Design Made Event

Mud Australia

Stylecraft Home Paperclip Collection

Tom Skeehan Hoshi Collection

Marz Designs from Catapult Design

 

Here is something new for fans of original design, the team behind Authentic Design Alliance and Factory Design District have announced  DESIGN-MADE a there day event celebrating Australian design and will span over three days from October 27–29 and focus on original, accessible and sustainable design pieces.

Cor o-founders Kobe Johns and Anne-Maree Sargeant, the market has been some time in the making. They have each been in the sustainable design scene for years, both in various capacities. Johns is the one-woman show behind Factory Design District, a three-day exhibition of new and established Aussie designers which has formed the basis of DESIGN-MADE  Sargeant, a designer herself, has been attending and curating design events since 1987. In her position as director of the Authentic Design Alliance, she’s a strong advocate for originality in design and the ADA is also attempting to outlaw the grossly prevalent counterfeit trade that is hamstringing the Aussie furniture design scene.

The event will be held across two venues — SUNSTUDIOS and the Fisher and Paykel Experience Centre — and is more than just a market. While the phrase ‘a celebration of Australian design’ is a little cheesy, it’s probably more accurate. You can expect educational talks, book signings, workshops, installations and ‘meet the maker’ forums. Of course, there will also be craft beer, organic wine, yum cha and food trucks to fuel your browsing.

Exhibitors include: CULT, Dinosaur Designs, Hava Studio, MUD Australia, Spence & Lyda, Archer Objects, Fresh Prince, Ilanel, Jonathan West, Tom Fereday and Tom Skeehan, along with installations from LOCAL DESIGN and Interpretations V, a design collective created by Andrew Simpson featuring eight leading Australian designers.

Over the three days there are numerous workshops ands I am excited to announce my Instagram master class where I will share all my tips and tricks for what works for me on my favourite social media platform

Instagram hacks workshop Sunday  29 October 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm click here for tickets 

The new Sony A1 BRAVIA OLED TV

Earlier this year, the team at Sony Australia got in touch ahead of the launch on the new Sony BRAVIA A1 OLED TV to see if I would be interested in collaborating with them. The whole idea behind the Sony A1 OLED (aside from the amazing technology of course) is that it can seamlessly fit into any living room space. I helped bring this to life at Sony’s launch event held at Carriageworks earlier this month.

In the lead up to the event , I was lucky enough to road test the Sony OLED at home. It was like having my very own home cinema, the picture and sound quality were awesome and the colours were popping off the screen! I especially loved the voice activated function on the remote control which easily followed all my commands. I also used this function to catch up on all of my favourite shows (Game of Thrones & Younger) and watch movies on Google Play and video clips on You Tube.

For the launch event, I created three completely different living spaces to showcase how the Sony A1 OLED TV can work into different Australian homes. The room themes we ran with included: Inner City, Bachelor Pad and Family. I’m sure you can agree from the images below that the Sony OLED looked perfect in each space…thought it would be hard for it not look good!

 

Inner city

 

 

Bachelor Pad

  

Family Room

So here are my top tips when creating your own technology-centric living space – with the Sony A1 OLDE TV at the forefront ,of course !

  1. Know where to save and where to spend. Select and invest in great foundation pieces.       Your sofa, floor rug and other large furniture pieces like sideboards and shelving are pieces you should spend more on. You can add accessories and decoration over time and these additions need not be expensive 

2. A great TV cabinet is important -you look at it as much as you do your TV! As well as being stylish, it can also serve as excellent storage in your lounge room. also use floor rugs to create zones and define spaces – remember a bigger rug is always better!

3. Good lighting is key to making any space work.       Avoid overhead/downlighting, particularly if you want to create a more cinematic experience and really enjoy the deep rich blacks and bright highlights of a TV like the Sony A1 OLED. Instead use task lighting and decorative lighting to create a mood. In the Batchelor set up we included the iconic Gubi floor lamp from Urban Couture.

4. Express your personality in your home by decorating it the way you like to – it’s your place so personalise it with your own style, whether that be your favourite books, artwork or knick knacks.       I think it’s important to surround yourself with things you love and make you feel happy at home – it’s all about feel good style. We added artworks from Pampa and Blacklist to the rooms, decorative pieces from Dinosaur designs , West Elm, Pony Rider, Hay and Ikea.

 

 

5. Add plants for good green feel good vibes – plants make you happy and are a great way to update any space. My current favourites are fiddle leaf figs, monstera and ponytail palms.

6.Last but not least, choose technology that is minimalist and timeless, like the Sony’s A1 OLED TV, so that it doesn’t dominate the room and can evolve with your living space

 

 

 

 

 

corner house bondi – Banquet with the Wine Maker: Claus Preisinger

Join The Corner House Bondi ( A local Bondi favourite of mine) and Austrian biodynamic enologist, Claus Preisinger for a 4 course banquet style dinner showcasing top wines from Burgenland, Austria.
With the support from one of Australia’s leading and avant-garde importers, Lo-Fi Wine’s Mr. James Audas & Mr. Tom Sheer, we welcome Claus to delve deeper into what is some truly compelling fermented grape juice!
“ Theory is not my way. Doing is what counts.” – Claus Preisinger
If you want to produce delicious Austrian red wine, you gotta have Gols. Vineyards located in and around the town of Gols are making a name for producing world class wines from Zweigelt, Blaufrankish, St. Laurent and, in the case of Preisinger, Pinot Noir. Taught to farm by his father, Lorenz, Claus adheres to more traditional techniques, incorporating hand tractors and hand harvesting in his work. Claus is a biodynamic farmer and describes himself as a “low-tech, instinctive, natural” kind of winemaker who “takes whatever the grapes bring and puts it right into the bottle.” His wines show a crystal clear sense of place, intensity of fruit, and authenticity that only evolves from great farming.

Its sure to be a great evening!

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click here for more details and tickets

Wednesday 30th November
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Corner House
281 Bondi Road
Bondi, NSW 2026

heidi klum intimates launch

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Ok Im lucky to be invited to some pretty cool events and to meet some awesome people. It’s not often I go to a launch for intimates but I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity to meet Heidi Klum. She was in town ( at Icebergs Dining room) to launch her collection with Bendon Heidi Klum intimates for him and her. I was pretty excited to meet her  ( I’m a big fan of Project Runway) and had a little snap with her to capture the moment ( you can take a look here on instagram) and yes she is beautiful funny and and creative. Here are a few snaps from the event.

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