hospitality

2017 Dulux Colour Awards Winners

In the 31st anniversary year of the iconic Dulux Colour Awards, combined to define the winning projects across nine individual categories. Announced at a gala event on Wednesday 10 May, The Dulux Colour Awards looks to uncover the most inventive use of colour in built environments across Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Each year the panel look for the submissions that take creativity to new heights...

Botanical influence

Vancouver, British Columbia, has just welcomed Botanist, the new highly anticipated restaurant designed by Ste. Marie Design in collaboration with Glasfurd & Walker. Located inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. Staying true to its name, the crux of the décor is the indigenous plant of the Pacific Coast which makes its appearance in either living plants overflowing from gilded...

DIG INN

A recent project by studio ASH, 'Dig inn' -a small chain restaurant located in Boston USA features peachy-pink furniture designed by ASH accompanied with warm grey, natural oak, steel, and white marble to tie the space aesthetic together," said a statement from Dig Inn. By way of design and style, the restaurant is divided into 3 separate spaces: the...

Winds of Wine

Like a pewter ribbon ripped from a perfectly wrapped present, the roofline of the Viña Vik Hotel in Millahue, Chile barrels down the landscape as if it were writhing in the winds of the valley in which it sits. Clad in titanium this space age material punctuates and gleams atop perfectly rusted iron, copper and steel. Perhaps an uneasy juxtaposition in what is such a...

breathtaking beauty

Perched over 2,000 metres above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon in Jabal Akhdar, the highest five star resort, the Anantara Jabal Akhdarwas designed by Lotfi Sidirahal from Atelier Pod. The long inaccessible Jabal Akhdar, Arabic for “The Green Mountain”, is a towering escarpment. The luxury resort is located on a 66,000 sqm...

The Forecast earthy tones

With Autumn here, there’s no better time to start warming up our homes with colour and texture. The hue on everyone’s home-decorating radar this year is Terracotta - favoured for its down-to-earth feel yet sophisticated aesthetic. Tierras Industrial tile collection by Mutina and Patricia Urquiola consists of different kind of lavas, of terracotta and of clays, chromaticaly matching with each other. You can find this...

Giant Steps – Healesville

After the sale of Innocent Bystander Wines, wine maker Phil sexton wanted to transform the casual eatery that housed that brand into an environment of fine dining that reflected his high-end label Giant Steps. The space needed not only to house a refined dining experience, but also act as a cellar door with a tasting room and retail...

Foodie Friday – Fruit Scones

Who doesn't love a scones! Just serve them fresh and warm from the oven with a serious amount of really good butter. But if you are feeling naughty serve with lemon curd and thickened cream. [caption id="attachment_31537" align="aligncenter" width="850"]Fruit Scones / Vzug Fruit Scones / Vzug[/caption] Ingredients: 225g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 55g butter 50g...

down The Rabbit Hole

Fresh from picking up the Best Restaurant Design gong at the 2015 Eat Drink Design Awards for Beccafico, Matt Woods’ latest project, The Rabbit Hole - Organic Tea Bar located in the Sydney suburb Redfern reinvents the tired & clichéd teahouse concept. The design begins by taking advantage of the former industrial sites inherent architecture. Concrete floors are polished;...

Australian Rural Luxury revisited

When I first meet Brae's head chef Dan Hunter I was captivated by his holistic and passionate approach to food. This same philosophy has been extended to the newly erected accommodation evidenced by the appreciation of the handcrafted, collaborative design process, agricultural building typologies and local, sustainably sourced materials. The overall experience is one of rural luxury. Situated on a 30 acre farm...