Pastels bring playfulness to Melbourne gelato shop by Ewert Leaf

Pastel blue tiles, terrazzo tables and salmon seats create “an insertion of playfulness” within a late 19th-century building in this gelato shop designed by Ewert Leaf. Located in South Melbourne, the brief for Little Sky Gelateria was “a fanciful retail space”, showcasing the art of gelato production. “Through their love of gelato, the clients aspired […]

“Through design, we tell stories or narratives with hidden meanings” – Esoteriko

Established in late 2017 by founder Anna Trefely, Esoteriko Interior Architecture is a flourishing emerging studio located in Sydney. Perfectly balanced between residential and commercial projects, at its core Esoteriko embraces trust, honesty, respect and collaboration. Known for delivering a highly considered response to clients and site, Esoteriko creates versatile interiors with an emphasis on […]

INK uses aged brass and black Paperock board in Sydney jewellery store

INK Interior Architects fitted out AHW Studio’s Sydney store in aged brass and black Paperock board to reflect the “tactility” of the family-owned brand’s jewellery. The studio’s material choice embodies the brand’s ethos, which celebrates “the beauty of imperfections” when sourcing vintage watches from all over the world and repurposing them into rings, pendant necklaces […]

atelier Luke plays with light and shadow in Kyoto terrace house

atelier Luke creates a shaded journey through Japanese and Australian design vernaculars in the studio’s second Kyoto row house renovation. In his slim but enormously influential 1933 book on the Japanese aesthetic In Praise of Shadows, Junichiro Tanizaki warns against the “evils of excessive illumination”. “We find beauty not in the thing itself, but in […]

Jolson inserts “curvaceous” white staircase into Melbourne home

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