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Spring has arrived! To celebrate at Idh we are surrounding ourselves with the scent of flowers. Following the success of the launch issue, we are excited to announce that we'll be bringing you continued exposure to the lifestyle behind the scenes of the interior design world on a regular basis. This issue you'll meet the makers behind Sydney based textile duo Sixhands, take a peak into Melbourne-based contemporary artist MISO's studio and check out the floral workshop, Bloom Series, which we attended recently on pg 48.

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  • DESTINATION PARIS

    OUT AND ABOUT WITH MOVIDA RESTAURANT

    Interior DesignerSpotlight

    Issue #2September 2013

    GUEST BLOGGER DESIGNERMAN CAVE

    Textile Designers

    IntervIew

    SixhandsMEET ARTIST MISO

    MIMdesign

  • Spring has arrived! to celebrate at Idh we are surrounding ourselves with the scent of flowers. Following the success of the launch issue, we are excited to announce that we'll be bringing you continued exposure to the lifestyle behind the scenes of the interior design world on a regular basis.

    this issue you'll meet the makers behind Sydney based textile duo

    Sixhands, take a peak into Melbourne-based contemporary artist

    MISO's studio and check out the floral workshop, Bloom Series, which

    we attended recently on pg 48.

    hello

    Jamee Huntington, Founder& Deb Morgan, Designer // Editor

  • contentsI n t e r I O r D e S I G n e r S P O t L I G H t

    Mim Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 04

    M e e t t H e a r t I S t

    Miso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    S t O r e S P O t L I G H t

    Fred International . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    t H I n G S w e L O v e

    Bindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

    F a S H I O n P H O t O G r a P H e r

    Cara O'Dowd . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

    B L O G w at C H

    Designer Man Cave . . . . . . . . . . 30

    O u t & a B O u t

    Movida, Melbourne . . . . . . . . . . . 34

    F e at u r e D P r O D u C t S

    In Store Now . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

    M e e t t H e D e S I G n e r S

    Sixhands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

    e v e n t

    Bloom Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

    t r a v e L

    Destination Paris . . . . . . . . . . . 56

    I n t e r I O r I n S P I r at I O n S

    Live the Moment . . . . . . . . . . . 62

  • Mim Felicity

  • Miriam, you have been in the industry for over 20 years, how did you evolve your business into running a successful interiors company with a large team?

    the business evolved organically over the last 13 years. a passion for working on projects that are both varied and that challenge us, made for a diverse studio, which in turn lead to a business consisting of 17 staff members today. we love being able to work on new and exciting types of projects, pushing our imagination, our design ability and construction knowledge. Over the last 13 years we have been honoured to work with many amazing clients and like-minded creatives.

    "We love Working on neW AnD exciting types of projects pushing our iMAginAtion"

    INTERIOR DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT // MIM DESIGN

  • photos from your projects are used widely by stylists and interior designers on inspiration boards, including social media channels such as pinterest, is this something you have noticed or imagined evolving?

    Social media channels are forever evolving, we try to keep up with it as best we can! Having a Pinterest account - pinterest.com/mimdesign allows us to share our work with a large international audience. we update the mimdesignstudio Instagram daily which enables us to communicate within a fantastic community, whether followers are designers or not, we all have the same common passion. Social media outlets are a daily source of inspiration, keeping viewers up to date with the latest, and we love being a part of it.

    your collection of work includes residential, retail, commercial and hospitality projects. Do you have a preferred industry/type of project?

    we respect and love all types of projects, as they are all different. Our aim is to be continually inspired within the office. By working across a vast array of projects, this fuels our inspiration and encourages the team to try different techniques. there are still some types of projects we continually chase and as a designer it is important to always hold a level of aspiration and drive to achieve that elusive project! However if we had to pick a preferred industry/type of project;

    MIM: an example of projects I would like to work on would be; a holiday home in an exotic location, a boutique hotel or a well established brand with a built form aesthetic.

    FeL: I am spilt between two types of projects, hospitality and residential. whilst they seem worlds apart, the philosophy that we apply when designing them is the same. Listening and understanding the day-to-day needs, and then creating a space that not only looks and feels great, but services our clients practical needs - that is our focus. I am always inspired when speaking with clients that are passionate about what they do or where they live.

    INTERIOR DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT // MIM DESIGN

  • Have you thought of collating and designing a furniture collection under the Mim brand?

    absolutely! we've been in discussions with different companies over the years and would love the opportunity to showcase one of our passions for custom crafted pieces. So it's definitely on our to do list', now it's just a matter of finding the time to do it and choosing what to focus on.

    What is something our readers would be surprised to know about you?

    MIM: I have a thing for anything turquoise whether it be the beach, a fabric design or a jewellery piece. I have always wanted to invent something and I also envy graphic designers.

    FeL: I actually started my career at Mim Design as the receptionist! after completing a 4 year degree in Interior & exhibition Design, I was hesitant to throw myself into the industry whole-hog. I decided to source an administration role within a design firm so that I could gain some inside perspective on the industry and get a taste for how it all worked. I committed myself to growth and development of my position within the business and at the start of 2010 became the Co-Director of Mim Design. It just goes to show, the opportunities are endless if you are willing to work hard for what you want.

    Many draw inspiration from you. Where does your creative process start and where do you draw your inspiration from?

    Inspiration is drawn differently for each and every project. we dont find ourselves walking into a new project with intentions of designing toward the latest trend, or utilising the most exclusive product on the market. Inspiration is derived organically based on the client and/or brand and how it is perceived or viewed. Our designs are forever changing and evolving, one common thread is that each project is well thought through in every process. we often ask ourselves is there anymore we can do? have we covered all aspects? and finally we like to ensure that all our projects are of a consistent quality and level of assessed design.

    INTERIOR DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT // MIM DESIGN

  • Who are your favourite designers/design stores and which pieces will our readers find there?

    MIM: I love the detail of Fashion House Proenza Schouler, the elegance of Balenciaga, Patricia urquiola for furniture, richard neutra and richard Meier for architecture, fabulous stores such as Hub, Luke Furniture, temperature, Great Dane and Safari!! I could go on forever!

    FeL: when on the hunt for a timeless furniture piece you cant go passed Luke Furniture or Cult Design by Corporate Culture. For unique accessories, we head online to new Zealand based Douglas and Bec (www.douglasandbec.co.nz), and we are loving the Paulig teppiche rug collection from Halcyon Lakes at the moment.

    tell us a little about the interiors in your own home and how you like to style your every day environment.

    MIM: Our home is tailored to suit our family. Our passion for artwork drove our decision for the wall dimensions. the individual rooms themselves had to be practical, usable and have a lived-in approach. Our South facing living room was designed to essentially be bathed in light so it is a wonderful space to spend time in. even after finishing a renovation we are still finding things to finish off, thankfully built form is complete and it is only furniture items. there is too much to choose from to make that illusive final decision!

    FeL: Our home is a relaxed, character filled, Californian Bungalow, which is ideal for our little family. I am full of ideas and inspiration for future interior updates.

    for More on MiM Design visit: WWW.MiMDesign.coM.Au

    INTERIOR DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT // MIM DESIGN

  • m-i-s-o i n t e rv i e w // a rt i s t

  • how would you describe your artistic style?

    I try not to! I feel that if I rely on words too much, then I might not

    put those thoughts into my work.

    Describe the space you work from?

    I've been subletting studio spaces all year, jumping around cities and right now I'm in the nicholas in Melbourne, it's such a dream.

    It's a quite an old and incredibly beautiful building in the very centre of the city with ten floors of all sorts of studio spaces, like a real human beehive. the nicholas is really good for mysteries and strange tenants - you never know who you'll bump into in the lifts.

    apparently half the eighth floor is just some guy's shoe collection and vali Myers was once in here. I think that says a lot about the building.

    It also has the most beau