ACCESSORIES

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.

The importance of drainage

Adequate drainage plays an integral role in the entire building system and its proper implementation is crucial to the workings of the entire building. Knowing which system will best work and function reliably and effectively is crucial. Considering key elements depending on specific applications will allow a successful drainage installation.

Saving Space in an apartment

This apartment home enjoys incredible views across Melbourne’s Albert Park so the owners were keen to maximise space within the kitchen and make the most of those amazing views. We see how.

Design in Black and White

Smeg launches Linear in black and white.

Warm French Oak Flooring

Harper & Sandilands' Pale Grey and Driftwood timber colours are beautiful. Composed of a French Oak timber top layer bonded on to an engineered base, they're stable and - thanks to the French Oak - particularly warm.

Yarn Bombing: An Old Craft Re-Imagined

Yarn Bombing, or Guerilla Knitting, Graffitti Knitting - there is not only one name - has become a well recognised form of street art over the past few years. Rather than chalk or paint, groups take to the streets with colourful yarn. We talk to a Melbourne knitting collective to find out more.

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.

Art that changes your experience of place

Site-specific art – as its name suggests – is intrinsically intertwined with place. Informed by a pre-existing landscape or built into one, art and place alter each other. We delve into the practice and talk to the artists who create it.

Site-Specific Art: Emma Coulter

Emma Coulter's site-specific work has a direct link with her background in painting and interior architecture. Blending the two lets her explore the ideas that overlap between them, de-constructing and re-constructing a space to using a refined palette to create something new.

SITE-SPECIFIC ART: Klara

Klara is a Melbourne-based street and studio artist, combining painting, illustration, paste-ups, stencil, installation and more. For Klara, the more she delves into her practise, the more site-specific it becomes. We find out why.

SITE-SPECIFIC ART: Suki

For Suki, site-specific art can work both ways; sometimes the site comes first and other times it's the idea. Here is her take on art that alters our experience of place.

SITE-SPECIFIC ART: KORBAN/FLAUBERT

This Sydney-based duo works across design and sculpture, producing furniture, sculpture, screens and installations. Often working within an architectural project, their work demonstrates the way site-specific art is becoming more integrated into the natural landscape as well as man-made structures. We hear from Stefanie Flaubert as to how these various spaces differ and what makes them so intriguing.

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