Design Poets creates cosy Asian bar Eddy+Wolff

Brisbane-based interior design studio Design Poets has created the interiors for Japanese-inspired bar and restaurant Eddy + Wolff. The story behind Eddy + Wolff is an interesting one. Husband and wife duo Thao and Vien Nguyen, the owners of the bar, grew up on Canberra’s Eddy Crescent and Wolff Crescent respectively and it was also where they met as […]

Technē transforms old toy shop into ‘people’s’ café

An old toy shop in Melbourne’s Brunswick has been given a new lease of life by Technē Architecture + Interior Design. From the use of colour akin to Brunswick Green on the exterior, a community noticeboard at the front and local personalities’ portraits gracing the walls, the new Lobbs café is a destination made for […]

Adam Kane’s minimalist design for Melbourne bridal store

Set with the task of redefining bridal retail, Adam Kane Architects has created a new, contemporary boutique for Mariana Hardwick in South Melbourne, Victoria. The new showroom was required to be both elegant and refined, and the concept also sought to reimagine the luxury shopping experience. It was imperative the design of the new store […]

Designing an urban cellar door: Handpicked Wines by DesignOffice

Handpicked Wines Cellar Door is an urban cellar door combining an engaging retail offer with cellar door tastings, a wine bar and an experiential wine room for functions and tutorials. Architect’s statement The Handpicked Wines Cellar Door in Sydney’s Chippendale precinct is the first physical presence for the Australian winemaker. The brief called for a […]

Designing the UK’s first cannabis and lifestyle boutique

HUT has designed a luxury boutique in London’s Soho for Mr NICE, a cannabis lifestyle brand that sells accessories from around the world. The aim was to create a design that showcases the product whilst uplifting the public’s perception of cannabis and CBD Oil. In keeping with the organic nature of CBD oil, products are displayed on natural […]

New Camper store inspired by NYC’s iconic Radio City Music Hall

For shoe brand Camper’s Rockefeller Center location, just across the street from Radio City Music Hall, interior designer Jonathan Olivares takes inspiration from the store’s historic surroundings. In a nod to the iconic signs of Radio City Music Hall, designed by Edward Durell Stone and Donald Deskey, the store’s interior is painted with an aluminium-based […]

Archier turns the “sterile and transactional experience of showrooms” on its head

Melbourne-based design practice Archier has designed a new showroom for Australian bathroom manufacturer Caroma that is a step away from the traditional showroom set up.  The brief for the showroom and office space for Caroma in Sydney, called Caroma on Collins, was to make physical the values and history of Caroma. Contained within that simple brief […]

AILA Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards announced

The 2019 AILA Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards were announced at a gala ceremony on 20 June at the Calile Hotel in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane. The awards program was celebrating its fifth year running the competition, with this year’s entry number reaching 62 over the 13 categories, which included tourism, infrastructure, cultural heritage, play spaces and […]

Playing with materials and light: EST Lighting Showroom

Christopher Elliot Design has designed a new trade showroom for EST Lighting Showroom inspired by the way light interacts with curved surfaces. Offering a curated mix of both architectural and decorative lighting products EST Lighting wanted to open a ‘destination’ showroom, featuring a central workstation where it could present products and workshop plans with clients, who […]

ALDI enters China with store design by Landini Associates

German food retailer ALDI has entered the Chinese market for the first time, opening two prototype stores in Shanghai last week.  The format and design is an evolution of Landini Associates’ work for ALDI Australia, aimed at celebrating and conveying product quality and value. There are key differences however in scale, layout, and tone. In […]

Carr designs penthouse that will ‘double as a live-in art gallery’

Carr Design Group’s vision for the penthouse of the $2.8 billion Melbourne Square precinct in Southbank is that of a ‘live-in art gallery’.  The penthouse forms part of the building’s Couture Series: an arts-led collection located on levels 55-68 which draws on Melbourne Square’s location on the doorstep of the Arts Precinct. Carr, in collaboration […]