bastienne's website. I love the fresh, uncomplicated modern girl feel to her work, the definite European vibe and the fact that this could be your home too .... if you had a great eye like Bastienne ;) Simple and stylish.