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Impeccable Provenance – Melbourne

History is something that fascinates me greatly and historical references attached to a home or place instantly adds an intangible and magic value. In the case of this townhouse, located in East Melbourne Australia, the short roll call of owners reads like the provenance of a great painting. The first owner was Eugene von Guerard, the famed landscape painter responsible for producing some of the...

From up on Princes Hill

The inner city suburb of Princes Hill in Melbourne Australia is home to some beautiful Victorian Architecture. The challenge here: to juxtapose what is a contemporary renovation while championing the heritage of the building. Charged with the task to bridge this historical language was Christopher Elliott – and what a conversation! This family home seems to draw design motifs from many eras: Victorian...

A Church to Call Home – New Zealand

The concept for this home, located on Waiheke Island, New Zealand and designed by local firm Vaughan McQuarrie, started from the idea that the centre of the house would be a meeting place in the same way a church acts as a focal point in a small village. The church in this design is a soaring double-height room with full-height windows and a...

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...

A place amongst the Poplars

Alexander Place is a Grade II listed Georgian terrace, sitting in the heart of swanky South Kensington, London. Nestled amongst a Poplar lined street, the listed exterior required the deft hand of Minale + Mann to fineness the renovation. Redefining the internal space typologies to a more contemporary layout, Minale + Mann have created a generous family home. The design...

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...

The “New” Hamptons

For better or worse, the Hamptons “look” is one of the most copied around the world. Swathes of creams, whites and nautical stripes usually defines the theme and attempts to infuse a home with a relaxed beachy vibe. Bearing that in mind, this home by designer Tamara Magel is pure Hamptons love for me. While it is unmistakably Hamptons (the...

Masculine in Mexico City

This 150 square metre home in the posh Lomas de Chapultepec neighbourhood in Mexico City is the residence of Eugenio López, the owner of Jumex – the juice megabrand popular throughout the USA and Latin America. Famed as having perhaps Latin Americas largest private art collection, this home doesn’t have your traditional Western “white box” gallery-like interior. Famed Spanish designer Luis Bustamante has...

Seeing Red – Arizona / A-I-R Architects

I grew up and have lived close to the water my whole life, so admittedly desert architecture has always seemed somewhat foreign to me. The idea of designing a home to sit in such an inhospitable place appears daunting and growing up my only real reference for desert architecture were the pleasure homes of Palm Springs. In recent years, I have always kept a keen...

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...