Saloni Spring Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

In/Out: Saloni Spring Summer 2015

London based Fashion Designer Lodha Saloni brings us a celebration of optimism in her Spring Summer 2015 collection. Vivid colours and spirited hand-painterly patterns are teamed up with confident, classic, feminine cuts.

Saloni designs for the free spirit. Her tailoring is suggestive, with a side of intelligence. Plunging necklines complement long sleeves or wide pants, bare shoulders fall down to mature hemlines, mini shorts and skirt lines are accompanied by jackets or loose tops with mid-length sleeves. Maxi, mini, capri, a-line, playsuit, flounce and flirt – its all here!

And how about those colours? Apricots, mustards, canary yellow, soft neutrals and then bang: king-parrot red, royal blue, apple, oak leaf and lime green, mandarin orange and boy blue. Its a heady mix, balanced beautifully across the collection.

Credits: Vogue

Out/About: Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Hotel Masseria Cimino

It is the quintessential white washed walls, with their rich textures and vernacular forms, that make for the perfect backdrops to the regional objets d’art at the Masseria Cimino. A rustic, beautifully restored, and lovingly-curated guesthouse in Puglia, Italy, this family-run haven is full of history. It’s stone building blocks date back to 6th century B.C., recycled in the 1700’s to build this extraordinary farmhouse’s perimeter wall.

The hotel is honest and authentic, its fabrics simple, bed linens crisp, bed spreads locally crafted. Vine-ripening tomatoes bountifully hang between raw lightbulbs from the breakfast room. Knobbly and knotted old olive trees and cacti adorn the garden creating an endless supply of decorative foliage to bring inside. Sun loungers are covered by simple white canvas shades, brass taps float over raw stone basins, window frames are painted a subtle shade of blue and bowls of lemons abound. Roaring open fires and candlelit rooms add to the contemplative authentic simplicity, the slowing down of pace, and the purity of time spent at this ancient abode.

Set against the backdrop of the blue yonder of the Adriatic this beauty beckons to the soul a celebration of all that is the good life.

Credits: Masseria Cimino, Carla Coulson, Project Fairytale

Michael Anastassiades For Flos

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

London based, Cypriot born, lighting designer Michael Anastassiades‘ new collection for Flos, String and IC, are works of lighting genius. Having launched his studio in 1994, after frustrating attempts to amalgamate into the design mould, he was now free to design and produce, a bold and courageous move for which the design world is endlessly thankful. Anastassides, now inducted into the design hall of fame with his new collection for Flos, joins their tirelessly brilliant roll call of classics.

As he puts it, “i’m interested in the instability that exists in design”, a common thread that runs though his design aesthetic. The IC collection of balanced balls are caught mid-roll or perched precariously atop a brass rod. It’s no wonder that the starting point for these was watching a street juggler at work. The name ‘IC’ is a reference to the initials that the English police use for describing the ethnicity of a person. He doesn’t expand on this point but the precariousness is undoubtedly hinted at.

The String series own their space. They are a delightful play of minimalist sculpture and brilliant functionality. First conceived by the power lines of trains, Anastassiades elaborates further about his inspiration describing the way traditional village squares in the Mediterranean are delineated by a festive string of lights. Even though they are delicate, they are striking in their volume and their division of space. The ball or cone forms of the Anastassides’ String series are suspended pure objects yet their they fine strings colonises the architectural story of the space they occupy.

We could bask in Michael Anastassiades’ luminousity for many years to come. What a treat.

Credits: Style Park, Minimalissimo, Flos, Flodeau, Larcobaleno, archiportale

FRIDAY MUSINGS – Memphis Calling

In/Out - Studio Oink 'Memphis Calling'

In/Out - Studio Oink 'Memphis Calling'

In/Out - Studio Oink 'Memphis Calling'

In/Out - Studio Oink 'Memphis Calling'

In/Out - Studio Oink 'Memphis Calling'

German duo Lea Korzeczek and Matthias Hiller of Studio Oink are aesthetic problem solvers. Tackling anything from creative direction for print, to styling, to set design to beautifully considered interiors. ‘Memphis Calling’ pays homage to one of the most daring contemporary design movements, the Italian 1980’s Memphis group of architecture and design. Originally founded in Milan by no other than the exceptionally talented Ettore Sottsass, it’s proven to be a source of inspiration for the next generation.

Directed, styled and shot by the pair, their signature sense of tranquility has infiltrated these still lifes, bringing peace to the somewhat hectic flair that was Memphis. A soft pastel palette punctuates the serenity with vibrant orange and deep forest green. Patterns of dots, spots, geometric flowers, stripes and lace all play with one another. Objects are assembled with precise, yet haphazard order. Diagonal lines dissect the frames, jaunty angles and mismatched items all combine in their interpretation of Memphis. It’s all about the core sensibility of mischief in this modern take on a truly rouge movement.

Credits: Studio Oink

Arent&Pyke: House & Garden ‘Room of the year 2014′

In/Out: House & Garden Room of the year

In/Out: House & Garden Room of the year

On Friday of last week Arent&Pyke were truly honoured and proud to receive the Australian House & Garden ‘Room of the Year 2014′ award for the Pavilion House! The Pavilion House joins 49 other rooms in House & Garden magazine’s annual November issue (out now!) of this year’s Top 50 Rooms.

Hosted at the very delicious, Alpha Restaurant, Arent&Pyke were overjoyed to share a table with the House & Garden team, respected colleagues and fellow award winners! Thanks go to editor-in-chief Lisa Green, for continually providing Australians with a well-respected and practical magazine for readers who, like us, are truly passionate about the way they live in their homes.

The Pavilion House was a hugely rewarding project for Arent&Pyke and endless thanks go to our delightful clients, our builder, our joiner and all involved to make this wonderful home the ‘Room of the Year’!

Credits: Photography by John Paul Urizar for House & Garden

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