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Roman and Williams Guild New York

Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, the husband-and-wife team behind design firm Roman and Williams, have created a heavenly two-storey emporium in Manhattan's Soho district. Named Roman and Williams Guild New York, the flagship emporium houses an art studio, divine flower shop, gallery and boutique, and a restaurant called La Mercerie. The duo's treasury of lighting and furniture spans multiple categories of...

Former army drill hall – Sydney

The restoration and adaption of a 1905 former army drill hall in Sydney’s Inner West, involved the careful interweaving of the building’s original details and material palette with contemporary additions to create a relaxing home to suit the new owners. Although the original building had been altered substantially and unsympathetically in the 1990s by former owners, key elements remained intact or salvageable so the design...

Decadence and Beauty – Megan Hess

Megan Hess is a name synonymous with elegance and high-fashion, her signature style of fashion illustration is in high-demand, globally. In 2008 Hess illustrated the New York Times number one selling book Sex And The City - written by Candace Bushnell. She has since illustrated portraits for Vanity Fair and Time, created iconic accessories for Henri Bendel and illustrated the windows of Bergdorf Goodman in...

New England interpretation – Hamptons USA

This private residence located in the Hamptons, USA, was designed as an immersive yet modern and natural retreat. Situated along a natural ravine and protected wetlands, the residence consists of three simple gable-shaped buildings, creating a dialogue between the natural grasslands and the built environment. Our objective was to create a single-family residence with a distinctive shared living area, private bedrooms and a private art...

Spanish tradition

The Cheriff restaurant comes from a long tradition of local family businesses. It has turned into a culinary classic, known for its history and quality, with fresh fish coming in directly from the neighbouring docks. Cheriff is part of Barceloneta, Spain’s history. A classic in the seaside neighbourhood, it needed a design that preserved the authenticity time bestowed onto the restaurant. As part of a...

Endless ocean residence – Sydney

Above the clear blue sea, this house embodies the spirit of seaside living in response to a magical site – endless ocean in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs on a rocky headland with an ideal north-east aspect. The design is discreet in scale, has a quiet focus and layered materiality, and is sensitive to both site and neighbours providing mystery and privacy along one of Sydney’s busiest coastlines. Designed by...

A light industrial home – Ireland

Conversion of a Warehouse to a Family Dwelling, the brief was to convert a light industrial warehouse unit, situated in central Dublin, Ireland, to a family dwelling. Located on a tight site the project builds itself around a double height atrium space which functions as the primary communal family room for the house a sort of rumpus room. Parts of the home are painted in various...

A House For Four – UK

A House For Four is a modest 5m2 side extension that transforms the ground floor living space of this Victorian terrace property. A new stepped dormer creates a bedroom in the roof space, allowing the clients two young children to have their own bedrooms. Both new additions address the street, with a shiplapped larch timber referencing the existing brick gable end and roof tiles respectively....

Inspired by traditional Moroccan tiles

Imported from Italy, Skheme tiles recently launched the ZELLIJ Series inspired by traditional Moroccan Zellige tiles which features a solid range of colours with strong tonal variation. They feature the realistic imperfections of hand-crafted tiles and an undulated edge to create a visually exciting feature. These organically formed tiles are ceramic requiring no sealing,...

Pacific View Point – Bronte

Docked into the steep rocky strata of the Pacific Ocean, Bronte, this home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs is a place for contemplation; a place to observe and absorb the shimmer of the water, each fold and fall of the waves, the serene passage of cetaceans and cumulus, the infinite permutations of textures and hues that form a welcome diversion from our urban and global concerns. Designed by