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Catherine Martin's Rug Collection

Claire Sullivan - Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Two-time Academy Award winner and globally renowned costume designer Catherine Martin (who is perhaps best known for her work on the movie Moulin Rouge) has collaborated with Designer Rugs to produce a series of rugs. Celebrating flora, fauna, children's patterns and lace designs, she offers an interesting twist to Designer Rugs' collections. All rugs are hand-tufted in 100% New Zealand wool.

Available locally from here.

Honeycomb by Swarovski

Claire Sullivan - Monday, August 24, 2009




Installing patterns and clusters of cut crystal within a honeycomb wall or ceiling surface presents a magical impression when various light sources beam onto it. Another extraordinary architectural use of the fabulous Swarovski crystal.

Oriel Window Frames

Claire Sullivan - Friday, August 21, 2009





London based Platform 5 Architects have re-interpreted the old-school bay window idea. Their modern Oriel window was developed as part of a renovation of a run down house in Hockey. The modern steel joinery makes an excellent edition to the overall design concept.


Water Tower conversion.

Claire Sullivan - Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Zecc Architects have converted a dissued water tower into chic tribute to minimalist living. The outcome is a surprisingly roomy abode that hasn't been compromised by its limited space availability.

For more information about the architects go here.