“Design is scaleless” – COX’s Patrick Ness on bespoke design via Osteria Tedesca

In spearheading the bespoke interiors of Osteria Tedesca, COX director Patrick Ness proves you can teach an old practice a new tune. Ten years ago, Brigitte Hafner sat down and wrote a manifesto to one day cook somewhere that had heart, wine, music, nature, architecture, stories, theatre and joy. In a journey that took her […]

IDEA 2020 Gala date announced 

The winners of IDEA 2020 will be announced at a Gala party to be held in Melbourne on 19 February 2021. A couple of months ago, we made the decision, along with the support of our incredible IDEA sponsors, to postpone our annual awards gala until the Australian architecture and interior design community could come […]

What not to miss at MPavilion in November and December

The first two months of Melbourne’s MPavilion 2020 season feature an array of events exploring architecture and design culturally and aesthetically, but also politically and economically with a focus on urban planning, landscape and history. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, festival organisers made the decision not to commission a new pavilion, but to re-use […]

Munns House and mid-century design in focus for DESIGN Canberra

With two weeks left until DESIGN Canberra comes to an end, we’re looking at one of the festival’s upcoming highlights – an architectural stroll through some of the capital’s most iconic mid-century homes, including the little known Munns House. I caught up with the home’s owner, Amy Wilson, recently to chat about the property, which […]

CAMILLA AND MARC unveils new flagship store by Akin Atelier

CAMILLA AND MARC has teamed up with long-time collaborator Kelvin Ho of Akin Atelier to design its new flagship store in the Melbourne suburb of Armadale. “As the neighbourhood flagship, we designed CAMILLA AND MARC Armadale as an ode to community and a celebration of the human touch,” explains Ho. “We began to develop the […]

Board-formed concrete walls define Sydney home from CHROFI and We Are Triibe

Affectionately called Khayalethu (‘our home’ in Ndebele), Church Point house by CHROFI and We Are Triibe combines a life lived in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. It’s the board-formed concrete walls of Khayalethu Residence that stay in your mind long after you’ve turned the page and moved onto the next project. They’re what drew […]

Flack Studio designs timeless family home in Melbourne

Over cheese in the library and finishes room, Flack Studio presented the design for this two-storey Edwardian family home in Melbourne. Created for two adults and two teenagers, Middle Park is a place dedicated to family, cooking and entertaining, and was designed as a forever home not just for its current inhabitants, but future generations […]

MPavilion unveils 2020 furniture commission inspired by social distancing

MPavilion kicks off in Melbourne on 12 November with festival goers set to enjoy the season on STOOL DOLLY by interior designer and architect Holly Board in partnership with Peter Grove. Designed in collaboration with Melbourne Fringe’s Fringe Furniture program, the MPavilion 2020 stool is part of the festival’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Responding […]

Getting to know IDEA 2020 Emerging Designer finalist Ricci Bloch

We catch up with Ricci Bloch, a finalist for the IDEA 2020 Emerging Designer of the Year award. The Sydney architect has four years under her belt in her own practice and and 13 years in the industry creating beautiful, holistic spaces that weave together elements of architecture, interiors and landscape. Her two shortlisted IDEA […]

DREAMER with Roger Nelson design ethically sourced messmate timber home in Melbourne

Melbourne architect Roger Nelson teamed up with industry newcomer Ben Shields of DREAMER to design his eucalypt-scented new home in the Victorian countryside. Artists through the ages have escaped to the country for quietude, praising the creative benefits of retreat. Describing his coastal property, Roger Nelson follows suit. “The idea of a retreat is really […]

YSG infuses Sydney gin bar with juniper berry blue palette

Defining a new era of hospitality, Four Pillars from YSG design creates an unfolding experience of grown-up sophistication and cool as hell chic. Bringing to mind the most famous of gin bars, the fictitious Rick’s of Casablanca, and the celebrated Humphry Bogart delivered line: “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all […]