Archive for July, 2009

A whole ONE.

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

It all happened in the blink of an eye and before I even knew it, Designalogue blog turned a whole year old – today! Happy Birthday blog!

Sorry I neglect you often blog -but then, I never promised you anything else.

So to signify this momentous occasion, some random eye candy! (Cause blog, I ain’t got the time today for anything else!)

SR Gambrel

SR Gambrel

Kara Mann Design

Kara Mann Design

Tim Clarke Inc

Tim Clarke Inc

Nate Berkus

Nate Berkus

SR Gambrel

SR Gambrel

Kishani Perera

Kishani Perera

Kishani Perera

Kishani Perera

Kishani Perera

Kishani Perera

Kishani Perera

Kishani Perera

Miles Redd via House Beautiful

Miles Redd via House Beautiful

Aw, all just so pretty!

Guest posting

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Hello! Just a shout out to let you peoples know I am guesting over at super fab blog Design Crisis today, or is it tomorrow?  Oh the time difference is all confusing!!

Well what ever..you can catch me over yonder talking the bling! So go & visit and dont be shy to come on back here and say hello!

link here for the Design Crisis fabulousness!

On my travels…

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

On my sourcing travels this week I came across these brilliant tiles:

Above:ends of small of wood

& below sections of bamboo

Brilliant. Though admitedly their brilliance may be lost on you due to my crap photos. So just trust me?!

Now, who will let me use these in their house?

Randomania

Friday, July 24th, 2009

All I want to say is that I think this photograph is fabulous.

Katie Lockhart via Desire to Inspire

Katie Lockhart via Desire to Inspire

I wanna get me a giant bunny too!

Just beastly.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

The other day I had quite a beast of a day!

I went and heard the Paul Simmons co founder & creative whizz of wallpaper & fabric fabulousness Timorous Beasties talk – not once, but twice!

Lucky for me he is a great speaker full of interesting stories (told in a fabulous Scottish accent!), gorgeous goodies to show and not even too bad on the eye!!

I first heard him in the morning talk at a seminar at a trade show that was in town where he talked about the ‘evolution of textiles’ – a subject I could listen to for days and weeks as its totally my thing!

One story, which sadly I don’t have any visuals to back me up (so just use your imagination please!) was about a toile from the 1770′s. (for those not in the know, a toile is a fabric depicting a scene or story – usually in one colour….this is what wikipedia say!) It featured a young woman and a man having a chat, then in toile fashion as the pictures go on-the story evolves and in this case the is man getting a little tooo frisky and forcefully with the young innocent lady, and then as it goes… the young women is left destitute on the street with a baby. Ah, history in pictures! (and ladies you be warned!!!)

Historically, toiles clearly weren’t too shy about showing the macabre sides of life, unlike now where they generally are all about the pretty and fluff!

So after a really interesting morning talk, I then heard him again at a suppliers ‘doo’ in the evening -oh, but I wasn’t stalking him or nothin!! Again some more stories and a good look at the fabrics and papers from his ranges. I had a wee chat with him, but possibly surprising to those who know me –  I get all shy and don’t know what to say- so I don’t get to dazzle him with MY fabulousness!?!! Instead a few of my ‘design friend gang’ downed the champers and giggled in the corner until heading to the pub near by to do more of said giggling and champers downing!!!

Anyway – onto the visuals……following are some of the designs of Timourous Beasties:

Oh, isn’t this a pretty little bar scene. I can totally see Nana Beryl or Auntie Val pouring an afternoons secret shandy in here.

Hang on… Just what is going on on that wall….lets look a little closer:

On closer inspection this toile shows modern London:  kids drinking in the park, someone getting mugged at gun point. Does Nana Beryl even know?!!!

Moving on….Oh, isn’t this lovely. a cute orchid print wallpaper in this cute restaurant.  Lets order shall we…I have decided this restaurant is of Asian influence, so I will have spring rolls for starters, then some other kinda yummy after that.

Um hang on, what is that blur in the background? I think I need to look into this wallpaper a little further too….

Hmm, good thing I did or we would have missed the manga porn image behind the flower! Spit out that spring roll Nana- we are leaving!

While that bite digests and the scandals set in our stomachs, lets just move on to more TB eye candy:


And then finally this classic flocked damask wallpaper, where all I will say is the devil is in the detail!

(psst – not the paper I would choose for a kids room!!)

Well I think that’s about enough for now! So over & out from me for now! For more of the gorgeousness of Timorous Beasties click yourself onto here and enjoy!

Ship it all thanks.

Monday, July 13th, 2009

I need a big boat and OOOoooodles of money -stat!

Can you help?

In case you need a little more information before you open your wallet, I guess I can elaborate…

Its for ALL this:

and then also this:

And this too:

Pleeeeeeaaaaaasssseee?

So you may ask why? or even how this can be?

20th century props is closing down and all of the above is in need of a new home – So why not mine?

I’m sure I could make over 120,000 square feet of props, antiques and unique items ranging from the Ancient to futuristic all work in my 3 bedroom inner city house!

If you wont pony up the cash for the lot, then at least let me have these goodies:

A lion cage -think of it as a play den for Trevurr the cat.

A space ship cock pit for the fella.

And this for me:

The Austin Powers pod. I think it would be the perfect spot for a secret nap!

If you wont let me have any of that, then the least you could do is let have this:

And the reason for that, should be quite self explanatory….

So, whose in then?

Creative women unite again!

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Just a note to the local ladies out there… its on again -the Creative Women’s Circle

Saturday July 11th @ Guildford Lane Gallery. More details here

Banquet seating

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

The subject of todays’ post is anything but a unique and groundbreaking subject matter to the regulars of the blogosphere.

But as well as the place of random eye candy and occasional life happenings updates, Designalogue is also a place where clients drop on in and see what I have been up to and see examples of the things that I have been prattling on to them about!

So today’s post is just that! For the lovely Mrs R – this is what I’ve been going on and on and on about!…

The rest of you are ofcourse more than welcome. so strap yourselves in – there is a whole lotta coming…

So then… banquet seating…

Strike the vinyl number found at the local pizza joint image from your mind. As the following eye candy will prove – banquet seating is suitable for all kinds of interiors.

Psst – I also want to point out with this picture just how well a banquet can be used with classic furniture pieces. Nothing screaming kitcheney in this lil number!

Phoebe Howard

This is just a closer image of the same – just to get that point well & truly fixed in your mind! (though in the reality of this pic, I doubt the lamp could really be that close…elbows & animated conversation & all that!)

Pheobe Howard

Phoebe Howard

This next little lot give good examples of how custom made upholstered furniture pieces can be used as banquet seating. I say custom made due to table heights and table lengths.

Phoebe Howard

Phoebe Howard

Kishani Perera

Kishani Perera

Kenneth Brown Design

Kenneth Brown Design

Wilson & Assoc - via Desire to Inspire

Wilson & Assoc - via Desire to Inspire

These next lot of eye candy are examples of custom built in banquets: (side note -can be a good use for extra storage underneath!)

Via House of Turquoise

via House of Turquoise

Via Desire to Inspire

Via Desire to Inspire

Steven Gambrel

Steven Gambrel

Markham Roberts

Markham Roberts

Steven Gambrel

Steven Gambrel

Tim Clarke

Tim Clarke

Christopher Maya

Christopher Maya

Tori Golub Interiors

Tori Golub Interiors

Robyn Karp Interiors via Desire to Inspire

Robyn Karp Interiors via Desire to Inspire

Steven Gambrel

Steven Gambrel

Kenneth Brown Design

Kenneth Brown Design

Wilson & assoc via Desire to Inspire

Wilson & assoc via Desire to Inspire

Tim Clarke

Tim Clarke

Peter Dunham

Peter Dunham

not sure where I found this!

not sure where I found this!

via Absolutley Beautiful Things

via Absolutely Beautiful Things

Always a padded bench option… may look great in a picture, but personally just makes me think of sore backs!

Homes & Gardens

Homes & Gardens

Diamond Baratta Design

Diamond Baratta Design

These next are an example of purpose built installations:

Todd Romano

Todd Romano

Shelton Mindel

Shelton Mindel via Desire to Inspire

Kinney Chan & Assoc

OK, so yeah, this is the same room as above…a different angle…but the chairs are quite fabulous & deserve another look in!

Kinney Chan & Assoc

Kinney Chan & Assoc

Andrew Suvlasky Designs

Andrew Suvlasky Designs

Kinney Chan & Assoc

Kinney Chan & Assoc

And so that’s that subject done for now!! What do you say Mrs R – shall we do it?!!

Thoughts to share anyone?