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Better late than never

Red Meets Blue offices

Red Meets Blue offices

About this time last year Rob and I popped down the street to the Red Meets Blue offices to photograph their interior fitout. At the time, Rob said, “These images would make a great blog post.” Then we forgot about it – until yesterday.

I rediscovered these whilst trawling our back catalogue for the past year for a folio update. Rob, flicking through some of the prepped materials said, “You know, these images would make a great blog post.” Total déjà vu

We strarted at Red Meets Blue late in the afternoon and were there well into the evening. John Ciniquina has created an inspiring lofty space full of playful details to work with. It’s always a joy working collaboratively so the fact that the RmB team had strong ideas about the shot content and styling was a boon.

Originally two separate offices, RmB knocked out one wall to convert the two into a single office space. Loads of room, great wooden surfaces, polished concrete floors… it reminded me a lot of the offices I’d been to in New York and I have to admit I’m a little jealous.

Speaking of New York, look carefully in one of the wide shots and you can see the one of John’s own Diana Camera images, of what looks like Midtown, used as wallpaper. Anyway, here are the images… one year later. But better late than never, right?



Afternoon shoot at Zekka

We reckon it’s one of the best retail interiors in Perth, a beautifully executed balancing act; some corners feel as though the tradies have just downed tools for smoko (there’s no sense that they’re coming back though). The shoe and bag rooms have a strangely timeless private museum vibe, you know, the sort of private museum curated by a character from Dickens. Sculptures and wall works by Andrew Nicholls take the edge off the glass and steel, hot chocolate (yes, coffee too) takes the edge off the shopper.

We photographed Romina and Conors’ Mount Lawley homewares shopette Test Tube when it opened a few years ago. They’ve since occupied an ex-bar/gallery space in the northern part of King Street in the city from which they’re serving up a delicious mix of edge-mode noir fashion and café fare.

Anyone familiar with the jewel-like Test Tube is in for a surprise and a treat.
Zekka is a sprawling arcade of tonal contrasts. Natural light spills into the café, filters into the store and is supplemented with industrial fittings and sparkling 70’s feel designer shades.

Zekka 76 King Street Perth
Inside Zekka
Zekka 76 King Street Perth Zekka