Tag Archives: Australia

Bleached Gothic and Olympia – NGV

Yesterday I was invited to preview the joint opening of Bleached Gothic and Olympia at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square, showcasing the work of acclaimed female Australian photographers Polixeni Papapetrou and Petrina Hicks which was breathtakingly beautiful and thought-provoking. Olympia: Photographs by Polixeni Papapetrou is the first major museum retrospective of acclaimed Australian photographer Polixeni Papapetrou (1961–2018)....

Ocean House or Beach House… revisited

Measuring no more than 180 metres long by 123 metres wide, Naladhu, which means, “pretty little island”, is precisely that. Accommodating a mere 19 couples at any one time, Naladhu is boutique, intimate and decadently private. Whilst the island may be a tiny dot in the Indian Ocean, ‘guestrooms’ are a colossal 300 square metres and aptly named...

Hotel Hotel Canberra Australia

With 68 amazing rooms and 32 luxury apartments, Hotel Hotel is a far cry from your standard hotel experience. Every space, room, corridor has been cleverly designed by a collaboration of designers and artists.  Not a single corner has been left unturned! Located in New Acton, Canberra, Hotel Hotel is "a place for people people". The rooms have...

Australian tropics

Designed by Australian studio Charles Write Architects their approach was to develop new ways of living in tropical latitude, by providing secure yet flexible open areas for all functions including living, entertaining, dining, recreation & swimming, which are completely naturally ventilated and further enhanced with integrated building systems. These flexible main living areas oscillate around the feature central...

Blu Dot

School friends John Christakos and Maurice Blanks shared a passion for architecture, art and design. When they began to furnish their first homes they found they didn't like the stuff they could afford and they couldn't afford the stuff they liked... sound familiar? Figuring that they were not alone they set out to fill the gap and BluDot...

SKEEHAN a great Australian find

SKEEHAN studio specialises in commercial, furniture interiors and product design. Directed by Industrial designer Tom Skeehan, the studio takes a material driven approach resulting in an informed design process that considers the long term lived experience of the product and its environment. The SETTO collection explores the relationship between contrasting materials focusing on textiles, lighting and Australian timbers....

SeehoSu in Australia

Every brand in the SeehoSu collection represents authentic, original, contemporary design; while every item carries a story unique to its function and aesthetic. SeehoSu specialises in the supply of high quality designer furniture and accessories from Asia, with a particular focus on Japan and China. Based in Sydney, Australia, SeehoSu’s passion for innovative, beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted furniture...

sensitive Bondi Apartment

A much needed renovation of this penthouse apartment on Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach Australia. Located on the top floor of an interwar Art Deco walk up flat, the refurb looked to both open the apartment to a generous rear north facing courtyard and modernise the existing interiors. MCK architects based in Sydney, Australia have been incredibly sensitive to the...

Penfolds Magill Estate South Australia

It’s been a month of recognition for Melbourne based designer Pascale Gomes-McNabb, who picked up major gongs at two separate Australian interior design awards in Sydney Australia. On May 19, Gomes-McNabb won in the Hospitality category at the Australian Interior Design Awards for Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant , South Australia featured below and Yellow Bistro at the Belle Interior design awards. (more on Yellow later...

Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2014 Australia

At Wednesday night’s gala Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2014, Australia’s interior design community came together to celebrate the creative and professional brilliance exhibited by our Australian grown local talent. The 250 industry and media guests raised their glasses on a balmy Autumn evening to all of this year’s finalists, including the esteemed Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year, Sydney-based Greg Natale of...