Behind the scenes

    Studio Life
    The Ikon crew were thrilled to have famed photographer Petrina Tinslay drop by to capture the not-so-still life of our studio through her remarkable eye. We love these vignettes and the beautiful work she did with us on Butterflies and All Things Sweet.
    #ikonstudio #photography 21.09.18

    Hot on the Wheels

    Hot on the heels of the National Gallery of Australia's acquisition of Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Room for their permanent collection comes word of MoMA's release of Yayoi-dotted skateboards. Those decks will be the envy of boarders everywhere! Images: MoMA/Yayoi Kusama and Yayoi Kusama.

    Black Swan

    As big fans of Freetown Sound, our ears have been longing for the release of Blood Orange's fourth album, Negro Swan. Gracefully melding an array of styles and themes, it's not surprisingly an expressive album that doesn't shy away from politics and keeps you on your feet. Glide over to Pitchfork for an in-depth and informative review.


    Didier Fiuza Faustino's XYZ Lounge in Ghent has turned the concept of cool conference venues upside down. It's out with lifeless venues and in with pale pinks, fabulous fawn marble and gorgeous green highlights to transform cavernous halls into striking spaces to meet and greet, or drink and dance. Part bar, lounge and convention centre, this is the place for cool congress. Head over to Yellowtrace for an in depth report and gorgeous images by Felipe Ribon.

    Location Location

    When it comes to getting away we're always on the lookout for cool spots to unwind. What's topping our wanderlust list? We've always loved an A-frame house, so little wonder that Bjarke Ingels Group's A45 customisable and quick to construct iteration in upstate New York has us itching to get out into nature. If you need more space, then Antony Gibbon's Treehouse is the ticket. It's an exercise in structure and sustainability using locally sourced lumber in Woodstock New York. Both of these were discovered on designboom, while Creative Review's history of the humble cabin put us in ...

    Kavouri Beach 7.04 pm


    High Rollin’


    Get your skates on, channel your inner roller girl and do a Boogie Nights style lap of honour for Burt (Reynolds). A new roller ring atop Broadway is open now through to 30 September as part of Sydney Fringe. What's not to love about artist interactions, 1980s music, and your choice of souvlaki, burgers and dumplings as post-skate snacks? Glide over to Broadsheet for details. It's Spring! Images courtesy Broadway Sydney.


    Balancing Act

    We're completely besotted with Malou Palmqvist's extraordinary sculptures that appear to be hanging perilously in the balance, as if in movement. We say perfect poise. Hop over to Sight Unseen for more eye candy and an depth report on these fabulous objects. Photography by Katarina Di Leva.

    Colour Genius

    We pretty well love everything Patricia Urquiola puts her hands to, and these exceptional rugs from the Rotazioni collection are no exception. Playing with repetition to emphasise three dimensionality coupled with her trademark colour genius makes us think that these carpets are almost too good for the floor. Head to dezeen for more.

    Daintree 2.41 pm


    Composites Attract

    Kevin Solis, who we discovered on Sight Unseen's ceramic curatorial collection roundup, takes an experimental approach to traditional ceramic processes. We think the results speak for themselves with his exciting and vibrant range of composites. Check out our across the globe terrazzo post.

    Park Nights

    Must See
    Serpentine Galleries know a thing or two about cool collaborations thanks to their annual Serpentine Pavilion commission, and Park Nights is no exception. For 2018 eight international artists respond to the pavilion through experimental and interdisciplinary performances in a program that runs through to 21 September. COS, who seem to have a consistently great ear to the ground, eye to the future of what’s hot, and put their money where their mouth is supporting culture and other creative disciplines, are involved. They backed Telfar x FAKA, another cool collaboration merging fashion ...
    #africacalling #onfleek 06.09.18