The photos I am very happy to share with you today are of a recently completed 4 bedroom private residence at One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge. Enjoy!
Eclectic Cool, G/F 58 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Open 12-6 Wed – Sun.
I finally got with the program and joined the 21st century…I finally networked the Studio Annetta blog with our Facebook page and Twitter account. Quite proud of myself, I must say. This post is just to let you all know you can find us on Facebook where we plan to provide additional content that won’t make it to the blog…so for those of you that just can’t get enough of me hopefully that will sate you!
Broadsheet. If you’re not reading it – you should be. Even if you’re not in Melbourne. Or the rest of Australia, for that matter. It’s so exciting to see all the great stuff going on in my hometown. It gives you the lowdown on all there is to eat, drink, shop and do in the greatest city down under. Totally making me homesick…
While the inspirations for the collection are a bit eclectic (they vary from 1930s and 40s French moderne design up to the 1970s and more contemporary in style) the pieces are united by the quality of their materials and their manufacture. Locally-sourced materials (including cast bronze, solid marble, exotic skins, lacquer work and local hardwoods) that give a luxurious feel to each piece, are brought together by the hands of skilled artisans reviving skills that not long ago were dying. Each piece is individually crafted, so every piece is a one of a kind and can be customized in size and material if so desired. I hope you like!
If after my last post about Thailand you still need some tips, these are for you!
This trip we stayed at The Eugenia. It’s charming, and a little bit quirky, and we loved it. Only 12 rooms, all with their own unique mix of antiques and artworks, so its always fairly quiet (a good thing in this bustling city), and the pool is surrounded by palm trees and feels like your own private oasis. We ate at the hotel restaurant the first night and the food was fantastic. I highly recommend it.
|One of the charming suites at The Eugenia Hotel, Bangkok|
We ate at Gaggan the second night. We were recommended the tasting menu, being first timers, and were not disappointed. We had a 12 course tasting menu and loved every single course…honestly, it may well be in the top 10 of the best meals of my life. I have to say I think the fact the chef is Indian, and the fact they call their food “progressive indian”, may be slightly misleading…I think even non-curry lovers will love this place. Oh, and did I mention the building and interior? Super cute.
On the third night we ate at Issaya. Also located in a charming building, this place is much more colourful, which happens to be a great back drop to wonderful Thai food, a mix of traditional and more modern style dishes. Everything we had was amazing…especially the Passionfruit and caramel cocktails. Who knew those two flavours would work so well together!?
And I finally managed to get my husband to Agalico…a seriously cute tea house just off Sukhumvit Road. My second visit, but I think it may become a regular when we go back. Great selection of tea and cake, and the view of the garden outside is to die for.
We checked out Mr Kukrit’s House, which is the home of an ex-priminister that has been maintained for visitors. Each of the pavilions serves a different purpose and all are still as Mr Kukrit left them. The gardens are alsoo quite amazing, and the feeling of standing amongst lush tropical greenery in the middle of a concrete jungle is quite surreal. Still mostly untouched by the crowded bus tours, this is a nice way to spend a morning…and there’s a Dean & Deluca naerby for lunch afterwards…which is exactly what we did.
|Mr Kukrit’s House, Bangkok|
We were in Phuket for a friend’s wedding, and while the actual ceremony was held elsewhere, most of the guests stayed at the Sala. We shared a 2 bedroom pool villa with friends, and it was heavenly. This was our first resort holiday as we tend to be city people and my husband gets bored quickly, but I think this place has converted us. There are lots of things to do if you want, otherwise they make it very easy for you to relax. We ate at the hotel almost every night and the food was great. I would definitely come back and stay here again.
Sunset on our first night over the pool at Sala, Phuket
|Sunset on the beach, Phuket|
And finally, this isn’t one I’ve read, but one I’ve been looking forward to after I managed a sneak preview of a pre-release copy….Kelly Wearstler’s new book “Rhapsody”. I have to say I think I enjoy her more recent work than what she was creating when she first came to the limelight. And regardless of whether you liked her work then, or now, or never have at all, she desserves praise for being constantly interesting and forever changing. I can’t wait to flick through these pages at a more leisurely pace.
A few shots from the Gucci RTW SS2012 collection, from Style.com. I would like one of each, please.
Whilst looking for something else entirely, I stumbled upon these images of the Buenos Aires home of interior designer Tony Chi and his wife Tammy Chou. I’ve never seen any of his residential projects before, as he and his firm specialise in hospitality projects, let alone any of his own homes…so it was a bit of a treat.
I quite like the colour combinations he’s used and the earthy, rustic yet minimal chicness of it. And that art on the Living room wall (2nd image) is amazing…have no idea if its actually applied directly to the wall, which is what it looks like. Even if you don’t like the art, its certainly a talking point.