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Contents | Regulars

07 Editor’s Letter

12 TREND REPORT

20 SHOP

Issue #12 2014

Stories of Style

Style Staples

22 REAL OR REPLICA

28 SHOP

46 ATELIER

The Wood Lamp

New Proportions

Heather Chontos

78 TRAVEL

30 Food

98 BLOG LOVE

Beautiful Barcelona

Bite Size

Distractions


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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


est GLOBAL LIVING WITH AN AUSTRALIAN TWIST

Editor in Chief Sian MacPherson sian@estmagazine.com.au

Creative Director Lynda Evans lynda@estmagazine.com.au

CONTRIBUTORS

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 Melbourne’s South Yarra. Page 30.

ENQUIRIES

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CONNECT


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STORIES STYLE

OF

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.


REAL OR REPLICA

DESIGNERS Gabriella Gustafson & Mattias St책hlbom | BRAND Muuto | WORDS Lynda Evans


est REGULAR REAL OR REPLICA

THE WOOD LAMP “Make ordinary life less ordinary through subtle but effective changes.” TAF Architects


The dining room features the large artwork ‘King No Beard’ 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.


est FEATURE AUSTRALIA

Artistic

LICENSE

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.


est REGULAR ATELIER

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.


est FEATURE AUSTRALIA

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.


est FEATURE SOUTH AFRICA

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.


Beautiful

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


est REGULAR FOOD


IMAGES VIA ITALIAN BARK

IMAGES VIA BUSINESS OF FASHION

IMAGES VIA BILL CUNNINGHAM VIDEO CHANNEL


est REGULAR LOVE

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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