Alex and Georgie Cleary – brother and sister duo behind fashion brand Alpha60 – recently extended their creativity beyond fashion and retail design to remodel their Melbourne home. And nine months of renovations has done nothing to quell their appetite for big projects, as Alice Blackwood finds out.
Looking to accommodate a growing family, architect Ilana Kister wanted urban rather than suburban. Stephen Crafti thinks her made-over inner-suburban warehouse in Melbourne fits the bill perfectly.
For Alpha60 brother-sister duo Alex and Georgie Cleary, the direction of their fashion brand, and the design of Alpha60’s retail stores has given them firm grounding for tackling the design of their own home. Alice Blackwood explores Alex and Georgie’s design ethos from a fashion and brand perspective.
The dream-like Puglia region and it’s Salento Peninsula coastline – the heel in the boot of Italy – is peppered with elegant towns, rich architecture, forts and varied exotic history. Jane Burton Taylor takes us on a tour of its sometimes arrestingly beautiful built environment, and to the other Gallipoli.
The beauty of reclaimed and recycled timber is only partly aesthetic – the knowledge of its former function adds a whole other appeal. Jaz Sidhu visited the island of Langkawi in Malaysia and discovered a home designed by Building Bloc (who’s Desa House is featured in Habitus 18) that generates new life for old timber electricity poles.