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On Safari – Africa

Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. Located less than an hour’s drive from Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, is safari resort Habitas Namibia which seems diconneted from civilization. Nestled high on a hilltop surrounded by a wildlife reserve...

Citizens of Earth – installation

American architect Marc Thorpe has developed a conceptual project / installation which would be placed near Marfa USA and the border of Mexico that resembles a large spaceship landing on earth. "The installation for the desert of Marfa would be a polished steel disc that appears to hover in the desert, gently reflecting the surrounding border of the United...

Pavilion house – Ibiza

Ca l’Amo is a located at the north end of the San Mateo plain on the island of Ibiza making the ideal place to self isolate, surrounded by stone walls and terrain that make up countryside of Ibiza. What was once agricultural land has now been reclaimed by forest. Designed by Maria Castello Martínez, the project aim...

Unintended Beauty – Alastair Philip Wiper

Unintended Beauty offers a rare insight into places of work, knowledge and power that are normally kept behind closed doors. Photographer Alastair Philip Wiper’s book is a photographic exploration of industrial iconography and scientific symbolism found in technical facilities in around the world. The book reveals the accidental aesthetics, sublime complexities and rich details of our machines - machines that smash atoms together, build...

Historic Clinton Hill – Brooklyn

Arnold Studio’s redesign aims to fuse old and new within the completed duplex apartment inside a historic brick house in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighbourhood by using black and white details to contrast with the home’s original architectural elements. On the first floor, the studio created an open-plan kitchen, living room and dining area. White oak wood floors and exposed blackened...

MEKA & ZELLIJ arrive from Italy

Imported from Italy the recently docked is a stoneware reinterpretation of Italy’s traditional handmade cement tiles without the sensitives of porous concrete, making them ideal for most applications and easy to clean. Featuring both plain colours and complimenting decor patterns , MEKA utilises the mix of colour shades to create an alternating tonal effect with slip resistance finish. Available...

Conjoined spaces – Sydney

This inner city Sydney site proposed enormous potential for Atelier DAU given its generous width granted via the vacant block within its title. In addition to a rear expansion and thorough renovation within the existing terrace home, a new single garage with a self-contained apartment above it now flanks the property, concealed behind a striking custom perforated bronze...

cyber-industrial camel toe

Parisian fashion house Maison Margiela has collaborated with sportswear brand Reebok to launch a collection of high-heeled, split-toe (like a camel toe) trainers for the era of the "cyber-industrial revolution". (Ok) The shoe collection was launched during Maison Margiela's Spring-Summer 2020 Artisanal Co-ed show in Paris, each design is a cross between Reebok's dynamic Instapump Fury trainer from 1994...

A peak behind the Zuster curtain

Sisters Wilhelmina McCarroll and Fleur Sibbel are the much loved award-winning design duo behind the Zuster brand, a name synonymous with beautiful, bespoke Australian made furniture. We spoke to Willy and Fleur about their design legacy and the DNA of their brand, as well as what’s coming up for Zuster and Reece in the bathroom. Q. You have a...

Reuniting the twins

The two buildings were actually built as identical twins in 1642 by the famous architect Philips Vingboons. Different use and different owners, plus the introduction of a new façade two centuries later for one of the two houses, meant that when HOH Architects started working on the project to unite the two buildings University of Amsterdam which were no longer...