Timeless rooms that are a beautiful expression of the families that live there, classic spaces that reflect today's values. Casual elegance and simple luxury. Napanee Design aim to create environments that uplift the human spirit at the same time without leaving the obvious "designer footprint". A room shouldn't scream the name of the designer but more so the personality of the client. Beautiful family homes.
I stumbled across the New York home of artist Cary Leibowitz (also known as Candyass) and was floored. This guy is nuts, in a totally bold, pop art, colourful and graphic way. And I love it. Candyass is bad-ass. I love people who don't follow rules.
Too good for product promotion and, come on if you were honest, too good for the little ones. These irresistible dollhouses (or is that Bauhaus models ...wink, wink ... too good for the little ones remember) are the styling work of New Zealander Katie Lockhart. Originally created as a promotion for Resene, showcasing their Karen Walker paint range, they reference the Bauhaus School of the 1920s. See you can tell the kids they're models, then close the door and play with them yourself. If only they were in production!
But Katie's talents don't end there. Take a look at these clever paint collages she did for Inside Out magazine. I remember sticking post-it notes on the magazine pages to bookmark these when I first saw them.
And the best for last. I've seen these rooms before but never knew they were Katie's work. Now I want to paint my floors!