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Contents | Regulars
07 Editorâ€™s Letter
12 TREND REPORT
Issue #12 2014
Stories of Style
22 REAL OR REPLICA
The Wood Lamp
98 BLOG LOVE
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Contents | Features 30 Artistic License AUSTRALIA When Jane and Simon Hayman decided to transform an old Edwardian home tucked away in a small cul-de-sac just a stone’s throw away from their favourite art galleries in Melbourne’s South Yarra, they envisaged a home that was very much a blend of their family’s lifestyle and their passion for contemporary art.
56 The Creative Thread AUSTRALIA Surrounded by warehouses and industrial progress, Tom Adair’s home that he shares with fiancé Nikki Williams and Rhodesian Ridgeback cross Sookie, stands defiantly like a rose amongst thorns in Melbourne’s Richmond. Built in the 1800’s, this compact weatherboard worker’s cottage feels a little like Dr Who’s tardis once you step inside.
66 Creative living, eating, doing space SOUTH AFRICA Thanks to the extraordinary creative talents of Helen Gibbs, this unusually adaptive space in an historic Cape Town building has found its calling. The dynamo behind internationally-recognised design brand Helon Melon has turned the space into a sublime events venue that complements her design studio and foodproduct development hub. It’s also every inch a gracious, warm and inspiring home and everyone’s invited.
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Editor’s Letter It seems the new year is well and truly shaping up to be a speedy one. Blink and you’ll miss 2014 is my prediction. What I am definitely hearing though from everyone I speak to is that it feels like 2014 brings with it positivity and an air of change for the better.
PHOTOGRAPH Robyn Lea | PRODUCTION Marina Cukeric
In Chinese astrology it’s the Year of the Horse, so a strong, energetic start to the year is what is needed to cultivate change for the better. And change is what we’re planning here in the Est office. Our little team of two that Lynda and I began with back in 2011 has grown and so has the workload we all carry. We have some exciting new ventures to announce in the months ahead and we look forward to sharing them with you; although we feel we may need a few more months in the year to get it all done. As our tireless Creative Director Lynda Evans begins the process over the next few weeks of packing up her life in the hinterland of
Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and saying goodbye to her story-book, white washed cottage, she knows all too well the feeling of excitement and trepidation of impeding change. A sense of change is also imminent for Tom Adair who has almost outgrown his much loved inner city workman’s cottage featured on page 56 while the Hayman family who, with their passion for collecting art and unearthing new treasures, see their home in as being in a constant state of change. We hope you face an inspiring year ahead too, while always remembering that change is good. Enjoy!
Sian MacPherson Editor in Chief
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EDITORIAL TRAVEL Sophie Carr. FASHION Khaseem Warren. PHOTOGRAPHY Greg Cox, Marjon Hoogervorst, Brooke Holm, Robyn Lea, Toby Scott. PRODUCTION Sven Alberding, Marina Cukeric. FOOD Marnie Engelander STYLING Anouk Brands, Marsha Golemac, Stephanie Stamatis. SUB EDITOR Yvette Caprioglio. WORDS Laura Twiggs.
PHOTOGRAPH Greg Cox | PRODUCTION Sven Alberding
ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Brooke Holm | STYLING Marsha Golemac LOCATION the Edwardian home of Jane and Simon Hayman in Melbourneâ€™s South Yarra. Page 30.
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PHOTOGRAPHY Marjon Hoogervorst STYLING Anouk Brands
As you stroll through the boutiques dotted along the High Street, you may have noticed that retail stores are looking more like our homes. Styling and visual merchandising have become more of a personal reflection of the designer behind the brand, evocative of charm and character. Artfully arranged racks display a solitary sample of a design - with the remaining sizes hidden out of view for the assistant to collect upon request. Fashion collections tell the designer’s personal story, with the garments becoming the words and their display setting the scene.
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DESIGNERS Gabriella Gustafson & Mattias St책hlbom | BRAND Muuto | WORDS Lynda Evans
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THE WOOD LAMP “Make ordinary life less ordinary through subtle but effective changes.” TAF Architects
The dining room features the large artwork â€˜King No Beardâ€™ by Daniel Boyd as well as the three arm standing floor lamp by Serge Mouille, a wing back armchair from The Country Trader, a side table from Guy Matthews Vintage and a Missy Baillieu Burchell Zebra Hide.
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PHOTOGRAPHY Brooke Holm | STYLING Marsha Golemac WORDS Sian MacPherson
When Jane and Simon Hayman decided to transform an old Edwardian home tucked away in a small cul-de-sac just a stone’s throw away from their favourite art galleries in Melbourne’s South Yarra, they envisaged a home that was very much a blend of their family’s lifestyle and their passion for contemporary art.
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Artist in her studio
PHOTOGRAPHY & WORDS Robyn Lea | PRODUCTION Marina Cukeric
When Heather Chontos suddenly became blind as a fourteen year-old she faced a year of excruciating greyness. There was no other color, no light, no form, just an inert, lifeless grey. Doctors tested and treated her, and eventually after months of visual nothingness, her sight was slowly restored.
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The Creative Thread PHOTOGRAPHY Toby Scott | STYLING Stephanie Stamatis WORDS Sian MacPherson
Surrounded by warehouses and industrial progress, Tom Adair’s home that he shares with fiancé Nikki Williams and Rhodesian Ridgeback cross Sookie, stands defiantly like a rose amongst thorns in Melbourne’s Richmond.
The second level is perfect for hosting events and can accommodate up to 50 people “comfortably”, yet Helen’s bedroom space on the floor above remains totally private. Despite the very distinct purposes of each level, nothing jars the expansive sense of generous space.
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CREATIVE living, eating, doing space PHOTOGRAPHY Greg Cox | PRODUCTION Sven Alberding | WORDS Laura Twiggs
Thanks to the extraordinary creative talents of Helen Gibbs, this unusually adaptive space in an historic Cape Town building has found its calling.
Barcelona Barcelona is at the forefront of interior design. There is something about the Spanish aesthetic that draws you in. It has the same liveable aesthetic that us as Australians aspire to. Every corner you turn you find detailing beyond belief. It is no wonder Barcelona is now the seventh most popular European travel destination. EDITED BY Sophie Carr
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Bit e size Fresh and light and full of zing these dishes have got it all; sweet, sour, salty and spicy.
PHOTOGRAPHY Brooke Holm FOOD & STYLING Marnie Engelander LOCATION Rogerseller Kitchen Showroom
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Blog Love This issue’s guest editor is writer and regular contributor Yvette Caprioglio, who shares three of her favourite blogs that are on her ever-growing inspiration and distraction list. ITALIAN BARK There are so many beautiful design blogs out there; but Italian heritage and Madonna’s famous t-shirt from the 80s aside, I kind of agree that Italians do it better. I’m partial to Italian Bark at the moment, an interior design blog. THE BUSINESS OF FASHION I’m a fashion lover and while I love to look at street snaps and clothes on and off the catwalk on so many different blogs, I am fanatical about The Business of Fashion as it gives an intelligent, factual insight into fashion. It’s great reading; it’s the business. BILL CUNNINGHAM A man who needs no introduction. He’s a cultural icon. I’ve seen the documentary ‘Bill Cunningham New York’ four times now and look at his video updates in the New York Times Style pages every week. Bill shoots and speaks from the heart and he makes mine sing.
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