In celebration of the launch of their flagship store in Melbourne’s Emporium we recently had five minutes with Athan Didaskalou and Richard Li, the team behind July, a sophisticated luggage range for the modern traveller. Designed here in Melbourne, the July luggage range uses good, functional design to overcome some of the most common flaws in modern luggage options. Our favourite features are the removable USB-C charger, highly adjustable handle, and custom-designed wheels which you can trust not to break halfway across the world. Partnering with ODO, they have succeeded in creating a range of beautiful, practical and durable luggage and a flagship store to match!Read More
With winter well and truly here there’s nothing better than curling up into a warm, handmade throw. With this in mind we had a chat with Anna Lofts, the founder and director of Melbourne-based L&M Home about the L&Mstory and their recently released Winter 19 collection.Read More
Ahead of the Melbourne Design Week starting on March 14, we met with Kate Stokes of Coco Flip Design Studio to hear about Honey, her new collaboration with Bendigo Pottery, timber craftsman Charles Standford and glass artist Amanda Dziedzic. Honey is a collection of lighting designs including table lamp, pendant and wall sconce which feature slip cast ceramic stoneware or turned American white oak paird with hand-blown glass.
We talked about the inspiration behind Honey, the collaborative process and some of the highlights of the experience. Enjoy!
We met Lucy Grant and Adam Brislin in 2017 when Beeline Design did collaboration with Felix Furniture and we were delighted to see them again in the lead up to the launch of The Ridge Collection, their new work inspired by the rich dairy-farming land of south-west Western Australia. We had a quick chat with them about this project, their journey to get to this point and where they hope to go in the future!
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
We asked Pete Sullivan a few quick questions to find out more about the design process and the building itself.
Hope you like it!
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.Read More
As part of Melbourne Design Week the DENFAIR Design Loop showcased 17 showrooms and studios and invited the public to explore a series of curated installations and public talks centring around the theme of ‘Celebration of the Material’Read More
Following on from our previous article introducing the PET Lamp project, we were lucky enough to catch up with Alvaro as he was preparing for the upcoming NGV Triennial exhibition which will feature the PET Lamp collaboration with the Bula’bula artist weavers from Ramingining in the Northern Territory.
PET Lamp was invited by the National Gallery of Victoria to travel to Australia where they immersed themselves in the community at Ramingining in Australia’s north, working with eight indigenous artist weavers to create stunning circular lampshades using traditional local techniques.
We were thrilled to visit the Yellow Diva showroom and workshop space in Melbourne West recently. We had a coffee with directors David and Felicity and found out more about their brand and their personal take on design.Read More