interior design

Modern Melbourne

If there’s one thing I’ve known since I started working in design is that I am mad for timber panelling. It was natural then that I was drawn to this project by Inglis Architects in Melbourne's lush suburb of Toorak. Apart from the panelling however, this house also shows the apt ability of the architects to make full use of...

sensitive Bondi Apartment

A much needed renovation of this penthouse apartment on Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach Australia. Located on the top floor of an interwar Art Deco walk up flat, the refurb looked to both open the apartment to a generous rear north facing courtyard and modernise the existing interiors. MCK architects based in Sydney, Australia have been incredibly sensitive to the...

Floating in mid-air

The Float House is a single story private residence located in the heart of Israel designed by Pitsou Kedem Architecture. The architectural concept was to create a structure with a continuous wide space divided by internal courtyards and movable partitions which appears to defy the laws of physics. Seamless transitions from external reflective pools to elaborate internal courtyards give...

personal treasures

I have a major design crush on Catherine Kwong, perhaps verging on obsession. Catherine specialises in high-end residential with an emphasis on modern architecture and custom detailing. She brings a fresh approach to elegant, tailored interiors, mixing modern with vintage, high art with personal treasures. Catherine started her career in New York, designing luxury interiors for Studio Sofield and...

Penfolds Magill Estate South Australia

It’s been a month of recognition for Melbourne based designer Pascale Gomes-McNabb, who picked up major gongs at two separate Australian interior design awards in Sydney Australia. On May 19, Gomes-McNabb won in the Hospitality category at the Australian Interior Design Awards for Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant , South Australia featured below and Yellow Bistro at the Belle Interior design awards. (more on Yellow later...

unfolding

Located on a 54 acre meadow in Connecticut USA surrounded by 250 year-old oak trees and historic low stacked stone walls, named the “18.36.54 house” designed by daniel libeskind uses a faceted structure which frames views from all angles of the site. The home is conceived as a continuously folding ribbon structure of 18 planes, 36 points and 54 lines. Its...

The Boatshed Takapuna New Zealand

The Boatsheds House located in Takapuna Auckland New Zealand is built on constrained, compact urban site, a stones throw from Takapuna Beach. The three-stepped gables of these black 'boatsheds' appropriately reference the local boating and beach culture. The simplicity of the exterior form is contrasted by the highly crafted timber interior, exhibiting the skilled artistry of the builder...

Estar Móveis

If you are lucky enough to be jetting off to the World Cup next month in Brazil and find yourself at a loss of things to do between matches, perhaps a walk down Alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva in the up market neighbourhood of Jardim Europa in São Paulo could fill an hour or two! Estar Móveis is the...

as homely as bread

There is no doubt that everyone loves the smell of fresh baking bread but imagine staying in a hotel where this smell wafts through the foyer and hallways everyday!  At Praktik Hotel located in the Eixample district of Spain's second largest city, this is exactly what you will get. Designed by 2013 designer of the year, Lazaro Rosa Violan,...