Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

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.


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.

Caitlan N

Rustic Luxury At Daylesford Organic

‘Going organic’ has become a popular trend within the food scene. Think garden grown ingredients, sustainable farming and a focus on local artisans. Casual city dining has seen an influx of… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Duck and Rice, London

On a recent work trip to London, I couldn’t resist the allure of Soho; a destination in itself that draws flocks of tourists and locals alike with a vibrant nightlife and the trendiest of restaurants. One… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Reinventing Tradition: Joseph Cheaney London

I first visited the London flagship store of traditional men’s footwear brand Joseph Cheaney several years ago when in town for the London Design Festival. Located on Jermyn Street in Mayfair,… Read More.


David Shrigley Design’s Sketch – London

UK artist David Shrigley is no stranger to whimsy, so it came without surprise that his take over of esteemed gallery-come-restaurant space Sketch was realised with such an amusing aesthetic.  239… Read More.


Wild Cockatoos by Leila Jeffreys

I have always had an inexplicable fascination with birds, particularly the unique array we have here in Australia – from Lorikeets to Lyrebirds and everything in between. It seems I… Read More.


London Design Festival; Tent London

London’s largest design show, Tent London and Super Brands London, showcased a myriad of crafty design talent within the sprawling rooms and spaces of the Old Truman Brewery in East… Read More.

Felix Forest

London Design Festival; 100% Design and the Design Dock

During London Design Week there are so many amazing trade shows to see – two that really stood out for me were 100% Design and Design Dock – here’s a… Read More.

Felix Forest

London Design Festival; Design Junction 2012

A relative newcomer to the design calendar, Design Junction 2012 was held at The Sorting Office in New Oxford Street London. In the short time it has been around it… Read More.

Felix Forest

Form in Motion: Dame Zaha Hadid

This phenomenal lady would have to be one of my all time favourite architects. While her unique work has been described as ”frozen movement” and “form in motion”, Hadid herself… Read More.

Tanya Dobble

Light Hearted

Don’t want to keep you in the dark about what’s going on in London town on the lighting front. Some pretty exciting and innovative designs spotted on my travels, somewhere… Read More.


Treasures at Portobello Antiques Market, London

Since moving to Australia I have greatly missed the delights of fabulously eccentric British antiques and the extraordinary displays on show at all the antiques fairs and markets. As controversial… Read More.


Hob-Knobbing in London

From high streets to local markets, I found some beautiful designs for door hardware in London; bejeweled ceramic, heavy steel, glass, leather and resin. From Large plate handles to delicate… Read More.


Saintly Design: London

On my recent travels back to Blighty, during a retail therapy London marathon, I stumbled across All Saints on Regent Street and thought is should be heralded as an iconic… Read More.

London, UK


Kelly Hoppen New Releases

I’ve been lucky enough to get to know Kelly a little bit over the past year, having launched her new furniture line in Australia, and I have to say that… Read More.

London, United Kingdom


Andrew Martin New Releases

Ever since I was introduced to the Andrew Martin brand, over 10 years ago, I’ve been following it passionately. To me, the Andrew Martin brand was a pioneer in the… Read More.

London, United Kingdom