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The Cable House by Tom Robertson Architects is a testament to finding elegant solutions to the challenges posed by a dense urban environment and heritage context.

Rakumba, in collaboration with Dutch design agency Studio Truly Truly, presents the Typography Floor Lamp – an elegant customisable portable luminaire.

No ordinary heritage renovation, the project is a testament to the designers’ ability to work with old and new, finding a new design language while respecting the building’s history.

MRTN Architects’ restoration of the 1963 Frankston House reimagines the home through the lens of Julius Shulman’s iconic images that most likely inspired the original.

Recognised Australian interior and furniture designer Nic Graham talks about his hands-on approach to hospitality and furniture design.

Fellows Mobiles is a creative collaboration between husband and wife Lydia Sumner and Paul Vizzari, who hand-craft delicately balanced mobiles from Australian timbers and brass.

The Nest, by Shaun Lockyer Architects carefully considers the needs and wants for a growing family with a long-term future of the home in mind.

Designing their family home was an opportunity for Rosa Coy and George Yiontis to put into practice their belief in a denser inner-city residential built environment.

We speak with director of Tsai Design, Jack Chen about his approach to compact apartment living and his jigsaw-esque approach to joinery in his Richmond Apartment project.

Mikala James, of Loom Towels, draws on the past to create beautiful textiles for the present. Explore the Loom Towels range and discover the tradition behind the brand.

A sense of arrival awaits guests at The Upper House. Rising above Pacific Place in Admiralty, the hotel’s Asian influenced and timeless design reveals an understated calmness throughout.

The city of Melbourne used the 2018 Business of Design Week in Hong Kong to cultivate a more collaborative approach to design and in the process build a better future for the world.

The international award-winning restoration of John Wardle’s 1830s cottage on Bruny Island stays true to the modesty of the original dwelling, reconnecting the new with the narrative of the old.

We explore Flack Studio’s critical and thought-provoking approach to their Rigg Design Prize entry ‘We’ve Boundless Plains to Share’, pondering notions of opulence and acceptance.

We explore Amber Road’s multi-sensory approach to their Rigg Design Prize entry ‘Take it Outside’, exploring the transition between the interconnectedness of indoor and outdoor living spaces.

We explore Hecker Guthrie’s beautifully articulated deconstruction of ‘The Table’, the winning entry for the Rigg Design Prize, exploring the unassuming domestic totem that binds and connects us.

We speak with co-founding director, Chris Stanley from Splinter Society about Kawaii Platypii, their firms’ approach to co-mingling the heritage and new build elements.

We speak with director Andrew Benn of Benn & Penna Architects about their Glebe Red residential project and the subtle integration of the existing Victorian Heritage.

Adam Cornish’s Strand table and chairs were shot by Willem-Dirk du Toit in a contemporary Brutalist space, highlighting the pieces’ clean lines and materiality.

With the utmost control over materiality, light and space, The Cloister House turns its back on an unremarkable suburban context and focuses inward.

ZETR won the award for their trimless recessed electrical accessories among a competitive field of furniture and lighting design, with the judges highlighting ZETR’s genuine innovation.

Curated by Great Dane founder Anton Assaad, the Great Dane Apartment is an homage to Anton’s love of design and the influences of his past.

The home architect David Godsell designed for his family in 1960 is one of many significant modernist homes in Beaumaris now featured in a book by Fiona Austin.

The 2018 BODW exhibition in Hong Kong represents an enhancement of Australian design’s standing on the world stage. The city of Melbourne will provide insight into the wonder of Australian design.

Interior designer Alisia Harrison about her approach to the project. Designed for longevity, this is a home with a rich history, and which is created with an equally rich future in mind.

We speak to interior designer Sarah Wolfendale of Techne about designing her own apartment, creating a small, beautiful family home in a historical building in Kew, Melbourne.

House A is one of three carbon-neutral homes designed by architectural firm Whispering Smith in Perth’s suburb of Scarborough.

We speak with principal interior designer Alex Hopkins about The Brighton Residence, a contemporary family homes that balances crisp contemporary design with a warm, familial atmosphere.

Designed by Anne-Claire Petre, founder of Anaca Studio, this year’s collection maintains the relaxed sophistication and evocative curves synonymous with the brand, while introducing a fresh feel.

The minimalist module with a lot of potential - small home, studio, retreat, guest accommodation - Minima offers a solution wherever elegant, versatile design is needed.

This Tasmanian home, sitting peacefully in a tranquil bay south of Hobart, celebrates a masterful statement in architecture.

We speak with Poppy O’Neil, co-founder of POCO Designs, about the importance of custom rugs in POCO Designs’ interiors projects, their design approach and collaborating with Designer Rugs.

A renovation and extension of a heritage terrace in Albert Park, Neil Architecture’s Dank Street House captures the architects’ belief in the inextricable link between architecture and interiors.

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