interior design

the St Kilda Australasian

This family house located in St Kilda West Melbourne Australia on long and relatively narrow sloping block which incorporates an existing Victorian house. Kennedy Nolan Architects responded to their client’s request that the architecture reflect their extensive time living in various parts of Asia. Avoiding a literal or thematic depiction of ‘Asian’ architecture, the connections are subtle and characterised by...

mid-century Manhattan in Melbourne

Escala Partners is a fresh presence in Australia’s wealth management landscape and the new headquarters in Melbourne’s Collins Street are a distinctive, game-changing affair in which quality, care and market differentiation pervade every space and surface. Dispelling the sterility of the commercial office typology, MOLECULE sought to treat the firm’s clients uncommonly...

Tactile Minimalism

Joseph Dirand has been receiving a lot of “re-grams” for his Paris Apartment of late. In fact he has been receiving a lot of attention in general for his liveable reinvented minimalism and I am loving it! The Paris based architect and designer recently renovated his apartment to reflect his blended family. All of the hero elements such...

Life at the top

The unconventional design of this 600 sqm penthouse in Tel Aviv is proof that life at the top is rather rather spectacular. Designed by Israel based Pitsou Kedem the entire penthouse is enclosed in glass. The internal spaces, floating within the building’s shell are fully exposed to the city and beyond. No rooms connect with the outer shell allowing full views...

LE COIFFEUR

In addition to bouillabasse and aioli, the seaside city of Marseille is now home to a new gem, a cleverly designed hair salon called Le Coiffeur. Conceived for local stylist and salon owner Pascal Lancien by Fabrica alumnus Margaux Keller, a Marseille native herself, the elegant space puts an inviting new spin on the conventional format of a...

concrete fashion apartment

Japanese studio Airhouse Design Office renovated the 40-year-old concrete apartment for a fashion lover, adding a big dressing room in the center of the apartment that functions as a passage as well as a storage space. The project aim was to redesign the interior of this house in Jiyugaoka to suit the lifestyle of a resident who has a passion for fashion. The client requested...

A Modern Country Life

Building a country barn could be fraught with gimmickry danger… I’m thinking gingham and deer heads (the horror!). What a lovely surprise it is then to see this wonderfully fresh and modern take on a country barn. The team at Hutker Architects designed this sympathetic approach to the barn for an active family so ensured that the house was...

Basta – Basta

Exposed brickwork, bevelled white tiles with dark grout, industrial pendants and oak timber tables….whilst these finishes sound very familiar these days, it was the striking individually painted parquet floorboards within this interior that caught our eye. Pasta-Basta is an Italian restaurant located in Chernihv, Ukraine.  The space is divided into two main areas, the main seating area and the servery area which joins an open kitchen. We love the...

Bronte Beach dreaming

For our readers going into winter like we are in Australia I thought I would bring back some sunshine and summer warmth with this stunning Bronte Beach house. Alexandra Donohoe is a Sydney based interior designer who is doing some truly stunning work. This family home located  high on the cliffs of Bronte celebrates light, form and a bold...

Eureka Melbourne penthouse

Quite often glamour can be perceived as opulent or high decoration. However the furniture concept in this glamorous, unexpectedly modern Melbourne penthouse responds to the material palette that the occupants desired for a city pad designed for entertaining and escape. The apartment architecture and interior was designed by Melbourne practice, Fitt de Felice, and construction was underway when MOLECULE...