Lagotto in Fitzroy North is a new collaboration between Millieu Hospitality Group, Flack Studio and chef David Fisher. Bridging the gap between cafe, restaurant and local deli, Lagotto offers different things to different people. The bold and unapologetic design is a visual feast which welcomes you in with characteristic Italian hospitality and European flair. Rich materials are used generously and with enthusiasm, with islands of polished natural stone sitting amongst the deep-red terrazzo floor.Read More
Stamford Park Homestead has been wonderfully reimagined by seasoned restaurateur Jason Jones (Entrecôte, Bouzy, Second Home) and interior designer and partner, Brahman Perera. We are so excited that this historical gem is located just 28km South East of Melbourne’s CBD! The beautiful mix of both classic and modern design reflects the incredible history and current evolution of Stamford Park. Designed by Jones’ partner, Brahman Perera, the interior plays on the tradition of early Australian homesteads, incorporating lush upholsteries, mixed solid timbers, honed marble and natural rattan forming a rich material palette.Read More
Situated on Chapel Street Windsor, Mr. Miyagi showcases innovative and contemporary Japanese cuisine at its absolute finest. A range of Japanese inspired cocktails to further your dining experience compliment the delicious dishes. Traditional minimalist Japanese design paired with contemporary neon signs and graffiti details provide an inviting and exciting atmosphere.Read More
Hallmark Ivanhoe showcases timeless Art Deco architecture in an incredible tribute to the true design of Ivanhoe’s rich architectural history. This meticulously designed multi-residential building by the renowned Fender Katsalidis for leading developer Beulah International is truly outstanding. The monolithic exterior boasts a timeless appeal of travertine and bronze, paying homage to the Art Deco architecture of Ivanhoe, while also emulating a sense of identity, inspired by the notion of subtraction.Read More
We had a great evening last night celebrating the opening of the much anticipated Designstuff Flagship Showroom. The space is an intimate eye catching spot on the ground floor, with double height spaces with loads of natural sun, creating the perfect backdrop to showcase the beautiful product. The showroom features a retail space with shelves carefully arranged with homewares, a kitchen and a bathroom display as well as a kids corner. We love the curated selection of products that they stock from Menu, Kristina Dam, Ferm Living, Muuto, Middle of Nowhere Melbourne, Oliver furniture, By Wirth to Cam Cam Copenhagen, with many of the brands being from Danish and Australian design houses. For all of you design lovers, it’s must visit!Read More
Designed with unprecedented consideration and deliberation, the collection of eight, three-storey townhomes are stylised to be an instinctual extension of Elwood’s relaxed modern living.
The welcoming sense of intimacy is also seen in the built form with a significant recess allowing light to pour into each home. Drawing inspiration from the distinctive circular forms seen in the Art Deco movement of the 1920s and 30s, Cera Stribley Architects (CS-A) looked to emphasise each home’s facade, curving the white brickwork.
Luxury Womenswear brand Mastani opened their Armadale showroom to the public in late 2018. Designed by Design Office this store invites guests through its three carefully-curated salons. The thoughtful design features beautiful materials such as natural stone, herringbone timber flooring and rich fabrics which have been crafted to create a soft but powerful and inviting space which is the perfect backdrop for Mastani’s collections.Read More
Maap Store in North Melbourne is not your standard cycling apparel store. When you enter you are greeted by a friendly barista and a refreshing lack of pushy sales staff. The high-end cycling gear is carefully curated and displayed around the space. The high ceilings, white walls and natural light provide a calm and inviting environment to browse the collections. If you love cycling and great design this one’s a must see!Read More
I’m very excited to share this project as the first entry in our new ‘Five Minutes In’ series. Designed by Peter Kennon and styled by yours truly, the Spanish Mission House in Prahran is a residential renovation completed in late 2018. This gorgeous home brings together the architectural style of Spanish colonial and modern Australian interiors, blending both seamlessly with the existing footprint of the original dwelling. Highlights include the original details, ample natural light and calming monochromatic colour scheme. It provides the perfect backdrop for the owner’s artistic works, which are displayed prominently throughout. It was a pleasure to work on this great project and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!Read More