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the Bell Table by Sebastian Herkner

Sebastian Herkner launched his first collaboration with Classi Con at the Milan Salone del Mobile in April. The "Bell Table" by Sebastian Herkner using the lightweight, fragile material of glass as base for a metal top that seems to float above it. Hand-blown the transparent tinted glass base asserts a sculptural presence in space whilst recalling the elegant curving silhouette of a bell. The Bell...

the glamorous life

Sydney based interior designer Melissa Collison embraces the glamorous life with an innate sense for mixing objects of different styles and eras whilst injecting her signature use of bold colour and textures into each project.  Her residential projects are glamorous, uncluttered, simple, warm and clearly luxurious teamed with unexpected pops of colour and patterns which have been skillfully executed..... heaven ! [caption id="attachment_3805" align="aligncenter" width="500"] No Comments Read more

paintings by Dorryce Rock

I'm loving Dorryce Rock a former events designer who has transitioned into painting with her art revolving around the chemistry of poured colours and pigments producing colourful and muted abstract images. Her pallet is rich and full of life and leaps of the perspex base, her work would take pride across residential or commercial projects. [caption id="attachment_3775" align="aligncenter" width="498"] No Comments Read more

Singapore … Thai and a Melbourne design team?

Located at the uber-hip Martin No..38 in Singapore’s old godown district, KHA adds spice to this residential enclave popular for its Bohemian vibe. Stunning interiors by Hecker Guthrie reflect the feel of a traditional Thai house, cleverly featuring Thai elements updated with a modern perspective. A unique joinery wall displays found objects and ceramics and provides a comfortable living room atmosphere while its dark sensuous palette...

house in São Paulo by Isay Weinfeld

Located on a corner block in a quiet residential street in São Paulo, Brazil hidden behind high pebble rendered walls you are greeted by a quirky yellow entry point. Move beyond to find design studio Isay Weinfeld latest residential home with their signature modernist design, this ample project is set on rolling lawns and manicured lush gardens that set the tone for this substantial entertaining...

Mt Macedon project by Inarc

There is a strong connection with the surrounding landscape from the moment you set eyes on the Mt Macedon project by Inarc Architects. Thanks to the well thought selection of finishes and materials the house looks and feels like it has been built from the stone and timber from the plot enabling the project to blend with its surrounds inside and out. Despite the sympathetic...

too Kool for Skool

The new Peggs junior boys school is one school building that is truly "too Kool for Skool". The project aim was to create a silhouette that would blend with the surrounding heritage residential street-scape that represented a typical heritage home. The external shape is also expressed internally creating a cloud like ceiling which also assists with cooling the building in the warmer months. The use...

an abandoned stable in Spain

Located in Extremadura Spain, an abandoned stable has been transformed by award winning design practice and developer Abaton based in Madrid. The picturesque house situated in a remote off the grid location is fully self sufficient which is something that Abaton incorporate into all their projects where possible. The converted stables employ the use of solar panels which store energy onto batteries for the cooler...

a shipyard no longer

Built on top of a concrete crane-way on a former Amsterdam shipyard in the 1950's the challenge for OTC design practice was to maximize floor space without making major changes to original concrete structure working within the concrete platforms load bearing capabilities. To minamize the weight an engineered slimline floor was used reducing the building weight by half allowing the build to evolve from the...

Iconic Kaufmann Desert House by Richard Neutra -1947 is FOR SALE

Thirty years after completion, architectural historians David Gebhard and Robert Winter proclaimed Kaufmann Residence by Richard Neutra in Palm Springs, California, 'As impressive today as when built'. Now, thirty years later, their claim still stands strong. Recognized by the Whitney Museum of Art as one of the key residential structures of the 20th century, the Kaufmann Desert House sold earlier this year for sold for...