Originally from Singapore, today See Yen Foo lives in Melbourne and owns Apt Living and Apato. In fact, the launch of Apato coincides with Melbourne Indesign this weekend. Before it all takes place though, we had a chat with this furniture guru and found out he has a love for cold beer, work, and great taste for architecture.
For the launch of their summer season, Spence and Lyda's showroom was bursting with beautiful objects, the makers themselves and lots of happy faces. Featuring Mio Karo, Missoni Home, LAX Series, Lamp Gras, Porcelume, Ioten, Pet Lamp, 1803 and an exhibition of Ruth Levine's sculptural objects, there was an impressive array of work to feast our eyes on – and be tempted to touch.
Restaurateur, chef, author and TV host, Matt Moran shares his love for local produce and food as experience in nearly every medium you could ask for. We love his enthusiasm for sharing. Here we find out about Matt's favourite spaces, design pieces and, of course, favourite restaurant.
Hosted at the spacious Designer Rugs Edgecliff showroom, the launch of Hare + Klein's new collection was celebrated with an elegant evening function that drew a large crowd of friends, family and industry faces.
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.
Awaroa Master Class is a weekend event for architects and academics young and old to celebrate place and culture, and architectural legends. Registrations open now.
With the launch of Wood Melbourne earlier this year and a showroom opening in two weeks time, Oliver MacLatchy is in a local designer and maker we'll be keeping an eye on. We ask him a few questions to find out what makes him tick - aside from timber.
Taking their long-standing partnership to the next level, Habitus and John Warldle Architects collaborate to host the LiveLife conversation at JWA studio in Rokeby St in Collingwood for Melbourne Indesign.
Ella and Sofia's creative director Karie Soehardi has always seen creativity as a legitimate way to earn a living. She's worked with jewellery and fashion through to, more recently, interiors. Karie's latest collaboration is with Sydney Living Museums where she re-worked old collections into new designs. We take a moment to meet the woman behind a fascinating range.
Ben Quilty invites three mates, artists Guy Maestri, Luke Sciberras and Robert Malherbe, to retrace the steps of the greats – Russell Drysdale, Margaret Olley, John Olsen and Brett Whiteley to the former gold-mining town of Hill End
Born in India, and trained at IIT - Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and later at Art Centre College of Design Europe, in Switzerland, Satyendra Pakhalé established his practice in Amsterdam. An active member of the international design community - in the field of Industrial Design, Transportation and Architectural Design, he brings a unique cross-cultural perspective. We chat to the award-winning designer about how George Nelson influenced him, what his favourite spaces are and the little details that make him a Design Hunter.
For anyone with an interest in design, here's an event for you: WORKSHOPPED 14 Clean Slaate. With 54 designers, 10 days and 60,000 visitors, it's the single largest event part of Sydney Design 2014, held at the Supa Centa Moore Park, Sydney 14 – 24 August.