AMMO Restaurant, Hong Kong – by Joyce Wang

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AMMO Restaurant - Hong Kong

Holy Guacamole!!! Can you bear how amazing this restaurant is?! Look at the level of detail involved!! So much love and thought would have gone into this project!! Extreme LOVE, right here, right now….!

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Wow -!! Check out the level of detailing here!!

Now I am usually one to side-step the over designed – you know what I mean – the type of design that is too carefully curated… the type of design where you are afraid to breathe. But this, this is spectacular!!! Carefully and thoughtfully designed – yes. Do I want to run around and touch every surface and figure out how they have done ‘all that’ – YES!!!

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Can you bear how wonderful that back wall is??!

The back bar wall there is something that I particularly want to run my hands over – hey, it’s a textural thing!! That design is truly just so spectacular!! Linear radiating designs are always so powerful. However, I am quite glad I am not the cleaner here – if you catch my drift.

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Spiral Staircase Chandeliers - Gorgeous!

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Detail of Spiral Staircase Chandeliers

These plumber’s copper pipe chandeliers take this design to a whole other level. Stair treads, balustrades and lighting all wrapped up together. These lights on their own would have taken months….

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Booth Seating

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View from Exterior

Joyce Wang has burst onto the Hong Kong interior design scene within 3 years of creating her own interior design firm. I am totally blown away by the care, the love and the extreme detail level that has gone into this restaurant design. It is at once beautiful, glamorous and prestigious… With 6m ceilings and a fabulous ‘bone structure’ (or building architecture) Joyce Wang has truly done a magnificent job of creating a very dramatic yet elegant dining space.

GB x

Found via Yatzer. All images via Joyce Wang.

PS – It’s a long weekend here in Oz – and also my Dad’s birthday! We will be back on Tuesday – see you then! Have a good one! x

A Matter of Taste – Food Photography – Fulvio Bonavia

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Raspberry Bag

Ok! She’s lost it! What on earth is a bag of fruit doing on the blog??!

Whilst I appreciate that this post might just be a little left of centre, there is just too much fun here to ignore! I love Fulvio Bonavia‘s witty and intelligent interpretation of the love tryst that is fashion and food. Is it really possible to have both – without the associated guilt!?!?

“With the publication of his book ‘A Matter of Taste’ he has achieved the unity of two conflicting worlds throughout time; Food & High Fashion. Both adored and wanted but at the same time forbidden.” Yatzer

It would seem so – and a healthy reality check to boot! Love it!!

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Prickly Pear Clog

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Prosciutto Ring - Because nothing says 'I love you' like salted ham...

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Anchovie (?) Belt

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Watermelon Helmet

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Cauliflower Beanie (Wish I had one of these this morning!! Would have given the blokes at the fruit market a run for )

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Broccoli Bag

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Not sure what this one is? Biscuit Base Boot?

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Artichoke Cap

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Blueberry Bag

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Pasta Belt

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Nut Sandle

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Blackberry Bag

Isn’t funny that to wear our skinny jeans we avoid certain foods – or that we avoid certain clothes to hide what we’ve been eating? It’s really ridiculous if you think about it…

Here Fulvio allows us to have our cake – and eat it too! Which, I have to say, I am ALL FOR!

GB x

Found via Yatzer. All photography by Fulvio Bonavia.

Interior Design Trend: Neon Pink!

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Elle Decor - South Africa - Trending Neon Pink!

Pink Neon is so incredibly ‘hot’ right now – it’s simply everywhere – fashion, interiors – even my joggers have neon pink laces! (I know… soooo on trend…) But in all seriousness, I can understand why it is popular right now – it brightens your soul. Neon pink is actually FUN to look at. I don’t know about you, but I can feel my eyes smile when I look at these images. Who wouldn’t want a bit of neon pink around them?

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Plate Buttons with Neon Pink fixings - too cute!

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Love these Chinese Lanterns...

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The must have accessory!

So rather than reminisce about how you swore you’d never wear neon again after the 80′s (snooze…) embrace it!! Neon pink is best done as an accent colour and in quirky locations – think porcelain flamingo base of a lamp – Miami in the 80s – Perfect! Go crazy…. Get neon happy!

GB x

Found via SF Girl By Bay.

An Interview with Adam Cornish – Australian Product Designer

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Interview with Adam Cornish - Australian Product Designer - above - Monkey Pots

Today’s interview is with the incredibly talented Adam Cornish. Adam is passionate about the environment and the impact that we have upon our surroundings – a concept that we most definitely support here at thepeagreenboat. By now most of you would have seen Adam’s ‘Monkey Pots’. A great product that allows the exterior inside by means of a water reservoir and wick system allowing each planter to store and recycle excess water - all wrapped up in an environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing package! Clever or what?!

Adam‘s great products don’t stop there though. He has also produced the ‘Wooden Hammock’, ‘Trinity’ and ‘Foliar’ – a product designed for Wovin Wall and due to be released later this year. ‘Foliar’ is a three-dimensional modular wall system panel that allows the user to create or manipulate texture and colour at will. I love it’s intelligent yet playful twist on creating an interior landscape.

During the interview dialog, Adam accidently cut his finger, requiring 3 hours micro-surgery and a weekend in hospital – Ouch…! You’ll all be glad to know it wasn’t his drawing hand… so they’ll be no slowing of great concept sketches and products. However, we do thank Adam very much, for sending through his one-hand-typed answers – we hope you have a speedy recovery!

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left above - Adam Cornish; right - 10m link of Monkey Pots at DesignEx 2012; below left - Foliar

Tell us a little about yourself and how your studio came to be.
I started my design practice in 2010 with the simple aim of creating innovative products that are designed for longevity with respect for the environment.

“My design process is one of simple observation based design. I believe in the continued evolution of products. Just like animals and plants, I believe products need to evolve and adapt to better suit our ever changing environment, materials/technologies and their impact they have on our planet.” Adam Cornish

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Monkey Pots

Talk us through your concept to production process for the ‘Monkey Pots’. What obstacles, if any, did you encounter? And how did you overcome them?
The ‘Monkey Pots’ where obviously inspired by the children’s game “Barrel of Monkeys” however the design process was quite a journey.

Like a lot of projects the initial idea and inspiration was the easy part. It was all the details and environmental considerations that took the longest. Although simple from the outside the planter’s unique shape houses a water reservoir and wick system allowing each planter to store and recycle excess water. We conducted many growing tests to assure these horticultural aspects where working properly.

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Monkey Pots

What environmental or sociological considerations do you implement when you design? Are there certain materials you prefer using? And why?
Environmental considerations are a huge part of my design practice. In order for a product to be sustainable the environmental impacts must be considered at all stages of the design process. This process crosses over into the packaging, shipping and which manufactures we will and will not work with.

Considering the environmental aspects in each product can lead to some unique design solutions, I doubt I would have chosen timber as a material for my ‘Wooden Hammock’ had I not been looking for a sustainable solution.

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Wooden Hammock

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Detail of the Wooden Hammock

Describe one of your most interesting projects that you’ve worked on.
The ten-metre ‘Monkey Pot’ chain featured at DesignEx 2012 was an interesting installation project, I wanted to showcase that the pots could be joined in large configurations to be used in atriums and architectural applications.

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Adam's stand at DesignEx 2012

What are some of the inspirations you draw upon for your projects?
I try to stay open minded and look in varied places for inspiration; you never know what could be the inspiration for you next project.

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Foliar - I love this!

Tell us more about your new prototype ‘Foliar’.
I designed for ‘Foliar’ for Wovin Wall. Foliar is an elegant three-dimensional modular wall panel system, that could easily be used in hospitality, public, retail, residential or commercial projects.

“‘Foliar’ is made up of flexible plastic forms with embedded magnets and adjustable leaf-like elements, which alter the effect of the surface. The design, inspired by nature, encourages play with its multi-textural surface, which can be read as flat, partially unfurled or as undulating foliage.

‘Foliar’s’ background colour becomes apparent when the leaves are folded up and is covered over again when laid flat, allowing for two-tone colour combination”. Adam Cornish

(Green and grey are great colour combinations – but I could see designers really getting creative with tonal expressions here! – GB)

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Foliar

Are there future plans for Adam Cornish that we should know about? What exciting projects are you working on at the moment?
The ‘Monkey Pot’ really got me excited about how we can better bring plants and greenery into our work and living environment; I am currently working on projects that will continue this theme.

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Trinity

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Trinity

And lastly – as an Australian designer – what’s your favourite piece of Australia?
I grew up around the south coast of NSW – there are some truly beautiful beaches where mountains meet the sea.

Again, many thanks to Adam for his time, enthusiasm and dedication in times of grave bodily harm! We are so impressed!

If you want to contact Adam about any of his products you can reach him via his email info@adamcornish.com or his website here. Go check it out!

GB x

Escape Winter – An Uruguayan Beach Retreat

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Beach House Retreat in Uruguay

With winter fast approaching the days seem shorter, darker and colder than ever! A little escape to an airy beach house with gorgeous vintage interiors seems a perfect way to warm chilly hands and toes – in this case, I will just have to go there in my mind!

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Expansive views to the sand dunes

The other thing about winter is that everything seems compressed. Views are compressed due to shorter and darker days. Muscles bunch against the cold. Thoughts turn inward as more time is spent inside.

The perfect antidote to the winter doldrums  is a bright blue sunny sky. It instantly lifts your mood, melts hunched shoulders and entices you outside to enjoy your day!

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Vibrant blue skies

What a beautiful way to laze away a few days! Relaxing in this beautiful beach house with views to the water and sky all around. The natural finishes of timber, hessian and white plaster create a neutral and dreamy palate that let the surroundings take centre stage.

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Efficient use of space in the kitchen & ladder to the loft bedroom above

I love this cute little kitchen and the ladder to the loft upstairs! It would feel as though you were a child again – climbing up to the bunk for a camping holiday!

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Loft-style Bedroom

I can just imagine having an afternoon nap or reading a book here on the bed… a gentle wind blowing in through the window… Bliss…

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Relaxed sofa

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Front view of the kitchen - note the large number of coffee pots!

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So much space!!

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Beautiful bright pop of colour

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Day Dreaming...

I hope you are all able to escape this weekend to enjoy a little R&R – in some way or another.

GB x

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