Chroma Studio

We recently came across Chroma Studio, the brainchaild of the energetic and irrepressible Nadene Sachinidis which aims to bring together a curated selection of homewares, jewellery, accessories and gorgeous floral arrangements.  We had quick look around and were delighted to find a selection of Melbourne’s own including ceramics by Tracy Muirhead, homewares by KeepResin, self-watering plant pots by Mr Kitly and others. 

We decided to have a quick 5 minutes with Nadene to find out more about her and her new baby Chroma Studio. 

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Creators of the Huntingtower // John Bornas of Workroom Architecture and Bear Agushi from Agushi Construction

We recently spoke with Bear Agushi from Agushi Developments and architect John Bornas of Workroom Architecture about their recent collaboration, the stunning Huntingtower house in Armadale. Huntingtower was designed and built as a home for developer Bear Agushi and his family and is a true labour of love. You can see the dedication to quality of materials and design in the attention and care given to each detail. The project features natural stone, timeless European Oak parquetry flooring, and rich and beautiful brass fixtures.

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Nicci Green from Articolo lighting

We finally made it to the Articolo showroom in Richmond and unsurprisingly we were blown away (pun intended) to see Nicci Green’s gorgeous range of mouth-blown lighting, lamps, pendants and wall sconces in the flesh. The setting for her creative process is the beautiful and carefully considered space designed by David Goss of Studio Goss, and it's definitely worth having a look if you get the chance.

Through Nicci’s unique bold style and mastery over her materials she balances playful individuality with restrained elegance in every piece. One thing I’ve always loved about Nicci Green’s range is that each piece has its own voice and often each piece is visually quite different from the next, but all her works are unified by Nicci’s timeless, great design and respect for her materials.

It’s no wonder that she has been so successful in her career so far, and it was a delight to get to know her and her creative process a little better. We’re sure you will enjoy this Q&A, and we recommend checking out her range and even making an appointment to see it in person at her stunning Richmond showroom. 

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Caroline Walls // Life studies at Studio Local

A carefully curated life drawing class will take place with a female nude in our 1930’s warehouse at 25 Albert Street, Northcote. Students will gain insight into Caroline Walls’ own abstract drawing practise and learn continuous line, blind drawing and life drawing skills. There will be no shortage of fine cheese and wine, an ample supply of tea & coffee and generous gifts for our guests to take home and continue their practise.

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Derek Swalwell

In anticipation of his upcoming exhibition at Modern Times, we were delighted to have the chance to catch up with Derek Swalwell to discuss his style of photography, creative process and the ideas behind his current series Outdistance.

Outdistance is a gorgeous showcase of some of Italy’s most iconic brutalist architecture as told through Derek’s distinctive, crisp and rich style. Derek takes a loving and considered look at the works of renowned architects Carlo Scarpa, Aldo Rossi and Carlo Aymonino, while exploring how the structures sit within and are affected by their surroundings. We absolutely love this series, you can get lost in the detail of each image and we would highly recommend that you check it out. 

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Nick Johnston of Rogerseller

Through my work as an interior designer I’ve known about Rogerseller for some time, and their reputation for stocking beautiful and quality Italian kitchen and bathroom products. I recently found out that they also have an amazing in-house design team based in Melbourne led by Nick Johnston. Their in-house team has created a range of bathware products including the award-winning Eccentric range (winner of the 2017 Red Dot Design Award & Best in Category Good Design Award). 

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Marta Figueiredo of Figgoscope Curates

Fresh from her win at the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Furniture Awards where she picked up The Most Experimental Design Award for her iconic Totems, we had a quick chat with Marta Figueirdo about her works, materials and her design journey.

As well as being an architect, Marta produces a unique and delightful range of furniture and objects, bringing her love of quality materials, colour and rich textures together to great effect. Her personal range is designed and made in Melbourne and includes her (now award winning!) Totems, the functional, comfortable and beautiful Terramar armchair, playful Candy ottoman, sleek and versatile Eclipse ottoman/coffee table and many others. Her work is defined by her joyful use of colour, fine detail, and quality materials. 

When I design the pieces I’m very much informed by the materials. I just start to look at them and think about how to play with them.

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AFC CURATED AT MFW | 18 AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS | 8 DAYS OF RETAIL

AFC Curated is a must see for lovers of Melbourne and Australian fashion design. This collaboration between the Australian Fashion Council and Melbourne Fashion Week sees 18 independent Australian fashion labels under one roof for 8 days starting on the 31st of August. 

This exhibition is being held at the Swanston Hall in the iconic Melbourne Town Hall, right in the heart of the runways and events of the Melbourne Fashion Week

Local creatives Architecture Architecture and lighting designer Paul Lim of ADDITIVE have teamed up to transform the space into a vibrant fashion hub where you can meet, connect and shop your favourite local fashion brands. Come and check it out, see the local talent and get to know the future of Australian fashion design. 

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Pete Sullivan from Cox Architecture

Recently we caught up with Pete Sullivan from Cox Architecture, creators of the winning design for the $2 Billion development planned for Southbank by Beulah International. 

Competing with six other designs put together by collaborating teams of Australian and international architecture firms, Cox Architecture and Dutch firm UNStudio’s design Green Spine took first place. Their 350+ metre high Green Spine is an impressive cantilevered structure made up of two twisting towers with a geometric glass facade and green terracing. 

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