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LiveLife talk at Melbourne Indesign

Along with our talented panellists – Quino Holland (Fieldwork), Jeremy McLeod (Breathe) and Prani Hodges (Six Degrees), we discussed the good, the bad and the beautiful when it comes to multi-residential housing. It was great to hear the respect shared among the practices and the fact that their projects are together driving a move towards a better kind of communal living. A warm thank you again to our panellists, John Wardle Architects for hosting us, and everyone who came along. Hope you enjoyed it.

A Mountain Legend

Victoria’s high country is steeped in Australian mythology – a backdrop for legendary horsemen and the notorious Kelly Gang of bushrangers. It is here, writes Nicky Lobo, that architect, Darren Sinclair-Cole, built a holiday home for his family.

A design approach to living: Studio Pardon’s Home-Studio

Design agency Studio Pardon has made home their office, and their office home. The space has been carefully curated to fit living and working equally, and suits their philosophies to both life and work to a tee. We caught up with Lise and Ben, the couple behind Studio Pardon, to find out how and why this arrangement works so well.

Cambodia’s Ghost Villas, ex- ‘St. Tropez of South-East Asia’

Robert Carry visits what is left from the golden age of Cambodia’s Modernist architecture past. While some are being revived, others fall into decay

5 New Australian Designers to Know About

Seeing new designers enter the industry is exciting, especially when they're doing something new and bringing a fresh perspective to the scene.

Behind the Scenes Video: The Making of Touch by Ross Gardam

Behind the flawless-finish of Ross Gardam's copper pendants is a raw handmade process. The spinning of copper, as we see happen here in the workshop, takes time and skill, and is beautiful in its own right. Seeing the creation of this project feels like we've been let in on a little secret. Gardam's Touch Pendants are even more precious than we thought.

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Habitus Loves: Contemporary Hamptons style

White clapper-board homes, a gleaming yacht and a glass of Pims. What’s not to love about Hamptons style? Habitus looks at eight Hamptons inspired designs with a distinctively contemporary twist. Not a sea-shell ornament in sight!

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Kristalia Launches Sharky by Neuland Design

A contemporary design by nature, Sharky features an extremely thin profile, giving it a clean and delicate form.

Catapult Showroom: Supporting Australian Design

Last month, Catapult Design opened its flagship Sydney showroom in Darlinghurst. Coming just over a year after the company burst onto the scene, working primarily with architecture and interior design clients, the showroom cements a core value held by the company—supporting and promoting local design and manufacture to Australian audiences.

7 favourite pieces from Melbourne Indesign

Melbourne Indesign was not only for professional designers, but for those of us who simply have a passion for design. With dozens of residential brands exhibiting and launching new product there was much to lust over. Here is a small selection of our favourite pieces from the event – including local and international design, established and emerging designers.

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Perfect match for the heart of the home: Fisher & Paykel

Insights from customers and kitchen designers have driven styling at Fisher & Paykel, and resulted in a ‘designed to match’ approach to kitchen appliances to create a cohesive style that responds beautifully to the ongoing trend for open-plan kitchens.

WORKSHOPPED14: CLEAN SLATE Opening Night

The opening night of WORKSHOPPED 14: Clean Slate, at Supa Centa Moore Park, was inspiring. Design was of the highest calibre and the crowd was energised. The work from every designer had obviously been developed thoughtfully from concept to final execution, and knowing these will be the people leading the future of Australian design was encouraging to say the least. The night not only proved good things are happening now, but was a great promise of what is to come.

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