Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

About Anthony

Anthony is the Buying Director for one of Australia’s leading furniture and homewares retailers – Uocmas. In that role, Anthony has been traveling to many of the world's leading furniture trade shows for over 10 years and is also the brains behind starting Design Field Notes.  "I wanted to launch a blog that was both an inspiration to our clients, our staff and myself – drawing on the experience of all our friends and colleagues in the industry. Traveling to many countries, suppliers and trade shows, we cover so much in the amazing world of interiors and Field Notes will bring it all to you. Hopefully the result is a collation of reports and posts with something to inspire everyone".

Bringing The Outdoors In: Commissary

Situated in LA’s Koreatown district on the rooftop of the Line Hotel, Commissary is a restaurant and cocktail bar housed in a lush, urban greenhouse. Vibrant hanging and potted evergreen… Read More.


Nod To A Bygone Era

The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is a Venetian Gothic landmark in Chicago. Reserved for the elite and privileged for 122 years, today the hotel is both a novel downtown destination… Read More.


Pretty In Pink

Tucked away on 9 Conduit Street in London’s Mayfair is sketch, a discreet townhouse that houses several highly theatrical restaurants and bars, one of which is the Gallery – the… Read More.


Retail Design That Redefines: House Of Dior, Seoul

It’s been two years since Christian Dior announced the opening of its flagship Dior Boutique in Seoul, and still we’re transfixed by the innovative and sculptural design of the building.… Read More.


Design Trend: Outdoor Furniture with an Indoor Aesthetic

Comfort. Style. Adaptability. These are the things design savvy consumers are demanding from their outdoor furniture. They are requesting more comfort from their outdoor sofas, with the aesthetic becoming more… Read More.


Timothy Oulton Opens First Restaurant In Hong Kong

Timothy Oulton is renowned for many things. This British furniture and interiors company not only offers handcrafted and uniquely authentic furniture pieces, but its boutique design service, Timothy Oulton Studio,… Read More.


Tips For Visiting Milan During Design Week

The world is still centred around Europe in my opinion. The proximity of the countries mixed with the bursts of deep history and culture make it still, centuries on, the… Read More.


The Holiday Retreat

I’ve been dreaming of an escape and the holiday retreat is the ultimate dream for many. An all year round sanctuary. Imagine your own paradise. The vibrant green views met with the… Read More.

Sydney, Australia


Sebel Pier One

Always on the hunt to try a new hotel, my wife and I recently enjoyed a night at Sebel Pier One. I travel across the globe on buying and design… Read More.


Musling Restaurant, Copenhagen

I don’t know if it’s because of my love for a monochromatic masculine space, but the Musling Restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, has really caught my eye. Local design firm Space… Read More.


Art Deco Style by Max Sparrow

Art Deco was a style popular in the 20’s through to the 40’s, exuding glamour and luxury through the rich colours, bold geometry, and impeccable detail. The mixture between soft… Read More.


L’Hôtel du Ministère, Paris

Paris is one of the most beautiful places in the world for its architecture. Think cobblestone streets and heritage buildings from periods including Gothic and Renaissance blended amongst contemporary design. My love for the… Read More.


Barn-Style Living Reimagined: Shadow House

Tucked away amongst the leafy landscape of rural county Wiltshire, England, you’ll find a very English-looking Chapel accompanied by an equally English garden. Its façade, though very charming, leaves nothing… Read More.


Summer Style: Introducing Outdoor 2017

Uocmas is redefining the outdoor space with the brand’s largest collection launch for the year. I’m delighted to introduce our newest collection, Outdoor 2017 with more than 120 new… Read More.


Buona Bocca, Beijing

Mirroring Italian food, Beijing’s newest wine bar Buona Bocca is full of colour and vibrancy. A lively establishment seen through by Beijing-based design firm Studio Ramoprimo, Buona Bocca is a… Read More.


Hotel Vernet, Paris

Along the Champs-Elysées, not far from the iconic Arc de Triomphe, you’ll find another Parisian great: the Hôtel Vernet. Its long 100 years on the busy Parisian avenue meant that… Read More.


Luxe, Calm, Modern: Christian Liaigre

French national Christian Liaigre is one of the world’s most sort after interior and furniture designers. The 72 year olds exacting eye produces one of the most considered interior styles… Read More.


Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Often overlooked due to the dominance of both Los Angeles and New York, Chicago still has a soul that is hard to ignore. Although not an ancient city and with the… Read More.


The Restaurant By The River

A new luxury dining venue has been added to the list of Antwerp’s illustrious food scene; designed by renowned architect Bob Van Reeth and local interior design studio Co. studio,… Read More.


The Alex by Arent & Pyke

Arent & Pyke have garnered widespread praise for their beautiful residential projects but this year took out Best Hospitality Interior at the Belle Uocmas Interior Design Awards for The… Read More.


Maison & Objet 2016

Every January, the global design industry congregates in Paris for one of the top interiors trade shows, Maison & Objet. This show brings together all things design; from furniture and lighting,… Read More.


Gracia Studio Architects

‘Award Winning, Unique Design’. This architects motto is certainly true. Senior Architect Jorges Gracia heads up his namesake architecture studio founded in 2004 working on projects that are challenging and… Read More.


New Jonathan Adler To Hit Our Shores

Jonathan Adler is world renowned for his glamorous, chic and fun interiors. His furniture, from sofas to side tables and chesterfield sofas, never disappoint and always add interest to an… Read More.


Polperro Winery by Hecker Guthrie

Situated amongst a sea of Eucalyptus trees in the green hills of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is the beautiful Polperro Winery, which, for just an hour drive from Melbourne, is the most exquisite backdrop… Read More.

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