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The Icon – St Kilda

This 17-storey apartment building design by JCB is located in a prominent position at St Kilda Junction Melbourne, at a busy intersection. Skirted by an eclectic mix of medium and high-rise buildings, street signs and billboards, the site is best described as an area to “drive through”, a gateway to St Kilda and Melbourne’s bayside suburbs. While the formal composition of The Icon...

light house

Lighting designers from Philips Lighting, have collaborated with automotive company Renault on a unique concept car and smart home unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The SYMBIOZ autonomous electric car is not just a car, it’s an extension of the home. The vehicle’s onboard digital technology makes it an interactive and personalized space, connecting its passengers to other cars, people and technologies in the...

Chromatic tension

Situated on Boston’s famous Beacon Street this stately apartment is an exploration of colour and balance by Dee Elms of Elms Interior Design. Traditional in it proportions and architectural detailing the home is an eclectic mix of contemporary, mid-century and classical decorative elements. Australian made lighting from Christopher Boots sits alongside New York’s Apparatus Studio and vintage Serge...

A Luxe Bachelor’s Pad

After spending his days making the world's most famous faces beautiful, it makes sense that the owner of this New York apartment would want the same for his home. Make-up artist to the stars, Mario Dedivanovic, enlisted young design super-star Ryan Korban (famed for designing the interiors for Balenciaga, Alexander Wang and more) to completely renovated his penthouse on Manhattan's Upper East...

life in colour

Architecture studio Point Supreme designed this bright and fun apartment for a family with young children in Athens, Greece. Dubbed the Nadja Apartment, the house was once two separate flats, which were renovated and connected with a staircase in the middle. The focal point of the entire apartment, this custom-designed staircase construction is a small piece of architecture in itself...

Crown Jewel

The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park – the crown jewel of the hotel group recently commissioned Joyce Wang for a multi-million dollar renovation of their flagship property. Located at London’s most prestigious address the property has hosted fame, fortune and royalty in its glittering history. Wang has taken her inspiration from the building’s park-side location, specifically the different textures, forms and colours...

The Bookshelf house

Italian architect Andrea Mosca has renovated a formerly dark house in a nice suburb close to Paris into a light-filled residence that houses hundreds of books around the living spaces. The Bookshelf House was created for a family of five who fell in love with the room-length bookshelf at a friend’s house, where they were staying during the renovation. The interior...

Bachelor Party

Hernandez Greene are the duo responsible for the transformation of this Greenwich Village apartment from basic white box to ultra-glam bachelor pad. The brief for this project was simple – create a home that did double time as a space to display art and to entertain on a lush scale. Katrina Hernandez and Joshua Greene of Hernandez Greene devised a...

Belle Beautiful Australian Homes Volume II

September is a month to celebrate for interiors and architecture lovers, with the much-anticipated release of Belle Beautiful Australian Homes Volume II. Building on the success of the first book, Volume II again lifts the curtain on the country’s most envy-inducing residences. In this luxe coffee table book, readers are granted exclusive access to a further 40 breathtaking abodes, from timeless to contemporary to the...

A Classic French Home Filled With Sottsass

The long and eclectic career of the architect and designer Ettore Sottsass, a leading figure of the 1980s Memphis group, is on vivid display in the ornate 18th-century Rue de Grenelle apartment in Paris of the architect and designer Charles Zana – whose work we love! While Zana, not typically known for a Memphis emphasis in his aesthetic - certainly incorporates the bold...