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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

winter, white, interior design, snow, cold weather, winter warmers, baklava lamp, atollo lamp, photography, crockery, white cups, white paper

In/Out - PALETTE: WINTER WHITES

In/Out - PALETTE: WINTER WHITES

In/Out - PALETTE: WINTER WHITES

In/Out - PALETTE: WINTER WHITES

In/Out - PALETTE: WINTER WHITES

White has a reputation for being sterile and cold, like ice and snow and overcast days. People are afraid of white, that it will highlight mess and imperfection, but for us, white creates a beautiful backdrop for ‘the little things’. There is nothing quite as soothing as a symphony of objects in hues of white. There really is nothing as lovely as fresh white sheets, a table of crisp white linen with a mix of vintage white crockery.

White is dramatic. White is subtle. A monochrome palette creates an unassuming space for the subtleties of form and shadow to play the protagonist.

If white makes your heart race, here are a number of our favourite white furniture pieces. Layer up the tonal variations of the pink-toned white of the Baklava floor lamp, the mottled grey white of the Carrara marble Marsotto side table, the golden glow of the milky white glass Atollo lamp, the pure white shell of the Gubi 5 chair and the thick glossy white glaze of India Madhavi’s Bishop stool for a crisp but never cold interior.

So, with the crispness of the Southern hemisphere winter days – this post is a nod to the more beguiling side of monochrome.

Credits:
1. Huiuh, Nathalie Derouet, Pinterest (source unknown), Bemboka, Great Dane
2. Martha Stewart, Max Zerrahn, Hironaka Ogawa, Z potrzeby piekna, Josef Hoflehner, India Mahdavi
3. Dariel Studio, Expensive Life, Gubi, Mushimegane
4. Miss Moss, Pinterest (source unknown), Huiuh, Josef Hoflehner, Euroluce
5. Josef Hoflehner, The Family Love Tree, Miss Moss, Josef Hoflehner, Hub Furniture

PALETTE: WINTER WHITES

knits & knots, blankets, bemboka, little dandelion, gorman, wool, cotton, string, knitting, crochet

In/Out - PALETTE: KNITS & KNOTS

In/Out - PALETTE: KNITS & KNOTS

In/Out - PALETTE: KNITS & KNOTS

In/Out - PALETTE: KNITS & KNOTS

In/Out - PALETTE: KNITS & KNOTS

In/Out - PALETTE: KNITS & KNOTS

Summer seemed to stretch itself right through autumn down here in the Southern Hemisphere – but now that we’re well and truly into June, the winter chills have come to play. Just because it is cold outside, does not mean we can’t be cosy. While we are big fans of all the sun fun of summer, today we are embracing winter with a round up of some of our favourite warmers. So let’s rug up with some woolly softness, subtle textures, subdued hues, nautical patterns and artisan traditions of old.

The queen of cosy, Jacqui Fink of Little Dandelion, makes beautiful loose-loop knitted blankies using some seriously big needles that we adore. It’s all the knit-one-pearl-one business of winter knittings that makes it so darn textural and tactile. We also seriously love the delicious monochromatic tones of pure merino wool blankies from Bemboka.

But if it’s colour you want, our go-to-girl Gorman has very recently released a range of mohair blankets made in collaboration with local manufacturer St Albans, and with all the usual bang-on trend savvyness these have become arrestingly must-have!

The not-so-daggy-now knots of macramé and fanciful tree bombing makes winter crafts cool again, and we’re digging it. Chill out and stay snug.

Credits: Hannah Waldron, Smalltown, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Nannavanblaaderen, Little Dandelion, Bemboka, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Nannavanblaaderen, Little Dandelion, Hannah Waldron, Knots & Knits, Elements of Alchemy, Gorman, Scholten Baijings, Knots & Knits, Cole & Son, Scholten Baijings, Michael Rohde, Gorman, Knits & Knots, Elements of Alchemy, Libero, Scholten Baijings, Gorman, Scholten Baijings

PALETTE: KNITS & KNOTS

turquoise, teal, mustard, yellow, brass, interior design, Arent&Pyke, morocco, stationary, Anthropologie, kilim

In/Out - PALETTE: TURQUOISE, TEAL & MUSTARD by Anthropologie

In/Out - PALETTE: TURQUOISE, TEAL & MUSTARD by Anthropologie

In/Out - PALETTE: TURQUOISE, TEAL & MUSTARD by Anthropologie

In/Out - PALETTE: TURQUOISE, TEAL & MUSTARD by Anthropologie

In/Out - PALETTE: TURQUOISE, TEAL & MUSTARD by Anthropologie

In/Out - PALETTE: TURQUOISE, TEAL & MUSTARD by Anthropologie

The 1960’s had a colour palette so immediately evocative that when seen in certain combinations in the present day it is immediately labelled ‘retro’, and the slightest glance will transport you back in time. The combination of turquoise, teal and mustard might belong to the flower children, due to it’s association with cultural awakenings, exotic spices, ethnic prints, hippy jewellery fashioned out of chunky amber and turquoise pebbles, set against the omnipresent dirty yellow that stood for this age. But this palette has a new sophisticated application, where modern design has taken the best of the 60s and applied it to the now. It still has that slightly exotic feel of being from another time and place, but in a new, crisp modern context. It is at once earthy and warm, but fresh and this is why it is still so successful.

Credits: Studio Pepe, Sara The Swede, Thomas Hobbs, Anthropologie, Catch & Patch, A Lovely Being, My Revelment, Brain Giniewski, I Got Stuff On My Mind, Interiorzine, Olsen Irwin Gallery, Design for Mankind, Pinterest, Designworklife, Leah Goren, Designworklife, Letterheady, Clashing, Catch & Patch, E-flux

PALETTE: TURQUOISE, TEAL & MUSTARD

Arabia, fashion, made a mano, dolce and gabbana, shibori, tiles, ceramics

In/Out - PALETTE: NAUTICAL NAVY

In/Out - PALETTE: NAUTICAL NAVY

In/Out - PALETTE: NAUTICAL NAVY

In/Out - PALETTE: NAUTICAL NAVY

In/Out - PALETTE: NAUTICAL NAVY

In/Out - PALETTE: NAUTICAL NAVY

There is something so fresh and enduring about navy. All things blue-hued and its many motifs have well stood the test of time and remain catchers-of-the-eye. People get hooked on blue and white. Who can resist a blue and white striped boat-neck shirt? Or a cake of soap bearing a white anchor on navy background? Or the oh so collectable blue and white willow pattern china? Or the organic patterns of twisted shibori tie-dye? And the whimsical retro stylings of Arabia pottery from Finland?! These are all things that people go a just a little bit nuts for- in a good way.

There is an inherent ‘freshness’ to the colour navy, so we use it to add depth & richness to an interior, without the heaviness and finality of black. Natural materials such as timber, leather, marble and linen are complemented by navy in all of its tones.

Blue, my friends, is very much here. Has been all along, and not going anywhere anytime soon.

PALETTE: NAUTICAL NAVY

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