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What’s the secret to the Mim Design success story?

Mim Design celebrates 21 years in 2021. We sit down with Mim Fanning to explore her career as founder of one of Australia’s most respected design practices.

Creating a High Line in Melbourne

Cox Architecture’s elevated rail in Melbourne’s south-eastern corridor has engendered a vibrant dynamism and a transportation transformation.

Photo by Jordan Laboucane.

What can design learn from Burning Man?

Elana Castle looks through her design lens at two of the stellar installations from this year’s extraordinary burn.

Architecture meets art in Alexander Knox’s façade

An organic, three-dimensional façade at 300 George Street, Brisbane, uses its metallic surface to emulate the effect of sunlight rippling on water, which is a larger than life artwork by Alexander Knox.

Woods Bagot NYC has a new home.

Woods Bagot at home in New York

A thoroughly tech-savvy studio space with lots of opportunity for socialising is right on brand for this ultra-connected architectural practice.

Lord Dudley by Amber Road brings greenery into a new conservatory space 9

Lord Dudley’s Garden Conservatory

A poky subterranean space is reimagined as a lush garden restaurant and bar in Sydney.

The George on Collins by Hecker Guthrie

Furniture as Art: George on Collins by Hecker Guthrie

The George on Collins has transformed from a predominantly weekend venue to a versatile space full of statement furniture pieces that act as works of art.

Tom Fereday Louis Vuitton

Tom Fereday’s Bespoke Furniture for a Bespoke Brand

Each piece of free-standing furniture at Louis Vuitton’s Westfield Bondi Junction store has been created specifically for the French brand by Australian designer Tom Fereday.

The Silo By Heatherwick Studio

Elana Castle wakes up to a sweeping views of Cape Town’s verdant mountain-scape and Waterfront precinct from the innards of an historic grain silo, thanks to an ingenious architectural transformation by Heatherwick Studio.

Can A Good Interior Take A Brand From Good To Great?

Elana Castle interviews Maebe Tetlow-Stuart about Studio Tate’s sophisticated interior for Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters in Darling Square. As expected, their interior is as elevated as the Toby’s Estate coffee-drinking experience itself.

“That Epic Project Everyone’s Talking About”: Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa)

How a decommissioned grain silo became Africa’s largest museum of contemporary art. Elana Castle interviews project architect Stepan Martinovsky from Heatherwick Studio about the radical transformation.

L’Oréal Training Academy By Technē Architecture + Interior Design

Technē Architecture + Interior Design brings L’Oréal’s Australian flagship training academy firmly into the modern (and digital) age. We asked Technē interior designer Kate Archibald about how the design succeeds in educating and inspiring its trainees.

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