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The retro futuristic iSphere

In this time of lock-down and social distancing we wonder about the mutation of our social life and the effects of the deprivation of physical touch. In response of that, Berlin-based collective Plastique Fantastique has created iSphere, a transparent spherical PPE influenced by the science fiction comics of the 50s and the creations of the utopian movements of the 60s. “The...

Lara Scolari – abstract expressionist

Designer Rugs has long been a supporter of Australian artists through their unique rug collaborations, and there is now a new partnership to add to the list – Sydney artist Lara Scolari. Touted as one of Australia’s most exciting emerging contemporary visual artists, Lara Scolari’s gestural paintings have made a serious splash on the international art scene. Lara has developed...

stark contrast- revisited

The landscape’s horizon behaves as the limit between two spaces. Vertical lines expressed in solid geometric concrete structures are presented in a simple manner, indicating a timid balance between the full and the empty. Designed by RUIZSOLAR architects, balance between the public and the private is the concept that guides the whole project. Located in the north-central area...

blank canvas

HAO Design had two main requests when hired by the Hsu family to design their new apartment in Pingtung City, Taiwan. The first was that the entire 165 square meter plan encompass the expansive park views outside the wide windows; the second, that every room be tailor made to suit each of the four family member's needs...

Melbourne innovators

I recently discovered a Melbourne based lighting business that takes pride in fostering the spirit of innovation and creativity through their collaborations with an inspiring network of Melbourne innovators. This network enables them to always deliver superior quality and form to Australian and global design community. Established in Melbourne during 2014 by Michael Dernaj & Kate Steele, Artefact Industries...

On Cloud Nine

The hours spent detailing a project, working out how to hide what ought to be hidden and highlight would should be celebrated, creating the right sense of harmony and proportion obvious to a designer and subconsciously enjoyed by the layman – are what make a project special. This project, located in the exclusive Paris suburb of Saint Cloud and completed by No Comments Read more

Spicy Velvets – The forecast

Autumn has arrived and it’s all about velvet, mustard and shades of moody blues. The Pantone colour spicy mustard brings us to a warmer place, not yellow neither orange, it is something in between. Mustard works particularly well with a mix of dark traditional wood and reclaimed rough floorboards. This type of yellow pairs perfectly with dark gloomy blues, - paint a room with a...

Park Avenue penthouse Level 92

New York-based designer Kelly Behun has outfitted the 92nd floor penthouse inside 432 Park Avenue. Located in the heart of Manhattan, this residential skyscraper was designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly and completed in 2015. Holding the title of tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere, it shared facilities for residents include a...

The Tent House Noosa

Its rare that we get to see a house that offers simplicity and innovation, the Tent house located within a pocket of rain-forest in the Noosa hinterland QLD, is approached though the journey to the house via a winding bush track through the forest which reminiscent of a camp site. Designed by Sparks architects, there are two primary architectural...

Sunset house

Situated on a steep challenging site, this single family home was designed to capture views of the expansive harbour and heavy marine traffic along west coast line Vancouver. A natural, minimalist palate of raw concrete, steel, leather and wood creates a calm interior space that doesn’t distract from the framed ocean view beyond. Designed by Mcleod Bovell The home...