01 | X-Federation Chair by Victor Vetterlein. 02 | Design, Art & Craft Objects by David Taylor. 03 | Tabeau Dressing Table by Nicole Brock [TV]. 04 | ‘Sense of Space’ // Asplund Furniture Collection for 2013. 05 | Fort Standard // Industrial Design Studio in New York. 06 | Furniture & Lighting by Atelier Biagetti, Milano. 07 | Italian Furniture Designer Pietro Russo. 08 | Atelier Areti Lighting. 09 | Thin Black Lines Revisited // Wardrobes & Clothes Racks.
01 | Highlights From The 55th Venice Biennale 2013. 02 | Rudolf Stingel at Palazzo Grassi // Venice Biennale 2013. 03 | ‘Dining by Still Water’ by Joanna Laajisto for Helsinki Design Week. 04 | Eat-Drink Design Awards // 2013 Shortlist. 05 | Gumtree Garden Pop-Up Bar by Yellowtrace. 06 | KE-ZU Showroom Installation by Yellowtrace for Sydney Indesign 2013. 07 | Australia’s Got Talent // Houses Awards Shortlist 2013. 08 | INSIDE World Festival of Interiors Shortlist // 2013. 09 | Herman Miller Presents — George Nelson: Architect, Designer, Writer, Teacher.
I’m sure you’ll agree you don’t often see repeated content here on Yellowtrace. Right? Right-o. I’m also pretty sure you’ll agree Heidi Lerkenfeldt’s images are so freaking sweet, and you simply cannot mind I’m subjecting your eyeballs to her work one more time. It’s not difficult to see why Lerkenfeldt is a highly respected Danish photographer in demand. She is the master of composition, colour and light. Judging from these images, there’s no doubt she also gets to work with seriously talented stylists…
I’m so excited to share with you one of the latest projects designed by Yellowtrace – the Gumtree Garden pop-up bar which took place over just 4 nights during November. This very special pop-up bar was built in less than 48 hours, featuring items sourced on Gumtree in the local Sydney area. Situated in the heart of The Rocks, on Sydney’s oldest cobblestoned lane-way – Kendall Lane, the pop-up served fine Australian beer and wine and a delicious menu created by celebrity chef Hayden Quinn…
I had the great privilege of being invited to attend Patricia Urquiola’s exclusive master class earlier this week, as part of Space Furniture’s 20th birthday celebrations. The three hour design ‘workshop’ explored ideas through the hands-on making, based on the way Patricia’s own studio works in Milan. The class was a bit like play-school for grown-up designers – colourful, exploratory and times almost silly, but so friggin fun and liberating. In truth, most of us who were there would have been happy digging trenches if it meant spending some time alongside one of the world’s brightest design stars. There are simply no words to describe how extraordinary this woman is. I bow to her, respect and admire her to the moon and back, with intensity only those closest to me can comprehend. Despite her worldwide superstardom, I am happy to report that Patricia is as humble, grounded, real and generous in person, just like one would expect from her work. After the workshop, I was extremely lucky to have Patricia all to myself for my first ever one-on-one, proper grown-up “real life” interview…
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 Design, Piccolo Architecture and Studio Equator; beautiful new products from Henry Wilson, Space Furniture, Adam Cornish, Yellow 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!