Design Field Notes

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Finds From Far & Wide

About Nicole

Melbourne-born, London-ite Nicole has worked in the creative industries for over 12 years.  A global nomad, she takes her style cues from her world-wide adventures - including time spent living in Mykonos and traveling America, Africa and Europe.  Nicole hates clutter, but describes her style as colourful and contemporary.  She is never seen without her laptop nearby and a cup of tea in hand.

Soft Comforting Hues

Soft, comforting colours are on my radar. There first in the series is Limpet Shell. Limpet Shell is a cooling and refreshing blue with a faint green accent. The beauty… Read More.


Black Gold

The landmark Parisian restaurant Caviar Kaspia has spoilt Manhattan’s with a pop up restaurant over the last three months, with its finale encompassing New York Fashion Week in February. Renowned… Read More.


Himitsu Speakeasy by Tom Dixon

It doesn’t matter if you’re a design enthusiast or not, it’s safe to say you would have heard the name Tom Dixon before. Normally renowned for his product design (lighting… Read More.


Royal Exchange Grind, London

Many of us can’t start the day off without a nice cup of coffee or tea, and what better way to do this than in the stunningly sophisticated and fresh… Read More.


Beautiful Beige – A Luxurious Come Back

Beige has forever been associated with being dated or dull, but I’m here to tell you that this colour is far from that, and in fact that it’s a colour… Read More.


Musling Restaurant, Copenhagen

From moody masculine interiors to minimalist styling, the Musling Restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, has caught my eye. Local design firm Space Copenhagen has done it again with this simple yet refined interior that… Read More.


Design-Savvy Fashion Week Stays

Over the last couple of months we’ve seen the works of top fashion designers grace the catwalks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. During fashion week the ‘big four’… Read More.


Palm Springs Modernist Landscapes

Palm Springs in California is synonymous with sleek, modern houses built in the 1950’s and 60’s. Designed to embrace and celebrate the desert environment and dramatic cinematic landscape of the Coachella Valley… Read More.


Los Angeles Athletic Club by Timothy Oulton

Behind an ordinary looking bookcase, a clandestine passage used in the days of prohibition leads you up the stairs to reveal a members-only speakeasy. Welcome to the historic Blue Room… Read More.


Botanical Inquiry

It’s no secret that art is the final layer in a beautifully curated home. I was privileged to recently celebrate the opening of Daniel Shipp‘s first solo exhibit, Botanical Inquiry and… Read More.


Blixen, East London

East London has a welcome addition to the neighbourhood, Blixen. A charming all-day brasserie, the new hotspot is housed in a former bank building and it’s on my hit list for… Read More.


Song Qi by Alan Yau

Set on the esteemed Avenue Princess Grace, Song Qi by Alan Yau is proving to be the culinary trailblazer of the design world. Monaco’s first fine dining Chinese restaurant is… Read More.


Pantone Spring 2015 Colour Report

New York Fashion Week is upon us, and so too is the trend-setting Pantone Spring 2015 Colour Report.  Below is a little summary of the colours that we will be… Read More.


From Study to Practice: Lisa Ewart Design

Uocmas Design School are delighted to introduce Lisa Ewart, a graduate of the Interior Decoration, Perth Mum of three, and fully fledged interior designer.  I caught up with her… Read More.


Raising the Bar: Prahran Hotel

It is hard not to notice the iconic Prahran Hotel, dominating the street facade in this bustling cultural suburb of Melbourne. Standing boldly on High Street, the venue brags a… Read More.


Sunkissed Moments: A Travel Guide to Mykonos

Surrounded by dazzling indigo water, the whitewashed Greek island of Mykonos often has a reputation of being notoriously touristy and a little too trashy, some might say.  But dig a… Read More.


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