Category: Furniture

Blainey North

Like I said, I love to get a parcel…and I got another lovely one last week…from the office of fellow Australian, Blainey North.  I’ve been a big fan of her work for some time now, and I have to say I think her design studio is producing some of the chicest interiors in the Southern Hemisphere. 

The Crystal Club in the Crown Towers (my hometown), Melbourne
Not happy just designing interiors, the studio has recently launched a range of their own furniture and lighting designs.  Full of lovely art deco references, with thoughtful details, updated with modern materials, the collection is a winner in my book.  Here are just a couple of my faves…
the Calero Lounge chair, front and back
the Adriano Sofa
 the Tsara side table
the Hercule dining chair
The collection is available in Sydney via Becker Minty, or contact Blainey North for further information.

Codor design

I love receiving parcels, particularly product catalogues and samples. So I’d like to thank the people at Codor Design for unexpectedly sending me a little parcel in the mail containing their product pages.  I was previously unaware of their existance, but now I am completely in love with a few of their peices – this Floating 4-drawer dresser particularly!

Divided lands

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all managed a little bit of a break, and saw the new year in in a fabulous way. I did, and I think one of my new years resolutions must be to tone down the indulgences (food wise)…
Well, back to business then. Thought I’d start the new year off with some table porn.  Spotted in the Feb issue of Architectural Digest, this “Divided Lands” table by Studio Roeper. Love!


Have you seen the new re-editions of Gio Ponti furniture by Molteni & Co. yet? I’m totally digging the D.153.1 chair, especially the brass frame…you know I can’t get enough of it (still)!  I think I need one of these…
Available in Hong Kong through Louve Gallery.

Heavy metal

I’ve fallen in love with these ‘Helios’ tables by Stéphane Parmentier for Ormond Editions. Made from wood that has been silvered and lacquered they’re so unique.  The gradation of color to metal is subtle but also super luxe.  I think I need to get me one!

The Urbanist

The latest edition to the Architectural Digest international stable, is the India edition.  The new May/June edition, the second ever issue, features the home of some new friends in Delhi, Brian and Puru.  We “met” some time back via this blog, and then actually met when my husband and I were in Delhi last year visiting more friends.   Their apartment, which you can see from the pages below, is beautiful.  It also happens to be filled with many pieces of their own design, produced by their company Urbanist. Congrats again guys, the spread looks fantastic, and I have to say the quality of the magazine is higher than some Hong Kong decor magazines…maybe AD China will start publishing a bilingual version? Fingers crossed.

Bell tables

I think I need to get myself one of these, the low purple version preferably….

Bell tables by Sebastian Herkner for Classicon.

Mulholland Drive…

Holy hell is the new Mulholland outdoor collection from Restoration Hardware sexy or what!?
Now that’s my kinda centrefold…

Prouvé RAW Special Edition

I’ve been a fan of the late Jean Prouvé’s work for some time now, so its very exciting to see more of his designs being re-issued by Vitra. These designs are a special limited edition, in collaboration with G-Star, and will be on exhibition in Hong Kong in the Aluminium store in Central on March 29th. You can bet your socks I’ll be there. Each and every design is an absolute classic, in my opinion. But, as limited edition suggests, there will be limited stock to buy if you’re interested, so you may need to get in fast. These are just a few pieces from the collection, I have my eye on one of the Fauteuils…

Tabouret No.307, 1951


Lit Flavigny, 1945

Dactylo, 1944

Standard, 1934-50

Potence, 1947
Rampe Lumineuse, 1954
Cité, 1930

Bahut, 1951

Fauteuil Direction, 1951

Fauteuil de Salon, 1939

Stuart Scott @ Liberty

Stuart Scott has been a busy man…not only does he have a lovely new collection that’s just been launched, his range is now also available at Liberty in London! I love each and every one of the new designs, they’re timeless and so versatile. And, considering each piece is hand made in England, signed by hand, and numbered, I’d say they’re also an investment! 

Fleure Sofa

Sartor Chair Felix Carver Chair

Zic-Zac Occasional Table

Verteere Occasional Table

Today’s obsession

Totally loving the ‘Belle Etoile’ daybed by Andrée & Olivia Putman for Serralunga. So stylish. But then what would you expect from a design legend..?


This is my kinda drug. Two stunning original Tommi Parzinger chairs. A very naughty purchase, but you only live once, and living without these wouldn’t be really living I think. Now I just need the patience to wait for them to be shipped…

highly polished productivity

I’ve been eyeing off the brass limited edition version of the CH110 desk by Carl Hansen for a while now, so I was thrilled to finally see the real thing in person at Lane Crawford today. The original was designed by Hans Wegner in 1970, but I think the brass version is the perfect blend of Scandinavian modern and present day pizazz!

Stuart Scott & Associates

Its been almost a year since I was in London celebrating with our friends at their wedding. That means its also almost a year since I was at Decorex….(where on earth has the year gone??) I wish I was able to go again this year, but since I can’t I am certainly enjoying from afar the images of the new range of furniture by Stuart Scott & Associates. Stuart, formerly of Somerville Scott & Co., is launching his first collection at Decorex this year. Each piece is a definite classic, and I only wish I was able to see them in real life as I’m sure they’re even cuter than their photographs. So, to those of you attending Decorex, or any of the other wonderful design events in London this year, enjoy… however for those of you, like myself, who won’t be there – these are for you!

Toku Table

Vagas Lounger Chair

Tux Sofa

Sir Roger Chair
Isabella Slipper Chair
Henri Club Chair
Alae Wing Chair
Tenno Table
Parqueterie Table

Edo Table

All images care of Stuart Scott


I felt as though Christmas had come early this year when the new catalogue from Italian furniture company Tondelli landed on my desk this week. I feel head over heels in love with the entire collection. The upholstered pieces look well designed, generous and actually comfortable, while the casegoods seem sturdy, well proportioned and really versatile. The use of hammered bronze for legs and lamp bases remind me of the work of the Giacometti brothers, and I guess it was the designers inspiration as the floor lamp (see bottom image) is named Diego. If you are just as in love with these images as I, check our their website for more…