Colour is the design hero of this pop-up store

Christopher Elliott Design was given carte blanche to design a pop-up store for shoe brand Phare and used the opportunity to use bold colour as the main element of the design. Due to the impermanence of a pop-up store, Christopher Elliot Design had to ensure the design had little impact on the existing space, paint aside. […]

Dutch practice Concrete designs hotel with ‘eternal sunshine’

Netherlands-based architecture and interior design firm Concrete has designed a hotel in Bergen, Norway for travellers seeking a unique accommodation experience.  With just an average of 50 hours of sunlight per month in winter, the city of Bergen is starved of daylight for a large chunk of the year. To combat the feeling of seasonal affective […]

A café design that steps back and forth in history

Designed by Killing Matt Woods, the interior of Percy Plunkett café in Penrith, NSW is a unique response to heritage, as inside co-editor Gillian Serisier discovers. Approaching each project as a unique entity, Killing Matt Woods (KMW) produces interiors that are never expected, always interesting and, more importantly, completely relevant to area, client and aspiration. […]

Woods Bagot designs ‘eclectic spaces and sinuous organic forms’ for Market Grounds Perth

Woods Bagot’s design for Market Grounds, a contemporary pub located in Perth’s CBD, combines the city’s food and beverage culture with its outdoor lifestyle. Paying homage to the original Perth Market Grounds located on the site, the venue is a series of eclectic spaces that present a variety of dining and bar experiences to suit […]

Designing a ‘micro-city’ for creatives

Last September, audiovisual production company Attraction moved into its new workspace and for the 300 or so employees, the change was drastic. Previously divided by activity sectors on two different floors, each with their own corporate identity and culture, the company left its closed offices behind to join together in a shared single floor space of 53,000 sq […]

From dilapidated Post Office to homely coffee shop

WALA architecture studio has transformed a rundown Post Office into a coffee shop that reflects the idea of ‘home’. Located in Melbourne’s inner west, The Little Man Cafe is located along the main community strip in Seddon. The corner lot site once belonged to a Post Office, which has since moved a couple of spots up […]

Asketik Studio designs Camper’s new Moscow store

Moscow-based interior and product design studio Asketik has designed a new store for shoe brand Camper as part of its Together project, which sees the brand collaborate with leading designers to create “exclusive products and outstanding stores”. The new Moscow location inside MetropolisMall features a clean, minimalist aesthetic and has been designed with maximum functionality in […]

In grape company: the architecture of California’s wineries

A journey to California’s wine country is indeed an experience that intoxicates not only the taste buds, but all the senses. Of course the wine is world-class, but it is the architecture of the wineries, the myriad styles and designs of the buildings and interiors that are just as interesting as the pinot noir. The […]

Brewing in Bali: Full Circle and Expat Roasters by X+O

Good coffee is always the best find when travelling overseas. Australians love their caffeine and so discovering a coffee oasis in Bali is certainly something to make the heart sing. The brand Expat Roasters initially established itself two years ago providing wholesale coffee to upmarket restaurants and hotels, but a few months ago it moved […]

Ater Architects design ‘atypical’ clinic for children in Kiev

Kiev-based architecture firm Ater Architects has designed a colourful and fun children’s clinic to avoid leaving young patients with negative memories or lingering anxiety for the next visit.  The 38 sqm space is divided into a waiting room, two paediatric areas and a sanitary section. It’s small size limits children being shifted from space to space […]

Fast, feminine, bold, and modern: The BLOW by Tecture

Designed to captivate your attention, The BLOW Australia’s first boutique, located on Little Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD, is the physical embodiment of The BLOW brand and personality: fresh, fast, feminine, bold, and modern. Designed by Tecture, colour blocked pink and white is punctuated by red accents and moments of humour, combining with screening elements […]