Make a statement this Saturday by transforming an area of your home into a bag display zone. Taking a cue from Yvonne Koné’s new store in Copenhagen install a rail and hang your bags on hooks, butcher’s ones would suffice. Make sure you consider the composition, colour and location.
New York based designer Amee Allsop created the Red Dirt Rd House for an Australian expat in East Hampton. The tranquil interior is simple and conducive to the barefoot lifestyle of this beach house.
“My Australian client fell in love with the 1.86 acre wooded property as it reminded her of home. The connection of the house to the landscape and the indoor/outdoor living with the large wrap around deck had a distinctive Australian feel,” said the designer.
The new collection from the Australian brand Country Road is teeming with desirable items, from tableware to bed and the brand’s fresh designs sit comfortably in the modern home. Both the tableware and textiles are minimal and this season’s best styles are monochrome, marble, or graphic. To guarantee a winning look, choose any combination, they all work seamlessly together. Colours are subtle with black, grey, lemon, melon and mint highlighted with brights – red and pink. Oh yes, great news – they ship to the UK.
Of the hundreds of products released I feature the ones that feel fresh and create the biggest impact. This week the Fluorescent Tube Lights by Italian company Seletti caught my attention. The 1.7m long tube emits a stunning glowing effect when turned on. Each decorative light includes a fixing for attaching to walls, and a floor stand to display upright. Choose from a variety of colours: Pink, Yellow, Primary Red, Medium Blue and Light Moss Green.
Above: Coral Abstract Beach Towel – Conran Shop – £85
During the summer months I become a weather watcher, the first sign of sun and the beach bag is packed. At this time of the year, coming up to the end of the season, I never consider buying beach towels, I do own some perfectly good ones already – oversized stripes. Mid August my thoughts always veer towards my winter wardrobe and home styling. All that changed when I set my eyes on these fine specimens – a pair of cotton Matisse style towels, coined the ‘Abstract Towel’ range, exclusive in the UK at the Conran Shop. The designs will have a long shelf life in my home, with that in mind they are well worth the investment of £85 each. I will take both.
Images: Melancholic Refuse by Australian photographer Aliki Komps
Styling Inspiration: Discarded furniture / Urban dump
Aliki said, “In an unclear, yet final movement, these chairs have been displaced from their domestic environment. They no longer function as a place of rest. Despite this though, an imprint of the lived body of the owner is undeniably visible on the surface and embedded within the very essence of the chair.”
For commissions visit: Aliki Komps
Detail: Mirror adds space in the room and a hidden storage unit.
Skip Stop House is a multi-unit developer project in Marylebone, which consists of two existing buildings being combined to form: commercial units on the ground level, four individual flats and a mansard roof extension above. DH Liberty, the Notting Hill based practice was asked to find an architectural language to combine the buildings in a creative way. Their solution was to blur the boundaries of the two adjacent buildings and create Skip-Stop units, which offer both lateral and vertical spaces. The circulation strategy would accommodate entrances at every other level, keeping the horizontal spaces as social program and the vertical spaces as circulation and private program.
Above: The Super Black kitchen by Christian Ghion, made entirely in Corian®
DuPont™ Corian® continue to push boundaries in the exploration and design of solid surfaces. At 100% Design 2014 they return to launch six dark browns made with innovative DeepColour™ Technology, and an intriguing, hi-tech kitchen design that celebrates the introduction of four deep blacks. A pioneering manufacturing solution established by DuPont™t, DeepColour™ Technology enables the production of Corian® solid surfaces in dark hues offering deeper, more intense and durable colour, improved wear performance and easier fabrication.