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.
I hope for those of you who get the Easter Break that you managed to have a nice long weekend…I worked, caught up on magazines, and did some baking (who knew home made Hot Cross Buns were so easy, and so delicious!?).
I spotted this lovely apartment in London by a previously unknown to me designer, Jonathan Reed, in the latest French Architectural Digest. It seems like such a charming and warm space that I think I would have quite liked to have spent the long weekend here. I love the mix of the industrial elements and shaker-like simplicity of the space, the rich colours, and that copper bath is just to die for, is it not? Aside from the bath, I quite love how he’s made the bathroom an actual room…I’m also coveting that Fritz Henningson armchair. I’m not sure I would have made it out of the bathroom had I been given the keys for the weekend.
How about you lot…do anything interesting over the holiday weekend?
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One of the many finished projects featured in the book is the somewhat recently completed Shàng-Xí restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel, Shanghai. Its a good example of the level of detail and refinement in their designs and the selection of unusual and luxurious materials. Its been forever since I was last in Shanghai, and its definitely on my list of places to return…so I might just have to make a special trip to check this place out…