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Bottega Veneta – “Masters of Craft”

Last Friday evening, Bottega Veneta presented the “Masters of Craft” Event at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne. The event took myself and guests on an immersive and interactive journey through Bottega Veneta’s heritage of craftsmanship and its Venetian provenance. Three installations in the gallery space were dedicated to tableaux of Bottega Veneta’s products, both iconic and new,...

The Box House – São Paulo

The Box house, located in a residential neighbourhood of low rise houses in the city of São Paulo, was designed for a young architect, for himself. The size of the ground (20 x 10m) corner, directed where all the openings are located in two of the four facades. Zenith openings and the inner patio illuminate the environments that are located on the other two sides...

surreally fresh guest houses

Dream and Maze are creative guesthouses located by the Li River in Pingle County, Guilin, China recently competed by Studio 10. Both projects look like renders but are actually real. Inspired by the works of M.C. Escher, the architect meant to create a mysterious, infinite and impossible space with the seamless transformation amongst 2D and 3D as well as Optical Illusion elements. Forest Green...

mid-century on show

Photographs of Melbourne’s mid-century architecture will be on display for the first time in a free exhibition opening on 1 December 2018 at State Library Victoria. Peter Wille: Out Driving will feature small and large scale reproductions from the Library’s collection of more than 6,000 colour slides by architectural draughtsman, design enthusiast and amateur photographer Peter Wille. The exhibition will showcase a period...

Endless possibilities – Neutra 6.0.

After a decade of success, the Neutra collection, which championed colour innovation showcasing tone and shades like we had never seen before infusing advanced materials forming Neutra 6.0. New vibrant colours in Magnum Oversize formats, innovative glass, plaster and coordinated painted mosaics, confirming its unique and very recognisable identity. Fine porcelain stoneware becomes a true element of design, providing a collection that can...

winners-Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)2018

The winner's of the 2018 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) were revealed at a gala event  last Friday night in Sydney. Held at the Centennial Homestead, over 500 guests gathered for the annual awards, which is one Australia’s largest independent  design awards  program. Launched by inside magazine in 2003, IDEA celebrates the best of Australian interior and product design across 14 Categories and five Special...

integrated surroundings

Conceived to stand out from its neighbouring peers, but still integrating itself with the surroundings, this house Projeto 03 designed by Kiko Salomão is located in the countryside of Bragança Paulista, Brazil. Projeto 03 seems to debunk what we traditionally see from Brazilian architecture and landscaping opting for a more pavilion style that aligns with estates from the Hampton's. The house separates living,...

a new life – The Imperial Erskineville

The Imperial Hotel in Sydney, isn’t just any bar venue, its steeped in LGBQTI history and most famously know for opening scene of The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The Sydney LGBQTI has cause to celebrate as a new chapter begins for this iconic bar after closing down in 2015. Taking into account the venue's storied past of unabashed flamboyance and unconditional inclusivity, local...

Granny Flat

Across the globe, many families struggle with how you best support ageing family members when you live in a city with minimal housing options. Best Practice Architecture has offered a brilliant solution to issues around multi-generational living and urban density with their latest Seattle project. The firm was hired to create Granny Flat converted from a backyard garage. The residential addition was built...

Apple Store Champs-Élysées

The latest Apple Store designed by Foster + Partners has opened on the Champs-Élysées in Paris last week, occupying the grounds and courtyard of a historic Parisian apartment, yes I said apartment. The ornate Beaux-Art building has been appropriated by “carefully interweaving several layers of history with contemporary, light-filled and inviting spaces.” The design is the result of a close collaboration...