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.


At 75 years of age, Geoffrey de Groen is a grand master of Australian painting. Paul McGillick drops in on his latest milestone

Botanical Museum of English Tapware

The Habitus team is called on to create to officially launch ‘The Window’ styling display at The English Tapware Company.

Immersive island dance

Audience becomes part of the performance in this piece by James Batchelor, where constructed environments made of movement, light and sound unveil the way we operate in physical and social structures

Aesop Balmain

The skincare brand known for its strikingly original and well conceived retail interiors, has recently opened a new store in Sydney’s inner west. Elana Castle chats to Henry Wilson about his vision for Aesop’s new Balmain location.

French Connection

Kelvin Ho from Akin Creative talks to Elana Castle about establishing an exclusive retail presence for French fashion label A.P.C.

Local Global

As the events surrounding the Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 (CT WDC 2014) ramp up, Elana Castle chats to Trevyn McGowan, co-founder of South African design collectives, Source and Southern Guild and a member of the World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 International Advisory Council (IAC)

Absolut Oz Explores Eco Graffiti

Absolut Oz, the limited edition bottle created in collaboration with world renowned director, Baz Luhrmann, now takes on a new phase of creativity in the realisation of two eco-friendly street art installations

Reflected Glory

Leading contemporary fashion label Romance Was Born unveils their first exhibition, presented at Carriageworks in collaboration with Perth-based visual artist Rebecca Baumann. Words by Philippa Daly.

Souvenirs by Julie Paterson

The Australian artist finds inspiration in the savage Australian bushfires in her latest exhibition. Text by Nicky Lobo

Up Among the Clouds

HASSEL's cloud-like structure suspended above a floating bar and open-kitchen restaurant on the banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River formed the spectacular centrepiece of the 2014 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival


A new collaboration between jeweller Melanie Katsalidis and fashion label, Alpha60, has seen the creation of a wearable range that transforms our perception of both brand, and precious stone. Alice Blackwood writes

Photography, Wine and Microfinance at Black Eye Gallery

Black Eye Gallery is one of only a few art spaces in the city dedicated to photography, and has met with enthusiastic support from artists and patrons alike. We hear from founders and professional photographers Tom Evangelidis and Adrian Brown about how the gallery started and why it's been so successful.


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