Zander, Ricketson, architect, registered, architecture, design, Sydney, Australia, art, repurposing, furniture, residential, interior design, shop fit-out, timber, carpentry, joinery, Zander Ricketson, Alexander Ricketson, Alexander, cutting board, cheese platter, home-wares, unique, bespoke,
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    This blog is a record of everything House of Origin find inspiring in architecture, construction, the creative process + generally things that we see and do to when we make architecture, furniture + our life.

    House of Origin is proud to be passionate about responsible design through careful consideration of our clients, sites and budgets and an ongoing effort to repurpose materials to give them a new lease of life and an ongoing appreciation.

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Zander, Ricketson, architect, registered, architecture, design, Sydney, Australia, art, repurposing, furniture, residential, interior design, shop fit-out, timber, carpentry, joinery, Zander Ricketson, Alexander Ricketson, Alexander, cutting board, cheese platter, home-wares, unique, bespoke,

Collages Now Available for Sale!

House of Origin are pleased to announce that a selection of our collages are now available for sale through our Etsy store.  These can be bought as stand-alone items or added to an order. Included in this post is something of the creative process involved in making these collages.  I am always a little disappointed … Continue reading

Zander, Ricketson, architect, registered, architecture, design, Sydney, Australia, art, repurposing, furniture, residential, interior design, shop fit-out, timber, carpentry, joinery, Zander Ricketson, Alexander Ricketson, Alexander, cutting board, cheese platter, home-wares, unique, bespoke,

My history of my collages

Since I am likely to be continuing to post the collages I make, I thought it might be a good idea to give you an idea of where this fascination with collage came from, for me personally. While I have (obviously) not always been an architect, I have always been interested in design and art. … Continue reading

Zander, Ricketson, architect, registered, architecture, design, Sydney, Australia, art, repurposing, furniture, residential, interior design, shop fit-out, timber, carpentry, joinery, Zander Ricketson, Alexander Ricketson, Alexander, cutting board, cheese platter, home-wares, unique, bespoke,

International Personalised Order

Congratulations to the soon-to-be newlyweds Libby and Ray all the way over in Cleveland, Ohio! Not only do you both have your happy day ahead of you, but you’ll also shortly be taking delivery of this little personalised, hand-wrapped House 2067 cutting board.  Made exclusively from our  architectural project House 2067, your board, No 48, is a … Continue reading

Zander, Ricketson, architect, registered, architecture, design, Sydney, Australia, art, repurposing, furniture, residential, interior design, shop fit-out, timber, carpentry, joinery, Zander Ricketson, Alexander Ricketson, Alexander, cutting board, cheese platter, home-wares, unique, bespoke,

We Popped-Up In-Store

As you would have seen from our recents posts, House of Origin was asked by the online shop Etsy to participate in a pop-up shop at the Bondi Junction West Elm store. Not only were we honoured to have been one of the chosen few (only 7 in fact), we had a really great day and … Continue reading

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House of Origin featured in Timeout Sydney

House of Origin are very pleased to have been invited to appear in-store at an Etsy + West Elm Pop Up Shop in the heart of Sydney’s eastern suburbs shopping district, Bondi Junction’s Westfield. Featured in the current Timeout Sydney edition, House of Origin will be on site from 1pm until 6pm, meeting and greeting customers … Continue reading

Zander, Ricketson, architect, registered, architecture, design, Sydney, Australia, art, repurposing, furniture, residential, interior design, shop fit-out, timber, carpentry, joinery, Zander Ricketson, Alexander Ricketson, Alexander, cutting board, cheese platter, home-wares, unique, bespoke,

Photo-shoot Regram #houseoforigin

House of Origin were really honoured to have the renowned Sydney architectural photographer Michael Nicholson document our recently completed project House 2067. So, just to be cheeky, we thought we could post up some of our pics of the day, as taken by the House of Origin director Zander, while Michael got on with the real photography. While Zander ran … Continue reading

Zander, Ricketson, architect, registered, architecture, design, Sydney, Australia, art, repurposing, furniture, residential, interior design, shop fit-out, timber, carpentry, joinery, Zander Ricketson, Alexander Ricketson, Alexander, cutting board, cheese platter, home-wares, unique, bespoke,

First Project Photoshoot

  As part of House of Origin’s current website restructure (you can see our new look here), we have undertaken to photograph some of our recent works. Our office’s first ever professional photo shoot was for our Newtown project and was shot by the delightful interior photographer Fiona Susanto.  You can see her website here. … Continue reading

Zander, Ricketson, architect, registered, architecture, design, Sydney, Australia, art, repurposing, furniture, residential, interior design, shop fit-out, timber, carpentry, joinery, Zander Ricketson, Alexander Ricketson, Alexander, cutting board, cheese platter, home-wares, unique, bespoke,

A Couple of Collages

As well as running an architectural practice, designing and selling repurposed homewares and being a Bondi Life Saver, I also love to make collages for family and friends. I have been making these in various forms since I can remember, so I thought it would be a nice way to record them by posting some … Continue reading

Zander, Ricketson, architect, registered, architecture, design, Sydney, Australia, art, repurposing, furniture, residential, interior design, shop fit-out, timber, carpentry, joinery, Zander Ricketson, Alexander Ricketson, Alexander, cutting board, cheese platter, home-wares, unique, bespoke,

50th Post + Online Shops Now Open!

—————————- OPENING SALE 20% OFF FOR FIRST 5 CUSTOMERS House of Origin is so pleased to be able to announce the opening of our online shops that we are giving 20% off all items to our first 5 customers!! Be one of the first 5 customers and enter the coupon code HoOSale5 at the checkout … Continue reading

Zander, Ricketson, architect, registered, architecture, design, Sydney, Australia, art, repurposing, furniture, residential, interior design, shop fit-out, timber, carpentry, joinery, Zander Ricketson, Alexander Ricketson, Alexander, cutting board, cheese platter, home-wares, unique, bespoke,

Interior Options – Assessing Alternatives

So, a fantastic thing about an interior refit of an existing apartment home is the opportunity to work within a reduced field of parameters.  The space itself is small, there are no neighbours to overshadow, nor is there a “site” to consider, aside from what is viewed from the winter garden and the extent of the building … Continue reading

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