interior design

Historic Clinton Hill – Brooklyn

Arnold Studio’s redesign aims to fuse old and new within the completed duplex apartment inside a historic brick house in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighbourhood by using black and white details to contrast with the home’s original architectural elements. On the first floor, the studio created an open-plan kitchen, living room and dining area. White oak wood floors and exposed blackened...

MEKA & ZELLIJ arrive from Italy

Imported from Italy the recently docked is a stoneware reinterpretation of Italy’s traditional handmade cement tiles without the sensitives of porous concrete, making them ideal for most applications and easy to clean. Featuring both plain colours and complimenting decor patterns , MEKA utilises the mix of colour shades to create an alternating tonal effect with slip resistance finish. Available...

Conjoined spaces – Sydney

This inner city Sydney site proposed enormous potential for Atelier DAU given its generous width granted via the vacant block within its title. In addition to a rear expansion and thorough renovation within the existing terrace home, a new single garage with a self-contained apartment above it now flanks the property, concealed behind a striking custom perforated bronze...

cyber-industrial camel toe

Parisian fashion house Maison Margiela has collaborated with sportswear brand Reebok to launch a collection of high-heeled, split-toe (like a camel toe) trainers for the era of the "cyber-industrial revolution". (Ok) The shoe collection was launched during Maison Margiela's Spring-Summer 2020 Artisanal Co-ed show in Paris, each design is a cross between Reebok's dynamic Instapump Fury trainer from 1994...

A peak behind the Zuster curtain

Sisters Wilhelmina McCarroll and Fleur Sibbel are the much loved award-winning design duo behind the Zuster brand, a name synonymous with beautiful, bespoke Australian made furniture. We spoke to Willy and Fleur about their design legacy and the DNA of their brand, as well as what’s coming up for Zuster and Reece in the bathroom. Q. You have a...

Reuniting the twins

The two buildings were actually built as identical twins in 1642 by the famous architect Philips Vingboons. Different use and different owners, plus the introduction of a new façade two centuries later for one of the two houses, meant that when HOH Architects started working on the project to unite the two buildings University of Amsterdam which were no longer...

restrained drama

Bewboc House is a suburban terrace house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia owned by a young family. The approach by Fabian Tan Architects, was to re-imagine a form befitting a corner house and to re-purpose the living spaces on ground level. An epic arch roof extends outwards, creating a vaulted annex that forms the living spaces and creates restrained drama. The...

Coastal Kelly Wearstler

Santa Monica Proper Hotel occupies a 1920s Santa Monica building with an extension designed by local firm Howard Laks Architects. Located on Wilshire Boulevard in the coastal Californian city, it forms the latest Proper Hotel, designed by iconic Kelly Wearstler, a company that Wearstler's her husband Brad Korzen founded with Brian De Lowe. Wearstler also designed the San Francisco...

Park Life – Colorado

Located on the bank of Shoal Creek, one of two primary waterways traveling through Austin to the Colorado River, Belmont Park consists of two weathered Douglas fir clad buildings which rise above the creek from a flush limestone plinth. Designed by Tim Cuppett architects, the wooden buildings are connected by a transparent living room bridge which spans a...