interiors

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...

The lily pad in the City

An empty large shell in the middle of Melbourne's CBD offered loop 8 architecture & Sean Van der Velden Architect the opportunity to create a stunning loft style home. Injecting finishes that look like they have been part of the buildings historical past like the beautiful parquetry floors and clever mix of industrial and luxury materials whilst respectfully bringing to life the buildings original framework...

VIP action

Crown entrainment complex continues to raise the bar with it's lasted make over on the VIP Mahogany Room designed by Bates Smart . This opulent gaming and entertaining VIP area takes luxury to another level without being garish, showy or too glitzy. With Crown Mahogany Room shortlisted for this years Australian Interior Design Awards it's another well deserved nod after Bates Smart delivered the stunning...

Colour my world ! The Super Store Malibu

I don't know about you but I am quite partial to a bit of colour blocking, I love the calm and order it brings to a retail space whether it be clothing or objects. Interior designer Janis Bell used the retailers colorful packaging labels as the basis of the store design and the result is playful fresh and fun. I just love it! [caption id="attachment_2343" align="aligncenter" width="500"...

Modern + Heritage working in harmony

Terrace living and heritage zones have always provided a design challenge, making these narrow and often dark spaces feel open, bright and homely. The following 3 projects demonstrate that you can still be sympathetic to the street-scape and with well thought design creating space and light where there were none. All three projects are shortlisted for the 2012 Australian interior design awards. below -...

5 – 4 – 3 -Two Studio

Two Studio located in inner Sydney take a holistic approach to design taking classical design and artistic principles and combining them with experimental concepts. Injecting their clients projects with an interesting mix of materials and finishes that have been researched and developed by Two Studio delivering their projects with a strong yet playful point of difference. [caption id="attachment_2143" align="aligncenter" width="502" caption="loving the Leggo installation - project...

Tortoise and the Hare @ Palm Beach …… relax

When escaping the busy city it's nice to take it down a notch with relaxed surroundings, stepping away from polished surfaces and perfectly manicured retail spaces to a place less chaotic and perfect. [caption id="attachment_2069" align="aligncenter" width="501" caption="Tortoise and the Hare Palm Beach"]Tortoise and the Hare Palm Beach[/caption] The Tortoise and...

Concrete Love for Lace

Concrete Lace, designed by East German Doreen Westphal is made from ultra high performance concrete and suspension materials like ribbon and 1mm steal cable. During the manufacturing process the suspensions are cast inside the lace-shaped concrete tiles allowing the Lace work to be suspended as a wall hanging or room divider. Concrete Lace can be customized to any size. [caption id="attachment_2128" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Concrete Lace by...