Category: Lighting

weekend discoveries

a couple of exciting discoveries…

Jinbao Street chair, designed by Yabu Pushelburg 
for Avenue Road
Transmission ceiling pendant by studio deform

Oliver Gustav

Through my internet travels I just discovered the studio of Oliver Gustav in Copenhagen. To die for! I am especially loving his curated mix of art, design, furniture and lighting. He clearly has a very honed eye. I’m particularly in love with the last 2 images…very much my colours…very much wanting to redecorate the apartment now…

Classic lighting

Very happy to hear that someone in Hong Kong is finally stocking these lamps…

Mantis and le Lampe Gras now in Hong Kong through Homeless.

Happy Anniversary to us!

Today is the 6 year anniversary of me starting this blog. I’m struggling to believe it. In some ways I can’t get my head around all that has happened in that time, and yet it also seems to have flown by. I’ve met some amazing people along this incredible journey, some who have become friends, some clients.  Either way, I’m incredibly grateful. Grateful for all of you who continue to read, leave comments and send me emails. So I’d like to mark the occasion with an open question to all of you. You’re an incredibly diverse group, although a lot of you are in the design community, located all over the world. I guess what I’d like to know is why do you read this blog? And what can I do to improve it? What would you like to see more of? How would you feel about advertising here, or it turning more into a magazine format? Do you want local content, or do you enjoy the international mix?

Any thoughts, comments, suggestions or feedback is much appreciated, as I endeavour to plan the future of the blog and our studio, and what the next 6 yrs may bring…

Casa Capriz

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with my regular whining about the lack of vintage furniture in Hong Kong….well no more I tell you! There has been a slow gradual change in this city since I arrived, for the better, and it seems that the options that are available to us have multiplied. We now have a bounty of wonders to choose from, thanks to the arrival of Casa Capriz. A large warehouse space in the eastern island area of Chai Wan, Casa Capriz is a lovely curated space full of vintage finds, mostly of Italian origin. And this is thanks to Italian owner Irene Capriz. A mix of art, vintage industrial lights, armchairs (including a few originals by Marco Zanusso), vintage trunks by Louis Vuitton etc. and architectural elements, Casa Capriz is a real treasure trove. I highly recommend a visit, you just never know what you’ll find!
And perhaps you can time your visit with the Chai Wan Mei events over this weekend, held in conjunction with the Art Basel event that everyone is talking about in Hong Kong right now. A mix of studios and shops will be open in the Chai Wan area on Friday and Saturday, so if you’ve ever wanted to know what was lurking in the old industrial buildings, then now is your opportunity to check them out.


Wow. So this morning I totally just fell in love with the ENTIRE collection of lighting from Apparatus. Seriously amazing stuff. Check them out…

I would like one of each please!

La Lampe Gras

I have loved the La Lampe Gras lamps for as long as I can remember. The utilitarian, almost industrial, design is just so timeless. I only knew of their table lamps though, and was so excited when I saw that fellow Melbournian designers, Hecker Guthrie, had used one of these lovely wall lamps in a kitchen of all places.
Check it out here, this was the kitchen I saw, featured in the latest Belle magazine.  I love the little shot of black of the lamp and the taps against all that white. So cool. And apart from looking very cool, they’re also really practical. Love the idea of using one of these in a kitchen…I will be filing this away in the filing cabinet in my mind for future use…
Kitchen in private residence by Hecker Guthrie
The Old Library, by Hecker Guthrie
Another space designed by Hecker Guthrie…they clearly like them as much as I do…
Bar & Co by Joanna Laajisto




Above images all from the La Lampe Gras website

La Deux

Seems as though I’m on a bit of HK bent at the moment…because I have another treasure to share with you.  La Deux is a fabulous new showroom that has opened up in my wonderful neighbourhood, Aberdeen. Bringing a mix of previously unavailable designer brands to our fair city, including furniture by Finn Juhl and Caste, lighting from Kevin Reilly, Golran and Solstys rugs, decorative accessories from Anna Torfs, Venini and Salviati…plus much, much more.  The space is not set up for retail walk-ins, so if you are interested in any of these products I suggest you make contact via an interior designer (like myself!) or make an appointment with them directly. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Lavish lighting

Check out page 43 in this months Home Journal magazine for a lovely little write up about our lighting collection!

(Sorry for the bad scan quality)


I’ve been a fan of the Gubi bestlite’s for a while now. In my humble opinion, they are a design classic and will work with pretty much any interior.  Previously only available in black or white, they are now available in combinations with brass, or just solid brass.  LOVE!

Gubi is available in Hong Kong through Eclectic Cool.

Eclectic Cool

For those of you in Hong Kong that expressed an interest in our lighting collection, you are now able to buy a selection of the designs at the new Eclectic Cool store in Sheung Wan.  One of our lamps is featured in their new catalogue!

Eclectic Cool, G/F 58 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Open 12-6 Wed – Sun.

the Studio Annetta collection

OK, I’ve held out long enough….its finally time to make an announcement. I am very proud to show you the fruits of my labour…a collection of lighting that has been several years in the making.  I finally got fed up with not being able to find lamp designs for myself and for clients, and after sketching ideas for many years now, I produced a collection of my own!

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!














For more information or sales enquiries about the lighting collection (trade, retail or otherwise) please contact us at products (@)


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I’m working on post about my recent trip to Thailand…in the meantime I wanted to share this little baby…the ‘Awkward lamp’ by South African design firm Anatomy Design is cool as a cucumber.

Hot off the press!

I’m back, but before I regale you with tales of the Orient, I would love to share with you these images of the Flint lights from Caste – their very first lighting collection! The lamps are all cast in bronze with handmade shades of French paper. Very cool indeed.

Along with the rest of their collection, the lights will be available directly from Caste…or in the US through Holly Hunt in NY, LA, Miami and Chicago and Jennifer West in Seattle.

Just spotted…

these stunning leather products by German company Ludwig Schröder.

the Table lamp and ‘Ring 3’ bowl are stunning!