interior design

being visible

Herdade da Considerada is a parcel of arid land with 500 hectares, about seven kilometers from Alcácer do Sal, dotted with cork oaks and umbrella pines. The resulting landscape is uniform in every direction and, as the architect Luís Rebelo de Andrade found on a preliminary visit, it is easier to lose your car at Herdade da Considerada than in a supermarket...

freedom movement

Occupying a corner location in a northern residential neighbourhood of Bogota, Colombia, Masa is a new restaurant that stands out in its simple yet bold, graphical playfulness. Conceived by New York and Bogota-based architecture practice Studio Cadena as a series of distinct but interconnected spaces, marked by triangular cutouts of different sizes, the building is a sculptural tour de force that nevertheless...

Mutina new ranges

Patricia Urquiola, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Tokujin Yoshioka, Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges, Inga Sempé, Konstantin Grcic and Hella Jongerius are the heart of Mutina. A close-knit team that share the same passions in their work: art, good design, architecture, product approach and a unique take on life and last week I I headed to

independent identity – India

The Three Court House located in Ahmedabad, India is conceived as a series of similar but varied pavilions that allows the house to conform to the unique shape of the site. By restricting the height to one floor, the house is able to blend in with its humble surroundings and the nature of the plan breaks down the scale and mass of the house to...

Saint Moritz – St Kilda

Last week I was invited to view Luxury developer GURNER’s most ambitious and significant Australian project to-date and it totally exceeded my expectations, from it's unpretentious exterior that sits well within the context of the neighbouring buildings to the plethora of amenities likened to luxury hotels on offer. Celebrating St Kilda’s halcyon days as the waterfront playground for the rich and famous, the “

clear distinction – Brisbane

Sorrel is a progressive extension and alteration to a small cottage on a sloping site in Paddington, Brisbane Australia. The project explores the juxtaposition between historical context and contemporary architecture. In a somewhat controversial decision, the call was made to make a clear distinction between the small, original cottage and the new work, keeping their respective personalities distinct. The materials used are in stark contrast...

Lara Scolari – abstract expressionist

Designer Rugs has long been a supporter of Australian artists through their unique rug collaborations, and there is now a new partnership to add to the list – Sydney artist Lara Scolari. Touted as one of Australia’s most exciting emerging contemporary visual artists, Lara Scolari’s gestural paintings have made a serious splash on the international art scene. Lara has developed...

Melbourne Design Week 2019

Australia's leading annual international design event, Melbourne Design Week, will present its largest program to date, with more than 200 events including 47 exhibitions, 14 film screenings, 77 talks, 22 tours and 18 workshops across Melbourne and – for the very first time – Geelong  from 14 – 24 March 2019. Celebrating the best of local, national and international design,...