Photography by Derek Swalwell
In my upcoming book, titled Freaking Inspiring Women Volume I, Simone Haag is on page one, underlined and with an asterisk next to her name. The Australian interior designer has killed me dead yet again, R.I.P me, with another freaking amazing renovation and styling project - Angler's Shack on Phillip Island. The beach bach is Simone's family's coastal property, and is also available for holiday rental (go here to book - I'll come with). See more of Simone's incredible work at her website.
Guys, we also need to talk about Australian brand Sage & Clare. THEY ARE SO. FUN! A couple of these images are from their Autumn Winter collection which is now all sold out, but the rest are brand new products in the Sage and Clare Summer 16 collection, Love Shack. (Great, now I have that song stuck in my head.)
Sage and Clare say this about their new collection - The Love Shack Collection is about coming home, wherever that may be; a familiar scent, a sandy beach or a sweet melody... stays at Nanna and Pops house, sleeping soundly on faded floral sheets, long days at the beach under our brilliant, scorching sun.
We love the modern, minimal, masculine work of hot (yip - I said it) Canadian designer Philippe Malouin. These two pieces, designed by Philippe for OTHR, are both 3d-printed steel. Yes, there are 3d printers that print steel. What a time to be alive. The Connection Vessel (at top) belongs on the bedside table of any discerning manly man - it has the look and feel of old cast iron, but with an exact precision of form that can only be achieved with modern technology.
One of our favourite Australian brands, Lightly (by designer Cindy-Lee Davies) also has a new collection, Cinnamon.
Cindy-Lee has designed 35 lovely new things across tabletop, lighting, dining and living. I especially love the new Cinnamon range of simple circular trays, (that salmony clay colour though!) and the new Lightly planters made from powder-coated spun metal.