hospitality

little hunter Melbourne

In true Melbourne style or possibly New York this basement restaurant located in Melbourne’s iconic Georges building, Little Hunter features a refined and warm industrial setting created by interior designers, Eades & Bergman. Little Hunter is a shared project, including Pete Evans MKR, who brought Gavin Baker think .... The Fat Duck in London into the fold, Linda Temani co owner and Director of Senoritas,...

Ovolo Hotel Melbourne

The Ovolo Hotel a former lacklustre serviced apartment block located on Little Bourke St in Melbourne’s CBD has been transformed into a boutique hip Hotel, aimed at tech-savvy professionals. A key part of the design challenge for the design team at HASSELL was instilling a unique ‘local identity’ into the design of the hotel. Situated at the top end of Little Bourke Street surrounded by...

Japanese Delight …CASE-REAL

With a nod the unobtrusive yet exacting design Japan is known for, Via Pace by Japanese studio CASE-REAL, is a temple to food and simplicity. The brass and glass facade echoes the shoji screens of traditional Japanese homes and frames the entrance of this bunker like restaurant. Ambient lighting softens the strong concrete walls while the honey-coloured timber flooring is laid at angle to the...

Central & Co. by 44th Hill

Sitting pretty on Great Marlborough Road in the heart of London is the very handsome brasserie and bar, Central & Co. The design by 44th Hill pulls the elegance of a London past into the present day with tiles, marble and polished brass details surrounded by concrete walls and some seriously stunning lighting. Upstairs is the “Central” where the food is served all day in...

Cracker Jack…. Jackson Clements Burrows

Keast Park Community Pavilion is the home of lawn bowls made famous in the indi Australian film Cracker Jack. The tired yet iconic lawn bowls community center was given the Jackson Clements Burrows treatment which is now a commanding piece architecture. Located on the Seaford foreshore in bay-side Victoria the project  integrates all facilities into a new community building encouraging park users to engage with...

little bursts of colour…

Tria is a stylish and sturdy table range made entirely of metal. Available with two base options, Tria Due and Tria Uno lends itself to a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications from casual dining through to meeting spaces. Tria is the perfect accompaniment to almost any design scheme! The Tria range is available in an aluminum, black, white, red and orange painted finish....

the Living room

Moving away from traditional retail concepts interior designer Flávia Gerab drew inspiration from every day life when creating the decor for chocolatier Brigaderia. In this store there are no traditional counters which confine the sales people nor rows of cabinets and shelves. The homely store is packed with colour, bold patterns and the sweet aroma of chocolates. The Living Room inspired store echos the warmth...

2012 Spring Racing Carnival marquees ….. are u in the birdcage?

Melbourne based Blackmilk teamed up with White Sparrow enlisted to design and create the VRC's Spring Racing Carnivals marquees. With their little trotters firmly placed on the track, Inspired by fashion and horses they let their imaginations run wild to develop a whimsical, bold and beautiful interpretation of these themes, driven by equine influences and the creativity of haute Couture fashion. [caption id="attachment_5585" align="aligncenter" width="500"]

bluarch nightclubs: these are a few of my favourite things

New York based and multi-award winning bluarch architecture + interiors + lighting was founded in 2004 by Antonio di Oronzo. Known for both their architecture and interiors, I want to take a minute to look at the fabulous nightclubs and lounges they have created across the U.S. because they are most definitely among some of my favourite things. What sets the nightclubs and lounges of...

Where the hipsters stay and play …. QT Sydney

Inspired by an energetic collection of original artworks and cutting edge graphics, Nic Graham and Shelley Indyk are the local design talent for the hippest hotel, opening the QT Sydney. Graham and Indyk have teamed up to deliver a plethora of stunning architectural features and interior design in the public spaces and guest rooms of QT Sydney. With Graham’s attention to detail and Indyk’s post-modernism...