Monthly Archives: July 2011

  • Good Design (In A Nutshell)...

    Good Design (In A Nutshell)...

    This week The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture, Art & Design this week awarded some of the world's leading corporations and design firms in the prestigious GOOD DESIGN™AWARDS for visionary product design. Of note was Martí Guixe's Green Good Design Award Winner: "Seed Safe" for Alessi. The ceramic ve...
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  • Up The Walls...

    Up The Walls...

    Pierre-Andre Senizergues, the Frenchman behind skateboarding empire Etnies has turned his hand and imagination to home design - teaming up with LA's Air Architecture to create a home for those who are more likely to roll to bed than walk! an architectural project mixing a modern single family home with a skateboard ramp structure – ...
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  • Visualise with Artifort...

    Visualise with Artifort...

    This exciting new concept from Artifort puts YOU in control. The free, nifty, CAD-like software allows you to upload an image of your own space and lets you place, experiment and play with furniture arrangements in 3D! Try before you buy in the truest sense!  With Artiforts classic twentieth century designs (as well as their brillia...
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  • INSTALLED: The Clift Hotel, San Francisco

    INSTALLED: The Clift Hotel, San Francisco

    San Francisco's Clift Hotel and Redwood Room are iconic destinations in their own right, not least for some pivotal pieces of design history that they play host to. First opened in 1915,  the smart 17 storey building underwent a complete $80m overhaul  in 2001 under the guidance of one Mr Philippe Starck and celebrity hotelier Ian S...
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  • Now Now Now...

    Now Now Now...

    The 6th newsletter from the team at SANCAL is now available.  Click here or the image above to download as a PDF. Of special note is the recent Diageo Sydney office fit-out by Ha...
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  • 3 Of The Best...

    3 Of The Best...

    Andreu World continues to win praise right around the world with its 2011 collections. At the recent NeoCon 2011 Awards in Chicago the Sail, Sit and Nub collections were awarded top of their catagories for contract furnishings - completely scooping the pool! It was no surprise to us that Patricia Urquiola's Nub collection took home th...
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  • Liveable or Likeable?...

    Liveable or Likeable?...

    Monocle last month declared the Finnish city of Helsinki, to be the Most Liveable City in the World.  Granted, a subjective awarding of this kind is always going to meet with varying degrees of controversy, but what is it about this Northern Capital that won over this publication? An unorthodox but well-deserving champion, the Finnis...
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  • Meet Alex & Andria...

    Meet Alex & Andria...

    Saturday Indesign 2011 is almost upon us! This year we throw the doors open on our new playground in Alexandria - Sydney's emerging design precinct. On August 19 and 20, Alexandria will play home to KE-ZU, Interstudio, Coco Republic, Tsar, Smeg, Cosh Living, Cadry's, Gelosa International, Abet Laminati and many more.  AlexAndria, the...
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  • Creasion...

    Creasion...

    Sydney's CBD fringe plays host to myriad lanes and back streets that are seeing a rebirth as the area explodes with creative businesses and an increase in residential developments where there were once commercial operations or derelict sites. Some months ago we wrote about a small Sydney City run gallery on Alberta St to the city's So...
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  • Cutting Edge...

    Cutting Edge...

    As our many well groomed gentleman readers will attest: Baxter of California is where it's at for haircare, skincare and manly-manesque man-type manscaping niceties for men (no cash for comment here!) Sadly they're not too easy to come by in Australia, so you can imagine our excitement when making the rounds in Los Angeles' La Cieneg...
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