Lee Ho Fook, Modern China in Old Melbourne

The second Lee Ho Fook restaurant transforms a pocket-sized interior off Flinders Lane into a refined space that takes inspiration from modern and old Chinese culture

Morning After Cafe: The Antithesis of Grunge

A crisp, clean fitout by Derlot’s Alexander Lotersztain and Pamela Georgeson sets the scene for relaxed dining at Morning After Café in Brisbane’s West End. Georgia Cannon reports

Elegant Restraint in Seppeltsfield

Max Pritchard’s design of the revamped Seppeltsfield cellar door and new Fino Seppeltsfield restaurant is a respectful study in adaptive re-use. Leanne Amodeo visits the historic winery’s most recent renovation

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal has begun its new journey at its second home, Crown Towers Melbourne

The Australian restaurant of the esteemed and internationally famous chef, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal has been designed by Bates Smart to offer diners an architectural experience to match the experimental and exciting food served within

Reimagining a Salad Bar with Laneway Greens

Designer Travis Walton put a new spin on the salad bar with the opening of a new Flinders Lane salad bar, Laneway Greens

Abbots & Kinney

Designing a café fit-out unlike any other for a space measuring only 76sqm was always going to be a challenge. But Studio Gram co-founders and architects Dave Bickmore and Graham Charbonneau welcomed the opportunity to work with client Jonny Pisanelli in realising the young patissiere’s aspirational vision for Abbots & Kinney. Habitus Living reporter Leanne Amodeo reports.

Jojo brings little Italy to Bangkok

The heart of Bangkok plays host to Jojo, an Italian restaurant whose cuisine harmoniously combines honesty of flavour and complexity of sight

Local Mbassy Cafe brings old world charm to modernity

The Local Mbassy is a boutique café and kitchen paying homage to the locals of the 1920’s

Potts Point denizens welcome wholefood store The Farm

Potts Point denizens have welcomed the arrival of new cafe and health-food store destination, The Farm.

Foveaux Restaurant transforms into Foveaux St Dining

Surry Hill’s Foveaux Restaurant has been transformed into a casual dining space under the new name Foveaux St Dining, combining relaxed bites with a warm and welcoming feel.

See how Chinta Kechil can take you to a Malaysian dining room

Following the successes of the 2014-opened Chinta Kechil Malaysian restaurant, and the closure of owner Simon Goh’s flagship Chinta Ria restaurant, a new site was needed to fill this void

Specialised cafe calls for specialised design

Kettle Black is a light-filled, authentic and handcrafted cafe by a relative newcomer to the Melbourne design scene

Can A Product’s Packaging Inform The Personality Of A Retail Space?

Japanese design house nendo have crafted a deliciously minimal chocolate shop “BbyB.” in the Tokyo borough of Ginza, Japan, based entirely on the interactive nature of the product’s wrapping.


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