Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It's all coming together!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

So... it's been pretty quiet on this blog since I discovered pinterest... but I want to get back into it and what better way to start than with an exciting announcement!

My boyfriend and I have been busily working on a new project called Flux... it's an espresso bar with a twist! Everything is available for purchase... right down to the chairs and coffee tables! We are super close to opening, but in the mean time, thought I would share with you a few progress shots!


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Inspiration from Living Space

So I've been pretty slack with my blogging for the past few months, I discovered pinterest {amazing} over my christmas break and have kinda just been using that to keep all my inspiration so have just been using that, but I've had a few people ask what's happened to my blogging so thought I'd get back into it! Here is a wee collection of lovely images I've found on one of my favourite facebook pages, Living Space . I just adore stylist Jane Catania's aesthetic, she embraces the natiural wear and tear of objects and materials, the patina that can only come with the passage of time, not imitated by any man made means. I think that is why I am so drawn to antiques, they have such character and bring a homely warmth to an interior space. I have started a collection of images on pinterest {here} which I have titled 'beauty in imperfection'; it touches on the notion of wabi sabi which is closely related to zen buddhism (although very different, has similar underlying concepts to minimalism) -something I love to incorporate into interior space.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Jeena Shin

I am a little excited to have just discovered a NZ artist working with concepts I have been exploring in my designs for about 6 years now.

 Jenna Shin's Artspace Stairwell Project (1973-) 2009-2011, the work in progress (and process) was conceived as a way of drawing attention to what is essentially a transitional space between the outside world beyond the stairwell (and that peeks in through the windows) and the gallery above. 

This notion of inside and outside, fold and unfold is indelibly marked within Shin’s abstraction, where an exploration of the ambiguities of spatial properties by way of finely nuanced colour gradations, geometric symmetry/asymmetry and layering is played out. It is by unsettling or toying with our perceptions of these traditionally conceived binary states that Shin’s Stairwell Project hints towards the permeability of space and the structures within it. Shin utilises not only the existing and altered structures but the natural properties of light spilling in through the windows to lend additional resonance, making each visit an experience of subtle perceptual change.

It's fascinating stuff she is working with, and I'm looking forward to seeing some of her work in person...

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