EAT / DRINK

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.

Chiara, by loopcreative

Loopcreative explain the concept, design and execution of Chiara, a new Italian restaurant in Melbourne's Docklands.

The Significance of Culture through Design

Technē Architecture + Interior Design have transformed the once drab interior of the MRC (Melbourne Racing Club) Medallion bar at Caulfield Racecourse into an elegant and highly functioning spectator hub. Elana Castle explores.

Sample, taste, touch: Brae restaurant

Food, space and service come together to create an unforgettable experience at Brae, a restaurant that brings new meaning to growing, preparing and consuming. Alice Blackwood reports.

New York in Manly

Donny’s & Co Manly is a sustainable bar both in the “design approach and its potential for longevity as a thriving small bar in Manly.” We speak to Stuart Krelle – director of Luchetti Krelle. Words by Tess Ritchie.

Popol Nah

Honduras meets Melbourne in a new Lygon Street eatery that couples tradition and modernity.

Peddling Coffee

Močan & Green Grout is more than just a café. It’s also home to a bicycle company, a local art and design scene, and some unlikely owners.

Zhou Zhou Bar

It's an oriental drinking den with a difference. Designed by Hecker Guthrie, Zhou Zhou offers a fresh, and distinct take on the traditional Melbourne bar.

Swine & Co.

An ode to all things porcine, the latest addition to Sydney CBD's dining scene pairs contrasting atmospheres to create an attractive and versatile venue. By Yen Dao.

Everybody’s Izakaya, Auckland

Just a jump from the hipster Britomart retail development, you'll find Everybody’s Izakaya. Designed by architects Fearon Hay it is a restaurant and bar inspired by a term that literally means a sake shop (sakaya).

Bull & Bear, Sydney

Sleek, yet masculine, the newly renovated Bull and Bear Sydney combines multi-coloured leather and cocktails as a contemporary take on the classic 1920’s gentleman’s club. By Yen Dao

Cecconi’s

The refurbishment of a cellar bar in an authentic Italian family restaurant pays homage to traditional heritage and modern dining. By Stephanie Madison.

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