What we know as a doorbell, a square box, does not actually indicate its function. In Peter van der Jagt's 'Bottoms Up' for avant garde design-house Droog, nothing is hidden. The sound is created and symbolised by the crystal wine glasses. The doorbell announces guests with a musical toast.
We recieved an email recently from Katie Parker at The Nought Collective, which specialize in the design and production of hand made silk rugs from Nepal. These stunning hand-knotted carpets, in silk, wool and cashmere blends, use a monochromatic palette and are unique, sophisticated and modern pieces that would not only "work" in any one's apartment, but inspire and enhance. The designs are based on the reflection of light on wire images and the iridescent silk changes the entire look of the rug depending on your perspective, resulting in their "Phoenicia" design being nominated for an Interior Design "Best of Year" Award in 2007.
The above image is an actual rug being hand-knotted in Nepal. It features the "borealis" design in their graphite color palette and truly illustrates the scope and luminescence of the carpet. It also conveys how personal the creation of these rugs are - usually about four people work on one rug at a time.
Just the ticket for today's brash, 'ME ME ME' and cynical society is this tiny, little ticket that stops time whilst you make a wish for whatever you want. Scarlet Jones is a great store in East Malvern, Victoria who stock these wonderful 'wish tickets'. Steven (my wish...mobile phones banned forever and ‘Dynasty’ back on cable TV where it belongs)
The right room divider can transform a sprawling open space by creating intimacy and adding dimension. Nola Star takes the concept a couple steps further with customizable patterns that also let in light. This flexibility means Nola Star can be configured to nearly any space—whether mid-room, as a wall covering, in a window, or simply as an accent element—and it can fold out of the way if needed.
Summer pattern seems to be about all things botanical and Bev Armstrong at Luna Gallery has designed this beautiful tree blanket. Bev has been our friend and supplier of inspirational and unique homeware textiles for almost ten years. We are never without a Luna Gallery blanket, throw and cushion and favour the 100% (machine wash/tumble dry) cotton...perfect for Queensland all year round. 10% of all proceeds from the tree blanket go the The Wilderness Society. The blankets are available in 3 colourways. Please email us for further information. Steven
Steven Stewart and Ian Wrightson are co-directors of PHORM Interiors, an interior design firm located in Red Hill, Brisbane.
Our projects are varied, ranging from boardrooms to beach houses. Clients are private individuals, architectural practices and high profile companies, all who rely on PHORM's indepth knowledge of the industry and extensive network of specialists.
Phorm Interiors are recent finalists in the qdos design awards.
The Cloakroom Blog has a new home
As of this week we have a new home for our Cloakroom blog.
Dan and the team at The Letter D have been working their magic helping set
us up with a new Word ...
3 years ago
Tractor Stools Tractor Stool by Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows at Suite New York is influenced by the egronomic form of a Swiss tractor seat. A lightweight, elegant yet informal and comfortable stool suitable for residential or contract use. Carved from solid wood and hand finished. Available in ash, walnut or teak with an oil finish.
Gascoigne & King Gascoigne & King candles are individually hand-made in Sydney, Australia, using only the finest quality all natural ingredients and carefully blended fragrances. Each fragrance in the Gascoigne & King range is inspired by the connection we have with the world we live in.
Hee Lounge Chair
The Hee Lounge Chair by Hee Welling for HAY Furniture is a cool and basic chair that can be used indoors as well as outdoors. The ultimate in simplicity both in detail and finish.
Marvin Sofa by Jardan combines mid-century lines with a small foot-print making Marvin the perfect sofa for modern living.
The Selby features photographs, paintings and videos by Todd Selby of interesting people and their creative spaces
Nelson Miniature Chests George Nelson was fascinated with all things Japanese, and that influence is clear in his design of Nelson miniature chests.
Coupe - 3320/R
Coupe 3320/R was designed in 1967 by Joe Colombo for Oluce.