If it's grey, linen and luxurious, then it's on our lust list at the moment.
There's a problem.We can't decide between the timeless washed pure linen in charcoal from Bedouin Societe, or the equally deluxe charcoal linen made from woven French flax by Cultiver. See below.
Or for a dose of more grey linen inspiration, have a look at our Pinterest board dedicated to soft grey tones:
GREY LINEN BY BEDOUIN SOCIETE (LEFT) IMAGE VIA EST MAGAZINE
GREY LINEN BY CULTIVER
Interior designer Luisa Klinge has gone and pinked out her display this month.
We're in love with her mix of pinks and pastels, teamed with an antique french cot which folds into a quaint iron chaise longue.
It's an understatement to say that we love Luisa's style, and not just because she's Brooke's sister.. which she is. Much love Lou.
To see Luisa's pink display and source any of the featured items, along with begging her to overhaul your interior space, pop into Luisa Interior Design at 340 Wynnum Road, Norman Park, in Brisbane.
OUR PUNK PAPER PRINT
That's how many Pinterest followers we have now. Hoorah.
We're as guilty of overindulging our Pinterest obsession as any self-respecting pinner. It's a daily visual candy jar of divine interiors imagery and inspiration. Did we mention we were obsessed?
Here are some of our favourite pins and our Pinterest boards from which they came.
Salute fellow pinners!
= SOFT GREY
= BLUE & GREEN
= RED & ORANGE
Our latest artworks explore what we call Moody Art – Landscape scenes that evoke a moody feel and set a tone. Each piece is constructed piece by piece from tiny facets of colour that together make an image when viewed in its entirety.
We were thrilled to collaborate with the talented interiors stylist and blogger, Simone Barter from style.life.home on a shoot to launch our Moodies.
If you haven’t already, treat yourself to the visual feast of gorgeousness that is Simone’s interiors blog, style.life.home. We do… constantly. www.stylelifehome.com.au
Featured here are our first four artworks in The Moody Collection. Shop the Moody Collection
'WILDWOOD' BY THE MARCH COLLECTIVE
'AUTUMN BEACH' BY THE MARCH COLLECTIVE
'CLOUDFORM' BY THE MARCH COLLECTIVE
'MOODY BLUES' BY THE MARCH COLLECTIVE
We love concrete.
And we've found a design outfit that does concrete with aplomb.
POPconcrete is the collaboration of design duo – brothers Sami and Jouni Jarvela. From their Brisbane-based studio, they have launched a lustworthy collection of concrete furniture and homewares.
The brothers masterfully harness the raw beauty of concrete, while exploring its marriage with other materials such as timber and metal. At times, they choose to express the raw texture of each material, and other times they flood it in unapologetic pops of bright colour. The result is a collection of industrial yet refined, confident pieces.
Featured here teamed with The March Collective's 'Neon Person' canvas artwork, are POPconcrete's BOKSI chair, ISTU bench seat, POPular pendant, RAW concrete fruit bowl and coffee table.
Both the Ruby Star yellow plate featured, and a selection of the POPconcrete range are currently on display, and are available at Luisa Interior Design at 340 Wynnum Road, Norman Park, Brisbane. www.luisainteriordesign.com
View the entire range and immerse yourself in the world of POPconcrete at www.popconcrete.com.au
POP CONCRETE TEAMED WITH 'NEON PERSON' ARTWORK BY THE MARCH COLLECTIVE
BOKSI CHAIR AND RUBY STAR YELLOW PLATE
THE MARCH COLLECTIVE ARTWORK AND POP CONCRETE PIECES
SAMI AND JOUNI JARVELA OF POP CONCRETE
Semi-anonymous street artist, JR plasters enormous photographs of faces in the urban environment on anything from rooftops, walls, and windows to the sides of buses. The street is quite literally his gallery.
His omnipresent images tell the story of the marginalised and voiceless on a giant scale that defies comprehension.
But it is his secret New York studio of undisclosed location that has really caught our attention. It is a space that is gloriously overrun by art and creative friends who are allowed to sleep there if they pay their way in books.
THE ARTIST HIMSELF
FLAT FILES WITH UNEXPECTED DRAWINGS
We love the unexpected element of JR's wooden set of flat files that have secret drawings scribbled on the base of each drawer.
"[Art Spiegelman, the creator of graphic novel Maus] told me he had something he wanted to give me. So I went by his studio and he showed me this and I was like "No way! I would sell my house to get this!" And then he said, "No, I want to give it to you. It's such a pleasure that it's going in your place", and so he wrote in the drawer '1977 - 2011'. He said "Look, I had it for forty years, but this is a 120 years old thing, then when you'll give it to someone else later, you'll write on another drawer".
THE STAIRWELL TREEHOUSE
Short on finding his own sleeping space in the crowded studio, an artist named Tsubasa literally created his own in the form of a treehouse in the stairwell, out of off-cuts and throwaway timber.
28 MILLIMETRES, WOMEN ARE HEROES - IN KIBERA SLUM, TRAIN PASSAGE 1, 2010
JR makes his lithographs out of the same machines Picasso and Matisse once used. Here is an example of JR's work plastered across a train and hillside in a Kibera slum. Extraordinary.
For more of a sticky at JR's work and a peak at pieces for sale, search for JR on www.artsy.net
Who isn't coveting the Caravaggio pendant lamp designed by Cecilie Manz?
From her studio in Copenhagen, Cecilie set about realising her vision to create a simple, soft design for small and large pendants. And that she did. It's elegant, clean lines and adaptability to any space has already established the Caravaggio as a lighting classic... carving a name for itself in the halls of design fame.
We salute you Caravaggio.
Available at Corporate Culture, 925 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane www.corporateculture.com.au
CARAVAGGIO PENDANT BY CECILIE MANZ
THIS IMAGE COURTESY OF PHOTOGRAPHER TOBY SCOTT
Interiors photographer Toby Scott www.tobyscott.com.au
We are completely coveting every piece from designer, Bianca Batstone's lustworthy label, Ruby Phyllis.
The label was established over a decade ago with the launch of 'Invisible Threads' singlet tops which had philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's quote "Invisible threads are the strongest ties" hand-painted across them and barely-there shoulder straps. Not surprisingly, the Australian designer soon saw her iconic tops adorn the likes of Christy Turlington, Sarah Murdoch and Kylie Minogue.
Ruby Phyllis has since explored yet another signature style, the Gossamer range of vintage fabrics wrapped in gold threads to form whimsical cords that are then handcrafted into glorious one-off pieces such as bangles and handbags, or even the little girl's fanciful Gossamer tiara headdress shown here.
Bianca also has a habit of unearthing a treasure trove of vintage finds such as the 1970's little girl's tutu seen here. Each piece is resurrected in the Ruby Phyllis Gossamer style with other delicate decorative detail to grant it a new lease on life as an heirloom-worthy wearable outfit, or else a gorgeous piece to hang on a child's wall and appreciated for the work of art that it is.
GIRL'S GOSSAMER TIARA HEADDRESS
GOSSAMER COLLECTION: HANDBAG NO. 10
GOSSAMER BANGLES AND RECREATED 1970'S TUTU
We were thrilled when stylist and blogger, Simone Barter from style.life.home asked to borrow TMC's artwork, White Pineapple, for a photo shoot for the bespoke furniture design duo, Tim and Sally of Green Cathedral, based in Noosa.
We drooled when we saw the shots, featuring Green Cathedral's Babanees Bench. On closer inspection of the brand, we unearthed a feast of gorgeous furniture pieces. Benches, tables and stools are made from beachy-toned timber, then hit with a pop of paint in black and white, soft pastels or brighter, punchier hues. We then cast our eyes over the Mini Babanees range of tables and stools. Awww.
Do yourself a favour and explore the Babanees range online if you haven't already spotted it in stores in Noosa, Brisbane and Melbourne, or else pop over to the style.life.home blog to see Simone's beautifully styled images.
WHITE BABANEES STOOL AND WHITE PINEAPPLE WITH BABANEES BENCH
MINI BABANEES TABLE, BENCH AND STOOLS
Ceramics designer, Caroline Swift's bare, unglazed bone china collection called 'too good to put in the cupboard' explores the functional contrast between delicate ceramic pieces displayed as art versus their practical role on the dining table.
After leaving her post as head knitwear designer at Benetton, Caroline's movement into ceramics design evolved from her search to find ceramic pieces to feature in a book on food she was compiling. Unable to find what she wanted, Caroline created her own and 'too good to put in the cupboard' was born.
Another exquisitely delicate collection of Caroline's is her 'glass installations', which explores hand-blown spheres of glass and their sculptural possibilities. Tied crudely with raw, dark wires they hang from the wall or the ceiling either in dense groups or on a much larger scale that are balanced to make exquisite and refined compositions of deep, rich colour.
TOO GOOD TO PUT IN THE CUPBOARD
TOO GOOD TO PUT IN THE CUPBOARD AND GLASS INSTALLATIONS
The pendant lights and cabinets of the 'accordion collection' are the result of a collaboration between designer Elisa Strozyk and artist Sebastian Neeb. The combination of wood and textile in an accordion-like folded surface generates a new experience of the material wood. Using this wooden textile allows a free and sculptural form.
We are equally drooling over the throw rug made of timber geometric pieces, with its use of materials in experimental and unexpected ways. Love.
Photography by Sebastian Neeb.
'GREYBLACKBIRCH' WOODEN RUG WITH DYED WOOD PIECES
'MOSTLYRED' WOODEN RUG WITH DYED WOOD PIECES
TMC have picked the design astute minds of some of our favourite design aficionados, and asked them to come up with their top 5 most inspiring pieces gathered from all corners of their world.
Our latest contributor is Kym Murray from Corporate Culture, the lustworthy purveyor of iconic furniture and industrial design. Corporate Culture has a steadfast commitment to real original design and is at the forefront of new releases. If it is a piece that reflects all that is seminal and original in design excellence with a coveted aesthetic created with the epitome of quality and durability in mind, then Corporate Culture stocks it. In spades.
Corporate Culture, 925 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia www.corporateculture.com.au
Kym's Top 5 in her own words:
They have been a constant in my wardrobe since I was 14. The design is simple and comfortable and goes with everything. Colours, patterns, leather and canvas – I have owned them all. I may purchase other sneakers but I always come back to my Cons.
I love telling the story of the Navy chair, with such an engaging story, I know many who have an emotional attachment to this modern classic. With a 150 year warranty, it is made from recycled aluminium and built to survive a torpedo attack. This level of craftsmanship is refreshing in today's disposable culture and fashion driven society. Stockist: www.corporateculture.com.au
Nearly every female I know owns one. Oh how different my teenage years would have been, had GHD's been around then. Thanks to two heated ceramic strips I no longer look like a back up dancer from an 80's film clip.
Many would giggle at its 1970s aesthetic, but one sit in its warm embrace is all it takes to convert the hardest customer. The unique design of its backrest caters to your every emotional need, be it with a block of chocolate and your favourite movie or a few glasses of wine with your closest friends. The Maralunga gives you a little cuddle every time you need it. For stockists, contact Corporate Culture. www.corporateculture.com.au
My first big purchase, the Clubman got me hooked on the taste of freedom and I had so much fun. As soon as your hands touch the wheel you are inducted into the secret Mini society. With its secret little hand waves and nods of the head to fellow drivers, the Mini has a true sense of character and style. They still catch my eye when one zooms past me on the road. I loved that car – no matter how many times I had to push it.
Kym has inspired us to explore the celebration of the Mini brought to us by Dutch design duo, Scholten & Baijings, who set about deconstructing the Mini One for an installation entitled Color One for Mini for Salone del Mobile 2012 in Milan.
Scholten & Baijings examined the composition of the Mini down to its smallest details, and in so doing re-examined and questioned the rules of automotive design as we know it. Through colour and material, the duo deconstructed an entire Mini One and all the hallmark Mini attributes it embodies, and presented a Mini that tackles fundamental design issues concerning Mini design.
The car was peeled apart like an onion, layer by layer, and analysed piece by piece. This process spawned the concept of 'Art Parts' – car parts whose design and function are rethought and reinterpreted. Our favourite is the sun visor which doubles as a clutch bag. Who would have thought?
COLOUR ONE FOR MINI BY SHOLTEN & BAIJINGS
COLOURS AND SWATCHES FOR COLOUR ONE FOR MINI BY SHOLTEN & BAIJINGS
We just adore these floor lamps by Temperature Design.
Just when outdoor lighting seemed to be stuck in its one-dimensional genre of standard garden variety illumination, serious security lighting, or the more inconspicuous permanent architectural ambient light fittings that mostly pride themselves on being sight unseen, Temperature has blown away our preconceived ideas about outdoor lighting. LaMegaDina Bulbs are portable, lightweight, waterproof oversized bulbs cast in polyethylene topped with a selection of six screw top colours.
Their playful stylings and ease of functionality make them at home inside or out, be it as garden illumination, dotted around an outdoor party, or shedding ambient light indoors.
We love it when the worlds of functionality and aesthetics collide so beautifully, and in such a spirited, playful way. The joy.
LaMegaDina and the smaller pendant lamp version named LaDina Bulbs are available at Temperature Design:
LaMegaDina retails for AUD$750.
Temperature Design www.temperaturedesign.com.au
LAMEGADINA BULBS BY TEMPERATURE