Du Monde by Daryl Wark: If it is time to refresh your home, this is the place to start. An insatiable collector who has shopped for furniture and accessories all over the world, Daryl is always searching for items with character, beautiful workmanship and amazing finishes. The footprint of Daryl’s design work is combining pieces of varying quality and origin, creating interesting combinations and unexpected juxtapositions. His tastes are unabashedly eclectic, like the store. New for Spring/Summer 2010 is the launch of a custom-designed soft furnishings range for the retail store. Once only available to design customers, the collection is truly bespoke. The range is unique and expressive, with pieces often functioning together not because they are alike but because they are different. Darryl believes beauty is a healing and inspiring force in nature; his role is to inspire others to see beauty in all objects surrounding them and create a comforting backdrop for their lives.
Contact Du Monde on 07 3856 5249at or visit email@example.com
The Aura note Premier is a complete high-end audio music system built for the 21st century. UK industrial designer, Kenneth Grange, has taken pains to make Aura note Premier as simple as possible while giving it a timelessly cool modern look and feel. The use of a disc stabiliser harkens back to analog turntable days. It is a feature that renders the best sound from CDs. Many people today use their personal computers as their primary music source-search engine, library and player in one. The Aura note Premier is your gateway to enjoying beautiful music with or without the use of earphones, or from computer speakers. When connected to your PC via USB, the Aura note Premier reveals sonic treasures that would otherwise remain hidden.
Contact Caxton Audio on 07 3368 3566 or visit www.caxtonaudio.com.au
Established in 1985, the Paddington Antique Centre in Brisbane offers homemakers a range of fabulous decorating and nesting options. True antiques, collectables, vintage, retro, and home decorator treasures guarantee to bring warmth and individuality to your home. From this fabulous late deco silver ash cocktail cabinet, which evokes the glamour of a previous era, to the very now chic of vintage playfulness, Paddington has something that expresses the essence of you.
Contact the store on 07 3369 8088 or visit www.paddingtonantiquecentre.com
Buba and La, run by Anne Norman and her seven children, is reflective of the relaxed Queensland lifestyle. They source their beautiful products from all over the world; the shop houses a very eclectic range with a focus on natural sea life, such as a large range of coral, shells and sea urchins. The shop has a modern Caribbean feel with antique wood buckets, wooden fishing nets, and objects from the past married with beautiful modern cushions, homewares, airondack chairs, cane furniture, driftwood lamps and handmade barnacle vases. The shop also houses a small cafe offering light meals, cakes and coffee. There is a dedicated playpen for little ones, purpose-built to look like a picket fence with gate.
Contact Buba and La on 07 3368 2384
The Shanxi province, west of Beijing, occupies a special place in the world of antique Chinese furniture. Manufacturer and supplier, Shanxi Folk Art, has been producing furniture for almost 20 years and remains true to ancient production techniques, including a finish achieved by palm pushing, grinding and polishing, resulting in a mirror-like surface. These cabinets are highly polished and handpainted lacquered pieces. They are already well known to collectors worldwide and are the result of some of the finest craftsmanship techniques in the country. Managing director, John Yu, says demand for the furniture has until now been mostly from Europe, the United States and some parts of Asia, however this is the first time they have exported to the Australian market.
Contact Jean & Joyce on 07 3368 3325
Classic Interiors sources furniture from many suppliers to ensure its look is always elegant and timeless. The classic Louis XV bergere works beautifully in modern-classic decor schemes. The one shown is from the Casa Mia Furniture range, imported from Italy and finished in silver leaf. The bergere can be upholstered in your choice of fabric and it can be painted, stained or gilded to suit your taste.
Contact Classic Interiors on 07 3368 1544
Green Tangerine takes pride in promoting quality products from all over the world, although 80 per cent of the stock is Australian-made or designed. This famed Paddington store has a unique collection of photography, ceramics, jewellery and clothing to suit those who want something a little different. Whether you’re buying gifts for friends, relatives or yourself, Green Tangerine provides a great personal shopping experience.
Contact the store on 07 3367 3511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The elegance of this unique and timeless flooring will be the focal point of any home or business. While reminiscent of the old castles and palaces of Europe, these extra-large solid-oak blocks of parquetry, manufactured specifically for Wildwood, complement both contemporary and traditional homes. Your floor can be installed in a variety of patterns to best suit the design of your home and can be treated with a wide selection of stains and finishes to enhance surrounding decor, turning your house into “a luxury home”.
For further information and experienced advice, contact Helen at their showroom on 07 3367 8890 or visit www.wildwoodflooring.com.au
Megan Park is an Australian born fashion designer specialising in textile design and development. The various home collections mix ancient traditions and craft of hand embroidery to create heirlooms of the future. The Home collection consists of a stunning range of cushions and throws that can blend back with many styles of interiors from the contemporary to the traditional. The Home range is renowned for its rich detail, including hand printing, embroidery and beautiful embellishments giving it a timeless appeal. The embellishments include mother-of-pearl, shell, glass beads and metallic discs. Olive Home stocks the Megan Park Home range at its Paddington Brisbane store.
Contact Olive Home on 07 3367 0792 or visit www.olivehome.com.au