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Sculpted metal: Icha Chateau by Spacemen

Referencing the rolling hills of Icha Chateau brand’s own tea plantations, Spacemen created a sculptural destination for Shanghai’s discerning tea drinkers.

Nectar Efkarpidis

What can design learn from gelato? Molonglo Group’s Nectar Efkarpidis elaborates

Eloquent and intensely creative, Nectar Efkarpidis talks about the experience and process required to make unconventional and non-linear design projects. Ice cream included.

DesignInc refits University of Melbourne Business School

Is the future of education design coming from the workplace?

In its design of Melbourne Uni’s new Faculty of Business Student Space, DesignInc has defined a new benchmark in education design, led by how we are starting to think about our workplaces – customisation.

Hyundai Capital Convention Hall by Gensler

Could you learn in this space?

While designers take up the tenets of biophilia for working and learning spaces, Gensler seeks out the zenith of minimalism in a futuristic light-sculpted convention hall. The intention is for optimum focus, free of distraction. Does the solution answer the challenge?

Kirsten Stanisich of SJB on 12-Micron

SJB’s Director of Interior Design and iconic Australian creative, Kirsten Stanisich, dissects her process and thinking for design in Barangaroo. 12-Micron is one of the most instagrammed restaurants of the past six months.

Budapest Café in Chengdu was designed by Biasol and inspired by Wes Anderson.

The Budapest Café: Wes Anderson eat your heart out at

Whoever said blue and green should never be seen? The Budapest Café is inspired by Director Wes Anderson’s distinctive visual style and Melbourne’s signature café culture.

Designing a client experience is a high priority: particularly at PwC Sydney

A first-class welcome: Designing client experiences

Coming straight out of the latest issue of Indesign is a story that sets the tone for the magazine, and it’s all about the shifts in workplaces. Futurespace’s Angela Ferguson and international design icon Tim Kobe open our world up to new possibility.

What is health tourism?

While most travellers search for the ultimate destination, others search for the ultimate journey. In one of Bangkok’s busiest transport hubs, Orbit Design Studio augments the experience of being ‘in-transit’ with a premium mind-body fitness centre. Transience has never felt so good.

Miriam Fanning of Mim Design

5 Mins With Miriam Fanning of Mim Design

You might know Australian designer Miriam Fanning as the founder and principal of award-winning Melbourne-based practice, Mim Design – but there is so much more to this high-achieving, industry wonder woman. We take five with one of Australia’s most significant design thinkers. Here’s what’s she had to say…

What’s The Big Deal About Materiality? Lights In The Attic By Architects EAT

This artfully composed Melbourne café worships all things materiality. Designed by Melbourne-based studio Architects EAT, we speak with Director Eid Goh on taking our industry’s total obsession with fine materials to the next level, and the value of specifying beyond aesthetic.

The hotel’s monolithic architectural exterior, planted into the rich Australian landscape.

The Odyssey: Jackalope Hotel by Carr

Luxury used to mean the consumption of precious objects and items. Then it became the consumption of exclusive services. Now, it’s all about “transformative experiences” – this is luxury 3.0. Carr is pioneering this outrageous new archetype with one of 2017’s most Instagrammed projects. But here’s what your social feed might not have told you about the Jackalope Hotel…

How To Add To A Growing Workplace In An Existing Space

…And for its next trick, WMK makes the impossible happen – creating space out of nowhere! Rapidly outgrowing an existing premises on Collins Street, co-working house Space&Co wanted to increase the size of its cool Melbourne space without having to relocate.

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