Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 23 Summer 2009 Contents 14 INSITE SUMMER
HELLO AGAIN. Last edition we went for a bold, graphic cover of some stools
by Eero Koivisto, which for us heralded a radical departure from our covers of old. This
edition we have a luxurious London interior to tempt you -- perhaps this cover isn't the most
summery thing you'll see, but we don't mind being di erent. We especially liked the rich
tones, and the feeling of cocooned, sumptuous comfort this townhouse exudes. This is part
of our desire to bring you the most interesting, innovative finds in design, homes, art and
interiors from WA and around the world. We hope you enjoy the surprise each edition, and
hope you find inspiration from the unpredictable.
New upfront are some styled product pages that bring you the latest interior trends in
a delicious format. Our international trends section introduces New York this edition, and
on page 70 our style shoot continues the North American theme with a luscious Ralph
Lauren-style residence, perfect for languid holidays by the water.
This edition we have sourced a range of eclectic homes, from the aforementioned
luxury London townhouse, to renovated bomb shelters in Busselton. There are large scale
new builds, compact designs, and properties that push the envelope in design. In particular
check out the architect house on page 118. Designed by Kieran Wong from CODA,
this Fremantle home perfectly suits the young family who live in it -- you can feel their
personality and passion for life through every element.
We also profile WA icon Michael Patroni from Spaceagency architects -- if you haven't
heard of him we know you'll at least have sat in one of his projects (page 124).
Serena Kirby explores our unique connection with living on the edge of water bodies on
page 110, and we cover the winners and grinners of this year's Furniture Industry Awards on
Nathan Scolaro talks to talented WA ar tist Christian de Vietri, who is making his mark
on New York and around the world, on page 86. Keep an eye on St Georges Cathedral
as his sculpture collaboration with Marcus Canning takes shape in the next year or so.
We've also beefed up our art exhibition guide (page 204) and introduce a new section on
antiques news (page 184).
On a final, personal note I'd like to use this opportunity to say thank you to the team at
Scoop Publishing, as this is my last edition. The Wheater clan is being relocated to Sydney,
so after over six years it's time to say goodbye to my family at Scoop. I've had the privilege
of working with a passionate, talented and often mental group of folk and have made
friendships that will last a lifetime. I've been fortunate to have people generously open their
homes, professions and lives to me, and I thank each and every one of you.
Thank you to David Hogan, who gave me a job in sales knowing I wanted to be a
journalist, and then let me go in that direction (being useless at sales helped).
David has given me countless opportunities to grow and I couldn't be more proud of
the products I've been able to work on. I'll miss you all more than you'll know.
Be good to each other and have a happy, safe, West Australian summer.
JODY D'ARCY on American Beauty
Oh what a life...you know these homes exist as
you see them from afar but to step inside and
take it all in is quite a di erent perspective.
This beautiful residence couldn't have been any
more stylish and homely, blessed with the most
enviable views of our beautiful Swan River.
Team Clare and Matt added the finishing
touches and my job couldn't have been any
easier... oh what a home...
RACHAEL CICCARELLI on Raising the roof
It only took one visit to the Sanderson-
Drake household to fall in love. Amazing
architecture by CODA. A bold colour
scheme. Great art. A collection of vintage
objects that make my 24 years of hoarding
birthday cards in shoeboxes seem very
substandard. A pizza oven. And best of all,
a roof deck. As we left, I turned to our ed
Emma: "These people," I said. "They like meat
and wine and being excessive. They need to
be our friends."
SERENA KIRBY on Life on the edge
As someone who loves living on the edge (of water)
writing this story gave me the chance to immerse
myself in a topic that's close to my hear t. While I
already knew that waterfront property was the jewel
in the real estate crown, I was surprised to learn that
our nation's obsession with it was something unique to
my generation. Exploring this aspect of the Australian
psyche has given me a new appreciation for living by
water. Never again will I complain about salt spray on
my windows or pelican poo on the deck.
Green 'zine Scoop Publishing
magazines are printed using vegetable based inks
on paper that is chlorine free and manufactured
from pulp sourced from plantation grown timber.
Both paper manufacturer, Sappi, and printer, Scott Print, are certified to the
highest internationally recognised standard for environmental management.
Emma Wheater (nee Green)
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