Monthly Archives: March 2011

  • YOU-ZU: Scott Petrie

    YOU-ZU: Scott Petrie

    Artist Scott Petrie was born in Sydney and raised on the Northern Beaches, his works evoke intense emotion through a masterful layering of colours. Petrie's application of wax and glazes to a base of oils, results in a complexity and depth to the canvas.  Each piece seems to burst with colour -  an unmistakable nod to the hues found...
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  • Wine Time...

    Wine Time...

    Photovoltaics, gravitational reliance and thermal inertia. Not your standard wine making terminology, granted, but inspired techniques employed to great effect by Norman Foster in designing the groundbreaking Grupo Faustino owned Portia Wineries in Gumiel de Izán, Spain. Its striking design is based on the three stages in winemaking:...
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  • Wobbles...

    Wobbles...

    Peter Couwenbergh, Steven Spanjersberg and Edgar Bosman of Dutch firm ArchitectenConsort are the trio behind the new GT Tower East  in Seoul, South Korea. Likening the contours of the structure to the curves found in traditional Korean pottery, the fluidity of the superstructure offers a bold juxtaposition to the more commonly found,...
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  • Showtime...

    Showtime...

    Salone Mobile 2011 kicks off in Milan in April and the buzz is already evident from all the way over here in Sydney. We know many of you are going to be on the ground in Italy in coming weeks so we wanted to share some of the upcoming, not to be missed launches and installations. As always manufacturers and suppliers are poised to whe...
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  • YOU-ZU: Eduardo Villa

    YOU-ZU: Eduardo Villa

    WITH OVER 20 YEARS WORKING AS A REGISTERED ARCHITECT THROUGHOUT SPAIN, MALAYSIA, ARGENTINA AND AUSTRALIA, EDUARDO BOASTS AN EXTENSIVE AND DIVERSE PORTFOLIO.  COMPLETING PROJECTS IN RETAIL, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, ENTERTAINMENT AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATION, EDUARDO AND WIFE MARIA ESTABLISHED VILLA + VILLA IN SYDNEY IN 1997 AND THEIR MULTI...
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  • INSTALLED: Circus by Tom Dixon

    INSTALLED: Circus by Tom Dixon

    In furnishing London's unique West End eatery and entertainment venue: Circus, designer Tom Dixon turned to Classic 20th Century pieces as well as his own creations.  The late Pierre Paulin's famed 1959 Mushroom Chair and Ottomans are welcome additions to this intriguing lounge area in particular. The pole? We have no idea who is ...
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  • Sprung!: CLOUSTON Associates + Greenhouse by Joost...

    Sprung!: CLOUSTON Associates + Greenhouse by Joost...

    Landscape Architects, Urban Designers and Planners: CLOUSTON associates (Sydney, Gold Coast, Darwin and Abu Dhabi) this week took over the Greenhouse by Joost pop up restaurant at Sydney's Circular Quay. Braving record rainfall over 100 clients, suppliers, friends and staff made the most of the unique location with wonderful food, fr...
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  • Cobonpue's Bamboo Phoenix....

    Cobonpue's Bamboo Phoenix....

    To most who are familiar with the organic, handmade pieces of Kenneth Cobonpue,  it might come as a shock to discover that the Cebu based designer is somewhat of a car fiend! This predominately industrial and mechanistic past-time sits at odds with the environmentally inspired collections for which Cobonpue is renowned.  The modern-...
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  • Monocle on Sydney...

    Monocle on Sydney...

    We couldn't think of a better person to take Monocle on a tour of our hometown!  Think you know Sydney? Anne-Maree Sargeant has a penned a wonderful piece uncovering the ins-and-outs of a City on the move, celebrating  many of its hidden gems: treasures lurking beyond the arch of the bridge and the sheen on the Opera House Sails... ...
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  • Shed Muzak, Kazoo, Perez and KE-ZU...

    Shed Muzak, Kazoo, Perez and KE-ZU...

    We couldn't pass up the opportunity to share this little diversion with you. It seems Tom, who happens to be one of the KE-ZU warehouse's casual team, rocketed to International stardom overnight for a Kazoo backed acapella rendition of KE$HA's latest track "BLOW".  Notorious  Hollywood Entertainment blogger Perez Hilton shared the Y...
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