Monday, April 1, 2013

Medical Drama!

Excited to share with you photos from today's road trip which lead us right to the very stylish entrance of a medical clinic in a North West Tasmanian coastal town.  Looking more like something from the pages of a magazine, this amazing medical clinic is a project that we had the privilege to assist with in 2012, consulting  with the project manager on interior colour, wall finishes, lighting and soft furnishings.  The creative lady behind this project has pulled together the most amazing collection of wares from some of Tasmania's most interesting shops.  I think you will agree the result is nothing short of spectacular!  



Two thirds of the medical centre is new, an original old home with timber floorboards sits comfortably between the concrete floor extensions at it's rear and front.  


Behind the antique french doors...

the entrance foyer....concrete floor, industrial pendants, chair and work bench softened with natives, candles and books....

the walls and ceilings throughout most of the interior are painted in Murobond Syrup, creating a dramatic backdrop for the collections and colourful curios...
behind the reception desk the filing cabinets are faced with panels of recycled timber and finished with some of our quirky little door knobs...
there are collections of some of our favourite cushions
books abound to keep patients occupied in the waiting room...
our large black dome pendant, looks at home above the meeting table and against the backdrop of bookshelf wallpaper...
our vintage kantha covered chairs in the waiting room
        office or meeting room
student training room
one of the 9 consulting rooms
entrance
staff room and kitchen
staff room/kitchen
staff room
waiting room

We'd love to know your thoughts, leave a comment!!!

Di x








Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hi there blogging friends,

It's been a while, and wow do we have a back log of material!!!
June was catch up month after our trip, July a busy month with visits to Decoration and Design and  in August, the gift fairs.  Throw in a family of 3 growing boys who eat mountains of food and create mountains of washing and a shop to run and all of a sudden we have a blogging break!!!


If you are wondering about our website, it is under going maintenance and will be back up soon with some of our favourite products from the store.

We are very excited about the new home wares and furniture we have on the way.  Above is a sneak peak at some of the goodies we have coming soon.  
D
x

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hi there.....





In the window this week....
Hi there,
It's been a busy few weeks since returning from my trip, with lots of things on the horizon it is an exciting time at ecoco.   If you receive our newsletter, you'll already know that we've been having a sale to clear space for some of the new product lines and one off items we found while travelling through Europe, as well new products are still arriving from our Australian suppliers....sooo many possibilities my mind runs overtime with what to do next!!!  Anyway, starting with the here and now, the following images show some of the products we have in store now and they are rather lovely.
x

Reversible quilt in store now....
a Bameleke stool/table from South Africa in one of H&G 50 best rooms
we currently have 2 in natural timber ...
chairs currently in store
stools currently in store


and more of Emma's gorgeous cushions.









Friday, June 8, 2012

Bonjour










Bonjour,  
My last post from Paris, getting ready for the long flight home!
Have had the best time over the last few weeks, met some amazing people and found some amazing things.  Now looking forward to getting back to my gorgeous boys, my home and work!!!
x





Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Merci







In the city that keeps on giving!  

My travelling companion Antoine has been doing a little Paris research on his lonely planet app while waiting  for our washing at the launderette.  His research has revealed that Paris is called the city that keeps on giving because even if you are second timers to this beautiful city there is always more discover...how true!

As second timers we have skipped all of the famous Parisian sites in preference for discovering more of the secret wonders this city has to offer and for me that would include fabulous retail spaces.

Our bicycle journey yesterday took us right to the very stylish doors of Merci, the fabulous shop that sells just about everything and includes three cafes.   We managed to spend a few hours here, first shopping then taking a coffee break in one cafe, more browsing then lunch in the second cafe, a theatre cafe, screening old movies on one wall! 



If you would like to see more images of this amazing store visit our facebook page ecocolaunceston and like/share this post or even better like our page...thanks! x













Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Market Day


Just for a moment imagine how lovely it would be to hop on your bike, ride over the bridge and into the town square to gather your goodies on market day!









Wednesday is market day in Brugge, Belgium.  The produce including food, plants and fresh flowers are to die for!   As I sat eating my breakfast I watched a lady carefully select a beautiful rose for her garden and head off on her bike to gather more fresh produce or home to the garden?  Oh for a simple life!!! x






Sunday, May 20, 2012

Found in Brussels















Bonjour All,
Posting from Brussels this evening where I have spent the last few days discovering all that the city of Brussels has to offer and that is much more than chocolate, beer, frites (hot chips) and waffles, which I was told by the local waffle shop man tonight are the 4 things you must try while in Belgium.  I can assure you I have sampled my fair share of chocolate from Pierre Marcolini the famous Belgian chocolatier.  As the official supplier to the Belgian Royal family, if it's good enough for King Albert and Queen Paola, it's good enough for me!   A waffle covered in melted chocolate and strawberries ticks another specialty off the list,  that leaves beer and fries for tomorrow!  I think I will be rolling out of this country!!!

But food is not the only delight to be found in Brussels as I discovered while wandering the streets of the Marolles District yesterday.   If brunch, flea markets, antiques, art and design are your thing then this district is heaven!   My favourite find was the little shop featured in the photos.   I chatted with Muriel, the friendly french lady who owned the shop for ages about her work, as you can see she has quite a talent for spotting treasure and putting it together so that it looks fabulous.  Everything in Muriel's shop is second hand or vintage, found at flea markets in Brussels, Waterloo and Paris.    I spent ages taking in the delights of Muriel's shop and left with my own little bag or two of treasure....thankful of leaving home with the barest essentials and the biggest suitcase I could find!!!