TREATS ON HALLOWEEN

As Halloween creeps upon us we have put on our witch’s hats to brew up a melting pot of wacky yet stylish interior treats to match this wildly unique occasion.

Never ones to shy away from a touch of black magic we have dug up some iconic design pieces to get you ­in the mood for trick or treating . . .

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   The Gothic yet chic ‘Laval Crown Chair With Opened Roof’ would sit perfectly in the lobby of a Parisian hotel, just as it would in the living room of the Addam’s Family home! Available at  Living Edge . 

The Gothic yet chic ‘Laval Crown Chair With Opened Roof’ would sit perfectly in the lobby of a Parisian hotel, just as it would in the living room of the Addam’s Family home! Available at Living Edge

The ‘Laval Crown Sofa’ in this delicious pumpkin hue would spice up any interior. Available at Living Edge

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     The offset cast iron base of this ‘Wrong For Hay’ table lamp gives the sense of imbalance whilst the polished copper shade is the perfect tone for a dark and mysterious interior. No need to ever be afraid of the dark again.   Available at  Cult Design .

The offset cast iron base of this ‘Wrong For Hay’ table lamp gives the sense of imbalance whilst the polished copper shade is the perfect tone for a dark and mysterious interior. No need to ever be afraid of the dark again. Available at Cult Design.

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   The iconic Bat symbols speak all things scary, which is why we still love the ‘Pipistrello’ table lamp designed by Gae Aulenti in the 1960s. Available at  Ambiente Direct .

The iconic Bat symbols speak all things scary, which is why we still love the ‘Pipistrello’ table lamp designed by Gae Aulenti in the 1960s. Available at Ambiente Direct.

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   With it’s classic black and white stripe, the ‘Lineage Stool’ by Kelly Wearstler brings back memories of Tim Burton’s 1980s cult classic film Beetle Juice. Available at  Kelly Wearstler.  

With it’s classic black and white stripe, the ‘Lineage Stool’ by Kelly Wearstler brings back memories of Tim Burton’s 1980s cult classic film Beetle Juice. Available at Kelly Wearstler. 

 

AKD LOVES DADS

You know the year is really flying by when the Father's Day reminder pops up in the calendar again!

For some dads this will be their very first (no doubt sleep-deprived but rewarding) Father's Day, while other dads may still be (no doubt tiresomely but proudly) making their way through a life-time collection of socks and jocks.

No matter how many times you have said 'Happy Father's Day' over the years, why not surprise dad by adding one of these fun and unique gifts or experiences to really make his day next Sunday 4 September.

A New Dish On The Menu At Neil Perry's Eleven Bridge / Run To Paradise Shorts From Joe Bananas / Tom Dixon Cube Pen / Wanderers Travel Co Leather Toiletries Bag / Maelstron 9 Glicee Digital Print On Fine Art Paper By Luke Shadbolt From Michael Reid Sydney / Domino Set - Mahogany Brass Plating Over Wood With Brass Inlay From Becker Minty / Bemboka Reversible Cotton Blanket / Eames Classic Lounge & Ottoman in Walnut & Black Vicenza Leather From Living Edge / Ultimate Ears Wireless Speakers

Sydney Indesign 2013

The Alexandra Kidd Design team visited Sydney Indesign from 15 - 17 August which was held at showrooms around Sydney and at the 'Galleria' at the Australian Technology Park.

This year's showroom highlight was Living Edge. They provided a warm welcome and a beautiful showroom fit-out showcasing some fresh and smart new designs, mixed in with some old 'revisited' design favourites.

We developed a crush on the gorgeous LC Shutters light, designed by Louise Campbell for Louis Poulsen. Elegant and decorative, the shade of the light provides a beautiful and soft illumination.

LC Shutter light  by Louise Campbell for Louis Poulsen.  

LC Shutter light by Louise Campbell for Louis Poulsen. 

In fact as soon as we saw it we immediately had the perfect project in mind for it. Unsurprisingly our client loved it just as much as we did and it will soon be installed above their family dining table!

We also fell in love with this hanging light cluster from Living Edge. 

Living Edge lights
Living Edge lights

Thank you for having us Sydney Indesign. We'll see you again next year!