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 […]

Designing a modern medical office for a unique practice

Jeanne Schultz Design Studio has restored the interior of a 1950s building in Austin, Texas to its original use as a medical office through a series of sensitive architectural and design solutions. The client, a young up-and-coming plastic surgeon who specialises in facial feminisation and surgeries for transgender clients, was just establishing her practice and wanted to address the needs […]

Beatrix Rowe designs a light-filled interior for this Melbourne home

Embracing the tenets of modernism to create a contemporary home, Beatrix Rowe has transformed Caulfield house, writes inside co-editor Gillian Serisier. Starting with the beautiful bones of a 1960s home, Beatrix Rowe Interior Design’s (BRID) construct is very much in keeping with the tenets of modernist design – light-filled, calm, without clutter, where materiality is […]

ISH restaurant’s design is an intersection of old and new India

Designed by Indian interior architect Annu Bains, contemporary Indian restaurant ISH sits at the intersection of traditional and modern. Located in Melbourne’s Fitzroy the restaurant is split across two levels: downstairs, the moody dining room features a palette of tan, warm timber and black. A black leather banquette wraps the floor to ceiling windows at […]

KEM STUDIO aims to redefine the fitness studio typology

Kansas City-based KEM STUDIO has designed the latest location for Health House, a dedicated rowing studio mixing rowing and strength training. At first glance, Health House does not resemble a typical fitness studio. With a 58-foot wide digital wall, it is closer in appearance to a movie theatre than a rowing studio, which is exactly […]

Creating a spacious home through innovative design

Vancouver-based Falken Reynolds Interiors has implemented innovative design strategies to create space and serenity in a house that sits on a 6m x 60m plot, which is typically the size of a back lane.  “The unique site of the 204 square-metre Saint George Street house inspired us to get creative with our design process and […]