Along with our talented panellists – Quino Holland (Fieldwork), Jeremy McLeod (Breathe) and Prani Hodges (Six Degrees), we discussed the good, the bad and the beautiful when it comes to multi-residential housing. It was great to hear the respect shared among the practices and the fact that their projects are together driving a move towards a better kind of communal living. A warm thank you again to our panellists, John Wardle Architects for hosting us, and everyone who came along. Hope you enjoyed it.
The opening night of WORKSHOPPED 14: Clean Slate, at Supa Centa Moore Park, was inspiring. Design was of the highest calibre and the crowd was energised. The work from every designer had obviously been developed thoughtfully from concept to final execution, and knowing these will be the people leading the future of Australian design was encouraging to say the least. The night not only proved good things are happening now, but was a great promise of what is to come.
An elegantly festive occasion, the Melbourne Indesign 2014 Director's Welcome offered VIP guests an occasion to mingle, network, and get excited about the coming days!
Interior designer Sue Fenton is drawn to passionate people, functional design objects and good Japanese. Her source of inspiration is broad and her interests wide, proving Design Hunters do not stop at their field. They are constantly making connections and collecting pieces of inspiration.
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.