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Annie Carroll



The Cloud: Foolscap’s new base reveals a distinctly collaborative spirit in the heart of Melbourne’s design community

After 10 years, multi-disciplinary design studio Foolscap Studio needed a change. After spending years in an office in the hubbub of Melbourne’s CBD, the team was long-ready to find a peaceful new home from which it could expand on its already impressive resume of projects.

Hedi Slimane’s magnetic, fearless vision of the future seen in Celine’s new flagship Melbourne boutique

Celine’s first Australian standalone flagship boutique by creative director Hedi Slimane is a canvas for mercurial design.

The office as sanctuary: WMK’s soothing design for Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria

Creating a soothing workplace environment is continuing to move up as a desired requirement on client briefs. This project considers workplace wellness in an all-new way.

Richards & Spence exemplifies tropical vernacular

For Ingrid Richards and Adrian Spence, Brisbane is more than just the city they call home – it’s a wellspring of inspiration. The pair reflects on lessons learnt in over a decade spent reshaping the civic identity of the Queensland capital.

No place like home: Elka Collective by Aplin Creative

Word on the street is that independent fashion brands are investing in bricks and mortar once again. A tour through Elka Collective’s new store by Aplin Creative is visually compelling proof that the reports are true.

The Calile Hotel by Richards & Spence

Richards & Spence’s jewel in the crown: The Calile Hotel

With the recent opening of The Calile Hotel – Richards & Spence’s latest addition to the James Street precinct they helped to revitalise – we thought it was time to sit down with the practice to explore its unique and transformative approach to design.

Sussex Tap's new Design Studio tool allows new levels of customisation

The role of customisation and the rise of tech in design

Is the ability to customise products the new frontier of luxury? How are brands responding? Annie Carroll takes a look at Sussex Tap’s latest innovation, which bridges tech and customisation.

A machine to thrive in: Peek inside K2LD’s new studio

An architect’s own studio is always a project close to the heart. For Melbourne practice K2LD – it was all about creating a space that allows the staff to flourish.

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