Category Archives: ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN


I have just got back into the office from visiting this amazing property at 15 Pembridge Gardens, Notting hill, London. I was fortunate enough to have a peep inside this immaculate home of interior designer, and fellow Aussie, Peter Mikic. Incredible eclectic furniture pieces (my favourite being a stiletto antique brass capped leg console), brave use of colour (unknown I find to period homes in London), contemporary British art collection and bespoke lighting to die for!! They also happened to be shooting the cover for the next Harpers Bazaar featuring an actor from Downtown Abbey……

I’m now buzzing with inspiration!

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As a dedication to Swedish midsummer, im posting an image of Villa Överby by John Robert Nilsson  (A Swedish Architect). Enjoy! och Glad Midsommar!!!

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I have a huge designer crush on New York based company Joe Serrins Studio and this apartment in Miami is one of my favourites. Eclectic retro throwback furniture pieces, clean lines, beautiful pops of colour…. and that stair is to DIE FOR!! check it!

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So, I met Ji coming on 4 years ago now when I first moved to London, when working together on a large residential development in Belgravia. After we parted (professional) ways, Ji and I stayed in contact, not only as we became close friends but because we share a deep love of all things design, fashion and style.

As the first to feature in my new ‘INTRODUCING….’ posts, I thank Jino for answering all my questions whole heartedly and with the passion that she constantly exudes.

CATCHTAG. asks If you were…..

A moment in time
Ok I may sound like a bit of a bohemian…..and maybe I am one at heart….hahah one with very expensive taste is! The biggest luxury in life for me is time, I live such a busy lifestyle I cherish those special stolen moments with my closest loved ones.

A place
The desert. I love the desert. Its endless beauty. I love going into the desert and sitting there for hours.

A colour
Turquoise……and GOLD….and black….I love all colours.

The one thing you cant live without
Love. Without love you cannot design. You can’t feel that passion and emotion. The most powerful emotion one has.

Where do you get your inspiration?
Everyday I get inspiration. Raindrops on the window can give me inspiration to design something unique and different like a crystal pattern on a wall panel. Everything around you everyday. My clients inspire me. They bring something new to every project, their taste and their style. My interpretation of their vision.

What designers do you admire?
Yabu Pushelberg, Kelly Wearstler and Alexander McQueen. There are so many but they are my top. I love AMQ because of how emotional his design is. You can walk away from his cat walk shows and feel sick yet inspired. KW for her brave approach to patterns and graphics. YP for their approach to refined luxury design.

What does design mean to you?
It’s my Life.

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For all the random shit I don’t post here….I have dedicated an entire new site to it! YAY!

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You must watch this Interview and clip  of Parisian Architect Joseph Dirand. I love the way he speaks about Architecture, light and design… true passion.

And Below are 4 of my favorite JD (If i may call him that) spaces.

images in order: 1. Balmain, Paris 2. Fbg Poissonnière, Paris 3. Quai Anatole France, Paris 4. Habita Monterrey. All imager c/o Joseph Dirand Architecture. Video c/o freunde von freunden.

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Florence Lopez (who is also hilariously reffered to as FloLo by Design Crisis) is a unique antiques dealer who has this amazing artist’s studio in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés in Paris. The studio was built in the 1920s and its decor is changed every year in tune with Florence’s favourite designs. I’m now so inspired to do a ‘bold and bright’ interior!…I just need to find a client that will let me.

images via Issue AD France November 2011

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Saw it, loved it, blogged it….Oh so retro, but loving the ceiling detail and brass floor lamps. Warren Platner American Restaurant, Kansas City, 1974.

images via : curated living

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Perhaps it was the endless mojitos, dreamy waiters, or  the swarms of fashionistas….but as I sat in LV, drooling over the luscious fabrics and incredible metal work, I was in London Fashion Week Wonderland. The perfect opportunity to get the ol’iphone out and take a few happy snaps of the Peter Marino designed LV store.

I love this time of year in London, everyone is back from their summer holidays in Ibiza, tanned and fabulous, the city is bustling with energy and overflowing with inspiration. No doubt the next few weeks will have drunk my weight (x5) in champagne. god help me.

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OK, I admit it *throws hands up in the air*…. I have a Kitchen fetish. Yes it is true. But its hard not to when you stumble across a beauty such as the one below. Delicious.

via luxury design

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