Thursday, October 13, 2011

A day in my shoes. Part one

A day in my shoes....Apple Tree Medical. Existing Conditions

So this is the building my client has brought for the second 'Apple tree medical'. It is situated on a nice street in the city. However the building is less than inspiring and needs quite a bit of work done to it. We applied for planning permission to extend the property which was approved-but with some conditions
  1. The net lettable area 'V' the number of proposed carparks
  2. The property is located in the 'surge zone' so if we have a cyclone/flood we need an offset of 'flood storage' (that one is for the engineer to sort out)
  3. A small percentage of landscaping
This is all pretty normal stuff and not much to worry about.

existing building

In order to achieve the the required number of consulting rooms we will be extending the building to the pavement, so quite a large addition.  It would be nice to put a contemporary extension onto the front, but this does not suit the location or clients brief. This means the extension will be in keeping with the surrounding buildings and have that 'period look'. 
With most things in order we now start to space plan. This takes quite a lot of time and you have so many things to consider in this process (below are just a few things)
  1. Circulation spaces need to comply with the disability code
  2. Existing services
  3. Existing floor structure
  4. Existing footings-structural walls
We document all of our drawings in Revit, so this allows us to produce 3d images. Great for the client as many do not have the ability to imagine the space.
So below is a 3D of the new building and floor plans (they are a bit blurry). The next task is to meet with all of the engineers on site and brief them.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A day in my shoes

A day in my shoes....Apple Tree Medical


Two years ago I designed a small medical practise for a sweet English couple that now live in Cairns. The brief was, to design a doctor surgery that didn't look like a "doctor surgery" but more like a friendly Queenslander home that is aimed at new mums. Now keep in mind this surgery was located in a brand spanking new shopping centre. It was also our job to come up with a name and overall brand/image with the help of an awesome graphics design crew in Melbourne. (3sided square). I think naming a new business is the hardest part, after a few goes we came up with 'Apple tree medical'. It’s a very sweet and friendly name that reflects are client beautifully.
We worked very closely with the client and they were involved in every last detail. They would be on site everyday watching their practise come together. I would receive daily updates and photos. To be honest I have never had such an involved and excited client before. We worked with a seriously good shopfitter that's work is perfect and stress free.
Being a twenty something girl that looks about 19 in the construction industry has its upsides and downsides. Walking onto a construction site on your own can be intimidating. However the shopfitters that we worked with on this project treat you equally and they never talk down to you. All this combined is what made the project so successful.

So after lots of hard work here is the finished product.

I have now started on surgery number two. This blog will updated once a week, to show the process of what an interior designer actually does! I hope you enjoy it

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Say hello to Marionette

This is the most beautifully crafted light fittings I have seen for a while...They are from an American company a small design studio Objeti... they have some unique pieces check them out

Marionette Wood Lamps

Love Bonni x

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hardwick & Cesko

Many of you might know that I work for my local  newspaper as a interior products stylist. Whilst I was on the hunt for new and interesting products to feature I found Hardwick & Cesko's amazing coffee table, over at Young Republic (a new online store for independent designers).
The coffee table will be featured in the Cairns Post in the coming weeks, but I couldn't wait any here it is! Fingers crossed they will release more amazing pieces soon...

Miss ─ćesko Doily inspired Side

Bonni x

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New desk clocks by Snowfawn

I have eventually got round to photographing and uploading my new desk clocks...whatcha think?

simple heart desk clock

tattoo swallow desk clock

back of desk clock

Love Bonni x

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Prince Designs

I cannot stop looking at this Etsy page. I think all of her items are beautiful...I would love to cover a whole wall in the  'Graces white porcelain wall sculpture flowers'...It would make quite a elegant statement.

graces white porcelain wall sculpture



Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Meet my new bike Poppy

My awesome and amazing boyfriend (Dan) thought I needed a new bike, as my bike was old and looked awful! So when I was away on holiday he took it upon himself to have a look at cruiser bikes...when I returned from holiday he surprised me with the idea and within a few hours he had purchased this beautiful bike.
What do you think?

Love Bonni x

Friday, August 19, 2011

I am back!

Hello to all of my loyal followers and thanks for sticking around! . I have been so busy in my day job that Snowfawn got put to the back of the queue. As construction is starting to slow down AGAIN in Cairns I cant start blogging regularly.
Since I last blogged a lot of amazing things have happened at the Snowfawn headquarters. I think the best was being featured TWICE in the latest Frankie magazine, which has been my main goal since I started to create things.
The second most exciting thing to happen was getting a email from the Cairns Post Newspaper. They asked me if I would be interested in writing the interiors column once a week for the 'weekender' pull out. ....anyone that knows me well, would understand my excitement of being given the chance to live like Carrie Bradshaw!

This weekend I will be editing photos for ministyle online shop and designing two new clocks and another set of coasters.

By for now...I will be posting some of my favourite items from the WWW tomorrow


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

my love affair with street art

My first visit to Melbourne opened up my eyes to a whole new world, that I never new existed....since then I have been hooked on street art! Stencil and sticker art is by far my favourite style but I'm not to fussy! Whenever we visit Melbourne now we cruise around searching for new and interesting art.  My best experience was watching a group of artist spray a mural onto a large wall on Brunswick st, I could have watched them all day...So here are a few graffiti inspired home wares, i hope you love them as much as I do x

m2matiz on bluecaravan

bicyclepaintings on etsy

huckleberry jones on madeit

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

time for a cuppa?

I haven't blogged for a very  long time! So I have some catching up to do...since my last post I have designed and made some new coasters, 2 new clocks, started a design and space planning for a 1700sqm office, started the design for the new silk caffe, organised photo shoots for newly finished projects, been involved in various interviews, provided a blurb for 'shop til you drop magazine, made 18 clocks in one week, finished some wedding invites for a close friend and just finished some custom now I can breath again! I didn't realise all that I have accomplished until I wrote it down eeek

So here is what I have been upto

rain drop ply wood coasters

tea for two ply wood coasters

stag head clock

Thursday, April 14, 2011

my fave etsy shops part 5....I LOVE BOLD PRINTS!

Bold prints and colours in my opinion should be the next BIG THING!...These etsy shops must have the same idea!




Thursday, April 7, 2011

invitation update!

I now have a brief and know the colours, so complete change! what do you think?


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

silk caffe cairns

Finally I have some professional photos of a new cafe i designed! The client is happy with it phew.
They do amazing coffee so if your close by go get one! follow silk on facebook!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

my fave etsy shops...

A bit more of a industrial feel this week! Maybe a New York apartment style ?...The quality of design and workmanship that you can find on Etsy is amazing! I thought it might be difficult doing this section once a week, but its not...its harder to choose the images I want to include. ENJOY! X




Thursday, March 31, 2011

invitations so far!

Ok, so following a rough brief, this is what I have so has been a lot of fun so far!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

wedding invitations! what to do?

A very close friend of mine has asked me to design her wedding invitations! So looking for inspiration i headed to etsy...i was very surprised at what i I'm more confused than ever!