Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Point Yamu - Finally made it!

Sad news though, the camera battery died...gotta go back!
The food, staff and design are simply fabulous. Here is a
little glimpse.







Monday, April 7, 2014

Mixing Tiles and Styles

Now this is a challenge...wanting to abandon the polish concrete finish I have used successfully for the last ten years on flooring, shelving beds etc. Can I manage to blend new trends and old flavours
successfully into an original palette???
I want some morrocan flavour with the elegance of black and white. The choices are amazing of course only limited by budget!



































































































































































































Thursday, April 3, 2014

Discovering the Blues of Paola Navone

Attracted first to her use of multiple subtle greys and whites then discovering the depth of her work and inspired by her more recent designs at Point Yamu by Como well, the pictures tell all.....Fearless Blues, Subtle Blues, Aqua Blues, Amazing Blues! To learn more of Paola Navone and her work there is a great blog post at Design 4 Dreaming.

Please note the first three pictures and the fifth are of Point Yamu . The 4 poster bed is her design for
Anthroplogie and the dark blues of the last livingroom and bedroom were designs for the Baxter Group.


























































Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Do you ever feel like this?



After recently discovering that many of the images I was filing for the house reno inspiration were by the very talented Paola Navone, I found we have some of this powerful designer's work right here on the island! The recently opened Point Yamu Resort by Como. Originally the building of this hotel started a few years back with Phillipe Starcke and the Yoo group doing the design. Here is a suite design with their concept.


















Here is some of the completed design by Paola. Click on the link to view more of the hotel images
and completed design.











Sunday, March 30, 2014

Aren't We Lucky!

Three new restaurants just across the road!
Run by wonderfully experienced restauranteur Cathy Masson who has owned and operated some very special favorites of ours over the years. We are now spoiled for choice in our small area. Madame Saigon, Pasta Basta and The Speak Easy (really a lounge bar).....all along the board walk in Royal Phuket Marina.












Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A home in 4 Days!

How great this idea from the old country!
Have a look at the site of Bone Structure company. Imaging knowing the real cost! All pictures courtesy of Bone Structure
"From schematic design to construction, completion of a 3,000 square-foot home takes around 12-14 weeks. The BONE Structuretechnology was inspired from a combination of LEGO and Meccano - pieces are simply snapped together. The lightweight, recycled steel frame is more stable than a traditional wood frame, which enables homeowners a beautiful open-concept space without intermediate beams or load-bearing walls. Electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation systems are easily connected thanks to precut openings acting as veritable "highways" within the structure.
Each custom, tailor-made building has a specific number of screws and parts, taking the guesswork out of ordering and eliminates unwanted budget increases. BONE Structure clients know exactly what they get and how much it costs. Not only is the end result aesthetically remarkable and sustainable, but the assembly process itself is efficient, economical and environmentally friendly.
There are currently more than 150 BONE Structure homes in Quebec and a few more across the country with options that currently include single-family dwellings, multiplexes, and light commercial jobs. BONE Structure is now expanding its network into Ontario and the rest of Canada, with growing interest in the U.S. and Europe. The structures can be 100% custom modified and reconfigured at any time. The proprietary Integrated Measuring System (IMS) allows homeowners the ability to literally reconfigure the living space at any time by clicking or unclicking the components to easily add windows, modifying exterior siding or move internal walls around."








































Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Although.....

much of the last few weeks has felt like this staircase there always is some COLOUR happening in Phuket.