Out/About: John Bokor ‘Close to Home’

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Out/About: John Bokor 'Close to Home'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Out/About: John Bokor 'Close to Home'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Out/About: John Bokor 'Close to Home'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Out/About: John Bokor 'Close to Home'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Out/About: John Bokor 'Close to Home'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Out/About: John Bokor 'Close to Home'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Out/About: John Bokor 'Close to Home'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Out/About: John Bokor 'Close to Home'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Out/About: John Bokor 'Close to Home'

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Out/About: John Bokor 'Close to Home'

Australian artist John Bokor’s still lifes and landscapes from his exhibition, ‘Close to Home’, speak of spiritual connection to his everyday. Lounge rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, teapots, vases and bottles of Panadol are lovingly brushed onto canvas – a snapshot of contentment with living.

Cluttered and homely, his paintings are filled with objects, all bumping into one another in a friendly manner, joyously haphazard. Confident but slightly careless brushstrokes are visually intact but dreamy, creating a fuzziness of movement like a shifting gaze.

Colours are over intensified, connecting with the viewer on an emotional level. Purples, oranges, royal blue and all the hues of pink permeate Bokor’s poetic vision of life. Celebrations of the mundane, Boker’s painting are far from ordinary.

John Bokor ‘Close to Home’
King Street Gallery
177 William Street
Darlinghurst 2010 NSW
Tuesday – Saturday: 10-6
Until 2nd May 2015

Credits: Images courtesy of the artist and King Street Gallery

SERIES 7 CHAIR 60TH ANNIVERSARY

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Anniversary Series 7 Chair - Fritz Hansen

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Anniversary Series 7 Chair - Fritz Hansen

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Anniversary Series 7 Chair - Fritz Hansen

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Anniversary Series 7 Chair - Fritz Hansen

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Anniversary Series 7 Chair - Fritz Hansen

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Anniversary Series 7 Chair - Fritz Hansen

Fritz Hansen celebrates 60 years of service by the ‘Series 7’ chairs by revisiting the original colour palette by visionary designer Arne Jacobsen. This new couple in masculine dark blue lacquer shell, with powder-coated burnished legs, and his belle in Pale pink lacquer, with 24-ct gold plated legs are strikingly handsome.

The combination of form and function have been so successful in the ‘Series 7’ that the originals number in the millions, and in a nod to its popularity it’s been reproduced in the billions across the globe. A beautiful workhorse, copied but never mastered, the craftsmanship of simplicity is never easy.

The new clothes of the his and hers are silky to the touch, the dark blue so inky and dense, while the nude pink emphasizes the curvaceous lines of a true icon. Only available for the duration of 2015 and with each chair numbered these treasures are for the discerning eye of the true collector.

Credits: Images courtesy of CULT

Serge Castella’s Mediterranean Guest House

InOut: Serge Castella's Mediterranean Guest House

InOut: Serge Castella's Mediterranean Guest House

InOut: Serge Castella's Mediterranean Guest House

InOut: Serge Castella's Mediterranean Guest House

InOut: Serge Castella's Mediterranean Guest House

InOut: Serge Castella's Mediterranean Guest House

InOut: Serge Castella's Mediterranean Guest House

The ‘Mediterranean Guest House’ by Spanish designer Serge Castella is a heady mix of rustic chic. The bare building bones are naïve, whitewashed and homogenous. The bamboo-lined ceiling creating warmth throughout. Castella’s gift is bringing a myriad of styles and eras together to create a space that is sincere and cosy.

Part-French country house, part-Hawaiian hacienda, part-Indonesian villa with touches of 1970s post modernism, this split personality guest house is light and inviting.

Credits: Serge Castella

TIRO TIRO

In/Out: Tiro Tiro

In/Out: Tiro Tiro

In/Out: Tiro Tiro

In/Out: Tiro Tiro

In/Out: Tiro Tiro

In/Out: Tiro Tiro

In/Out: Tiro Tiro

In/Out: Tiro Tiro

In/Out: Tiro Tiro

In/Out: Tiro Tiro

In/Out: Tiro Tiro

In/Out: Tiro Tiro

In/Out: Tiro Tiro

Portland-based Tiro Tiro’s golden talismans are the creative genius of Teresa Robinson. They are like modern ceremonial embellishments with their graphic metal form and rough linen fringing.

Curvaceous shapes with finely pocked surfaces that create a dull lustred patina, are in sharp contrast with their feathered miniature manes. The necklaces; ‘Cercis’, ‘Campana’, ‘Iridis’ and ‘Sol’ hang ceremoniously from long snake chains. Modest and robust, the bangles resemble crowns and the fine rings of golden fat discs complete the story. The collection feels part Aztec part regimental regalia.

Tiro is latin for beginner or novice, in this case relating not to the negative connotations, but rather the experiment and improvisation that comes with a new creative mindset.

Credits: Tiro Tiro

ARENT&PYKE’S AUSTRALIAN INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS SHORTLIST & WEBSITE RELAUNCH

In/Out: Arent&Pyke - Australian Interior Design Awards 2015

In/Out: Arent&Pyke - Australian Interior Design Awards 2015

Introducing the Figtree House

Tasked with transforming a beachside Victorian Terrace into a home befitting a young couple with small children, the brief required the spaces to evoke different moods while still being flexible to the needs of a young family. The spaces of the home reflect their purpose; from the composed inky solemnity of the intimate formal areas to the sun bleached lightness of the casual family spaces.

In/Out: Arent&Pyke - Australian Interior Design Awards 2015

In/Out: Arent&Pyke - Australian Interior Design Awards 2015

And introducing the Park View House

Providing a light filled home for a busy couple, light’s transformative qualities are fully explored. Conceptually the design switches the oppressive contrast of a bright view and dark interior to harmonious incursions of light. To this end the interior is softened with natural timber and stone floorings, a complexly nuanced colour palette and lightness of scale delivered and reiterated as fine line detailing in black and brass.

In/Out: Arent&Pyke - Australian Interior Design Awards 2015

In/Out: Arent&Pyke - Australian Interior Design Awards 2015

In/Out: Arent&Pyke - Australian Interior Design Awards 2015

Arent&Pyke’s recently completed Figtree House and Park View House have both been shortlisted in this year’s Australian Interior Design Awards 2015.

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As well as this big news, Arent&Pyke are delighted to announce the launch of their new website. Designed by Squad Ink, the site is a reflection of the Arent&Pyke experience with its clarity, restraint, sophistication, and unique curation.

Showcasing their impressive body of work in a beautifully engaging way across all devices, a simple and fluid grid which heroes the carefully curated imagery and clean crisp typography was employed.

To truly appreciate the website and these exciting new projects, visit www.arentpyke.com.

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