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Apartment Kitchen - The Commons by Breathe Architecture

A Breath of Fresh Air

Housing Australia Series V01

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An Interview wit Breathe Architecture's Jeremy Mcleod about The Commons & Nightingale projects and their grassroots revolution in the Australian housing market.

Mammoth Café - Australian Timber Table - Techne Architecture + Interior Design - Interior Archive

Disconnecting to Connect

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In this crazy world, we are craving the locality of the familiar, the comfort of the context from which we know; we want the nostalgia of that ‘local’ feeling.

Workshop Bros - Glen Waverley - Interior - Food Win Design - Image 12

Workshop Bros

Food, Wine & Design

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Next generation Asian cuisine is unveiled as three young restaurateurs look back at their food heritage, and add ironic touches to a very Melbourne menu.

David McLeod

Designer of the Month

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David McLeod, visual artist and multidisciplinary illustrator, shows us his studio space in Manhattan. Words by Ashley Gladwish.

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Derek Swalwell
Westgarth Project - Kennedy Nolan - Interior & Architecture - Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Image 2

Westgarth House

Kennedy Nolan

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Within the architecture there is a focus on texture; white paint reduces this palette of timber, steel, brickwork and roughcast render to texture alone.

Derek Swalwell
timber cladding and exterior shot by derek swalwell

Merricks Beach House

Kennedy Nolan

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A courtyard typology ensures privacy and access to northern winter sun, yet in this straight forward plan a number of ‘in-between’ spaces have been considered.

Rory Gardiner
Feature Stairs Pandolfini Architects

Argyle Street

Pandolfini Architects

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Designed by Pandolfini Architects & built by Duo Built - renovation & addition to an existing 1860’s building in the inner city Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy.

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Brooke Holm
The Penny Drop - Local Timber Floor Design - We Are Huntly - Interior Archive

The Penny Drop

We Are Huntly

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At the base of the new Australian Tax Office building, The Penny Drop Café plays on the idea of the 'penny dropping' from the pockets of the ATO office above.

Derek Swalwell
Doherty Design Studio - Australian Timber Stairs - Fitzroy Residence - Interior Design Archive

Fitzroy Residence

Doherty Design Studio

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A sophisticated mix of materials, textures and shapes, underpinned by an earthy colour palette.

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Earl Carter
Plane Table - Australian Black Timber Aerial - Fred Ganim - Design Archive

Plane Table

Fred Ganim

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Plane Table designed and made by Fred Ganim. An Ebonised European Oak coffee table made for a private client.

Haydn Cattach
Ora Pendant Lighting - Ross Gardam Studio - Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Image 1

Ora Pendant

Ross Gardam

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Sitting between the timeless and the contemporary, the Ora pendant features a floating disk surrounded by a beautifully gentle glow.

Haydn Cattach
Dark Background Mayu Pendant - Melbourne, Collingwood, VIC, Australia

Mayu

Coco Flip

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Glowing with a welcoming allure and foreign beauty, the Mayu collection is an exploration of sculptural forms inspired by the beauty of Iceland’s landscapes.

Tess Kelly
Ceramics - Tess Kelly - Photo Archive - The Local Project

Ceramics, Still Life

Sophie Harle Ceramics

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Ceramics, Still Life - still life images capture an atmosphere of serenity while contrasting dark and light tones.

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We Are Huntly - Profile Image - The Local Project - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

We Are Huntly

Interior Design & Architecture

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With every project they put their name to, WAH aim to create something unique, sure to surprise their client, and something that is most definitely beautiful.

FIGR - Profile Image - Melbourne, VIC Australia

FIGR.

Architecture & Interior Design

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A personal & driven methodology gives Figr the scope to refine, process and create the architecture that believe in - architecture that engages all senses.

Fred Ganim - Profile Image - Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Fred Ganim

Furniture Designer & Maker

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Fred Ganim, the 32 year old Melbourne-based artist, whose DNA has determined that he would one-day do something of design consequence.

Six Degrees Profile Image - Firm - Architecture & Interior Design

6 Degrees

Architecture

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The founding principle of Six Degrees is to address human needs by designing functional, aesthetic and sustainable environments that are commercially smart.

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Workshop Bros

Food, Wine & Design

Glen Waverley, VIC, Australia

Next generation Asian cuisine is unveiled as three young restaurateurs look back at their food heritage, and add ironic touches to a very Melbourne menu.

Disconnecting to Connect

Feature Article

Sydney, NSW, Australia

In this crazy world, we are craving the locality of the familiar, the comfort of the context from which we know; we want the nostalgia of that ‘local’ feeling.

David McLeod

Designer of the Month

New York, NY, United States

David McLeod, visual artist and multidisciplinary illustrator, shows us his studio space in Manhattan. Words by Ashley Gladwish.

Aesop, The Rocks

Feature Article

Sydney, NSW, Australia

How do you fit a fully functioning retail outlet into a space 4m wide where no alteration to the existing building is possible & every surface must be left?