Australian Style – in conversation with Doan Bilgis from Loom Rugs

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

For our final installment in the Australian Style conversation series, we have a chat to Doan Bilgis of Loom Rugs about how he sees Australian Style in an international context.

I am not alone in thinking that Loom have the best rugs in Australia. Stocking exclusively hand made product, there is a wide variety and a focus on recycled materials. Loom’s contemporary designs and more vibrant colour palette perfectly suit the Australian lifestyle.

Jump over here to view.

thanks Doan! xx

Australian Style – in conversation with architect Clare Cousins

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Clare Cousins is one of Australia’s favourite young Architects – testament to this is the swag of awards she and her practice have collected over the last few years. Aside from being extremely talented, she is also ridiculously lovely and fun!

Watch our chat here about her thoughts on Australian style.

Australian Style – in conversation with Nick Garnham from Jardan

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

It’s no secret that I am a massive fan of Jardan. For me, they typify Australian style – sophisticated yet casual, and with a great sense of fun. And they are incredibly prolific, with a constantly expanding range. (Their new range was launched last week at Saturday Indesign in Sydney.)

This week I want to share with you the interview I did with the very dynamic Nick Garnham, one of the company’s directors and designers. He shares some interesting insights into how Australia sits in the world of furniture and is just generally enthusiastic about Australian design!

thanks Nick!

Australian Style – in conversation with Miranda Skoczek, visual artist

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

this week Miranda Skoczek, colour afficianado, amazing artist and all round top chick, talks about how she defines Australian Style and what makes a home.

jump over here to view.

thanks Miranda! x

Australian Style – in conversation with Lucy Feagins of The Design Files

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Installment #2 in our interview series!

For you today is a chat with Lucy Feagins of The Design Files. With her finger firmly on Australia’s design pulse, and a weekly peak at an Australian home, she is the perfect person to deliberate on Australian style!

Thanks Luce!

watch interview here

Australian Style – in conversation with Anne-Claire Petre from Anaca Studio

Monday, July 29th, 2013

As part of my recent seminar presentation at design + decoration, I spoke to some well respected friends in the local design industry about what their take on Australian Style is. They very kindly let me film the interviews, and i want to share them with you now. One at a time!

First cab off the rank is Anne-Claire Petre. Anne is a furniture designer who moved here from France almost 15 years ago. She set up her design practice Anaca Studio last year, and has a very beautiful and understated range of products that is every expanding! She shares her insight into Australian design and style, and how we differ from Europe.

Very big thanks to Anne and congratulations on her work. she’s one to keep an eye on!

Jump over here for my little movie and happy viewing!

interview revenge

Monday, July 29th, 2013

A few weeks ago, I confronted my fear of public speaking and presented a seminar on Australian Style in the Design + Decoration International Seminar Series.

As part of my presentation, I had filmed a series of interviews with Melbourne design industry professionals. I’m rather camera shy, so I made sure to not only stay out of the picture, but also to cut my voice out of the final films! Little did I know that I would have a filmed interview of my own sprung on me shortly after stepping down from the lectern. Perhaps this is karma at work?

So I thought it was only fair to share the link with you today. I will be sharing the other interviews over the next couple of weeks.

A big thanks to everyone that came to see me and to everyone that was involved in the production

check it out here!

decoration + design seminar presentation

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Timoli and I have been working on something special the last few weeks. We were very flattered to be asked to present as part of this year’s Decoration + Design International Seminar Series at Furnitex. We are joining an esteemed club of presenters that are very well respected in the global design community, so it is quite an honour!

We will be speaking about defining an Australian Style in a world of design, and the importance of supporting your local design community. In order to do justice to this opportunity, we thought we would expand our creative skills into film making! We’ve been talking to some of our favourite people in Melbourne’s design world, and getting their views on Australian style.

Tickets are on sale now, so jump over the the Decoration + Design website below and secure yourself some!

Seminar Series Bookings

Oh, and you can read this little interview below to find out a little more about us and our presentation! (you will need to scroll down to find it!)

furniture online

furniture online okologi interview

Hope to see you there!

south yarra apartment

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

we’ve been a bit lazy photographing recent projects, but i had a call recently from House and Garden who wanted to use this dining area in their december edition. a good reason to get out the camera! magazine comes out in november, so keep your eyes peeled!


dining room

beautiful recycled hardwood loop table from mark tuckey with oak dining chairs and an old yarn kilim from loom (of course!)

styling detail

wonki ware jug and by joost glazed raw terracotta bowl from safari living, plus some happy springtime colour

living and dining

a wider shot to show the dining area in context


sally gabori

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

I don’t know if I’ve been hiding under a rock, but I have only just discovered the work of indigenous artist Sally Gabori. I saw some of her pieces at the Melbourne Art Fair, and fell immediately in love! Her work is vibrant and full of happy energy, and is suprisingly contemporary for a woman fast approaching her nineties! Sally lives on Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Her work represents aerial views of the islands that make up her home.