Ok ok, Melbourne is fabulous, I am told that ‘the people are nicer there too’. I don’t know that I agree with that but, if it’s true, it’s possible that it is because of the nature of the city. Melbourne is a city of wonderful nooks and crannies, very intimate spaces which engender a feeling … Read more
We are not alone in our love of steel it seems. Matthew Hilton’s beautiful new furniture range uses cast steel for the legs of several pieces. The steel is particularly lovely on the Orson Desk. Made in rich hardwood and seasoned cast iron, it simply and quietly performs the task required, while remaining approachable and … Read more
We are very scared. The decision has been made to stain the travertine. Predictably this has not been done before so I set about to experiment. Pigment was the order of the day and all I had was some left over Porter’s Paints acrylic that we had used to paint our luscious black wall within … Read more
One of the very inspirational things about the showroom moving process is that I have had a chance to become very well acquainted with the work of a fabulous American architect, Tom Kundig. I have fully developed crush on him as a result, an emotion I can honestly say I have not visited in at … Read more
We are moving! I can finally articulate the statement without completely freaking out. The process is a double-edged sword of the sharpest kind. As you can imagine, the designing element of creating our new space is a wonderful process filled with the promise of uncompromised visuals and a super functioning work environment. The converse is … Read more
Two…or three of the most wonderful work stations imaginable.
These are images from Lenny Kravitz’s apartment in Paris. The word in Architectural Digest is that he has designed it all himself and makes a habit of it throughout his numerous homes. I am not sure that I agree with all of the below but certainly some of the images he has created are extraordinary, particularly the burnt out credenza.
This is the view looking up, while supine on a park bench beside the Lachlan River, Bathurst. Many delicious hot cross buns consumed from a fabulous bakery in Blackheath, too many yummy chocolate eggs from Belle Fleur and I am about to go back to the farm to cook a shoulder of pork with quinces I picked yesturday by the creek. I am not sure life gets a whole lot better than this. The quince tree has so many beautiful golden fruit on it that I will have gifts for all at the showroom, on Wednesday morning.
When Spence & Lyda first opened, we were on Holt Street, Surry Hills. One day early on, I was alerted to the peeping of what sounded like a duckling outside. Confused, I walked out onto the street searching for the source of the sound. To my great surprise a duckling literally fell out of the … Read more