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Luxury exploration

A "lavish hotel in motion" could be what best describes South America's first ever, luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Andean Explorer in Peru, which was designed by Inge Moore and Nathan Hitchins of London-based design firm, MUZA Lab. Its inaugural launch journey in May 2017 welcomed its passenger-guests with an elegance and exclusivity also romantically connected with the local cultural traditions of the idyllic-seeming, Peruvian...

Nature bursts in Milan

Turin-based architects Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa refurbished a 150m2 apartment in Milan, facing a lush internal garden. The visual relationship with nature was the guiding motivation behind the choice of this place on the part of the client, a place with which to identify and establish a personal rapport. These were the...

Salt Vanity Australia

Salt: Vanity, an exhibition of the most recent work by Australian photographer Murray Fredericks just wrapped up at London's Hamiltons Gallery The Vanity series is a continuation of Fredericks’ renowned Salt series. In this next cycle of the project, Fredericks introduces a mirror into the previously undisturbed landscape.

His long relationship with Lake Eyre, where his...

reviving the past

Located in London’s Covent Garden, the Henrietta Hotel by Parisian design firm Chzon is named after the eponymous street, once home to the city’s renowned publishing houses and booksellers. The hotel, stretching across two four-story townhouses from the late 19th century, comprises 18 rooms, one restaurant and a cocktail bar. Inspired by the hodgepodge of different...

pure mastery

South African studio Malan Voster designed the Paarman Tree House, a cozy retreat in Cape Town that resembles a tree house, which offers views among the trees.  The architects have been involved with previous projects on this tree-rich property, and were commissioned to design a small contemporary house to compliment the existing collection of buildings organised around a modern interpretation of the Cape Werf. The Paarman Tree...

2017 DENFAIR – it’s a wrap!

Last Thursday and Friday I hit the pavement at the 2017 DENFAIR which attracted unprecedented global and local attention with media from the UK, Germany, the USA, Indonesia, Italy, Spain, France with attendees visiting from over 12 countries!
The two professional-only days were filled with key decision makers and from Australia’s top architecture and interior design firms.
The design passionate public were given access to...

Sydney pool house

The wraparound swimming pool plays the starring role in these alterations and additions and becomes the architectural pivot that binds one hundred years of history.The organic two-storey addition at the back of a single storey 1910 cottage located in Randwick NSW, is surrounded by a swimming pool and the water is the focus that holds the two distinct sections of the house together. Designed by

golden egg

With 24-hour nights in the winter and constant sunlight in the summer, Kiruna is one very special place to live in. In addition to being Sweden’s northernmost city, Kiruna is also famous for its scientific institutions, and the unusual ICEHOTEL that is constructed with ice every winter in the nearby village of Jukkasjärvi. As the site of extensive iron ore mining, a number of areas in...

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