Design Field Notes

Your guide to the great indoors

Finds From Far & Wide

Park Avenue by Max Sparrow

Max Sparrow has brought Hollywood elegance to the Australian home with his chic-est collection on the block.   The Park Avenue range is sure to be the focal point of… Read More.

Caitlan N

From 1950s Motel To Retro-Cool Boutique: Sound View Greenport

A slew of 1950s motels have recently been transformed into retro-cool boutique hotels in North Folk, in New York’s Long Island district. The Sound View Greenport is one such place.… Read More.

Jessica Theuerjahr

1 Hotel Central Park, New York City

Escaping the hustle and bustle of New York City was quite a task… until now. Thanks to 1 Hotel Central Park, visitors and locals alike can enjoy some peace and… Read More.

Caitlan N

The Hamptons At Home

A trip to NYC in the summer is never complete without a stop at The Hamptons. When I’m on a stateside buying trip, I cannot resist the urge to escape… Read More.

Max Sparrow

Eco Cool in NYC: Happy Bones

In a dilapidated New York City warehouse loft, Happy Bones is one part recycled white paradise, two parts local coffee dream store and all intuitive eco-friendly design. Netherlands bred Ghislaine Viñas… Read More.


The Apartment by The Line, NYC

A light-filled aerie on SoHo’s Greene Street, The Apartment by The Line the latest venture from trendsetting NYC duo Vanessa Traina and Morgan Wendelborn. A dedicated haven for all things… Read More.


Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn

The Wythe Hotel started with the discovery of an old textile factory on the Williamsburg waterfront. And I guess the rest of the 72 room luxury hotel is history! It… Read More.

Walter G

The Marlton NYC

With a New York buying trip in the diary for later this year, I’m on the hunt for a new hotel to try. On my list is The Marlton, with… Read More.


The Surf Lodge Montauk

There’s a wave of likability for surfing in NYC of recent years. First with the hit surf brand – Saturdays – and now with The Surf Lodge Montauk riding the… Read More.


NYC Inspiration: Rudy’s Barber Shop

I travelled throughout the USA last week, buying furniture and looking for inspiration. Stay tuned this week for more posts about some of my wonderful finds.  Strangely enough I found… 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.


Just Frame It: The Art of the Picture Wall

In every home there’s that one perplexing plain wall – above a couch, in a hallway, on the staircase.  It’s tricky to know where to start with it, whether to… Read More.


New York Gift Fair 2012 – The Latest Trends

The New Gift Fair brings together the best in decorative accessories and furnishings from around the world, but the highlights would definitely have to be from the local markets including… Read More.

Caitlan N

Mad Men by Pepe Penalver

Love the wintry, bachelor pad feel of Pepe Penalver’s new Mad Men collection. There is definitely a New York 60’s vibe with this collection with the checks, houndstooth and Kashmiri… Read More.


Bowery Lane Bicycles

For me, bicycles represent an era gone past, when life was simpler. Communities were a little smaller and commuting to work was only but a pedal away. A time when… Read More.

Sydney, Australia


Oly New Releases

I see a lot of furniture around the world and yet Oly San Francisco is, to me, still one of the most succinct, progressive and beautiful furniture manufacturing collections around.… Read More.

San Francisco, USA


Talking Shop – Best Interior Stores NYC

ABC CARPET & HOME The must see store for any furniture, bedding and homewares lover. ABC is one of the most extensive furniture retailers in the world and resides in… Read More.

New York, USA

Jessica Theuerjahr

Signature Prints & Kate Spade

Show time in New York City – Florence Broadhurst for Kate Spade New York. Florence Broadhurst is the creative ignition to Kate Spade New York’s collection for 2012.  Prim with… Read More.

New York, USA

Helen Lennie

1st Dibs, New York

1st Dibs is probably the most watched website for antiques in the world. Visiting their new offices in New York was ten times more inspiring than the website. Much of… Read More.

New York , USA