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Here’s to the Insta-worthy: where to eat, play and stay

Here’s to the Insta-worthy: where to eat, play and stay

With venues in popular locations boasting high star-ratings these days a dime-a-dozen, there is a new criteria being coveted in the hospitality scene.

I Spy an Italian chair

I Spy an Italian chair

From Italian master Emilio Nanni comes the Spy chair, and rarely has there been such sweet fusion between sturdy frame and comfortable seat.

Salamanca

Salamanca

The new Parliament Square development symbolises the current rejuvenation of Hobart and the Salamanca Building is the key.

Red Energy Melbourne

Red Energy Melbourne

Pavilions, hubs, neighbourhoods, precincts and the like are fast becoming a popular staple in the agile workplace diet – but why? In their latest project for Red Energy Melbourne, iconic studio Carr sees the significance of these spaces as allowing users to claw back some personal ownership of their working environment.

5 minutes with… Studio Truly Truly

5 minutes with… Studio Truly Truly

We catch Joel Booy, one half of Netherlands-based Aussie expats Studio Truly Truly, on home soil for the launch of Typography, the duo’s box-fresh lighting system for Rakumba.

Designer chat! Studio Truly Truly in conversation

Designer chat! Studio Truly Truly in conversation

The Aussie expats who headed Netherlands-way to found Studio Truly Truly were back home for a series of design conversations presented by Cafe Culture+Insitu and Rakumba.

The story of a metal doll

The story of a metal doll

Just as a little girl’s doll collection continues to grow over time, Billiani’s versatile and extensive Doll range has welcomed a brand new member into the family – the Doll Steel Barstool.

Crossing boundaries: The rise and rise of cross-over furniture

Crossing boundaries: The rise and rise of cross-over furniture

It’s been touted as a trend, but we predict it will only continue to increase in popularity, that is ­– furniture designed for use across multiple typologies. Here’s a round-up of standouts from the Salone.

Escala Sydney

Escala Sydney

If engaged at the beginning of a business lifecycle, designers can become so much more than the vessels of a new brand. In the case of Escala by Molecule, they have the opportunity to define it.

Chandon

Chandon

Capturing the refined exuberance of an expertly poured glass of bubbly, Foolscap Studio’s sumptuously reimagined Domaine Chandon winery brings renewed effervescence to a well-loved Yarra Valley destination.

Suncorp

Suncorp

Sometimes the most highly evolved designs are incomplete. When conceptualising the new Suncorp headquarters in Sydney, the interiors team at Geyer worked to the idea of ‘designing to 80%’. The result is a radical take on the oft-used idea of workplace flexibility. While the building caters to the needs of its residents in the present, it comprehensively avoids dictating what these needs will be in the future.

Salone 2017: A Set-Up Of Solid Geometry Celebrates Pedrali’s New Collection

Salone 2017: A Set-Up Of Solid Geometry Celebrates Pedrali’s New Collection

2017’s Salone del Mobile furniture fair will see Pedrali displaying its new 2017 collection within a unique solid geometry set-up in tribute to the soundness of the legendary Italian design company.

Bootcut by Chris Hardy

Bootcut by Chris Hardy

The new completely Australian-made stackable wooden stool

Ida from Café Culture

Ida from Café Culture

Colourful timber tables inspired by the craft of hand thrown vessels