Over the course of the last year Emma Telfer has helped launch Broached Commissions and the Pin-up Architecture & Design Project Space. This week on Habitusliving we asked Emma to share with us some of her favourite design icons and places.
What is your favourite…
NYC.; although, I am about to travel to Mexico and I think Mexico City will blow my mind.
hotel/place to stay
Air New Zealand…it represents flying home
I am a geek…Fast Company
three people that inspire/excite you
1) Charles Rennie Mackintosh
2) Rev. Graham Long, Wayside Chapel
Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright
Matzah ball soup with half a pastrami sandwich, Second Avenue Deli, NYC
Billy Kwong, Sydney
New favourite - Hendricks dirty martini…
Old favourite - good glass of red with dinner
The Magus, John Fowles
item in your studio
piece of technology
Be an open book, be generous with your time and knowledge and give back to the community who feed you.abc
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|Designed by: Carlos Mare 139 Rodriguez Why we love it: Fresh out of NYC Mare 139 is sculptor/painter who pioneered a version of urban grafﬁti as modern sculpture in 1985. This neat charcoal on paper work would look great in any contemporary apartment. Where you can get it: Unruly Gallery|
|Designed by: Eric Haze Why we love it: This silk screen print is fresh and bold. Created by NY artist Eric Haze, it gives your home street cred seeing as Haze was one of the first visual artists to define the look and graphic language of Hip Hop during it's golden years. Where you can get it: Unruly Gallery|
|Designed by: Jan Rothuizen Why we love it: This artist's delicate impressions of a foreign city made in Indian ink explore the exchange between people and places. Part of a larger body of work Rothuizen is an inspiring explorer and artist. Where you can get it: Unruly Gallery|
|Designed by: Lil’ Shy Why we love it: This framed felt artwork is created by Lil' Shy a multimedia artist from NYC.Her strong love for a craftsmanship and the art of lettering embodies all of her pieces and her portfolio encompasses paintings, drawings, silkscreen print, photos and film. Where you can get it: Unruly Gallery|
|Designed by: Wayne Horse Why we love it: Poking fun at youth and individual success artist Willehad Eilers aka Wayne Horse likes creating situations rather than stories. His work ranges from video and drawing to performance and installation. Where you can get it: Unruly Gallery|
|Designed by: Niels Shoe Meulman Why we love it: This printed silk scarf inspired by the band Sigue Sigue Sputnik is a graphic art work by a leading light in the Calligraffiti movement. Where you can get it: Unruly Gallery|
Oh Yeah Yo
|Designed by: Niels Shoe Meulman Why we love it: This printed silk scarf has the word 'oh yeah yo' designed to form an ambigram. Graphic and impressive in seering bright colours, this would look greta framed in a bedroom, office or kitchen. Where you can get it: Unruly Gallery|
|Designed by: Jon One Why we love it: This acrylic and ink on canvas is by graffiti artists Jon One. Where you can get it: Unruly Gallery|
In her day job at the Powerhouse Museum Nicole has worn many hats, notably as Online Producer of DHub; manager of the Design NSW: Travelling Scholarship; Producer of the citywide cultural program for Sydney Design Festival; and Project Editor for Powerhouse Publishing. This year Nicole is part of a team producing the first major Le Corbusier exhibition in Australia, opening later this year at the Powerhouse.
What is your favourite…
Travel destination Anything that constitutes travel makes me happy, though I am most drawn to Europe.
Hotel/place to stay I much prefer apartments when travelling.
Airline Singapore Airlines
Three people that inspire/excite you
1) PJ Harvey
2) Miranda July
3) My friends
Design classic I will never tire of my jewellery by Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe (1960s bracelet watch and mobius bangle) for Georg Jensen.
New design Matali Crasset’s HI hotels
Meal breakfast – wholegrain toast with a hard-boiled egg
Restaurant Fratelli Paradiso, Potts Point
Bar LaPerle, Le Marais, Paris
Gallery/museum Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Book Will you please be quiet, please?, by Raymond Carver
Item in your studio My red Stelton jug has kept me hydrated for many years
Artwork A House for a Landscape Painter and a Performance Artist (version 2), by Justin Trendall, which hangs in my living room
Artist fellow avid walker, Janet Cardiff – a friend recently gave me ‘the walk book’.
Piece of technology iPhone (sorry!)
Creative philosophy Collaboration, curiosity and generosity.abc