ALEX AND TRAHANAS

ALEX AND TRAHANAS a lifestyle project, celebrated through curated fashion and entertaining pieces.

Created by Alexandra Heard and Heleena Trahanas, the online lifestyle store/design studio is the result of the duos fascination with how we undertake life’s everyday and special ceremonies. ALEX AND TRAHANAS thinks about how these moments can be elevated through quality timeless design.

ALEX AND TRAHANAS will release garments and entertaining pieces sporadically as their travels to Europe and beyond take them to source the nest of fabrics, materials and production methods. Their rst collection titled ‘Aperitivo Hour’ of Italian linen dresses and Puglian hand painted ceramics captures the warm hospitality and summer of Southern Italy.

These pieces, like many to come, are designed to be enjoyed over an aperitivo with good friends.

The debut collection includes a collection of re ned Italian linen shift dresses, made in Australia. With a focus on quality, wearability and ease ALEX AND TRAHANAS sourced their premium garza crepe linen fabric from one of oldest and prestigious mills in Italy. Designed to take you from day to night, available in two styles, a clean silhouette short sleeve dress and a sleeveless shift dress, and available in three classic colours white, navy and forest green, they make the perfect spring/summer dress.

click here to see more and buy

Photos Adrian Price

still life collection Tiffany & Co

Loving the still life collection from Tiffany & Co., called Home & Accessories, which is the first from the brand’s Chief Artistic Officer, Reed Krackoff

Born out of the notion that beautiful things should not be limited to special occasions, the new collection is Tiffany’s take on modern life where creativity and wit collide with the finest materials. The luxury Home & Accessories collection comprises of silver gifts, objects, leather, home and baby. The collection reaches into the brand’s rich archive for inspiration and incorporates the best quality, craftsmanship and design with a level of functionality that allows you to use these things every day.

The collection will be available in store and to order from Tiffany.com from November until the 15th December 2017 to arrive in time for Christmas.

New Work – Sunnylife

Summer loving had me a blast! New work styling for SunnyLife photography Jason Irace

The plant society book

CONGRATS to my friends at the Plant Society their new book with Hardie Grant is out now!

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Precinct 75 Summer Design Markets

The Summer Design Pop Up hosted by Precinct 75 will take place in St Peters for two days over the weekend of November 11 and 12. This premium shopping festival will host some of Australia’s best independent homewares and fashion designers, street food, workshops and entertainment.

Shop brands including Pony Rider, Basil Bangs, The Plant Society, MJG by Mr Jason Grant, Uashmama, Design Twins, Project 82, Sagitine, Bastille and Sons, Major Minor, Bailey Nelson, Langdon Ltd, Byron Bay Hanging Chairs, Bondi Wash, Bailey Nelson, The Society Inc, Inartisan, Watertiger, The Stables, Cloth & Co, Crank Furniture, Addition Studios, Bird & Knoll, Juju & Co, Yasmin Raquel, Quercus & Co, OneTwoTree, Love That Homewares, Aisle6ix, Upcycle Studio and Serpend & The Swan…. and so much more.

The Plant Society will be hosting workshops across the weekend to help make us all successful indoor gardeners. If that’s too tricky though, you can always grab a gorgeous bunch of flowers from our onsite florist Garlands.

We know you’ll be hungry after all that shopping, so we have you covered with Vietnamese BBQ kings Rice Pantry, coffee and pastries by Sample Roasters, cupcakes from Buttercream Bakery, kids meals by Little Buds, wine and freshly shucked oysters at The Urban Winery and cool beers from Willie The Boatman.

Bring the family, including your pets, and make a day of it. We are only a five minute walk from Sydenham station as well!!! See you thereer des

new from Tigmi

Recently Tigmi Trading teamed up with the iconic Rae’s resort on Wategos beach in Byron Bay to shoot their latest campaign shoot. The Byron landmark has recently had a facelift by renowned interior designer Tamsin Johnson and the result is stunning example of simple, understated luxury. The perfect hideaway for anyone visiting the area. The only problem was leaving….. 
Photos Alicia Tayor

Sarah Ellison The New Wave

My Buddy Sarah Ellison has just released her first (awesome) collection of furniture and objects all with a coastal luxe vibe available here

Dinosaur Designs Atmosphere

Atmosphere is the latest collection from Dinosaur Designs

I love visiting their Sydney Studio where everything is created, its a creative, inspiring, magical space and I always leave feeling inspired. Their latest collection is online and in store now click here to shop

Photography Jason Loucas Styling Vanessa Austin

Bassike Paddington

 

The bassike Paddington terrace Store has undergone its first transformation since opening in 2009. The store design reflects the bassike evolution having grown from the original organic cotton jersey collection to including women’s & men’s ready to wear, japan made denim, accessories & fine jewellery, and bassike mini collections.

Bassike’s Deborah Sams & Mary Lou Ryan have partnered with Akin Creative on the store design which elevates the spatial experience through contemporary furnishings & premium design details.

On the ground floor a blending of materials sees hand-selected silver travertine worked across point of sale bench tops, soft grey Italian leather upholstered display plinths, and flax linen fitting rooms carpeted with sisal and finished with artek stools. A central staircase in powder coated steel leads to the lower ground which is anchored by tonal woven rug and Hans Wegner occasional chairs which open out onto a quiet rear courtyard with a teddy-bear magnolia tree & a circular steel planter framed by white concrete plinth stools, cultivating a relaxing environment for shoppers.

“We’ve enjoyed creating the new space in which we have continued to evolve with the brand. Each of our stores have subtle points of difference while always feeling familiar and true to the bassike DNA.” – Deborah Sams, co-founder & director – bassike.

“Redesigning bassike Paddington has allowed us to align the Paddington flagship with the bassike brand as it stands today, but also how we envisage the brand growing over the coming years.” – Mary Lou Ryan, co-founder & director – bassike.

 

bassike Paddington
26 Glenmore Road, Paddington NSW 2026
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

behind the scenes Wild cookbook shot in Bondi

My Bondi buddy Sarah Glover has released her first cook book Wild – a while back we got up early one weekend in Bondi and made some magic and it made it into her book – here is some outtakes – Photos Luisa Brimble

click here to buy her book