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a look inside the new dolphin hotel

The new look Dolphin Hotel opens early June 2016

The highly anticipated new look Dolphin Hotel is scheduled to re-open early June 2016. Maurice Terzini and his team have built on the iconic venue’s heritage, adding an exciting new layer to its history by repurposing and transforming the space with a modern perspective and offering quality food and beverage.

Regarded for decades as a Surry Hills institution synonymous with good times, The Dolphin Hotel now features three distinct spaces, a Dining Room, Wine Room and a Public Bar with an open-air terrace.

A simple philosophy behind the project, authored by George Livissianis, [Apollo, Cho Cho San, Billy Kwong], is a pop-up approach of re-use and re-adaptive design principles. If the elements have integrity they are preserved, if they can be stripped back to raw they are stripped and if they aren’t suitable, they’re wrapped in a Christo inspired installation process. The spaces are punctuated with artistic highlights by friend and ‘artist in residence’, Beni and sculptor / installation artist, Tracey Deep.

Executive Chef Monty Koludrovic is focused on quality, provenance-driven modern Italo- Australian food. He leads a team that includes Dan Medcalf [Icebergs Dining Room and Bar] as head chef of the Dining Room, Sam Cheetham [ex-Becasse / Victoria Room], head chef of the Wine Room and a kitchen team of more than 30 chefs.

Dolphin Hotel re opening  early June click here for more details

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new from henry wilson

Im totally loving this new lighting piece from local designer Henry Wilson The Surface Sconce is an ambient, sculptural light cast in two halves from solid gunmetal.

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west elm pup party

This Saturday West Elm are hosting their first ever Pup Party, head in store with your 4 legged friends 11am-3pm to Chapel Street, Brisbane and Bondi ( where sophia and I will be) There lots of fun things happening in store! its a Pup Party!

Photo Jacqui Turk

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petrina turner for designer rugs

Designer Rugs latest collaboration with Petrina Turner Design is a collection of hand tufted rugs inspired by her family memories and crafts handed down from generations ( her Mother and Grandmother)  and are a burst of pattern and colour!

Art isn’t just for the walls, this collection is perfect for an injection of colour in your home with a statement rug!

The collection is full of joy and explosion of colour available from Designer Rugs showrooms now!

High Tea inspired by her Mother and her love of craft especially cross stitch

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Mavis a circular shape named and inspired after her Grandmother

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 Evelyn (below) another nostalgic reference a lace doily in the inspiration in this rug in pattern and shape

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west elm shelfie

Storage is key for work or home or in my case both.

Shelving is great for storage and for display. These West Elm White Washed wood and metal shelves do the trick for me at home. They are on wheels and have great deep/high shelves perfect for me to display and store all of the items i need.

West Elm Shelves pictured all other items from my home/office

Photos Jacqui Turk

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melbourne table company

I LOVE this brand new Anna Dining table from The Melbourne Table Company – designed with and interchangeable top (available in other colours) made in Tasmania Oak

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MJG x Palm beach collab # 2 “the golden hours” candle

Following the success of my first venture into candles and scent, I have collaborated for a second time to create another signature candle with Palm Beach Collection

Launching today!

With warm citrus and woody notes this new candle feels right at home in the cooler months and captures the moment when day slowly turns into night that last glimpse of light known as “The Golden Hours”

Click here to buy

Photography Strecker and Dahl

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winners Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016

Last week The Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards where hosted in Sydney at The Coco Republic showroom – unfortunately I was unable to attend as I was in Melbourne.

Congratulations to all winners! in particular Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year Fiona Lynch the first Woman to do so! This year it seems was the year of well deserved Woman in Interior Design! with Fiona Lynch taking out no less than three awards! Arent Pyke also taking away two awards on the night!

All the award winners are profiled in Belle’s June/July 2016 issue, on sale today.

Best Residential Interior

Fiona Lynch Balwyn Residence

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Best Commercial Interior

Woods Bagot Paramount by The Office Space

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Best Hospitality Interior

Arent & Pyke Alex Hotel

 

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Best Residential Kitchen Design

Whiting Architects O’Grady Kitchen

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Best Residential Bathroom Design

Fiona Lynch Hargreaves Residence

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Best Residential Interior – Readers’ Choice

Arent & Pyke Double Bay House

 

new dinosaur designs moss collection

Dinosaur Designs Duo Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy launch their newest collection, Moss, just in time for winter.

Moss is inspired by the dewy undergrowth of an autumn morning, with a wonderful palette of lush greens reminiscent of ancient mosses that carpet forest floors and thrive on the rich soils that lie underfoot. Hues are balanced, restful and soothing, combined with jewellery and homewares forms inspired by earth, rocks and flowers.

Moss introduces new classic brass jewellery and homewares, rendered in shapes that connect directly with nature. New Organic Ball earrings and necklaces, for example, draw on dewdrops for inspiration and paperweights evoke the smooth contours of stones.

Head in store or click here to see more and to buy online

Photography by Rose Erdelyi and styled by Louise Olsen

 

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tom blachford – midnight modern exhibition

Everyone knows I LOVE Palm Springs its one of my happy places!

Midnight Modern captures this special place with a truly unique eye in a very special light!

Melbourne based photographer Tom Blachford latest solo exhibition is the reward  of months of rigorous and dedicated negotiation to gain entry into ­to ­access Kaufmann House house in Palm Springs, California.

Using moonlight as his sole lightsource, Blachford’s portrait of the the Kaufmann House is one of fifteen famed Palm Springs homes featured in his first Sydney solo show, which is the third installment of his M idnight Modern series. Shot over two separate trips in 2015 and 2016, the series is a unique portrait of iconic mid­century houses and rare cars, executed in Blachford’s signature cinematic aesthetic that he has developed over seven trips to Palm Springs.

The work in Midnight Modern seems to sit outside of time. The scenes, devoid of any people, create a stillness that shines a spotlight on the architectural and cultural significance of the homes, yet leaves the viewer with a sense of unease, a sense that a story unknown may be going on behind closed doors.

Among the houses included in the series are Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate, the Wexler Steel houses and the Frey II house.

“To me, Palm Springs is like a living shrine to a lifestyle of sun, cocktails and hedonism. It has functioned for so much of its life as a Mecca for lovers of design, and I wanted to capture a darker side,”

Tom Blachford’s Midnight Modern opens 24 May 2016 – 11 June at Black Eye Gallery in Sydney

 

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