Weekend in Brussels

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Weekend in Brussels

Following a trip to Brussels, Belgium, Design Clarity would like to share with you some of the highlights of the weekend. In the trendy Saint-Gilles quarter, we came across the Pantone Hotel. Evidently COLOUR dominates the design, from the stained glass exterior balconies to the bright and eclectic furniture in the entrance lounge. The hotel, […]

Moneyless’ floating graffiti

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Moneyless’ floating graffiti

Dramatic, unique and often haunting; Italian street artist Moneyless uses ropes for paint in a series of interventions around the world. Growing increasingly constricted by the traditions of graffiti, he began to subvert all he knew. Choosing to abandon lettering for pure geometric shapes, use brushes for increasingly thin outlines, and then move to wool […]

Design Clarity’s Gingerbread Studies for Charity Competition

Here’s the Design Clarity take on the Shigeru Ban Paper House – in gingerbread and all totally edible. Put together by a team of design-driven domestic goddesses with a mean competitive streak. And it was all for a good cause. The gingerbread houses were part of this year’s Christmas competition held by Stylecraft and all […]

A new Nanna State! Granny Chic or Kitsch?

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A new Nanna State! Granny Chic or Kitsch?

Design Clarity Director, Kristina Hetherington, talks to Sydney Morning Herald about the trend to bring a nostalgic touch to interior design. Is it chic or granny kitsch? Grandma’s house is back in fashion, writes Louise Schwartzkopf for SMH. Tuesday afternoons often see Beth Bradey enjoying a strong, fruity martini in a basement nook on Clarence […]

Today we like: Glacé Icecream Shop’s Branding

We’ve just stumbled across Nathaniel Cooper’s gorgeous branding work for the Glacé Icecream Shop. Unfortunately, it’s in Missouri and Kansas…so not quite a place we come past very often. Well, you’ll never know where life takes you! Thanks to the world wide web, we can enjoy his beautiful work anywhere and get our Friday morning […]

Design Institute of Australia features People’s Choice Credit Union

High street banking hits new benchmarks Revolution! An overthrow of the old world order has happened. Victor Harbor lays the scene for a retail bank design first. Introducing the ‘anti-bank’, otherwise known as the People’s Choice Credit Union. So who is leading the charge in up-ending the staid old bank-scape? Retail bank design specialists, Design […]

Sculpture by the Sea kicks off at Bondi Beach

The world’s largest outdoor Sculpture by the Sea takes place for its 15th year along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk from November 3 to 20. This year’s Sculpture by the Sea features over 100 works from artists including Ken Unsworth, Ron Robertson-Swann, Bert Flugelman and Anne Ferguson. It also presents 25 international sculptors, including […]

Design Clarity Sydney – Melbourne Cup 2011

The Sydney team enjoyed a splendid Melbourne Cup 2011 lunch yesterday at Orto Trading Co. in Surry Hills. The food was beautiful and well presented (except the snapper’s teeth). Orto’s service was outstanding and the atmosphere was complete with live coverage, decorations and everyone dressed and fascinated up. We had the bets down and ready […]

Maltby Street – London’s latest food destination

Borough Market has long held sway as an essential stop on the London food tour. But in the wake of disagreement over increasing rents and trading loyalties, some of Borough’s headlining purveyors left in search of new digs, setting up shop further east in and around the Victorian railway arches of Maltby, Stanworth and Druid […]