Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Bespoke Joinery

Kitchens aren't really our thing - but every now and then a client comes calling who wants to do something special - and can't find anyone who understands what they are trying to achieve. Made from Eco-Core® White Birch Multiply, the fine details of his project include exposed ply edges and a black shadowline throughout. Eco-Core® products use plantation timber and phenolic glue which has a reduced formaldehyde emission rate.

Our brief also involved custom shelving made from tallowood and aged, blackened steel which is part firewood display, part bar. Upstairs the birch ply continues in the built in wardrobe and chests of drawers. 


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Local Bar

This wine bar opened early August and is the second venture from a consortium of owners that includes Sam Neil, David Wenham, George Gregan and Phil Waugh. Following on from the success of the first Local Bar in Neutral Bar, launched back in 2011, this one is located in the forecourt of Grollo's recently completed office tower at Sydney’s 161 Castlereagh Street. 

Unsurprisingly the design, by Rob Harper of RDO, called for an extensive wine wall to hold over 130 different varities of wine. Extending to the ceiling, the black lam and hoop pine ply unit also features a 'library' style ladder to help staff navigate the 8 metres of wine wall.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pinkerton in Paper Sea Quarterly

There's an article about Stu in the latest issue of Paper Sea Quarterly - a newish Australian surf publication with great writing and photography. Andy Summons (editor) and Tom Batrouney (photo editor) visited Pinkerton back in May to talk surf, timber and travel. Great guys. Their commitment to quality writing, graphics and paper stock is first class. Check it out

Monday, August 12, 2013

Design + Workshops and Talks at Pinkerton on September 7

We have a bunch of things happening in our warehouse as part of Newcastle's inaugural Design +

This event showcases the best in local design with over 30 businesses having a massive open day on September 7 from 10am-4pm. Everything is free but you do have to register if you want to participate. We recommend pre-registration at rather than having to queue on the day.


10am - Tools materials and skills for succesful upholstery projects with Anna Dunbar
11am - Annie Sloan Chalk Paint workshops with Sam from Apple Cart Vintage
12pm - Wannabe Architects: Model Making 101 with Steel Olney from CKDS and Daniel Bush from SDA
1:30pm - Screen printing workshop with Micky Pinkerton
2:30pm - Open Classroom with the current class of Pinkerton wood school students


11:30am -  What's under the bonnet of Your chair? Getting beneath the surface of Upholstery with Anna Dunbar
12pm -  Small Space: quality not quantity. A look at an award-winning residential project in Cooks Hill with James Clarence from Space Design Architecture
12:30 - Plus Pods: the story of the student design comp for the food pods at Design + with Jodie Duddington 
1pm - Open Space: architectural interventions with Stu Campbell of CKDS
1:30pm - Hero furniture for the material girl: styling solutions to let your furniture create the story with Joni-Amelia Trevaskis from DWP Suters
2pm - Inner Space: a look at some of Derive’s recent interiors projects in Newcastle with Jason Elsley
2:30pm - Renew Newcastle with Marni Jackson
3pm - Outer Space: Site planning strategies of 5 or 6 projects focusing on the different courtyards/outdoor areas created with Shane Blue of Bourne Blue Architecture

4pm - Monkerai Table 
Join us for a glass of wine as we launch our latest table design, the Monkerai.

25% off Dutch Design Stools and Micky & Stevie lamps on the day. 

1. Australian Sustainable Timbers 
James Felton Taylor and Annabel Kater will be on hand to show you some of their sustainably forested timber from the Hunter Valley 

2. Ben Cheverton Stone
Ben will be constructing a recycled stone wall in the warehouse