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Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett

Franky March - Monday, May 04, 2015

Set within heritage rainforest surrounds, this North Queensland home is a product of talented architect and builder Jesse Bennett, with the desire to live simply and create joyful areas that would enrich and inspire his family. The design focused on embracing the plush surroundings by using minimalistic materials, predominantly glass and concrete, making the outside environment feel very much apart of the home. The structure is enhanced with timber detailing adding warmth and replicating the natural environment that encompasses the property.

Via Yellowtrace



Little Nest Felt Cradle by Oszkar Vagi

Franky March - Monday, May 04, 2015

Designed by Budapest designer Oszkar Vagi, this hanging cocoon is shaped out of one single wool felt piece, imitating a luxurious shell made out of 100% natural materials. The simple geometry of this capsule reacts with the babies movements providing the perfect environment for a peaceful rest.

Via Contemporist 



DX Series Fireplaces by Escea

Samantha Saxton-Beer - Friday, May 01, 2015

Representing the latest in fireplace technology, the DX Series incorporates the beauty of ultra-wide single or double sided fireplaces with Escea's world leading technology. Capturing up to 90 percent of the available heat, Escea's heat ducts are used to return warmth back into different rooms within the home. Smart Heat Technology allows these fireplaces to be controlled using a home automation system or remotely via the internet or a smartphone app. 

For more details contact Escea



Wolseley Residence by McKimm

Franky March - Friday, May 01, 2015

A contemporary property located in Melbourne with energy rating, flow and clever zoning as key requirements of the design, showcasing well considered areas for a young family and plenty of entertaining options, including its picturesque alfresco dining area next to the kitchen with a built in blue stone barbecue.

Via Yellowtrace 



A Mahogany Bar Interior by Partisans

Deborah Raj - Friday, May 01, 2015

Toronto's Bar Raval, located in the city's Little Italy district, was designed by Canadian studio Partisans to rival the art nouveau histories of pinxto bars in Barcelona. The sculpted mahogany interior poses the perfect backdrop for arguably one of the world's most celebrated mixologist - Mike Webster. 

Via Designboom.



San Francisco Bathroom by Fidel Archuleta

Deborah Raj - Friday, May 01, 2015

This San Francisco bathroom makeover is the result of a collaboration between handmade home furnishings Knife and Saw's mastermind Chris Brigham and builder/designer Fidel Archuleta. Utilising pickled redwood and concrete as well as Tom Dixon's Beat collection light fixtures, the space is both organic yet industrial, stylish yet inviting. Tom Dixon is available locally via ECC

Via Design Milk.



Copper tapware by Gessi

Samantha Saxton-Beer - Friday, April 24, 2015

Italian bathroom manufacturers Gessi presented two of their most successful tapware collections in a striking copper PVD finish at the 2015 ISH bathroom fair in Frankfurt, Germany. A high-tech metal coating that is used for both its functional and aesthetic properties, the addition of this copper finish highlights the geometric appeal of the elegantly angled Cono range (pictured top) and the classic, bevelled Eleganza range, giving both products further sophistication and versatility.

Gessi is available locally from Plumbline.



LC50 collection by Cassina

Jocelyn Muir - Thursday, April 23, 2015
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic LC Collection, along with the commemoration of it being 50 years since Le Corbusier passed away, this year Cassina have launched the LC50 collection. Featuring sustainable materials – an eco-friendly alternative to hexavalent chromium and organic leathers, the commemorative collection incorporates innovative colour schemes with the original burgundy and ochre frames replaced by sophisticated brown, ivory and mud tones, and the light blue and green shades modified slightly, while the grey remains the same. A final addition to the collection is an elegantly crafted headrest strap for the LC4 chaise-longue, following the example of the LC4 CP, an homage by Cassina to Charlotte Perriand on the occasion of the 2014 Louis Vuitton Icons Collection.

Cassina is available locally from Matisse.




Carlo E Camilla by Tanja Solci

Jocelyn Muir - Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The interior design of this upmarket restaurant in Milan, Italy is the brainchild of art director, curator and designer Tanja Solci. Inhabiting an old sawmill her grandparents acquired in 1929, the focus of the dining establishment is two long, intersecting wooden tables. Contrasted against the raw, industrial looking space are beautiful embellishments including antique chandeliers, an extensive collection of white porcelain dishes with different designs produced by Richard Ginori, and chairs by Cappellini including the Jasper Morrison 'Tate Colour' and AG Fronzoni 'Fronzoni 1964'.

Cappelini is available locally from Matisse.



Renovation in Jiyugaoka by Airhouse Design Office

Jocelyn Muir - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

With exposed concrete throughout the house, this exceptionally contemporary Japanese home, designed by architect Kiriyama Keiichi for Airhouse Design Office, embodies industrial chic.