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subtlety & experimentation from Foolscap studio

Foolscap studio was formed in 2009 and has fast become one of the most exciting young studios in Australia, charged with the task of the installation of The 18th Biennale of Sydney (no mean feat!). With a broad, yet laid back, design aesthetic, which is as much experimental as it is a response to the client’s needs, Foolscap Studio have produced interiors that focus on...

the unique expression of David Hicks

We all know David Hicks for his more than Luxe residential projects so I thought I'd share some of his hot commercial projects! Hicks approaches design considering architecture, interior design and decoration as one. Space and form, materials, finishes and furnishings are refined to ensure enduring quality and a unique expression of the client’s intent within each project. With a keen eye for detail that...

Connection between the architecture and landscape

Distinguished Melbourne based Allan Powell's projects are timeless masterpieces that respond to each site. Employing the use of handmade and everyday materials that will improve with age creating stunning spaces set amongst gardens. Its this connection between the architecture and landscape that I love considering all aspects for both external and internal spaces. Loving AP ! [caption id="attachment_4413" align="aligncenter" width="500"] No Comments Read more

melting chocolate and beautiful people by Wonderwall hong kong

Godiva’s concept flagship store is based around “treat thyself”. Wonderwall’s intention was to add a breath of fresh air to the more traditional image Godiva instill. The shop features delicious design details such as the “melting chocolate” ceiling combined with classical interior design. Set in the popular fashionable location of Harajuku passers-by gain a clear view of the chocolate society indulging in my favorite food...

the lakeside shelter and the desert outpost

Seattle based Olson Kundig Architects  idea for the cabin is that of a lakeside shelter in the woods, a little box with a big windows that opens to the surrounding landscape. The cabin’s big window-wall  opens the entire living space to the forest and lake. The materials selection are low maintenance concrete block, steel, concrete floors and plywood in keeping with the notion of a...

how thin is too thin? hey hey sexy legs

There's new stacking chair by Victor Vetterlein taking New York by storm and I think it has something to do with its super slim legs. .  X-Federation is composed of laminated wood combined with carbon fiber fabric a material adopting a strengthening technique used in boat building and  the skateboard industry.  An optional arm rest is available that fastens to the back and sides of...

keeping the palette of materials to a minimum

ODOS architects based in Dublin Ireland keep the palette of materials to a minimum to enhance the clarity and simplicity of their designs. The constant questioning of how people work, rest and play in today's society is the fundamental driving force behind the practice. ODOS believe their clients deserve to be challenged and that buildings need to inspire their occupants instilling a sense of curiosity...

HIRAMEKI by Akira Isogawa

What a fabulous night it was as Sydneysiders braved the chill and headed to Wash Bay in celebration of the launch of the third collaboration with one of Australia’s most recognised and feted designers Akira Isogawa and Designer Rugs. The tone of the night was modern Japanese with koto a traditional Japanese string music played whist guest sipped on Pommery and St Germain overlooking Walsh...

Rigorous detailing of KPDO

Melbourne based design practice KPDO favour a collaborative design approach, from the office through to involving the client. KPDO supports the theory of emotional design a soulful, responsive exploration of ideas that shines through in their stunning projects. This is expressed through a strong architectural aesthetic, with intelligent, practical responses , resulting in warm and versatile spaces that reveal themselves gradually. It's the rigorous detailing...