interiors

A double gong for Elenberg Fraser winner of Best Hospitality + Sustainability Advancement Award 2012

Double award winning Vue de Monde by Elenberg Fraser not only took out the gong for Best Hospitality award it also collected an award for best Sustainability Advancement. Vue de Monde harnesses a comprehensive range of sustainable features that deal with energy, water, materiality and furniture. However Elenberg Fraser have taken it to the next level by implementing environmental food waste strategies redefining sustainable hospitality. [caption id="attachment_2824" align="aligncenter" width="501" caption="Vue de...

Tusculum St best residential Award Recipient 2012

The winner for best Residential Award for 2012 at the Australian Interior Design Awards was awarded to Smart Design Studio for Tusculum St this project showcases Smart Designs strengths combining clever design with brilliant architecture. This relativity small footprint has a great sense of space glamor and functionally a clear winner in my eyes. [caption id="attachment_2809" align="aligncenter" width="451" caption="Tusculum St NSW by Smart Design Studio"]

have you discovered De Castelli ?

De Castelli create vases, planters, chairs, tables, partitions, doghouses and nests. Their objective is to create geometric and non-geometric objects that decorate with discretion, without overpowering the surrounding environment.There is soooo much that I love about these guys, their forms are simple and the products are clever, take for instance the plant pot dog house a perfect integration of a planter and dog shelter. Oh...

South Yarra from the 1920’s

Built in the 1920's as two duplexes, in South Yarra this residence meshes the character filled historic architecture with a stunning modern addition. My love for this project is the well proportioned spaces you just can't beat wide open walkways leading onto gracious living spaces. This family home  designed by Carr design group from the street shows no indication of it's sleek light filled interior or...

wine time …. at the Bay of Islands New Zealand.

This coastal concrete bunker designed by MAP Architects in the stunning bay of Islands is a simple viewing platform sitting snugly within the landscape providing the perfect backdrop to enjoy a glass ..... a bottle or two. Drawing inspiration from wartime coastal bunkers & restricted to 25m2 due to local planning regulations the building was commissioned by local residents from a local seaside village.  The result...

Clovelly Residence by Diane Fernandes

Located in the inner city seaside suburb Clovelly, this house by Diane Fernandes interiors captures quintessential Australian urban coastal style. With painted out floors soaring ceilings, pops of colour juxtaposed by dark timber veneers and black feature walls the overall feel is relaxed and hip a perfect reflection of the Clovelly crowd. What I really love about this project is that although the house has...

The rebirth of the Great Hall UTS

The rebirth of the Great Hall and Balcony Room at the University of Technology Sydney [UTS]  is a stunning addition to the building that encases the ceremonial space of the Great Hall. Perforations in the walls and ceiling provide sculptural detail and acoustic properties. The integrated lighting set into to the falls and peaks of the soaring ceilings adds the perfect amount of drama. [caption id="attachment_2636"...

the hill house

The hill house designed by Andrew Maynard Architects based in Melbourne Australia decided rather than repeating past mistakes and extending to the rear of this existing home, they proposed to build a new structure on the rear boundary at the southern edge of the block of what had been until now, the back yard. The new structure faces the sun and the cantilevered box above...

floating luxury

Montreal based Sid Lee Architecture designed Bota Bota a first class day spa across 5 floors of a retired 1950'5 passenger ferry permanently docked at Montreal's Old Port offering up a cohesive package, complete with branding, logo and font concepts, and signage. [caption id="attachment_2487" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Bota Bota floating day spa designed by Sid Lee Architecture"] No Comments Read more

will the real iSelect please stand up?

We all know iSelect's out of the box ads complete with hilarious office antics set in a rather dull office environment. Well I wonder if the iSelect ads would have the same pull if they were filmed in their new hip Melbourne HQ designed by the talented V Arc design studio complete with epoxy floors, touchdown and informal collaboration points for team discussions and a...