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Hecker Guthrie awarded Rigg Design Prize

Melbourne design practice Hecker Guthrie has been awarded the prestigious Rigg Design Prize, the highest accolade for Australian contemporary design. The $30,000 triennial prize was announced last night at the opening of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Rigg Design Prize 2018 exhibition, which features bespoke, purpose-built interior rooms by ten shortlisted Australian interior designers. It is the first major presentation of contemporary interior design in the...

pre-revolutionary elegance

When Swiss-British film director Marc Raymond Wilkins decided to move to Kiev after living for many years in New York and Berlin, he chose Reytarska, a tree-lined street in one of the hippest neighbourhoods in the historical centre of the Ukrainian capital. Located on the fifth floor of an early 20th century apartment building, Wilkins’ new home was designed by his friend...

hypnotic family home

In a departure from the conventional a 5-person family was moving from a suburban house to an old town apartment. The family who believe that home is inhabited by people, stories and experiences, and not by things. Thus, their key objective was to live in a ‘minimalist’ fashion – in terms of style as well as in terms of the amount of material things. The brief...

simple touches – Turkey

Designed by Escapefromsofa studio, this house with a 200 sqm. closed area and 70 sqm. porch, located in Il?ca, Çe?me, the popular summer resort of Izmir, Turkey is split over 3 floors. This welcoming house is bathed in natural light with simple textures giving off a relaxed summer vibe, without being stereo typical. The design team used clean...

universe of serenity – Paris

Underpinned by a boldly minimalist sensibility, the designer’s monochromatic approach, far from producing a uniform environment, Paris and London-based French designer Guillaume Alan created a lyrical interplay of light, depth and textures, “giving birth”, as the designer says, “to a universe of serenity, calmness, and emotion”. Blessed with expansive views of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower, the apartment’s exclusive use of one...

Cultural Value – Sydney

A crafted extension was carefully connected to the retained and refashioned rear of an original 1960’s yellow brick home located in Woolooware, Sydney. The retained bungalow allows the cultural value of its suburban streetscape to be preserved, while also supporting environmental and budget outcomes. Its interior carefully configures bedrooms and utility spaces, with vaulted skylights carved within the original roof expanding several spaces to light...

Dulux 2019 colour forecast

It’s that time of year where Dulux share their colour pallets of today and the near future. The 2019 colour palettes have been devised through a prism of wellness, rejuvenation and environmental consciousness. The four palettes set the colour spectrums for the coming year. With the capacity to transform spaces with a range of effects, each palette celebrates the individual, acknowledges our...

studio to a triplex

Located in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, this 120m2 townhouse was converted from a studio on the third floor to a triplex, combined with the adjoining duplex below. In the renovation De-Spec’s guiding principle was to improve the quality of light and air flowing throughout, to create an expansive feeling in an otherwise small and narrow space. The primary architectural...

THE PATTERNED INTERIOR – Greg Natale

Last week Internationally feted designer and friend Greg Natale, celebrated the launch of his stunning new book, THE PATTERNED INTERIOR with friends, family and collaborators. Hosted by Greg Natale at James Said Paddington with publishing house Rizzoli New York, the evening was quintessential Natale! At once sophisticated and full of robust character, Greg Natale’s interiors are renowned around...