hospitality

sense of luxury

Onion started designing 138-room Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort 5 years ago. In January 2018, the first phase - 52-room beachfront was opened for guests. Every room has a private swimming pool and beach views. There are 2-Bedroom Presidential Pool Villa next to the beach, framed the view by the old Banyan Trees, 4-Pool Villas and the rest of...

Australian Mexican connection

It’s been 12 years since the humble beginning of Guzman y Gomez with its first store in Newtown, Sydney. In 2015, GYG was named the fastest growing fast-food chain in Australia. In the beginning of 2018, we saw the opening of their 100th store located North of Sydney in Maitland, NSW, yes that’s right, I said 100! Designed by MORRISco Design, “The GYG...

Baroq House – Melbourne

Award-winning architects, Hachem recently transformed iconic Melbourne nightclub Baroq House as part of a lavish $4 million venue revamp that is meticulously detailed and loaded with a luxurious pallet of materials that adorn the opulant venue. Following the successful redesign of Baroq’s sister nightclub and Collective Establishment venue Bond Bar in 2014, Hachem were once again re-engaged to bring...

Dulux Colour Awards 2018 Winners!

Courage and innovation typified the inspired use of colour in the winning projects of the 32nd Dulux Colour Awards, announced at last Thursday night’s Gala event held at the National Gallery of Victoria. This prestigious industry awards program recognises the most creative and considered use of colour in nine project categories! Hats of to Dulux, boasting a record number of entries – more...

Chandon Yarra Valley

Inspired by the transformation of grapes into sparkling wine, Foolscap Studio have chosen an eclectic palette of natural materials such as metal, marble, leather and wood, which they have subjected to various treatments that reflect the passage of time and the exertion of fine craftsmanship for Australia’s , Domaine Chandon , established by eminent champagne house Moët & Chandon, in Australia’s Yarra Valley. Working...

Social Media Ready

The Gaga restaurants attract a young, well-informed Shanghai crowd that is constantly on a hunt for the new and upcoming. Setting foot into a historic building is not on the top of their list," say’s founder and director of Coordination Asia Tilman Thürmer. Gaga's target audience are young women who are "fashion-conscious and highly digitally engaged". Healthy eating and living is also increasingly...

Wearstler re-imagining past, present & future

American designer and style icon Kelly Wearstler has used clashing patterns, colours and textures to design the San Francisco Proper hotel, alongside notable furniture pieces from various European design movements. The hotel is located in a wedge shaped structure built in 1926.Wearstler retained the original character of the lobby and lounge spaces. Across all of the spaces, she chose an elaborate layering of geometric...

radical modernism

Housed in a historic building in Linz, Austria, Rossbarth is a new restaurant by two young chefs, Sebastian Rossbach and Marco Barth whose core mission in the kitchen is to combine familiarity with novelty. Inspired by the chefs’ culinary philosophy, Austrian interior design studio destilat has created a space of monastic simplicity and modernist minimalism that feels both timeless...

minimalist winery

In the famed wine region of Southern Styria is Steinbach Keller, a minimalist winery loved by design disciples and wine buffs alike! Situated in Gamlitz, Austria, the winery dates back to the 1800s and its buildings are from a variety of eras. Graz-based designer Ulrike Tinnacher has translated the ethos of the vineyard and...