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Milan Design Week must sees

Milan Design week was April 9 – 14 this year. Milan’s Design week is one of the busiest on the design calendar.

It features installations from builders, architects, designers, as well as fashion and technology brands. The exceptionally curated installations are displayed in historic and industrial locations throughout the city.

Some of the featured designers this year included Kohler, Tom Dixon’s restaurant and showroom the Manzoni, Raf Simons’ collaboration with Kvadrat, London based fashion brand COS, Note Design Studio, and Pleasure & Treasure by Advantage Austria.

The installations impressed and were nothing short of spectacular.

Take a look below at some of our favourite images from this years Design week.

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Inside the home of Camilla Freeman-Topper

The creative director of Australia’s women’s-wear label Camilla and Marc, Camilla Freeman-Topper, not only has an eye for fashion, but also an eye for interior design. Today we take a look inside Camilla’s elegant 1930’s Bellevue Hill home in Sydney.

According to Architectural Digest when Camilla saw the home she called her husband home from a business trip early and stated “There was something about it—the late morning light that was sort of seeping through the arches. It was reminiscent of Chateau Marmont, and had moments that felt really special,” she recalls of the way the 1930s six-bedroom house romanced them. “I think people had put it into the too-hard basket, but a project like that for me is extraordinarily exciting.”

The designer took a patient approach rather than jumping in to renovations. Architectural Digest states that the family of five lived in the home as is for a year to get a feel for the house. Camilla states “The ideas and concepts we had when we bought it, before we moved in, changed completely once we lived in it for a while, the rhythm of the house and its energy were really important to understand.”

The renovations took two years, and required some major excavation, like creating an underground garage to make room for their pool that purposefully receives daylight throughout the entire day. She worked together with interior designer, Romaine Alwill of Alwill Interiors to create a space that evoked an “overarching sense of calm and warmth.”

She incorporated pops of colour in each of her kids bathrooms “to be like it’s own box of macarons”, using mint, coral pink for her daughters, and dove grey for her son.

According to news.com.au, the elegantly renovated home was recently sold off market for $17 million.

Take a peek inside with us…

Camilla home pool

Camilla home dining

Camilla home kitchen

Camilla home living

Camilla home bedroom

Camilla home bath

Camilla home kids bathroom 1

Camilla home kids bathroom 2

Camilla home outside

Images from here

Best spas to visit in 2019

Who doesn’t love a spa? We take a look at the best spas to visit in 2019, from aboard a train to luxury Turkish baths.

Spas scream luxury, and every mother deserves a luxury getaway. We may not all be able to jet-set around the world or gift a luxury trip, but these spas are definitely worth thinking about when booking your next holiday.

The Bamford Haybarn Spa Carriage

A spa on a train? The Belmond Royal Scotsman Train has recently launched bespoke luxury spa carriages. According to Harpers Bazaar the “wellness brand Bamford have teamed up with Belmond luxury trains to bring weary travelers access to everything from a facial to lymphatic drainage while they’re in transit.” The Belmond is synonymous with luxury, so it makes sense to team that up with the indulgence of a spa.

Belmond

 

Indian Springs Resort and Spa

In Calistoga California, this resort and spa has world renowned treatments, including a mud bath with all ingredients sourced locally on site.

Indian Springs

 

Coco Spa

This award winning spa is located in the Maldives. It opened in 2006, and has been nearly booked out ever since, so plan ahead if this one is on your radar.

Coco Spa

 

The Sofitel hotel spa

The Sofitel hotel spa located in Hanoi’s French Quarter in Vietnam has the most stunning heritage decor and is well known for its Turkish baths.

Hanoi

 

The Onsen Hot Pools

Located in Queenstown New Zealand, this spa is a must visit for the stunning decor, views, and hot pools.

Queenstown

Gift Guide: Mother’s Day 2019

Mother’s Day is a time to reflect on the hard work of our mum’s and show our appreciation. Flowers seem to be the go to when it comes to gift giving, but let’s think outside the box this Mother’s Day.

With online shopping, it is easy to open up your search bar and find almost anything on Google these days. While it is nice to be able to search for almost anything, with so many options it can be overwhelming.

We have found the most eye catching and popular items this year to give you some inspiration.

The memobottle

The Memo Bottle has appeared in Oscar goodie bags and is BPA free. It won an Australian International Design Award and was designed to create conversation around how we can reduce our overall global consumption. We love the slimline design.

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Cartel Flower Boxes

These gorgeous creations are extremely eye catching and are designed by a local Australian couple. The various boxes and vases are customisable and would be the perfect addition to any interiors space.

Cartel personalised vase Cartel flower box Cartel roses in a box

 

SMEG appliances by Dolce & Gabbana

These designs are a unique and fun collaboration between SMEG and luxury designer brand Dolce & Gabbana. While we wouldn’t recommend getting your mum a standard toaster for Mother’s Day, having these focal pieces in your kitchen would make anyone happy.

SMEG and D&G mixer SMEG and D&G kettle SMEG and D&G toaster

 

Bang & Olufsen headphones with Kvadrat/Raf Simons’ pouches

This is another beautifully crafted design collaboration. Headphones are a practical gift, but paired with these stunning pouches designed by Kvadrat/Raf Simons and they make the perfect pair.

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