- Everview External Fabric in 24 colours, providing heat and glare reduction and UV protection
- Dickson Constant Acrylic Fabric range with 80 semi block-out solid or striped colours ideal for improved privacy and sun control
- A clear PVC option is also available with improved protection from wind and wet weather, whilst also allowing great view through. This is perfect for restaurants, resorts and hotels that require a high quality PVC Fabric that performs in all conditions
- All Hunter Douglas Commercial awnings come with a 5 year commercial warranty, with the exception of the Dickson Orchestra Fabric which will have a 10 year warranty on the fabric alone
|Designed by: Stream Trail Why we love it:The DryTank II 25L Waterproof Backpack is large, portable and perfect for the great outdoors.Importantly it has been designed so it is 100% sealable and water-proof - not just ater -resistant - and let's face it there is a big difference. Where you can get it: Hardtofind.com.au|
|Designed by:Superdry Why we love it:This rugged jacket has a drizabone-like wind resistance, without being too heavy or cumbersome. The mesh-lined Technical Windcheater ripstop jacket features triple layered zip, ribbed collar & cuffs and embroidered front & back motifs. Where you can get it: www.superdry.com|
|Designed by: Unit portables Why we love it:These nifty storage bags from Sweden help to protect your i-technology from the rugged elements. Perfect for people on the move they come in a range of bright colours which makes them more difficult to lose. Where you can get it: www.unitportables.com|
|Designed by:Vogue editor-turned-designer Irini Arakas for Prova. Why we love it:This boho-luxe fringed scarf made from vintage fabric is the perfect accessory to your next sailing trip. Emblazoned with tall ships and fringed with black tassel and gunmetal bead this double lined scarf doubles as wind protection. Where you can get it: www.hanker.com|
Mersin Water Resistant Hat
|Designed by: Esther Kaminski Why we love it:This all weather durable and stylish hat can come with you on the boat or complement your work coat. Made from water resistant attiva twill and fully lined this Mersin hat offer moderate sun protection. Where you can get it: www.hanker.com|
'Zoom art' telescope
|Designed by: Odoardo Fioravanti Why we love it: Made up of a series of interlocking cylinders, ZoomArt reproduces the form of the telescope, in homage to Galileo's optical instruments. The fine-quality lenses magnify any subject to 6 times its size; focusing is manual. Where you can get it: gifts.com.au|
|Designed by: Jacob Jensen Why we love it: The Jacob Jensen Barometer is a component from Jacob Jensen's famed modular weather station that can predict the weather. Jacob Jensen is the internationally lauded creator of the famed 70s Bang and Olufsen audio gear and hisweather products have a similar minimal grace. Where you can get it: www.jacobjensen.com|
Bose portable sound
|Designed by: BOSE Why we love it:Along with helping guests have a good time, the BOSE portable speaker also looks great! The BOSE Soundlink Wireless Speaker (with leather cover) retails for $499 and connects to any device with wireless capabilities including the i-Phone, Android and Blackberry. Where you can get it: Bose.com.au|
Though Melbourne’s Stokehouse restaurant is best known for its uninterrupted views of St. Kilda beach, Brisbane food lovers will find plenty to admire at Stokehouse Brisbane thanks to the slick interior created by award-winning firm Arkhefield and extensive rivers views.
Arkhefield’s Principal Andrew Gutteridge says the building’s interior is designed to capture the quintessential easiness of a Queenslander, with a breezy open-air layout and wide decks that capture sunshine and river views.
Stokehouse Brisbane brings the best of Melbourne's chic waterside dining to the buzzing arts precinct with Chef Tony Kelly heading the kitchen.
Opened in November 2011, the fêted restaurant will form an integral feature of the new riverside dining precinct, located at the former Boardwalk site – adjacent to the Goodwill Bridge – overlooking the River Bend Green development and the lawn amphitheatre at South Bank.
The open-air, pavilion-style development has a prime river frontage with its own small watercraft landing point.
Principale Architect on the project Andrew Gutteridge says the building was given a contemporary edge in keeping with the newly modernised South Bank.
“The architecture is a progression of abstracted vernacular roofs – they provide shelter over the Promenade which faces northeast for the ultimate postcard view of Brisbane,” says Gutteridge.
“The architecture is a progression of abstracted vernacular roofs – they provide shelter over the Promenade which faces northeast for the ultimate postcard view of Brisbane,” he says.
South Bank Corporation, the developers of River Bend, spent months searching the nation for the best new restaurant prospects to grace the riverfront dining precinct.
“Securing Stokehouse was a huge 'win', for not only South Bank but for Brisbane. We approached top restaurants across Australia, in particular, the Gourmet Traveller Top 100 – which is a national benchmark for excellence – to ensure the River Bend, says South Bank Corporations General Manager, (Commercial), Shane Beecroft.
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Susan's design credentials span from being an internationally published, award-winning interior and industrial designer, to holding a Bachelor’s degree of Industrial Design AD (Pratt Institute New York and the Royal Institute of Copenhagen). Susan has also completed her Masters in Design (University of Technology Sydney) and has, over time, become a connoisseur of her hometown New York City.
Susan is currently working as an industrial designer and design lecturer. She has headed design teams as design director with Steinegger Planning and Design New York and here she shares with us some of her favourite travel destinations and design icons from around the world.
Your name: Susan Weir
What you do: Industrial Designer / Design Educator
Your latest projects: Funkytower -a sculpture of soft stackable seating and 'Styling', a study module for an online interior design school.
What is your favourite:
travel destinations New York City in Spring , and sailing in the Greek Islands, anytime .
hotel/place to stay The Ace Hotel in New York
airline Swiss Air
three people that inspire you
1) Amelia Earhart
2) Steve Jobs
3) Frank Gehry
design classic 1966 MG B V8 Roadster
new design Philippe Starck Neoz series for Driade
restaurant Fratelli Paradiso, Potts Point
drink Ginger, lemon and cranberry juice with Bombay Gin
gallery/museum Carlo Scarpa's Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona , Italy
book Interview with History, by Oriana Fallaci
item in your studio Materials for Inspirational Design by Chris Lefteri
artwork Cy Twombly's Three Studies from the Temeraire
artist Henry Moore
piece of technology orange Dyson DC25
Learn more about Susan Weir's tour of New York City by reading this article on Habitus Living.
Visit the website: Food and Design 2012abc