Colombian for breakfast at Senido in Fitzroy. I want the watermelon napkin holder.
Piles of shiny junk at the art dump. Chicks on Speed “scream” exhibition at RMIT design hub. I used to love this band/art group many years ago when I studied my BA of fine art. I still do love them, I just forgot. It’s a fun exhibition if you can take the time to listen to the songs and watch the videos. If only I stuck with my Uni band, we could have had an exhibition by now
Richard Rogers in Sydney CBD
The design files open house 2013. Hosted by the blog, the design files, this hawthorn house was set up to show off the blogs favourite wares. Jardan furniture, country road textiles, dinosaur designs decorative pieces bad anchor ceramics. Dulux paints were used for feature walls in teals and blues
Gazi Melbourne. Amazing interiors by March Studio (Aesop interiors) featuring a ceiling of terra cotta pots suspended at different heights to create a wave effect. It’s simple in its design, but has a dramatic impact. Mirrored walls make it seem to flow on forever
Ok, I’m back. After a few extremely busy months. I have started a new job as Visual Merchandise Manager for West Elm, at their second store in Australia. I am very happy with the role, its the type of job I dreamed about before I went back to study my Masters of Interior design, so it was a great feeling when I landed it, knowing my studies paid off. Its an interesting combination of interior design and VM. Obviously as VM, I work with products and make sure the retail store maintains the brand standards. As we work with furniture and home wares, we also get to work as interior designers to set up rooms and design and build props and displays. In this sense, I have found it very different to apparel VM where the look is often unreal or retail like - here, we have to be realistic, but sell products at the same time. Its very hands on and busier than I thought. Its not just about making things look pretty, I need to work with sales results, promotions, social media, stylists, new products etc. So far, so good.
I volunteered at Open House Melbourne a few weeks ago, it was a great experience, I am really glad I got involved in something that interests me so much. I only had to volunteer 4 hours of my time, I was stationed at the Royal mint with a cool little old lady (who had just ordered a vintage danish lounge suite from Modern Times…) and the organisation hosted drinks after the weekend, which was fun. The other benefit of volunteering was getting access to some amazing buildings in Melbourne. My favourites were 171 Collins St, Capitol Theatre, Council House 2 and the RMIT design hub. All very different buildings, but it was amazing to see how modern Capitol Theatre is after all these years when compared to brand new towers such as 171 Collins St.
Flinders Street Station Design Competition has opened for public voting. This is a massive project seeing the city of Melbourne and its public transport network into the future. 6 designs have been shortlisted and are now available to view. There are some big names in Architecture and some Australian and international partnerships: Hassell + Herzog & de Meuron, John Wardle + Grimshaw, NH Architecture, Zaha Hadid & BVN. It is so great that the public have the opportunity to vote. Get involved: