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In/Out - PALETTE: Sea & Sky

In/Out - PALETTE: Sea & Sky

In/Out - PALETTE: Sea & Sky

In/Out - PALETTE: Sea & Sky

From blue to green and every hue in-between, this is ‘Sea & Sky’, where horizons blur and perspective is lost. Forceful and thunderous, majestic and magical, this is what dreams are made of both fictional and fact, an abyss of philosophical and scientific exploration.

Dramatic inky blues and calming pale aqua greens create a palette that is at once energising and soothing. Never flat, these wondrous colours are soft, saturated, iridescent and velvety. Each and every day the hues of Sea & Sky reveal before our eyes, our most celebrated life-force and we gravitate towards their spectrum of rich colour.

Soulful by nature, placid pools give way to roaring oceans, vast blue skies transform into booming dramas overhead. Volumes of water teeming with life spinning in this atmospheric bubble, like a pulse ebbing and flowing to an ancient rhythm, we are from the sea and we breathe in the sky. Change is the only constant, at once playful and perilous, we live this dream together.

Credits
1. The Gifts of Life, Martine Emdur, Artafix, Birdcage Walk, Madmoiselle Julie, Flickr: David, My Favourite And My Best, Val Scrapbook, Bitossi Ceramiche, Anthropologie, Blueberry Modern
2. Cereal Magazine, Urban Poppy, Trevor Mein, Arhitectural Digest, Flickr: Coco Cocco, Hardwood and Hemingway, John Finger, Hermit Homewares, Muuto, Cereal Magazine
3. Wabi Sabi, Stilwerk, Broadwovens, Telio Textures, Flickr: Fiona Watson, Wabi Sabi, Flodeau, Schoolhouse Electric, Coco Lapine Design

Palette: Sea & Sky

In/out: PALETTE: Clay & Earth

In/out: PALETTE: Clay & Earth

In/out: PALETTE: Clay & Earth

In/out: PALETTE: Clay & Earth

In/out: PALETTE: Clay & Earth

Deep in the soul, bound in history, rich in nutrients is Clay & Earth. Irresistibly tactile, this Palette has a hearty earthiness and a patina that benefits from warm hands, the fiery heart of a kiln, the bleaching of sun and the test of time. Sandy whites, tan, ochre, terracotta, rust, charcoal and dirty greens of wholesome goodness, these are sacred materials borrowed from the core to remind us of our mortality.

Shaped into robust, hearty, sincere objects with muted surfaces smooth to the touch, or powdery soft under fingertips. These items, aged and worn have their own heartbeat, when introduced they immediately alter the ambiance of a room.

They are what we naturally gravitate towards; they balance the built and the synthetic with their texture and depth of hue. Comforting in the impermanence of all, they will one day return from the very clay and earth from whence they came.

Credits:
1. Flickr: Tiagø Ribeiro
Enrique Palacio via Architectural Digest Nic Lehoux via Architectural Digest Archiproducts source unknown Architectural Digest
2. Folk About Bungalow Classic Indré The Tribeca Penthouse source unknown Apparatus
3. Desire to Inspire Faith Interior Oliver Gustav Studio Tiziana Tosoni Australian Traveller
4. Somewhere I Would like to Live source unknown Chevrenoir Bjøkheim Norm Photography

PALETTE: Clay & Earth

In/Out - Palette: Tartan & Tweed

In/Out - Palette: Tartan & Tweed

In/Out - Palette: Tartan & Tweed

In/Out - Palette: Tartan & Tweed

In/Out - Palette: Tartan & Tweed

In/Out - Palette: Tartan & Tweed

In/Out - Palette: Tartan & Tweed

In/Out - Palette: Tartan & Tweed

Enjoy the jolly good show, saddle up and enjoy the ride! It’s a poor sport that doesn’t want to dust off the family kilt and take supper with a fiery tibble in the library. Ok so we don’t really have a proper winter here but as the temperature drops we all have a little tartan & tweed longing. It’s the immaculate layering, timeless tailoring, details not only in the fabric but all the nonchalant embellishments that accompany and are associated with a textile of such blue blood.

It’s comfort, warmth and honest materials. It’s classic heirlooms, found objects, roaring fires, golden hues of rich old red timbers, autumnal tones with rich accents of red, burgundy, emerald & dark navy. It’s peeling wallpapers, hearty blankets, solace and bustle, family and friends – all that is close to the bosom and fond of heart. Walnut, copper, velvet, leather and of course, wool are just a few materials that come to mind when we ruminate on tartan & tweed.

And if there’s one great dame that knows how to steal the show with tartan & tweed it’s the most truly marvelous iconic English designer Vivienne Westwood.

Rich in history and fabulously appealing to the winter’s eye, go on and embrace the warmth of tartan and tweed this winter.

Credits:
1. Euroluce Non Usual Tumblr Quintin Lake Flodeau
2. Ru-Ka Herman Miller Just the Design
3. Mens Reverie Phoebe Scarlet Urban Loft
4. Tom Dixon Pinterest Source Unknown Jessica Helgerson Interior Design Richard Grafton Interiors
5. This is Glamorous, Pinterest Source Unknown
6. Decor8 Holly, Harriet Anstruther, Carmencitab
7. Space I-D Harriet Anstruther, Indesign Live

PALETTE: TARTAN & TWEED

IN/OUT - COLOUR WEEK - PALETTE: JEWELS

IN/OUT - COLOUR WEEK - PALETTE: JEWELS

IN/OUT - COLOUR WEEK - PALETTE: JEWELS

IN/OUT - COLOUR WEEK - PALETTE: JEWELS

IN/OUT - COLOUR WEEK - PALETTE: JEWELS

IN/OUT - COLOUR WEEK - PALETTE: JEWELS

Bright, precious glints of the ethereal with bursts of vivacious colour, jewels are the things we hold dear. Deliciously decorative, ornamental heirlooms or bright shards they are seductive tantalisers that delight like magic! Joyous colours shine forth heightening the senses and bringing gaiety to us all.

They are objects of desire and gifts of love. We covet these priceless wonders. As time goes by we gather our treasures to share like a glass of good champagne or we pass them on to the next generation. The weight of history is a small but incredibly irreplaceable trinket.

Embrace the rich and vivid hues in interiors, in objects and treasures and enjoy the light that reflects and refracts from the brilliance.

Come and celebrate a colourful life with Arent&Pyke this Colour Week and win an exclusive Arent&Pyke #mycolourfullife gift bag this week on In/Out. Simply subscribe and comment below or on any post this ‘Colour Week’ to win!

Credits:
1. Phillip J Jones DigitalLUX Hay Shop The Avenue by Arent&Pyke Photography by Anson Smart BlogSpot Source Unknown Pinterest Source Unknown
2. Mineralia Hay Shop Mopoki House and Garden
3. Art and Objects Pinterest Source Unknown The Avenue by Arent&Pyke Photography by Anson Smart
4. House and Garden Val Scrapbook Joesph Dirand Architecture Hay Shop Ela Rogers
5. All that is interesting Hay Shop NYC Apartment by Arent&Pyke Photography by Anson Smart Teenage Crime Cole and Son

COLOUR WEEK – PALETTE: JEWELS

In Out - Palette: Marble Matters

In Out - Palette: Marble Matters

In Out - Palette: Marble Matters

In Out - Palette: Marble Matters

In Out - Palette: Marble Matters

In Out - Palette: Marble Matters

In Out - Palette: Marble Matters

Rich, honest, hardworking slabs of beauty! Nothing compares to the intricate details of history that are marble’s characteristics. Whether you’re Patricia Urquiola collaborating with Budri (Earthquake 5.9 – a whole other story!) on an elaborate exhibition or e15’s Enoki side table, marble resonates with something in the depth of our being.

It’s the way that light plays with stone that dazzles and puts it into the precious category, it’s the fault lines that are taken from this earth a huge rock in itself and then designed, crafted and delivered into your modern world that is wonderful. Classic and timeless, next time you use your benchtop or step into an ornate foyer marvel at its exquisite uniqueness.

It is, was and always will be hot property as it can lift the mundane to heavenly. We constantly look forward to visiting our marble suppliers to choose slabs for our clients, perks of the job, what a treat!

Credits:
1. Stone Object
2. Wit and delight, Lonny, Simple Lovely, Fort Standard, Wallpaper,
3. Emily Hadden Blog, Fiandre, I’m Revolting, Simple Lovely, FBCDN, The Future Perfect, Julien Renault Objects, Simple Lovely, Pinterest source unknown
4. Cats>Boysfriends, Mat and me, Studio Fludd, The Edinburgh Reporter
5. e15, Fort Standard, Identical Eye, Media Cache, Luxury Interior Design Journal
6. 2 of 3 things I know, Bozarthfornell, Artnau, Melbourne Tiles, Isabel Perdomo, Emmas Design Blog, Julien Renault Objects, My Vibe My Life, The Future Perfect

Palette: Marble Matters

In/Out - Palette: Weather Worn

In/Out - Palette: Weather Worn

In/Out - Palette: Weather Worn

In/Out - Palette: Weather Worn

In/Out - Palette: Weather Worn

In/Out - Palette: Weather Worn

In/Out - Palette: Weather Worn

In/Out - Palette: Weather Worn

In/Out - Palette: Weather Worn

In/Out - Palette: Weather Worn

Today’s Palette is Weather Worn. It is sea soak timbers, sand-blasted stones, faded colours and a well worn pair of jeans. It’s a muted and soft palette of calming tones, of relaxed shapes and familiar tactility. Soft on the eye it’s a celebration of the way we and the weather wear-out our wares.

Credits:
1. Arne Norell Basics of man David Gomez Masestre Flickr
2. Jamie North Mondo Great Truckus
3. Wolf Cub Tattered Idea Weave The House Home
4. The Noguchi Museum Electro Renaissance Canoas 16
5. BDDW Faye Toogood Jamie North Roseland Greene
6. Makers Workshop Electric Tree House Jamie North
7. Iain Claridge Eben Goff Mondo Saudade Or Maybe Lorca’s Lost Echo
8. Betty W. Feves J. Ingerstedt MoMA Morning Earth
9. Jim Mangan Pascal Grandmaison Follow Crush Cul de Sac Genevieve & Marty Ashromas

Palette: Weather Worn

In/Out - Palette: Lovers Day

In/Out - Palette: Lovers Day

In/Out - Palette: Lovers Day

In/Out - Palette: Lovers Day

In/Out - Palette: Lovers Day

In/Out - Palette: Lovers Day

In/Out - Palette: Lovers Day

In/Out - Palette: Lovers Day

Happy Valentines Day to all. Today, a visual feast of a Palette of rich and seductive tones of red and pink spiked with a hint of vintage glamour. It’s a rich velvet curtain, a shiny red London door, the smudge of blood red lipstick, the flesh of a juicy pomegranate. It’s a vintage military coat and a cheeky glimpse of crimson lace. It’s a sharp dash of sickly pink, a fading rose, a well-worn satin pointe-shoe and a fallen flamingo feather. It’s the Moulin Rouge, it’s a deserted lounge bar at midnight and nails painted perfectly gloss red. It’s a bit of Dita, it’s a dash of Sophia and a it’s lot of Scarlett O’Hara in ‘that’ red dress and it gets your blood a-boiling on this Lovers Day. Enjoy the seduction.

Credits:
1. Old Faith It’s a bit of a prick November The Design Files Kelly Wearstler
2. decorista daydreams Indulgy Grandiflora ChizoMiz
3. No Aesthetic Society 6 Doctor Cooper
4. Artnet Paris Nights and New York Lights Best Made Company
5. Harriet Anstruther Best Made Company Design Italia
6. Aleksandra Best Made Company Allegorie The House That Lars Built
7. Simone Gooch Kleidersachen Kelly Wearstler Felix Inclusis Biz Bash

Palette: Lover’s Day

In/Out - Palette: Concrete Jungle

In/Out - Palette: Concrete Jungle
In/Out - Palette: Concrete Jungle
In/Out - Palette: Concrete Jungle
Concrete Jungle – it’s a little crack of greenery in a Brutalist concrete wall, an oasis in the desert – it’s nature growing in the most hostile urban environment.

As a design concept nature continues to inspire. Biomorphic forms and organically-derived shapes continue to dominate in architecture, art and fashion. There is seemingly no end to the celebration of natural materials in design and today’s Palette celebrates the intertwining of natural and man-made materials.

Jamie North, a Sydney based artist – is mixing these two mediums to create sculptural poetry. A self taught horticulturist his fascination with plants prospering in adversity led him away from his photographic career into nurturing the growth of small bonsaied plants in seemingly dematerialised cast concrete pillars. Look out for North’s next show innerrouter at Sarah Cottier Gallery in March.

Here’s a visual homage to the built environment and our greatest life force – nature.

Credits:
1. Elke Kramer, Blouin Art Info, Yellowtrace, Yoshihiro Suda, Wim Borst, Brancusi, Studio Kyss, Popgloss
2. That Unreliable Girl, David Taylor, Hermes, Josef Hoflehner, Jamie North
3. Josef Hoflehner, David Taylor, Katie Poterala, Studio Kyss, Nick Kahler, Ed Burtynsky, Studio Kyss

PALETTE: CONCRETE JUNGLE

In/Out - Palette: Crystal Clear

In/Out - Palette: Crystal Clear

In/Out - Palette: Crystal Clear

In/Out - Palette: Crystal Clear

In/Out - Palette: Crystal Clear

Let’s be crystal clear about this… We love seeing beyond & seeing through the predictable & the ordinary. Translucent furniture, jewellery, clothing, art & everyday objects own an unexpected and honest beauty. There is a sense of strength to all these objects, yet they also appear very delicate. The design has to be perfect, as there is no where to hide any flaws.

Credits:
Image 1: ‘Rimel Neffati’, ballet shoes, pendant, bocci pendant, bag, lingerie, shoes.
Image 2: sunglasses, bag, vase, glass, tables, shoe, light.
Image 3: image, pendants, knob, table, jewellery, art.
Image 4: image, pendants, jewellery, sunglasses, chair, clutch, art, vase.

PALETTE: crystal clear

In/Out - Palette: Tutti Frutti

In/Out - Palette: Tutti Frutti
In/Out - Palette: Tutti Frutti
In/Out - Palette: Tutti Frutti
In/Out - Palette: Tutti Frutti
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We are not ashamed to admit we are having a rather large Carmen Miranda moment this spring. Perhaps it is the kiss of the increasingly warming breeze getting us hot under the collar or the long leisurely afternoons of daylight savings… Either way it seems that fruit is very much of the moment. Eat it, wear it, paper it all the way across your parlour walls – live the glamour and the fun of the fruitful explosion of late.

Arent&Pyke go-to Gorman have freshly ripened their playful new spring collection of cartooned pineapple and watermelon prints, English fashion label Isolda were a step ahead last season, but it is the black & white striped compliment to the vintage botanical style fruity prints adding that fresh extra punch from Mother of Pearl who gets our vote.

It’s tutti frutti tango time. Pass the Pina Colada please.

While we are at it… Stay tuned for our next ‘Chat in a Chair’ where we will be launching a brand new INSTA-CHALLENGE which kicks off on Wednesday 16th October. We will be giving away our chatter’s favourite chair in walnut. It is a classic favourite of ours and an truly iconic piece from the Herman Miller collection from Living Edge. So make sure you follow us on instagram @arentpyke_inout and subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!

Credits:
1. Rifle Paper Co. Gorman Agent Molly Georgiana Paraschiv Patternatic Gorman Bouffants & Broken Hearts Amy Walters Textile & Terrain
2. Amy Walters Isolda Georgiana Paraschiv Gorman Gorman Flickr Georgiana Paraschiv
3. I Love Paris During Summertime Pierre Fray Amy Walters Adi Goodrich Naomi Elliott
4. Georgiana Paraschiv Hannah Rampley Adi Goodrich Isolda Hannah Rampley
5. Plant Planet Jane Reiseger Adi Goodrich Hannah Rampley Leah Goren

PALETTE: TUTTI FRUTTI

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