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Inside Out January 2019

Australia's best interiors magazine, Inside Out delivers inspiring homes, clever design ideas and practical decorating solutions. Discover the latest homewares trends, stunning outdoor spaces, and what's new for the living room, kitchen, bathroom and garden.

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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
new beginnings…

January might just be my favourite month. The December rush is over and we all have permission to completely relax. You can almost hear the huge collective exhalation of breath up and down the country. It’s also the season of optimism and good intentions. We take stock of our lives, we join the gym and we make grand plans for the year ahead. If this includes a refresh, a re-invention or a renovation of your home, you’re in the right place. This month we’re all about making the most of what you have. Our cover home is a clever little self-contained house that its owner built in her garden, for extra income or when guests come to stay. You can find it on page 46. Keep turning for a small…

1 min.
homes to love

give your new year a fresh start with these decluttering tips the golden rules of laundry design the biggest interior design trends you’ll see in 2019 IN CASE YOU MISSED IT... Here are the top posts from our social media platforms this month winning pin! A classic material palette in this elegant bathroom space by Stubbs Design Tribe had everyone inspired. in your news feed With summer here, everyone’s looking to update their kerb appeal. This light and bright facade had you smiling. most double-tapped The dark herringbone splashback adds a striking depth to this compact timber kitchen with brass highlights. check us out... here’s what you’ll find this month at our online home follow Inside Out Instagram @insideoutmag Pinterest pinterest.com/insideoutpins Twitter twitter.com/insideoutmag Facebook facebook.com/insideoutau YouTube youtube.com/insideoutaus PHOTOGRAPHY: (TRENDS) LISA COHEN, (DECLUTTERING) ARMELLE HABIB, (LAUNDRY) ANSON SMART, (WINNING PIN) MAREE HOMER, (NEWS FEED) SIMON WHITBREAD,…

1 min.
floor show

LA-based Aussie and founder of Slowdown Studio, Marc Hendrick, collaborates with illustrators around the world to create a series of lifestyle products. His latest collection sees the abstract artwork of designer and artist Evi O translated into three colourful wool rugs, hand-looped in India. ‘Sphinx’ (front), ‘Monstro’ (centre) and ‘Boa’ (back) were inspired by Evi’s exploration of mythical beasts. Available for $250/61cm x 91.5cm and $920/122cm x 183cm, Koskela, store.koskela.com.au. ARTWORKS: (FROM LEFT) MONSTRO & BOA BY EVI O, $2600 EACH, KOSKELA, STORE.KOSKELA.COM.AU. ALL OTHER PRODUCTS, KOSKELA…

2 min.

Amelia Lane Paper ‘Desktop Daily’ DESIGNER: Chanel White Before starting Amelia Lane Paper, Chanel White pursued a quite different job. “I’m quite possibly the world’s first terrorism analyst turned stationery designer!” she says with a laugh. Amelia Lane’s designs were the result of a desire to conquer Chanel’s sense of being overwhelmed. “A beautifully designed planner can help you think more clearly and creatively,” she says. “We are inspired by how a clean sheet of paper can provide a space to take back control of your time.” Chanel works with her team out of her home studio in Sydney’s Paddington, researching time management principles, positive psychology and effective organisation. Her Desktop Daily diary is just right for a kitchen or desk space and boasts hand-illustrated designs, gold corner protectors and high-quality paper. $69.95,…

2 min.
cult classic

THE ORIGINAL ‘Gatto’ table light by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos The form: A wire-framed curved shape, reminiscent of a peanut, covered in spray-on webbing. What makes it special: Designer brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni created ‘Gatto’ (meaning ‘Little Cat’) in 1962. By this time, the Milan-based siblings were well-known figures of Italian design for their high-profile exhibition work and avant-garde furniture items, including the ‘Mezzadro’ tractor seat stool and ‘Sella’ monopod stool with bicycle seat. From a material perspective, the ‘Gatto’ light takes a leaf out of the book of George Nelson’s iconic ‘Bubble’ lamps, developed a decade earlier, using a similar spray-on web-like plastic material that was originally developed for mothballing American naval vessels at the end of World War II. The table lamp provides the same…

3 min.
liz sofield

Tell us about your creative journey? I was lucky to have been immersed in a creative environment from day one. I grew up in New Zealand where my nanna was a tailoress and she taught my mother, who taught me and my sisters, to sew, knit and crochet. It was a natural transition to study textile design in Wellington and later interior design in Auckland, working with textiles and designing hand-printed furnishing fabric, woven homewares, bedlinen and bespoke rugs. Several changes in location and becoming a mother of twins have evolved my work from designer to artist. What inspires you? The curve of a shell, the texture and colour of rocks found on my walks along the beach, breeze blocks in my neighbourhood, and reflections of buildings in the city. I…