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
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
Custom. Cool. Quick. Locally Made. Usually you have to compromise and choose one or two at most. We met up with Duncan Ward from Satelight to find out how they have made it possible to have it all.
Satelight and others set themselves apart by offering quality of materials and workmanship, and offering a degree of customisation and collaboration which you simply couldn’t get from an overseas bulk supplier.
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
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
Lighting designer Ilanel invited us into his St Kilda studio to share and talk about his work, his creative process and his plans for the future.
Ilanel is inspired by natural phenomena and uses light to bring his objects to life. Many of his pieces feature organic shapes and lines and explore and play with the relationship between light and the objects themselves.Read More
We found Sophie Moran while interviewing other creatives in Brunswick , it was lovely to meet her in person and chat about her work and her amazing pieces.
Making inspires my making. I find inspiration in the materials themselves and the endless possibilities that clay and glaze provide.Read More
Brothers Nolan and Brian Taing and partner Joe La already operate three successful Workshop Bros cafes in Glen Huntly and two in Melbourne’s CBD, however their newest venture, Workshop Brothers Glen Waverley, takes the brand to a new level.
Unlike the other Workshop locations, the Glen Waverley project will be open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, and will look and feel much different to the others.
At Workshop Bros Glen Waverley, these three young restaurateurs look nostalgically back at their food heritage, and add ironic touches to a very Melbourne menu.Read More
Luc and James have shared a design workshop in Melbourne since 2015. Conversations in design and process often turned to frustrations with the reality of the furniture industry in Australia. Looking to buck the trend of imported, mass produced furniture that is destined for land fill, Luc and James stuck to their principles of quality pieces, made one at a time. This resulted in the release of their first collaboration, The Staple Collection.Read More