Thursday, December 24, 2009

seasons greetings...

As the year speeds to a close we would like to thank our clients, suppliers and friends for making 2009 such a successful & enjoyable year. We wish you all a spectacular 2010.

Phorm Interiors will be closed from Thursday 24'th December, reopening Monday 11'th January.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

b living...

A project that we completed alongside Paul Uhlmann Architects has been featured in the 'b living' section of this fortnights 'b mag'.
The article focuses on the hazards associated with designing outdoor spaces.
Steven & Paul provide tips on how to get it right!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

and let there be light...

The wall washing has been installed at Kangaroo Point!
One week until completion!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

kitchen install at kangaroo point...

The guys from Dimensions by Design start to install the kitchen at our Kangaroo Point project.
We are really starting to power through our 'to do' lists as we speed through the couple of weeks left before Christmas!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

david weeks studio sale...

Just came across this pic of the David Weeks Studio Sale!
I want one of EVERYTHING!!!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

kangaroo point refurbishment continued...

There is a lot happening at our Kangaroo Point project with completion day really starting to sneak up on us...

Monday, November 16, 2009

shelton mindel & associates...AGAIN!

Today we revisited one of our favorite architects, Shelton Mindel & Asscoiates to find these stunning images by Lee F Mindel.
The lighting selection, the exposed concrete, the clever reference to the 1950's with retro pastel colours in the feature joinery...
Shelton Mindel appear frequently on our blog, basically because their work is GENIUS!
Lots of oohhing and ahhing in our office today!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

refurb starts to take shape...

One of our projects, a refurbishment of a river front apartment, is really starting to take shape.
Looking forward to updating images as the project comes together!

Friday, October 16, 2009

toy stories...

Came across a fun article, Toy Stories in I.D., which asks great designers to offer a design critique of an iconic toy.
'Icons' range from Play-Doh to Matchbox Cars and even Dirt (Amy Franceschini, Founder of Future Farmers).
Lighting designer, David Weeks 'G.I Joe' is hilarious and Karim Rashid is obviously still influenced by his Spirograph.
Great illustrations (above) are by Maayan Pearl.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

'the firm'...

We are all very excited with this new pattern 'The Firm' by Sarah Morris for Maharam!
Sarah Morris is a painter and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. Her amazing large-scale paintings abstract the complex patterns of the urban architectural environment.
Based on the paintings of the same name, 'The Firm' is reproduced as woven jacquards at an oversize scale.
We have just specified this pattern for a project and look forward to sharing it with you down the track!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

vote for us...

Voting is now open for the Peoples' Choice Award.
Vote for your favourite finalist (US, of course...) HERE by nominating your star rating at the bottom left of the image.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

qdos finalist...

Our New Farm Penthouse project is a finalist in the qdos Awards 2009.
All finalists will be on show in the Tom Heath Gallery, QUT Art Museum, Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street Brisbane, from 16'th September until October 2009.
Winners will be announced on Friday 2'nd October.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

brother and sister design harmony

featured in the latest vogue living .au, susi and michael leeton have created a wonderful (almost sculptural) family home in melbourne. i am in love with their choice of materials and finishes that help create a home that is unique, peaceful, with a wonderfully modern slant on one of my favourite architecture/design styles - adobe.

phorm interiors latest project...isle of capri kitchen

Thursday, August 20, 2009

genuine fakes...

I must admit that I am often quite surprised by the 'Genuine Fakes' that are available in the market.
My understanding (correct or incorrect?) was that a design patent prevented others from importing, manufacturing, using or selling the patented design for the period of the patent. For me this gave explanation to the Barcelona and Le Corbusier designs on the market (usually sold under a different name to the original design).
Lately, however, I have noticed copies of designs such as Marcel Wanders' 2007 'Skygarden' Pendant for Flos Lighting and Tom Dixon's 2006 Beat lighting range. I have even seen a copy of Front's 2006 'Horse Lamp' for Moooi.
In Australia, a new industry collective, Authentic Design Alliance, have formed to support the integrity of original and authentic design.
What is your opinion of original design over copies?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

brisbane ekka...

A great image by Nicholas O'Donnell that captures all the colour and vibrancy of the Brisbane 'Ekka'.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

hand renders...

During the design stage we all like to sketch and then render our ideas.

This is how the banquette seating at the Port Office Hotel came to realisation.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

shelton mindel & associates...

We have been fascinated by this amazing kitchen by Shelton Mindel & Associates for weeks...
It's galley style creates a stunning hallway to the right, an open-style to the dining area on the left and can be entirely closed off when entertaining in the formal lounge.
A clever joinery detail that makes perfect use of what would otherwise be a difficult open plan.

Monday, August 10, 2009

total venue...

Port Office Hotel featured on Total Venue.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

h d inspirations...

A big thank you to Dale of Vancouver's H D Inspirations for his great feature on the Port Office Hotel.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

three wishes...

Just came across a couple of pics from the opening night of Eleanor Millard's exhibition, Three Wishes, at the Australian Galleries in Melbourne.
Those in the know will remember Eleanor's bedlinen range, Eleanor Millard Bedroom. My own EMB is almost threadbare and I can't stand the thought of buying anything else!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

in design live...

The Port Office Hotel is featured as part of In Design Live.
This project resulted from a great collaboration between ourselves and Blueprint Architects.

gertrude street, fitzroy...