Monday, 26 September 2011

Cubby House by Edwards Moore Architects

Edwards Moore are a Melbourne based architecture firm who pride themselves on supplying bespoke architectural services to clients of all types. From residential and commercial projects to music stages and exhibition spaces.

Amongst their repertoire of work, they have extended and refurbished a Fitzroy apartment overlooking a public swimming pool. They used an interesting material throughout, OSB (Oriented Strand Board) which is typically used for sheathing in walls, floors and roofs. Its completely unique and creates a fantastic feature which is quite striking against a mostly white scheme.

The bathrooms are a stunning example of minimal and classic fittings with unique finishes. Using OSB on doors and furniture with a backdrop of a classic white, brick patterned tile has proved extremely effective and also highlights the black tapware used throughout the bathrooms.

One of my favourite details of the bathrooms is the shower area, Edwards Moore used an angled ceiling which includes a circular hole in the shower recess. Not only does this bring in a huge amount of natural light, looking into the bathroom you see a magnificent rainfall of water which seems to come from no where.

I should also mention the Laufen Palomba vessel basin used in the bathroom, the asymmetrical shape of this basin designed by the amazing Roberto and Ludovica Palomba reflects perfectly the angular lines of the surrounding architecture.

All images by Peter Bennetts

Overall this is a super stylish home and it proves that taking risks (i.e. with materials and finishes) can be well worth it!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Oh deer!

So Milan furniture fair was filled with many inspirational new products in the world of design.
One of which was this kitsch deer stag shower head by Andrew Liszewski.
What do you think? Love it? Hate it?

images via Freshome

We think it's pretty awesome.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Company Profile... IB Rubinetterie

Founded in 1985, this Italian family run business is constantly pushing the boundaries in bathroomware and coming up with some of the most unique and creative pieces we see.
The company has a young, dynamic philosophy and aren't afraid to experiment with styles and finishes to suit the current design demands.

Over the years they have worked with infamous designers and architects to supply us with some of our all-time favourite ranges such as the fantastically avant garde Only One tapware inspired by the pipe work usually concealed.

One of my favourite things about IB is the fun they have with naming their ranges. Which brings me to their newest range available to us, Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. A sleek square line of tapware which include a contemporary loop lever and the option of a cascading spout or solid (depending on which personality you prefer of course i.e. Dr. Jeckyll or Mr. Hyde).

One of the newer ranges by IB, Batlo, was designed with the simple but oh so clever bottle shape in mind. An item we are constantly seeing in everyday life was turned into a stylish tap by architect Giulio Iacchetti.

Another of our favourites is the Love Me range which was one of the first mixers to include an open cascading spout. This unique way to supply water makes it a joy to wash your hands. Ah, so calming.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Top 10... Concrete bathrooms

Architect Joseph Dirand via Yellowtrace

via The Style Files

via The Style Files

Danish loft, unknown

East Hampton House by Murdoch Young

via Design*Sponge

Francois Muracciole Architects & Agathe Perroy

The White Prahran House by Nervegna Reed Architects

David Kohn Architects via Yellowtrace

Lynn Mizono house by Carl Magnusson

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Candana Client Bathrooms

Today I would like to share with you one of Candana's most recent projects, designed by one of Sydney's finest architects Victoria Dennis of TDDP and built by master builder Peter Dunkley of APD Building. This Eastern Suburbs family home is a fine example of contemporary, sleek design in Sydney and we had the pleasure of seeing it completed recently.

The first thing we noticed about this home was it's complete abundance of natural light.
Victoria used Vola tapware and the stylish simplicity of the Omvivo C-Design and Geo washplane basins throughout which perfectly complement the crisp design of the home.

The main ensuite is completely flooded with natural light due to a breathtaking glass ceiling over the double shower (imagine showering under a rainy sky? Amazing!). The Geo double washplane creates an elongated line that instantly draws your eye to the roof-less shower recess.

They've used Tom Dixon feature lighting in the Powder Room to create a stunning ambiance.
Mounting a washplane and tapware onto a mirrored wall is often seen as risky but here is a perfect example of how chic it looks when done correctly! The green glass pendants reflect off the mirrored wall and furnish the space beautifully creating that essential wow factor to the Powder Room.

These bathrooms (the entire home for that matter) have been designed with the clients needs in mind and are a perfect harmony of practicality and contemporary design. White, chrome and hints of colour have created a sleek, fresh look which will never date.

We'd like to thank Victoria Dennis, Peter Dunkley and our valued clients for sharing this beautiful home with us. Seeing the finished product of a project we work on is so rewarding and we are truly thankful for being a part of some of the most gorgeous bathrooms in Sydney, this one included!

All photos by Candana
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