Sodashi Xmas shopping event

Sodashi Christmas Event

Here’s a little illustration I whipped up for my Sodashi friends… pop down (or log on) to Sodashi tomorrow evening for their VIP Shopping Night. Stock up on Christmas goodies for  yourself or spoil someone special… like yourself! Warning – Sodashi products can become addictive! My favourites are the Brightening Marine Mineral Mask and the delicious new […]

Samadara Elixir

  I’ve had the pleasure of working on the Samadara branding and packaging since Sodashi launched the beautiful Face and Eye Crème a couple of years ago. The new Elixir is a luxury anti-ageing treatment and we evolved the elegant tall package to securely house the pump-bottle pack. The treatment is divine, and like all Sodashi products, completely chemical-free and natural. The […]

Bassendean Hotel revamped interior

Bassendean Hotel

In July, that most charismatic of clients, Stefano from The Kiosk, rang to say he’d “bought a pub” (is this every designer’s dream job?), and he’d be opening in early September. So, on a fairly tight budget and even tighter timeframe, we launched into the task of re-invigorating this 1930s suburban pub. We evolved a Brand […]

Butterick 6019 dress

Another vintage style dress pattern, inspired by the famed Alfred-Shaheen.  This project was a major construction job (42 steps just for the bodice!) with a fair amount of tweaking to get the, er, bodice right, but well worth the investment of time. It’s incredibly comfortable and I feel pretty special sashaying around pretending I’m on Hawaiian vacation! […]

The Kiosk Fremantle & Floreat

The Kiosk websites

Hey, there’s a new Kiosk on the southerner’s side of the river! We refreshed the original Kiosk Floreat Beach website & launched the new Freo site just a couple of days ago. Thanks to the OM4 guys for taking my ordered-but-mad design and making it work. Congrats & good luck to Jaqii & Stefano.

Iwanoff Sell-off

It’s the modernist dream house nonpareil. Where my love of cocktails, midcentury mod, architecture & swimming pool swanning meet in complete accord. The Paganin House on the Boulevarde, Floreat, is up for Auction – one of the stand-out examples of Iwan Iwanoff’s work. Also for sale, the Iwanoff Dianella House (Shannon Rd), a later construction, with […]

Josh Agle aka SHAG in Floreat Perth

Shag in Perth

Hey, Shag was in our house! So Shag – aka Josh Agle – is back in Australia, jetsetting into Perth’s Outré Gallery for his exhibition opening last Friday night. We caught up with Josh & Martin on Sunday  for a beachside breakfast at The Kiosk – with champagne, naturellement – followed by a tour of the modernist enclave of Floreat […]

Guy Grey Smith book

Guy Grey Smith book

Yippitee! I won the Rob Frith giveaway of the limited edition biography of Guy Grey Smith by Andrew Gaynor, photos by Rob Frith, Acorn Photography . I happened to know the answer to an obscure question about Rob & Andrew’s short-lived foray into the mad world of Rock & Roll  Country & Western, as Tragic. (Apparently the band inspired […]

Tracy Graffin CIT critique

Central Briefs

Hello CIT operatives! (I hope it’s OK that I swiped your photo from yesterday’s debriefing?) Yesterday I offered considered opinions & a few ill-considered puns to the students of Room 259 in the CIT Bunker. Thanks for your attention & your warm welcome via the Area57 Newsletter! Looking forward to seeing the results of your hard […]