Australian mid century modern - Grant Featherston

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

As I think is quite clear I have a rather large soft spot for mid century modern both in architecture and furniture.  And while I think I know a fair bit about the designers and architects who are iconic from this period I’ve recently come across a designer who was producing wonderful pieces in Australia that I had never heard of before. Please let me introduce Grant Featherston.

Grant Featherston (1922-1995) was a self-taught designer based in Melbourne who after serving in the war produced a series of chairs.  In 1951 his iconic plywood shell Contour chairs were put into production and in 1956 he opened the Featherston Contract Interiors furniture.  

stop, question, think, plan

Friday, 5 August 2016

August is going to fly by and I'm going to be a little quieter across all my social media channels. Why? I'm taking time out to spend quality time with my family in the South of France and also do a little bit of navel gazing. I've got some plans that need fleshing out and that means I need to ponder, procrastinate and perpetually fine tune. Watch this space!

design tourist - London’s newest hotel citizenM

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Last week I had the thrill of socializing with the We Blog Design community at the newly opened citizenM hotel at Tower Hill. As a working mum I don’t get out much on my own in the evenings unless I’m away for work, so I definitely stayed up way past my bedtime.
Citizen M London, Julian Opie

ART - not stuffy institutions

Friday, 1 July 2016

The opening of the new Switch House at the Tate Modern must have been the biggest art story in recent history. It’s now arguably the biggest museum of modern art and with that comes a lot of expectation. My expectations when I went to visit on the opening day were all about the space and the building. Ridiculous really when its actually a temple to art.
Hellopeagreen explores the Tate Modern Switch House
The Switch house though did not let me down. The new extension by Herzog & de Meuron is a monumental success as a piece of architecture, the interior of the building features raw concrete folded into dramatic angles. Grand sweeping staircases that quite frankly if Fred and Ginger glided down them I wouldn’t be surprised.  

Milan Design Week: Even More from Eurocucina 2016

Monday, 13 June 2016

Did you think I'd finished spilling on Eurocucina yet? Well no, there is still more to share from the fantastic Italian Kitchen trade show. 

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