architecture

The skin temple a great place to worship

The Skin Temple designed by Melbourne design studio Anna Drummond Design was Inspired by the allure of a traditional bento box, the Skin Temple Medi Clinic and Spa draws upon the mystery of a perfectly packaged oriental parcel.  Each compartment is discovered from within a rich lacquered core to unveil spaces that evoke the essence of age-old oriental and middle eastern beauty rituals. This simple...

Red Hill Victoria PORT PHILLIP ESTATE WINERY by Woodmarsh Architects

I recently had the good fortune to catch up with friends at the Port Phillip Estate winery in Red Hill designed by multi award winning design practice Woodmarsh. This dramatic building sits on a spectacular, undulating site overlooking vineyards, Westernport bay and Bass Strait. The building appears to spiraling out of the ground and slowly rising to form the eastern wall of the structure. This...

Belgium turns it ON a LIGHT show like NO other

The second edition of the Festival of Lights has just taken place in the town centre of Ghent a Flemish region of Belgium which commenced on 26 January and concluded on 29th . The event drew an estimated 200,000 visitors, both from Belgium and abroad. This 4 day event stretches across a long 5 kilometer walking route that is truly breathtaking. I had a difficult task...

Katon Redgen Mathieson, the timeless modernists.

Don't you just love it when you stumble across a design practice that speaks volumes to you, well that's how I felt when I discovered Katon Redgen Mathieson (KRM) a Sydney based design firm that seems to draw inspiration from classic 20th century architecture and interiors embracing modernist principles that deliver uncluttered spaces that are strong classic and inspiring. Seriously I'm in love with KRM. [caption id="attachment_1197"...

Autoban design studio From Istanbul to Europe, USA, Asia and Australia. “Best Newcomer” by Blueprint,“Best Young Designers” by Wallpaper*,Best Hotels in the World by Sunday Times Travel

Autoban is an Istanbul based design studio, developing architectural and interior projects along with product designs that engage issues of creativity and knowledge, realism and imagination, function and culture. Seyhan Ozdemir and Sefer Caglar established Autoban in Galata, Istanbul in 2003. In 2011, Autoban’s product designs were sold across Europe, USA, Asia and Australia, in more than 50 points, manufactured by De La Espada – Spain-Portugal...

Malvi Architects breathe new life into health-care + take us out on a concept Eco sea cat

[caption id="attachment_887" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Malvi Architects in Greece ORL Clinic"]Malvi Architects Greece Dr Surgery [/caption] Mal-Vi Architects is a multidisciplinary architecture & design studio experienced in architectural design and building development, based in Thessaloniki, Greece have recently completed a Doctor's surgery that redefines health-care waiting rooms and treatment spaces bringing a sense of calm and...

Jurlique. 25 years. The farm House. sustainability principles. New design direction.Rebecca Vulic

Based in New York Rebecca Vulic Jurliques' International Global Retail Design Director shares with us an insight into how the store design and brand identity of Australian success story Jurlique continues to evolve and connect with it's growing global customers. Located in a high profile location, with entrances from both the high street and the shopping mall, the new Jurlique Xintiandi site commands attention. The shop...

Richard Powers.photographer.Books 4 your design inspiration.

Richard Powers is one of my personal favorite interior / architectural photographers with an incredible body of work spanning the globe if your looking for design inspiration and would like to treat yourself to some design indulgence check out some of his books over the festive season. Richard emailed me today mentioning his latest book pietboon has just been released. For more info on his...

THE PATTERNED INTERIOR – Revisited

Last week Internationally feted designer and friend Greg Natale, celebrated the launch of his stunning new book, THE PATTERNED INTERIOR with friends, family and collaborators. Hosted by Greg Natale at James Said Paddington with publishing house Rizzoli New York, the evening was quintessential Natale! At once sophisticated and full of robust character, Greg Natale’s interiors are renowned around...