Entries from December 2015

Ingredients

Hay table, Cult

Copenhague Chair, Cult

Wooden plates, Catapult 

White mesh vases, Emma Davies

White linen, Ikea 

Wooden cup, Ginkgo Leaf 

Wooden bowls, Ginkgo leaf

Tall wooden cup, Ginkgo Leaf

‘Thrown’ side plates, Brooke Thorn Handmade 

Large round platter, Slab + Slub 

Cutlery, Ikea

Coasters, Catapult

Desiree White Wire Chair, Fred International  

Ceramics from Alana Wilson ; Aedan Harris ; Porcelain crinkle bowl by Tracey Mitchell sourced from China Clay 

Paper bowl, Spence & Lyda

Ceramic Bottles, Graphis Art & Framing 

Fallen Fantasy

Method

This shoot was influenced by the beautiful Danish design shop  Gubi  and their campaigns which often showcase 20th Century design, greatly influenced by the Bauhaus School. I have always been passionate about the works of the directors of that school, Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and continually find myself gravitating to Modernist Architecture. I find I need to surround myself with the simple but beautifully pared back design that arose from that movement when I source items for my own home.

You can see that Scandinavian design has become a magnet for me so you can imagine how thrilled I was to learn that my sister and her family were moving to Stockholm. I can hardly wait for an opportunity to visit those inspirational design shops and to see the nieces and nephews!!!

This is a surreal story which allowed us to play with light and shapes, but which embraced a still life element as the determinant. The monochromatic synchronicity is a personal favourite.

Visualize the “stillness” when the guests arrive – the perfection that greets them then the descent into chaos as the night progresses and everything is shaken or turned upside down – my own version of an Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatters Tea Party!

Photographer – Felix Forest

Design by Rebecca Buttrose + Development by Brandi Bernoskie