1. Sulphur Pool Spring Palette

    So Spring has hit us again (although in Melbourne you’d never know it) and everyone is contemplating the big Spring Clean! In our case, however, our eyes are on the big Spring Makeover!

    Now is the perfect time to jazz up your space with some fresh new colours, inspiration taken from a recent trip to the Thermal Pools, Geyser Springs and Sulphur formations in Rotorua, New Zealand, a stunning natural setting and an almost lunar landscape of wild, vibrant and exotic colours!
    Formed over millions of years and showcasing the most insane collaboration of chemistry and biology the earth can provide, punches of orange, aqua, mustard, cerulean and forest green combine for a visual feast! The best!

    See below for our interpretation of the Rotorua Sulphur fields in interiors form - some more muted spring colours than the usual gaudy fluoros - perfect for oak or walnut interiors and great with our Nordic Range or the new Ethnicraft Oak range. We’ve incorporated some taupes, mossy greens, with punches of Ochre and a rich sky blue for accents, delicious!

    All photos © Theo Blankley 2012


  2. Case Study Houses

    We see a lot of what-goes-around-comes-around going on in the media lately, trends change and evolve constantly. But what does stay the same? The classics. The Case Study Houses in America were a program set up for a community of architects to build low cost, prefabricated housing that was designed and available for the masses. Rejoice! This program aimed to eradicate clunky, displeasing design and replace it with something ergonomic, wholesome and of ‘modern’ materials.

    There’s a reason this style resonates through the ages, it’s timeless and elegant and transcends current popular trends. In saying this though, I personally think there is nothing better than combining these design classics with antiques, modern ‘classics’ (think your IKEA or Freedom style pieces) with seasonal changes to keep everything cohesive and inspired.

    Try it out in your home, why not show us what you’ve done with your interior, whether it be all modern, a mixture of modern and classic, or a statement piece in a period setting, and we’ll feature them here.