Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Theurel & Thomas

Theurel & Thomas is a wonderful macaron p√Ętisserie in San Pedro, Mexico. Such a clean white palate with all colour coming from the hero product - the macarons of course! Anagrama was responsible for the store design as well as the simple yet stunning graphics, branding and packaging.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lightly

I was catching up on The Design Files latest posts and came across a photo of these fab wire pendant lights. I had seen a similar light a while ago from a UK supplier so I was quite happy to find these similar fittings locally made (& a lot cheaper!) at Lightly. They aslo have some beautiful lasercut acrylic pendants & other great homewares.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Spirito Martini, Brussels

An amazing transformation of a Church in central Brussels by Pure Sang where modern glamour meets classic gothicism. Spirito Martini is a hip new bar featuring three bars and five separate lounge areas, as well as private rooms. Put it on the list!

Fish House, Singapore

Great example of a climate-friendly, energy efficient house by Guz Architects in Singapore. The architects say the design gives the residents an ocean view from every room as well as efficient cross ventilation. Their aim was to create a residence with seamless integration of the surrounding environment.

Sydney Design Festival

Sydney Design Festival kicked off yesterday, I checked out this great little exhibition at Euroluce (Hill St, Surry Hills) featuring "Sarah and Emma Elizabeth Go Boating". Sarah K (from Blakebrough + King) and Emma Elizabeth Coffey (Emma Elizabeth Designs) have collaborated to produce an ‘alternate reality’ tear in the fabric of the Sydney Light Studio to reveal their most recent work, captured at a sinister moment. Sarah and Emma Elizabeth Go Boating is based on the 1974 classic French film, Celine and Julie Go Boating. In this film an alternate reality is depicted, accessible to the characters only by eating a white candy. Through putting this mysterious sugar sweet in their mouths the heroines, Celine and Julie, are able to re-enter and re-construct the events of this alternate universe. Across the street at the Beresford Hotel is Emma Elizabeth's Design Vlog - a great new concept bringing the latest in design trends from around the world in a video blog (ie. a vlog!) to us loyal design followers instantly!