domingo, 16 de junio de 2013

A Cozy Home in the World?s Tallest Timber Apartment Building

Design*Sponge

Ink Spindle is a boutique textile studio located in Kensington, Melbourne, where owners Lara Cameron and Tegan Rose design and produce original hand screen printed textiles, along with a range of homewares and DIY kits. Located in Melbourne, Forté is the world?s tallest timber apartment building and is filled with sustainable design features: strong, cross-laminated timber construction; rainwater capture use to flush the toilets; a bike and care share program; a veggie garden on each balcony; solar shading; the use of non-toxic materials. So when Ink Spindle were asked to design a showcase apartment for the buildings launch, they jumped at the chance to showcase their idea of what a sustainable living space could be.  -Amy Photography: Natalie Jeffcott Image above: When it came to selecting furniture, there were three local businesses that immediately sprang to mind: Grandfathers Axe, Wilkins Kent and Tane Furniture Design. We wanted to source as much vintage furniture as possible, since nothing is more sustainable than giving new life to something already in existence! Grandfathers Axe holds Australias largest range of mid century modern furniture. They provided the gorgeous leather sofa for the living room, pictured here adorned with cushions featuring Ink Spindle Dashes in Snow and Kangaroo Paw in Red Orange Snow. We also got in touch with our good friends at Wilkins Kent, a small furniture company based in Fitzroy who produce handmade timber furniture including bookcases, beds, chests of drawers, dining tables and custom made pieces. The standing lamp in this image is one of their creations, furnished with a lampshade featuring our Leuca in Red Orange Stone. The artworks on the wall are by our dear friend and studio buddy, Abby Seymour. Image above: In the foreground of this image from the open plan living room/ kitchen area is a stunning mid-century Danish dining set from Grandfathers Axe, featuring our Kangaroo Paw in Red Orange Snow on the chairs. On the table, weve featured handmade ceramic tableware by Shelley Panton, a local potter whose pottery studio doubles as a shop with wares for sale from other local artisans and craftspeople. Also featured on the table are Linear in Snow napkins. Over on the kitchen sink you can see three lovely Squiggly Rainbow terrariums. Image above: Whats a fabulous apartment without art? Ghostpatrol is one of our favourite local artists. His work explores ideas of space exploration, cosmic scale and the super future. You must check out this amazing project he undertook recently to paint a wind power turbine for the Hepburn Windfarm Australia?s first community owed co-op wind farm! The above image features one of his works on paper on the wall as well as the sculpture sitting on a lovely Grandfathers Axe vintage sideboard. See more of the Ink and Spindle home after the jump! (more)

 

 

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