• Yellowtrace Spotlight // November 2013.


    Posted on 4th November, by Dana Tomić Hughes in architecture, events + exhibitions, interior design, product design. 2 Comments

    Hello and welcome to the November 2013 edition of Yellowtrace Spotlight. In this month’s design news you can read about three Melbourne projects by Mim DesignPiccolo Architecture and Studio Equator; beautiful new products from Henry Wilson, Space FurnitureAdam CornishYellow Diva and Designer Rugs; first ever collaboration between Dinosaur Designs and Jac+ Jack; new tech from DesignDaly and Stylecraft; new book by HASSELL; and finally a not-to-be-missed pop-up bar in Sydney designed by yours truly, also known as The Gumtree Garden - woohoo!


    MIM Design, Chambers Street, Melbourne | Yellowtrace.

    MIM Design, Chambers Street, Melbourne | Yellowtrace.

    MIM Design, Chambers Street, Melbourne | Yellowtrace.

    MIM Design, Chambers Street, Melbourne | Yellowtrace.

    MIM Design, Chambers Street, Melbourne | Yellowtrace.

    New Projects.

    Chambers Street Residence, Melbourne by Mim Design.

    Located in South Yarra, Chambers Street residence encompasses three levels of beautifully composed spaces focussing on superior finishes and detailing throughout to showcase a highly effective planning and design strategy. An abundance of light filters throughout all levels, from the master bedroom and ensuite down to the lounge, dining and kitchen which flows out on to an entertainers courtyard.

    Locally sourced handmade brick tiles span the 3 levels adjacent to the staircase to provide a vertical integration feature. Stone throughout bathrooms and kitchen add a softness to the strong monochromatic palette. Efficient use of space throughout the living zone creates a well-proportioned, comfortable and clean lined interior.

    Mim Design
    Photography: Derek Swalwell


    The Garden House Penthouse in Melbourne by Piccolo Architecture | Yellowtrace

    The Garden House Penthouse in Melbourne by Piccolo Architecture | Yellowtrace

    The Garden House Penthouse in Melbourne by Piccolo Architecture | Yellowtrace

    The Garden House Penthouse in Melbourne by Piccolo Architecture | Yellowtrace

    The Garden House Penthouse in Melbourne by Piccolo Architecture | Yellowtrace

    The Garden House Penthouse in Melbourne by Piccolo Architecture.

    Carlton’s newest penthouse apartment is a breathtaking example of carefully considered architecture, the finest quality finishes and expert styling. A veritable home in the sky, the sumptuous residence feels as though it is encased within a floating garden, the tree tops of surrounding oaks and the nearby Carlton Gardens both visible at eye level. Located atop The Garden House residential development, designed by Woods Bagot, the penthouse is the brainchild of Dominic Piccolo of Piccolo Architecture. A labour of love from start to finish, the interior has been designed with the same rigour and consideration as the building itself.

    Oriented to the north, the apartment is split into two distinct zones. To the east a light filled open plan area for living and entertaining. The west, the private quarters for rest and recuperation. At the heart of each of these zones is a landscaped outdoor space from which all rooms are drenched in natural light.

    Penthouse Architect: Piccolo Architecture
    Overall building architect: Woods Bagot
    Interior Styling: Hecker Guthrie


    Bluetrain Restaurant in Melbourne by Studio Equator | Yellowtrace

    Bluetrain Restaurant in Melbourne by Studio Equator | Yellowtrace

    Bluetrain Restaurant in Melbourne by Studio Equator.

    Celebrating their 20th birthday, BLUETRAIN in South Gate has discovered a brand new design direction. Studio Equator has combined eclectic and quirky materials and bespoke designs to support the core brand values and to reflect Melbourne’s unique sense of style and humour.

    The interior design is divided into separate offers in an open plan space. The main dining room is reminiscent of Degrave’s Street in Melbourne, with graffiti art pillars painted by well-known street artists.

    The function room wall is covered in reclaimed stencilled vinyl floor tiles, completed with 14 custom designed and produced bike wheel lights. Custom made Meccano light fittings are designed to replicate a 3-dimensional version of the Melbourne Metro train line system. Roofing panels have been tailor-made to counterfeit shipping containers.

    Studio Equator
    Photography: Andrew Wuttke


    Kartell by Laufen Bathroom Collection | Yellowtrace

    Kartell by Laufen Bathroom Collection | Yellowtrace

    Kartell by Laufen Bathroom Collection.

    Henry Wilson Strt Table | Yellowtrace.

    Henry Wilson Strt Table | Yellowtrace.

    STRT table by Henry Wilson.

    New Products.

    Kartell by Laufen Bathroom Collection has arrived in Australia.

    Launched at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, Kartell by Laufen is a complete bathroom collection developed under the art direction of award winning Milan-based architects Ludovica+Roberto Palomba. The collection features washbasins, vanities, bathtubs, shelving, furniture and accessories.Available exclusively in Australia from Kartell Flagship and Space Furniture.

    Space Furniture

    STRT table by Henry Wilson.

    The solid brass structure of the STRT table provides a simple frame to support the geometry and materials of choice.’ Some possibilities are; stone, timber, glass in either squares or circles or a combination of both. Pieces are made to order with specified materials.

    Henry Wilson


    Stoneware Lighting by Adam Cornish | Yellowtrace

    Stoneware Lighting by Adam Cornish | Yellowtrace

    Stoneware Lighting by Adam Cornish.

    CrayPot by Yellow Diva for Zenith | Yellowtrace

    CrayPot by Yellow Diva for Zenith | Yellowtrace

    CrayPot by Yellow Diva for Zenith.


    Stoneware Lighting by Adam Cornish.

    This lighting range was influenced by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi and the belief that there is great beauty in design that is honest and embraces the process in which it was created.

    Each Stoneware Light is made completely by hand from natural, locally sourced material. The Stoneware is air dried and fired without the use of glazes and other colorants. The lighting range has been designed for disassemble, with all parts being held together without the use of adhesives. This ensures all components can be separated into their individual waste streams at end of product life, reducing the products environmental footprint.

    Adam Cornish

    CrayPot by Yellow Diva for Zenith.

    Just in time for summer, Yellow Diva & Zenith are launching a versatile colourful range of unique hand-woven sculptural indoor / outdoor furniture.

    Designer David Walley was inspired by memories of going out on the crayfish boats off the coast at Port Fairy as a teenager. The concept taps into Australia’s rich coastal narrative, with further influences coming from the flawless yet unassuming structure of sea urchin shells, and the tactile delicacy and strength of indigenous fish traps & baskets. Whilst not belying their utilitarian function, the organic sculptural contours also celebrate the vision of artists Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth & Anish Kapoor as well as Yellow Diva’s ongoing fascination with wrapped form.

    Yellow Diva
    Zenith


    Camilla for Designer Rugs | Yellowtrace

    Camilla for Designer Rugs | Yellowtrace

    Camilla for Designer Rugs.

    Beach towels by Jac+ Jack + Dinosaur Designs | Yellowtrace

    Beach towels by Jac+ Jack + Dinosaur Designs.


    Camilla for Designer Rugs.

    Designer Rugs has gained an international reputation for creating spectacular collaborations with high profile Australian designers with their commitment to capturing the personality of each brand.

    The release of CAMILLA for Designer Rugs signal one of their most ambitious collections to date. Transforming Camilla’s colourful handmade graphic prints and eclectic designs into covetable handmade floor rugs, Designer Rugs’ artisans introduce Camilla’s unique aesthetic to a new audience, cementing her place in Australian lifestyle design.

    Designer Rugs

    Beach towels by Jac+ Jack + Dinosaur Designs.

    Jac+ Jack and Dinosaur Designs collaborate for the first time to create a limited series of three brightly coloured, hand loomed and hand dyed, organic cotton beach towels. Designers Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy from Dinosaur Designs worked together with Jacqueline Hunt and Patrick Blue from Jac+ Jack to produce the towels.

    The organic pure cotton towels, which each take three days to produce, are hand loomed by artisan weavers on ancient looms in small villages around Phulia and Murshidabad in West Bengal.Lagoon, Rising and The Kiss towels are available from November exclusively at Dinosaur Designs and Jac+ Jack stores in Australia and the US and online.

    Dinosaur Designs
    Jac+ Jack


    DesignDaily App | Yellowtrace

    DesignDaily App | Yellowtrace

    DesignDaily App.

    Stylecraft New Website | Yellowtrace

    New Tech.

    DesignDaly Introduces Milan 2013 iPhone App.

    Researched, curated and meticulously edited by respected design journalist David Harrison, Milan 2013 captures the world’s foremost Furniture Fair in an accessible, one-stop shop. Users can scroll through 300+ of the best in show in this free app.

    170 companies, from big name brands to independent designers, are assembled in 16 easy-to navigate-sections, from armchairs and accessories to stools and storage. Each piece comes with a need-to-know precis on trend information, designer details, fabrication, colour variations and contact details.

    DesignDaly
    The App Store

    Stylecraft Launches a New Website.

    Going beyond showcasing their product offering, the new Stylecraft website is a collaborative tool where you can collect, save and share amongst colleagues, friends and your Stylecraft Consultant with ease.

    Creating a MyStylecraft profile allows you full access to downloadable product resources, the ability to create collections, save your searches and submit briefs. And, while you’re visiting, keep updated with the Stylecraft blog, meet the team or seek inspiration from Stylecraft case studies.

    Stylecraft


    MULTITUDES: HASSELL 1938-2013 | Yellowtrace

    MULTITUDES: HASSELL 1938-2013 | Yellowtrace

    New Book.

    MULTITUDES: HASSELL 1938-2013

    MULTITUDES examines the work of multi-award winning international design practice, HASSELL. Founded in Australia in 1938, HASSELL has grown to become one of the world’s largest design firms, with offices in China, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Australia. Released to mark the practice’s 75th anniversary, MULTITUDES unpacks the collaborative, multidisciplinary design approach that has seen the practice thrive in the turbulent, increasingly globalised conditions of the 21st century city.

    The book features contributions from leading design practitioners and commentators. A hardback, clothbound volume with design by renowned creative studio Fabio Ongarato Design, MULTITUDES is richly illustrated and makes for a proud addition to any architectural library or personal collection. [Cover ships in either black on grey or white on grey].

    HASSELL
    Fabio Ongarato Design
    Uro Media


    Gumtree Garden Pop-up Bar in Sydney by Dana Tomic Hughes, Yellowtrace

    New Event.

    Gumtree Garden Pop-up Bar in Sydney

    Designed by Dana Tomic Hughes from Yellowtrace (Oh My God – that’s ME!) our Gumtree Garden is a pop up bar with a difference. Situated in the heart of the Rocks, you’ll enjoy the finest beer and wine Australia has to offer and taste-test a delicious menu created by celebrity chef Hayden Quinn.

    Featuring items discovered on Gumtree and built in 48 hours, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Come by, say hello and start browsing the best of Gumtree!

    Event Times: 5pm-11pm, 14-16th of November
    Kendall Lane, The Rocks, Sydney

    Gumtree Garden


     





  • 2 Responses to “Yellowtrace Spotlight // November 2013.”

    1. [...] One of our all time favourite blogs; Yellowtrace, featured our gorgeous Chambers Street Residence in their November design spotlight! If you missed this post over the weekend check it out here. [...]

    2. LP says:

      Ooooh I could so live here! Very nice. xxx



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