Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Russian Apartment with Contemporary Touch

A Posh Creation by Ekaterina Lashmanova

Boca Do Lobo Design Inspiration Behind-the-Scenes

Posh, Sharp, Glamourous – this is how we could describe the stylish and fresh interior design creation by Ekaterina Lashmanova, a residential apartment for young family.

The refined work of Ekaterina Lashmanova, through an attentive dedication to details, reaches its apogee within this contemporary project, flowing into an inspiring bold apartment in the imposing city of Moscow, Russia.

Ekaterina had the free pass to open the doors of the place and spend some time bringing to life the most tasteful trends. She designed more than a house – she created an inspiring and iconic place to live in. From the high-ceiling to the details of the curtains, everything is custom made, conceived by artisans – a constant search of singularity and perfection.

Behind the inspiration of the talented Russian interior designer is a profound admiration for the Portuguese Design – and Boca do Lobo has a main role, leading as pioneer of a product design made to brake boundaries through the aesthetic and bring handcrafted artistic pieces into people’s day-to-day life.

Living Room

The living room shape has grand ceilings and large windows which the designers used to their advantage. The classical accents with fresh color palette are highlighted by the Wave center table due to its gold hammered finish and contemporary lines. Taking center stage, the creation by Boca do Lobo brings sophistication and an unexpected contemporary vibe to the room.

Blue hues and sensuous creams pair perfectly with the graphic flooring and the subtle gold accents in the lighting that extends throughout the apartment.

Wave Centre Table

True classics never fail to make an impression and this is certainly the case for the Wave Table from Boca do Lobo. Nowadays, the traditional coffee table is no longer the only way to decorate the living room; recently coffee tables are taking original shapes and designs that give the living room a whole unique look through unusual forms and new materials. Wave is an original and a stylish coffee table for a modern living room as it is also an unconventional center table for your sitting room. With great style and elegance it creates an exclusive ambiance to the modern interiors. Developed by a Portuguese jewelry artisan, this piece is made of hand hammered gold brass with a black mirror top.

Dining Room


The bedroom’s pale touches and rich nishes screams comfort and elegance to one of the most important rooms of the apartment. A glamorous bathroom portrays a funky style with its bold pink panels and the art nouveau gold mirror.

Black pronunciations like the big indoor frames gives a posh touch to keep the majestic apartment as modern as rich.

Bedroom Suit


Interview with Ekaterina Lashmanova

In the new project of Ekaterina Lashmanova we can see all current trends of interior design. The interiors of Ekaterina Lashmanova are thought through to the smallest details, whether they are door handles or sofa cushions. In all the rooms, from a large living room to a small dressing room, exist a special harmony: only the mood can change from room to room, but the overall atmosphere is always the same.

The new design of the designer - apartments for a young family - is made on the same principles. "Customers are different," says Ekaterina. - But the owner of this apartment is ideal! I remember how i come for meeting to discuss the future concept of the interior.

We were talking about design, about trends, and in one moment she asked me what I like. I opened my laptop and started showing my moodboards and what inspires me. "That's exactly what I want," immediately said the owner. - Let's do it! "If with the decorative design of the interior everything just turned out, then over the redevelopment had to break head.

"Being an architect by education, I pay a lot of attention to space planning. In an ill-conceived layout it's uncomfortable to live, and in this case the decor will not save it" - Ekaterina admits. - This apartment had its indisputable advantages: high ceilings and a large number of windows from floor to ceiling.

However, the apartment plan was a quarter of a circle. To create rooms of the right forms, they had to be levelled by walls, cabinets, radius cornices and curtains. "In addition to the living room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two dressing rooms and a dining room, combined with a kitchen, the apartments were allocated a place for a small study.

"During the photo shooting of the interior, I went into this small room to rest, sat on the couch and suddenly felt for myself how comfortable it was," reminds the designer. - On the one hand, everything here is very chambery: a sofa, shelves and a coffee table.

But at the same time you are sitting opposite a huge window from floor to ceiling on the tenth floor, and you have a beautiful view of Moscow. An indescribable feeling of relaxation. As in most projects of Ekaterina Lashmanova, many objects and all carpentry work in this interior are made to order in private workshops.

"We have our own high-class cabinetmakers and textile specialists, with whom we have been cooperating for many years and whose quality of work we trust very much " says Ekaterina. But most of the furniture and lights came here from the US and Portugal.

"I'm impressed by the Portuguese designers," Ekaterina admits. - Everything they do is very fashionable and relevant. What this interior needs! "

BOCA DO LOBO furniture is an exclusive emotional experience, a sense of belonging and a state of mind. We strive to encourage sensational experiences by creating beautiful pieces which are passionately inspired and handcrafted in Portugal by a staff that loves what they do; experiences which pass on the feeling of exclusivity. BOCA DO LOBO's designers possess an undeniable talent for composing pieces which stir emotion in their admirers. BOCA DO LOBO's artisan’s wisdom, accumulated from years of experience, is instilled with love and dedication in the art that they perform. No detail or element is overlooked as we offer the best at the frontier between design and art. Each piece will bring you on a journey to sources of pleasure you may have forgotten, and take you to places you have never been before; a journey to BOCA DO LOBO world – a world of emotions.


All images courtesy of BOCA DO LOBO

Friday, September 8, 2017

Introducing Ojai: A New Tableware Story

Enliven your kitchen and table features with Ojai - an irresistible celebration of earthy colors and organic patterns

Davis & Waddell Ojai Collection

Each season, Davis & Waddell designers and product developers create a fresh collection inspired by global trends. Ojai gives you access to these fashion forward looks - like enamelled wood and etching - at accessible price points. Use Davis & Waddell's Ojai serving platters, textiles, bottles, bowls and servers to bring vibrance and warmth to this season's spread.

Davis & Waddell Ojai Collection

Serving up the latest and greatest kitchenware for more than 20 years, Davis & Waddell has established itself as one of Australia’s leading brands.

Davis & Waddell Ojai Apron w/ Tassles

Davis & Waddell Ojai Mango Wood/Enamel Serving Bowl - 3 Asst Colors

Davis & Waddell Ojai Mango Wood/Enamel Serving Bowl

Davis & Waddell Ojai Mango Wood/Enamel Serving Bowl

Davis & Waddell Ojai Kitchen Accessories Set/3 - includes tea towel, oven glove and pot mitt

Davis & Waddell Ojai Mango Wood/Enamel Serving Bowl - D34.5x8cm

Davis & Waddell Mango Wood/Enamel Salad Server Set/2 - 30x7x1.5cm

Davis & Waddell Ojai Mango Wood/Enamel Salad Server Set/2 - 30x7x1.5cm

Davis & Waddell Ojai Mango Wood Etched Serving Tray - D37.5x2.5cm

Davis & Waddell Water Bottle - 2 Asst. Colors - 750mlb

Davis & Waddell Ojai Bamboo Spreader Set/4 - grey, pink, terraa, teal colours - 17x2cm

Davis & Waddell Ojai Bamboo Dip Spoon Set/4

Davis & Waddell Ojai Bamboo Cheese Knife Set/4

Davis & Waddell Ojai 3 piece Serving Set on Tray w/Leather Handles

Davis & Waddell Ojai Paddle w/Wooden Knife - 2 Asst. Colors, pink and terra

Davis & Waddell Ojai Paddle w/Wooden Knife, teal and green designs available

Davis & Waddell 2pce Serving Set 2/Wooden Paddle - green and teal bowls

All images courtesy of Davis & Waddell -

The New Pican Kitchen Stool, Perfect for the Contemporary Kitchen

The perfect kitchen stool can be suprisingly difficult to source. As contemporary kitchens push aesthetic boundaries, become more sophisticated and increasingly feature Black, kitchens stools need to compliment these spaces as well as withstand the rigours of everyday meals.

Pican Kitchen and Bar Stool
Launched at the Milan 2017 Furniture Show, the Pican Kitchen and Bar Stool is a stunning statement Stool suitable for a wide variety of applications. Particularly suited for Hotel and Commercial projects due to it's modern European design.

The stunning new Pican stool ticks all the boxes. With solid Oak leg, strong black metal footrest and handwoven danish cord seat, the Pican stool not only looks gorgeous but is also comfortable and easy to live with. The textural delights of the Danish cord and timber are enhanced by the black metal footrest making the Pican Kitchen Stool the perfect partner in a modern and contemporary kitchen.

Satara Australia supplies the Australian retail, designer and commercial markets with a range of high quality, hand crafted, indoor and outdoor furniture and homewares, inspired by natural materials and global trends. Our collections are designed to enable our customer’s appreciation and enjoyment of our great Australian lifestyle.

All images courtesy of Satara Australia Pty Ltd-

Meir Australia Launches Tiger Bronze Tapware Range

Meir Australia Pty Ltd, a leading supplier of premium matte black architectural tapware, has launched its new Tiger Bronze color range, the first of four upcoming color finishes to be released in as many months

Tiger Bronze Kitchen Mixer By Meir
This Round Kitchen Mixer is a perfect blend of style and practicality, boasting a solid brass construction and a convenient single handle mixer for ease of use.

Diverging from the traditional black tapware range which Meir Australia is globally known for, this new twist – a charming combination of bronze and copper - will bring a touch of luxurious opulence to both residential homes and commercial spaces.
We’ve been working with leading Australian architects to create a range that’s the very essence of luxury tapware. This product also fulfils consumer demand on modern colour trends. By limiting the Tiger Bronze selection to a small portion of our overall range of products, it will offer customers an exclusive and bespoke product. - Rick Bazerghi, Meir Australia’s CEO.

Kitchen Mixer Tap in Champagne finish by Meir
Combining Meir’s new Tiger Bronze electroplated finish and precision engineered design, this mixer tap has ticked all the boxes. With accurate flow control through the single-lever mixer and 360° swivel rotation, nothing remains out of reach.

Tiger Bronze Shower Mixer By Meir
A stylish method to control both temperature and water flow, the wall mixer is perfect for any area of your home, be it a shower, kitchen, bathroom or laundry.

Tiger Bronze Double Towel Rail By Meir
With a unique round design, solid brass construction, and electroplated finish, this towel rail will prove to be a key focal point for any space.

Hand-crafted and made with European parts, this premium Tiger Bronze range is priced higher than traditional Chrome or Matte Black counterparts. It is available to the general public through any of the company’s stockists, or via The Block Shop’s online store at:

This new colour range is also available to international customers via or through international stockists.

All images courtesy of Meir Australia Pty Ltd