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Get to know the prominent and emerging contemporary architecture people and interior design people behind today’s most revered projects and practices.

“I am questioning the boundaries of art and where it belongs”: Emma Coulter

“I am questioning the boundaries of art and where it belongs”: Emma Coulter

You may recognise Emma Coulter’s space- and surface-bending artworks at a glance. As one of Melbourne’s most dynamic artists, her work lives at the intersection of painting and site-specific art in a chromo-spatial manner.

Regional design and the tactful art of rebuilding communities

Regional design and the tactful art of rebuilding communities

Takt is designing architecture that is sustainable, sensitive and desirable. This studio is leading the way as a beating architectural heart in the regions and is in sync not only with the landscape but with the local communities who call it their home.

Simone LeAmon’s and Ewan McEoin’s big ambitions for Australian design

Simone LeAmon’s and Ewan McEoin’s big ambitions for Australian design

As NGV’s top design curators, Simone LeAmon and Ewan McEoin have big dreams for the design sector. And they’re coming at it with energy and ambition.

Wine, books and spectacular hearths in the heart of the Southern Highlands

Wine, books and spectacular hearths in the heart of the Southern Highlands

Architect and textile artist Natalie Miller has an ongoing relationship with Bendooley Estate. At this rich, layered site, the elegant cellar door is only the latest addition with more accommodation and other facilities planned.

Spaces you’ll never forget: This is the loopcreative ‘effect’

Spaces you’ll never forget: This is the loopcreative ‘effect’

Sydney based studio, loopcreative, prefers to fly just under the radar, but its hospitality destinations are decidedly extroverted. We give you the crash course on loopcreative’s epic portfolio of restaurants and bars.

Warning to all architects: Ignore design culture at your peril

Warning to all architects: Ignore design culture at your peril

Australian architect and Conrad Gargett principal Dale Swan laments the lack of design culture in some practices across the country. According to Dale, it’s often what leads promising young architects and designers to exit such studios.

Licking the local competition: Studio Roam

Licking the local competition: Studio Roam

While Perth’s Studio Roam chooses to stay consciously small in practice, its vision is big, and its joint ventures lead to even larger outcomes.

“Cultural artefacts that seem to have floated up from the bottom of the harbour”

“Cultural artefacts that seem to have floated up from the bottom of the harbour”

As part of this year’s Sydney Festival, a major public artwork by Brenda L. Croft is unveiled along the Barangaroo waterfront. At once thoughtful and bold, ‘Naabami (thou shall/will see): Barangaroo (army of me)’ highlights First Nations women and girls.

How Indigenous designer Bernadette Hardy is bringing Country into spaces

How Indigenous designer Bernadette Hardy is bringing Country into spaces

“Design and architecture have that ability to change human behaviour, but it is coming from Country and guiding us, not being guided by the human-centric design,” says Bernadette Hardy. Read more from this exclusive interview, first published in Forbes Australia.

Vale Boris Tosic: A life lived to the fullest

Vale Boris Tosic: A life lived to the fullest

It is with immense sadness that we report on the passing of Boris Tosic, founder of Élan. Boris was renowned for his irrepressible spirit, his drive and his big heart.

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