Thursday, December 23, 2010

Movie Star LOOKS...Julianne Moore's New York Townhouse

American actress Julianne Moore who's house was recently featured in The World of Interiors, shows a keen skill other than her acknowledged ability to act. Intricately designed by her, this house is located in West Village, New York reflects a unique take on mixing traditional spaces with a modern slant. I LOVE THIS HOME...

Monday, December 6, 2010

an elegant en suite by Phorm Interiors...

almost there...our latest main bedroom wing on Brisbane's North.
I will post images as i get them.

Phorm Interiors featured in Australian Design / Review...

Phorm Interiors proudly featured...Our Kangaroo Point Apartment has been featured in the online Australian Design / Review.
We sit amongst some interior and architectural heavies including Singapore University, Melbourne's Rectangular Stadium and Hecker Guthrie's latest.
All the hard work paid off...

mr & mrs smith...

brisbane's own limes hotel, as seen in mr & mrs smith

With over 650 stylish boutique hotels and self-catering properties worldwide, Mr & Mrs Smith offers an in-the-know edit of original, inspiring and intimate places to stay. Whether your after a glam city bolthole, a cool coastal escape or an eco-luxe wilderness retreat, you'll find this savvy website is the perfect one-stop shop for planning your next creative getaway.

When not scouring the world for seductive sanctuaries, Mr & Mrs Smith compiles gorgeous guidebooks of its top travel picks to encourage armchair travellers to reach for their keyboard (or ring the expert Smith Travel Team) and book a brilliant holiday. Featuring over 30 cherry-picked hotels, each coffee-table guide boasts evocative photography, sussed hotel tips (from favourite rooms to top tables at in-house restaurants), and smart destination guides, including insider round-ups of the best arts and culture must-sees in the area. You'll also find entertaining reviews from trusted tastemakers such as fashion designer Stella McCartney, burlesque star Dita Von Teese and Melbourne's chef extraordinaire Andrew McConnell.

What's more, every book comes with a complimentry Blacksmith membership (normally $25 a year), taking you straight past the velvet rope into Mr & Mrs Smith's travel club. Just register your card to enjoy members-only extras at every Smith stay, such as champagne or spa gifts on arrival, plus dream deals on rooms from Bali to London.

‘A modern day guide to the dirty weekend…’

Condé Nast Traveller

‘The jetset has a new bible’

Elle, USA

‘The ultimate guide to the world’s boutique hotels...’

GQ Australia

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

seasons greetings...

'it is when we give without expectation of return that we truly give'

As the year speeds to a close we would like to thanks our clients, suppliers and friends for making 2010 such a successful & enjoyable year.

We wish you all a spectacular 2011!

Phorm Interiors will be closed from Monday 20'th December 2010, reopening Monday 17'th January 2011.

Artwork by Krista Berga

australian national academy of music...

In previous years, Phorm Interiors has sent gifts and cards.
This year, we have instead decided to donate the christmas budget to 'The Australian National Academy of Music'.

The Australian National Academy of Music is the country's centre of excellence for music performance training. The Academy takes in from around Australia its most talented and highly trained young musicians, and sends out into the world artists with the musical skill, imagination and passion to make their voices heard.
Having consolidated its position in 2009, the Academy is now strongly placed to realise its vision of being one of the world's great music training academies.
In 2010 ANAM presented over 170 public events and performances.
It brought 61 international and Australian artists to South Melbourne to work with its 59 students and 15 members of the permanent Resident Faculty, in a training program that included over 2,500 individual lessons, 200 classes, and countless rehearsals and coaching sessions.

A donation to ANAM enables students to commence their ANAM journey by:
assisting interstate students in relocating to Melbourne; enabling the purchase of scores and sheet music for the music library; contributing to the 'Strings & Things' program, assisting in the maintenance of students' musical instruments.

A donation can be made via the ANAM website at:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

phorm's latest project::jan manton art

When Brisbane gallerist, Jan Manton, decided to move her established gallery from South Brisbane to a newly acquired space in Spring Hill, Phorm Interiors were engaged to assist with this major transition.

The objective for the move was to create a more intimate setting to meet her clients, immersing them in a very personal gallerist-collector experience.
Following a trend that has proven very popular with the 'arterati' of New York & London, Jan Manton invites the collector into a gallery, that is also her own home, to view both an exhibition space and subsequent stock room, enabling a wonderful, relaxed encounter with an artwork.

The first floor gallery and main exhibition space serves as a showcase for exhibitions by an ever-changing roster of artists, including luminaries such as Imants Tillers, Juan Ford, Dadang Christano & Judith Wright.
Phorm Interiors has designed a series of movable screens that are used to both contain the current art exhibition and offer a glimpse of stockroom works, hung on a racking system cunningly tucked behind the moveable screens.
This clever amalgamation of exhibition and storage space offers a flexible, stunning, dual-purpose gallery. The long exhibition hallway gives way to a more intimate, private space, offering a unique opportunity to see the artwork as it would be, enhancing that walls of a home.

Experiencing works in this way will offer inspiration and insight to the discerning collector, and the budding collector seeking guidance and reassurance.

Project Design: Ian Wrightson & Steven Stewart (Phorm Interiors)
Lighting Design: Darren Guyett (Euroluce) & Ian Wrightson (Phorm Interiors)
Joinery: Gavin Fook & Richard Yeowart (Dimensions by Design)
Builder & Project Management: Mark Gardner

Photography by Kylie Hood, featuring artworks by Imats Tillers, Henri Dono, Dadang Christano, Juan Ford, Janet Laurence & Joachim Froese.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Tacchini

We were recently handed a copy 'The Journal' by Tacchini , and I have not seen a product (branding/marketing) sales catalogue that comes close to it :: print heaven.
The paper stock, the size, the product staging...
I loved it so much that I have taken iphone images for your viewing pleasure.
The catalogue photography is by Andrea Ferrari

Monday, November 15, 2010

Under pressure...print-making exhibition

In celebration of the ‘original print’, this exhibition (titled Under Pressure) will showcase contemporary works by the artists of The Cerebral Palsy League’s Cascade Services.

With an emphasis on print-making; ‘Under Pressure' will encompass a range of interesting and unique printmaking techniques.

Phorm Interiors are proud supporters of Cascade Services...we will post images from this event proudly on upcoming blog entries.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Airstream - Grill'd and ready to go.

Australian company, Grill’d, have taken an American icon, the Airstream trailer, and converted it into a mobile kitchen, travelling the country to serve up their “old fashioned” fare on the road.

What a tasty delight for the eyes and the stomach...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

custom door...

Here are some images of a custom door in New Guinea Rosewood we have designed and had made for one of our renovation projects.
Installed yesterday!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

a mechanical 'work of art'

After a long time in planning and development, we took delivery (yesterday) of what i think is a mechanical modern marvel -'a work of art'.
This television mechanism will feature in one of four custom cabinets in our soon to be completed Petrie Terrace Residence project.
Of course once fitting is complete, the whole operation will be via a remote control device.
Keep posted for images of completed project...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends & creativity become contagious today in music and fashion and design.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cinco Bistro & (upcoming) Bar...well underway

Phorm Interiors recently started onsite works on Cinco Bistro's 'knock thru' reno/extensions that will include an intimate bar area, large wine display and added seating for regular fans (which includes myself) of Peter Stubbs cooking.
Some years ago Phorm Interiors were employed to update the interior of Cinco that included a smart upholstered wall (image above) in Florence Broadhurst fabric that provided a great sound proofing solution and a wonderfully, strong feature that has become a distinctive addition to the bistro's atmosphere.
We needed to add strength to the bottom NEW half of the area and have successfully done so with exotic hand-made tiles and iconic designer lighting over the bar.
I will keep you posted with updates...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tara Guest House - Sydney .au

The wording featured on The Tara Guest House says is well and I quote :: "Think faded glory outside as per Venice and Firenze with clean creative spaces therein, imagine tall ceilings with French doors opening onto large verandahs – More Corbusier than Chippendale, not too twee, not too quiet, more boho than 5 star, more artist’s digs than the Hilton or a cottage in the country! It has to be said that we offer an urban experience as per Soho, New York, rather than a sojourn in an English rural setting. This is comfortable, informal accommodation and our guests are many and varied including businesspeople, academics, travellers of all ages from home and abroad, architects, writers, musicians, actors and other creative souls with an eye to the good life. We extend a warm welcome to travellers one and all and hope this will be your preferred place to stay when visiting Sydney."