Hi guys! I just wanted to let you know about a little interview with yours truly over on the Living Edge Blog last week. I was chatting to Skye about my career, the path that lead me to the creation of this blog, my creative process and approach to design inspiration, how much I love my mum’s food etc. If you like, you can read it here.
Big thanks to Skye for having me and for organising such a lovely interview…
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (which is most un-yellowtrace reader like, btw!) no doubt you would have noticed that THE food trend of the moment on the Sydney dining scene is all about South American cuisine. Brazillian, Argentinian and modern Mexican restaurants and takeaways have been sprouting like…. umm sprouts(?) all over our fair city for a little while now. Many of these places, particularly the Mexican variety, have taken on the stereotypical “Mexican aesthetic”, unlike the interior I wanted to share with you today.
Barrio Chino in Potts Point was designed by Mandy Edge (see her previous project featured on yellowtrace here), completed in a quick time frame and on a modest budget but with a lot of passion and heart. Mandy chose to steer clear of the more obvious visual references, and crafted an interior which references the raw, robust and gritty Mexican aesthetic subtly and effectively. Nice work lady! Another proof that budget should NEVER stand in the way of a successful interior. Below is a little Q&A with Mandy and her experience on this project…
01 | Interview | Bianca Chang. 02 | Interview | DesignByThem. 03 | Interview | Dion Horstmans. 04 | Interview | Katherine Lu. 05 | Interview | Troy Emery. 06 | Interview | Page Thirty Three. 07 | Q&A with Yuko Shimizu | Guest Post by Matt Huynh. 08 | Lee Broom | Guest Post + Q&A. 09 | Interview | Mark Cawood of Publisher Textiles.
Ryan Hanrahan and Bianca Riggio from Page Thirty Three are ‘that’ couple. You know the kind – young, talented, interesting, stylish, clever, spirited, driven… did I mention madly in love and amazing looking? Yes, well – that sort of stuff definitely shouldn’t be allowed and I’m almost tempted to roll my eyes at them in envy, but I won’t. I happen to really like what they are doing so I am going to tell you about that instead.
Page Thirty Three was formed in 2010 as a true reflection of Ryan’s and Bianca’s minds. Even the opening opening line on their about page “Welcome to the inside of our brains” says so. I really love that. Ryan and Bianca’s work has already gained a significant amount of exposure due to their ability to blend various elements – design, art, humour, irony, functionality and the street…
I received a little e-mail from Katherine Lu the other day telling me how much she enjoyed the blog (thank you KL) and also kindly correcting my crediting error in my recent post on Skylight House. I went on to fix this oversight immediately, but more importantly – her e-mail reminded me of how much I actually liked what she did so I dedided it was time for a snappy little interview. So here we are!
I first came across Katherine’s work after I interviewed Facet Studio late last year (their portfolio was shot almost entirely by this young lady). I was struck by the clarity and crispness of her images, beautiful composition and her understanding of built space, so it came as no surprise to learn that Katherine studied Interior Design before deciding to turn her talents towards pursuing photography full time…