With our current obsession with anything black and white, we have trawled our moodboard treasure trove of imagery for a collection of shots of artfully applied black paint. Why shouldn’t fire escape stairwells have oversized storey level signage? And why can’t staircase treads have graphic black painted triangles to direct your step? With paint, literally anything is your canvas.
Pop over to our black and white Pinterest board for more of the same:
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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.
To source our two favourite linen finds, go to...
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