Thursday, 16 May 2013

Bistro Boulevard

Bistro Boulevard cards by Marika Jarv
When I'm not busy designing houses and other spaces, I like to dabble in graphics (obviously...!)
And from time to time friends ask me to help them out, which of course I am always happy to oblige.

Bistro Boulevard is a little French bistro here in Avalon, which is owned by one of my oldest and dearest friends Nathalie, and her hubby Patrice. The restaurant has a very long history, with Nat's parents Alain and Caroline first opening it back in 1973 (where it was known as Le Boulevard).

After spending a few years living in France, Nathalie and Patrice returned to the Northern Beaches and after a bit of a refurbishment, took over the restaurant a little over a year ago. With an authentic, mouthwatering menu and the friendliest service around, needless to say it has a been a roaring success—and I am ever so proud of them!

So if you are up Avalon way and are yet to try Bistro Boulevard I thoroughly recommend you do—their Steak Frites served with Café de Paris butter and French fries is soooooo yum! But best to reserve a table as they are quite often fully booked....

Anyway, I have just been updating their extensive wine list, so thought I'd share some images of the menus and branding I created for them. 


Bistro Boulevard wine list by Marika Jarv

Bistro Boulevard menu by Marika Jarv

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Gorrow House in Green Magazine Issue 31

"The serenity of this bathroom can be attributed to it's simplicity: rendered walls and floors of polished concrete with exposed aggregate and benches made from recycled timber planks. Taps and shower heads, in their raw brass form, from the Roulette range by CB Ideal Tapware and a pre-owned vintage soap/ toothbrush holder add to the muted tones. Externally mounted timber stacking/sliding doors provide large openings for an abundance of natural light and ventilation."

The ensuite I designed for the Gorrow House in North Bondi, is featured in the latest Green Magazine as one of their "pick of the best" bathrooms for this year. I love, love, LOVE unpolished, exposed brass fixtures.... and being able to juxtapose them against black fittings and raw cement rendered walls was just peachy...!