Here in Australia, we can feel the Autumn days ahead of us … and though it may be ever so slowly cooling down, there’s no reason why our life + style inspirations shouldn’t be as hot as ever. Here’s the latest ‘Lust List’, as seen in the Autumn 2014 issue of Queensland Homes magazine ….
WRONG FOR HAY, (ABOVE) a new design collaboration between Danish design brand HAY and London-based designer Sebastian Wrong, made it’s debut at the 2013 London Design Festival with a collection of items, ranging from lighting to furniture, textiles and accessories that draw upon the city’s creative energy and eclecticism. The collection has just been released in Australia exclusively through Corporate Culture.
William Brand and Annet van Egmond from Dutch lighting design studio BRAND VAN EGMOND were originally trained as an architect and a sculptor respectively. Together create the most visually striking and statement lighting designs, like the Hollywood series of chandeliers and pendants, inspired by their travels through Africa and the slender beauty of the trees scattered across the land. Australian design lovers can find them through Custom Lighting.
South Korean-born, Sydney-based designer and maker Kenny Yong Soo Son morphs industrial materials like concrete and steel into the sublime, edgy products for the home under the name of KYSS. From concrete containers and trays and metal canisters to hexagon mirrors, it’s work he hopes will “interact physically and emotionally with the user”. See more of his designs at cargocollective.com
Brisbane-based artist ALEX LOUISA experiments with mixed media like drawing materials and oils to express natural elements of the world that she is so inspired by. Her work is whimsical, rich and evocative, softly focused yet highly detailed – and she’s firmly on our radar as a local artist to watch and to collect! Find out more about her exhibitions and gallery of work at alexlouisa.com
Our two favourite French brothers RONAN AND ERWAN BOUROULLEC have designed the Gabriel Chandelier as the first permanent contemporary piece installed in the Palace of Versailles, France – breathtakingly beautiful at over 12 metres high and composed of 800 crystal modules in a collaboration with Swarovski to permanently illuminate the grand Gabriel Staircase. One could well imagine the extravagant Marie Antoinette, with her fatal taste for high luxury, would approve!
Dedicated to the “style deviants, the brave and the keen eyes of this world” (love that!), Brisbane-based NEON VINTAGE is a label that likes to break the rules. Designer and founder Kirsten Millbank goes all out with her bright and bold collections, inspired by vintage 80s textiles and vivid tribal cultures. “Show and Tell” is her latest, and these cushions have us swooning, major!
Husband and wife team Josh and Katie Riley of JUNIPER JONES combine simple design with playful colour and an individuality we adore with their hand crafted and contemporary homewares that include painted and ombre dyed ceramic skulls, geometrically awesome vessels and decanters, old school new cool macrame and beautiful kilim rugs.
We may be coming out of summer, but we can heat up in the sunshine still thanks to THE BEACH PEOPLE! We are obsessed with their terry towelling ponchos, beach carts every big kid will love and graphic beach towels that are round in shape, tassel trimmed and complete with a leather carry strap … pure awesomeness right there ….
TASSEL+GAINE is the creative child of two Australian designers, Laine Fraser and Fleur Harris, who met while working together in their roles as senior designers at two of Australia’s leading retailers. They’ve been releasing some seriously gorgeous designs and, never shy of a cushion crush, we’ve got our eye on their super colour soaked cushions.
The Watercolours range of wallpapers from SCANDINAVIAN WALLPAPER DECOR are nothing short of perfection in our eyes. No need to pander to our inner child and paint on the walls anymore …. these splashes and blotches of inky colour wash are our new favourite find! wallpaperdecor.com.au