hospitality

35,000 meters of gold chains

Spacemen drew inspiration from nature and through a series of undulating planes in varies shades of gold, reinterpreted the topography of iconic green rolling hills into the key design language of Icha. Taking up a refurbished mid-19th century colonial heritage building in the newly developed outdoor shopping district, Fengsheng Li,Shanghai, the project is the new flagship restaurant of the brand as...

The Paradiso Art Hotel

Devoted to art and contemporary creation and borrowing inspiration from the aesthetics of MiMo—Miami Modern—the new Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel, introduces a whole new way of visiting the island, surrounded by contemporary art. The hotel will host an ongoing Art Paradiso curated programme. Directed by the artist and curator Iñaki Domingo and the photographer and filmmaker Diana Kunst, the programme will...

radical modernism

Taking advantage of the wild beauty of the sierras of Maldonado in eastern Uruguay, the Sacramonte Landscape Hotel defies expectations of a luxury retreat by treating each guest room as an isolated cabin set amidst rolling hills, lush grasslands and clusters of vineyards. Designed by Brazilian and Uruguayan studio MAPA Architects, the cabins combine the radical modernism...

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...