Sydney-based eyewear company Oscar Wylee has recently opened their first Melbourne store, designed by the local architecture & interior design practice DesignOffice. The store’s architecture reflects Oscar Wylee’s design traditions: the timeless and enduring values behind their frame design, delivering a space of calm respite required for selecting eyewear and conducting eye-exams.
Ventura Estudio cares for the interior of a home that is also a show-room, playing with contrasts in a minimalism-rich personality.This contemporary home, housed in a 19th century historic building, is not just a black and white home. It's a business card. This is how Juan Carlos Fernández and Reyes Castellano, architect and designer, who owned the Venturian studio in Madrid, have experimented and searched for it...
When lifestyle brand TFD wanted to add a restaurant to their store in Guangzhou, China, they knew the design needed to stand out and reflect their brand’s unique style. Design firm Leaping Creative was up to the challenge, and the stylish, minimal and monochromatic TFD Restaurant was born.
Hong Kong studio Lim + Lu has converted a former printing press into a loft apartment for an artist couple, featuring white walls, sliding steel partitions and bright red pipes.The 2600-square-foot (240 square-metre) Residence HM is located in the south of Hong Kong, in an area filled with industrial buildings. Lim + Lu was tasked with making the warehouse habitable for the artist couple, as well as their five pets.
Melbourne can be a tough town to conquer if you’re a restaurant or a bar, and often establishments need to evolve to stay relevant. It’s a big call, but we may have an “institution in the making” which is heralded by the recent refurbishment and opening of The George on Collins. Hecker Guthrie have transformed the former suit-heavy hotspot, The Longroom...
Set into the residual space of a major architectural restoration, Ricard Camarena Restaurant in Valencia, Spain respects the industrial architecture of a notable art deco building. Bombas Gens remained a dilapidated, abandoned factory until recently converted into a centre of art by Fundació Per Amor a l’Art.
The concept of humble yet sophisticated luxury is essential to a recently completed three-storey apartment in Prague’s Vinohrady district. Occupying the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of an elegant 19th-century residential building, the spacious apartment showcases the crafty ingenuity of the prolific A1 Architects studio.
Geometric-patterned and monochrome tiles, rounded mirrors and brown leather seats feature this 1960s-inspired restaurant in Reykjavík, Iceland, which was designed by local practice Haf Studio.Haf Studio transformed a 1960s building in the Icelandic capital to create Mat Bar, which serves a combination of Italian and Nordic cuisine.
This lovely family home was created by Finnish interior designer Anna Leena Karlsson. Located on a country pasture in Ekerö, Sweden, Annaleena’s Private Home is elegant and unique, full of personal touches that indicate a thoughtful design style.
Seaside House is a family weekend retreat in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture. The modern dwelling was designed by renowned Japanese architecture firm Shinichi Ogawa & Associates; known for their timeless designs which combine a minimalist aesthetic with thoughtful functionality.