The 'Ellisse' was unveiled at a sparkling Christmas celebration that welcomed special guests including Jacinta Campbell, James Tobin and Libby Trickett.
The 'Ellisse,' worn in these images by Jacinta Campbell, is an elliptical diamond design featuring a magnificent 25ct pear shape diamond, surrounded by 2.5cts of round diamonds and a rare 0.61ct Argyle Australian Pink diamond.Set with a further 4.41cts of pear shape diamonds the total value of this pretty necklace has a market value of 3.5 million dollars.
Jacinta Campbell modelling the "Ellisse".
Guests attending the launch of Sunshack cider enjoyed a beautiful open-air lunch as well as glasses of peach, pear and apple cider.
Activities included dancing, sunbathing, apple bobbing, bowls and ogling the spectacular sea views.
Habitusliving.com caught up with TAIT to ask them about their favourite things in the world of design and beyond.
Your name: Gordon Tait & Susan Tait
What you do: Design, Manufacture & retail Outdoor Furniture
Your latest project: working with two Australian designers on new outdoor furniture ranges for 2012
What is your favourite…
travel destination Italy
hotel/place to stay Mum’s beach house at Bendalong on the NSW coast
three people that inspire/excite you
1) Richard Serra /sculptor
2) Justin Hutchinson – fellow designer always buzzing with fabulous green design ideas
3) Bob Brown
design classic Moto Guzzi Le Mans
new design post it notes
restaurant Cutler & Co
drink Old Fashioned
bar Geralds Bar, Carlton, Melbourne
(386 Rathdowne Street Carlton North VIC 3054
(613) 9349 4748)
gallery/museum Tate Modern
book The Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton
item in your studio Diamond Maquettes
artwork The Winged Victory Of Samothrace /2nd century BC
artist Mother nature
piece of technology rapid prototyping
creative philosophy ‘made locally’
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Delhi to Donghia
|Designed by: South Pacific Fabrics
Why we love it: You cannot deny this fabric of its traditional Indian block-print feel, the colours may be a modern adaptation but it is the repeat pattern that we love.
Where you can get it: www.southpacificfabrics.com
The Girl from Ipanema
|Designed by: Warwick Fabrics, Ipanema Range
Why we love it: Palm fans, bronzed bodies, OTT gold jewelry and exposing swimwear. Just a few images that come to mind when we see this amazing Cotton/Linen blend fabric.
Where you can get it: www.warwick.com.au
|Designed by: Woven Image, Global in Steel
Why we love it: Raw, textured, natural fabric is the look this summer. Pair it back with soft drapes, cane furniture and numerous candles for instant beach-side atmosphere.
Where you can get it: www.wovenimage.com
Flocking to die for
|Designed by: South Pacific Fabrics, Donghia Range
Why we love it: Handcrafted from the finest materials this opulent flock rewards the consumer with instant indulgence.
Where you can get it: www.southpacificfabrics.com
Maverick in Hybrid
Designed by: Instyle
|Designed by: Mokum Fabrics, Nami in Silt
Why we love it: The effortless, whimsy fall of this fabric makes it ideal for beach-shack chic.
Where you can get it: www.mokumtextiles.com
|Designed by: Cloth Fabric
Why we love it: One of our most beautiful Native floras, Kangaroo Paw, inspired Julie Paterson's screen print that was transferred from original sketches on to sheer linen.
Where you can get it: www.clothfabric.com
Beauty in Stains
|Designed by: Elvis Robertson
Why we love it: Along with guests, red wine, food and fun come tablecloth stains and memories of what was once there. Instead of hours of soaking and scrubbing why not embrace like Elvis Robertson's delicate embroidery.
Where you can get it: www.elvisrobertson.com
During 2011 WOHA has started to gain recognition for their green practices and distinctive approach to making commercial buildings. This year they also received the renowned Lubetkin Prize, awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA.
Themes such as creating value through communal areas and permeability for climate and nature are all addressed in WOHA's first monographic exhibition opening in Frankfurt on December 1, 2011. The exhibition will use examples of open tropical family homes, green high-rises and projects (still in the completion phase) and real examples such as their office and hotel complex in Singapore'PARKROYAL on Pickering'.
The exhibition showcases 19 of WOHA's projects in total, all presented with large-format photos and plans. Excerpts from interviews and project texts will also be displayed with digital images and models as background.
WOHA Architects made their name in Asia in the late 1990s with the creation of open, single-family dwellings suitable for the tropics. Today they mainly design high-rises and large structures such as a mega residential park in India, or office and hotel towers in Singapore. Air-conditioning is merely an additional feature in most of these open structures, because the building structure itself provides the cooling. Natural lighting is standard, solar modules harvest energy for use in the building and water for domestic purposes and rainwater are reused.
WOHA architects from Singapore – Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell – have realized buildings and landscapes, interiors and exteriors in projects such as the Singapore School of the Arts and the seminal residential high-rise The Met in Bangkok, the latter which received the International Highrise Award 2010.
Habitusliving supports and acknowledges this kind of practice and hopes the exhibition will travel to South Asia and Australia very soon.
02.12.2011 – 29.04.2012, ground floor
Opening: Thursday, 01.12.2011, 19:00
For more information visit: Dam Gallery Online.
A catalogue accompanying the exhibition is being published by Prestel Verlag.abc