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Lyon’s Den

Jenna Lyons love of acid-bright hues is one of the reasons her interiors, specifically her previous Park Slope townhouse was one of the most liked and repined images on Pinterest. Lyons’s style has been copied down to its smallest detail. That’s due in part to her innate skill at mixing unexpected elements to achieve a look that feels fanciful if not quite fancy. Her newly renovated...

Labyrinth by Steve Cordony

With a signature style that juxtaposes contemporary with a refined, traditional classicism, Steve Cordony has created a range, which imbues his aesthetic, and also allows the designs to seamlessly work within a myriad of different environments. “I am constantly observing shapes and patterns around me. Whether I am working on any of my projects or travelling, everything from a window grate in...

Surry Hills respect

This sublime warehouse conversion led by Josephine Hurley Architecture is in one of Sydney’s most recognised local heritage buildings, the distinctive Edwards & Co. building. The building is wedged into a narrow street in the fast regenerating inner-city suburb of Surry Hills. Formerly a tea factory in the 1920s and more recently an advertising agency, the brief was to breathe new life...

The Jet Set

The Costa do Sol or the Portuguese Riviera is famous with the jet set elite and royalty alike, so its no surprise then that such a chic apartment presides over a slice of this dynamic coastline. Cristina Jorge de Carvalho’s aesthetic could be described as a monolithic massing of materiality meets mid-century eclecticism. There is a real sense of confidence in the way...

micro living

Spanish practice ELII Architects has refurbished this micro-apartment in Madrid  adopting a series of smart solution for storage spaces. A dual strategy has been applied to this project based on an L-shaped band that integrates the access, wet areas, storage areas and leisure spaces. This frees up the main area, which opens up to the windows and balconies to create...

Mitchelton Vineyard Victoria

Opening December 1st 2017, in the Victorian countryside near Nagambie, The Mitchelton Hotel and Spa provides a new standard in laid back luxury for the region just 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne. A personal project of caravan magnate Gerry Ryan and his son Andrew. The $16 million Mitchelton Hotel and Spa is the most recent addition to the family’s spectacular Mitchelton Winery...

blank canvas

HAO Design had two main requests when hired by the Hsu family to design their new apartment in Pingtung City, Taiwan. The first was that the entire 165 square meter plan encompass the expansive park views outside the wide windows; the second, that every room be tailor made to suit each of the four family member's needs...

With Open Arms

Citing his mentor, Romaldo Giurgola’s (architect of Canberra’s Parliament House) ethos of designing a building with open arms to welcome visitors, Luigi Rosselli has designed this triplex apartment building to draw people in and has in the process creates a series of serene oases in the middle of Sydney’s leafy eastern suburbs. The concave façade details are the open arms in this building,...

Santorini holiday house

Greek architecture firm Kapsimalis Architects has designed these two contemporary holiday houses in the traditional village of Firostefani on the island of Santorini .Two old pre-existing cave houses, set next to each other dug into the volcanic soil. The intention of the project was to create two totally different cave houses, that are almost opposing to each other. The longer...

Art meets life – revisited

Thanks to the innovative approach taken by designer Anthony Collett and the enthusiasm of the owners for his suggestions, this nineteenth-century London flat is now an exciting space full of colour and texture.

Mirror-glass sliding panels separate the sitting room, dining-room hall and kitchen. An abstract design by artist Fiona Gallagher is on the side facing...