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Momorobo, Singapore

They like to smoke cigarettes and drink coffee, and as they tell Belinda Aucott, use their art to rebel against Singapore’s robotic culture. Founded in Singapore in 2004 by Morris and Eric Lee, the graphic design outfit Momorobo met while they were working at Ministry of Sound. Their signature style developed over the past 7 years is a baffling milieu of cartoon like characters and comic speech bubbles that come together in often monochrome visual spasms. Surprisingly the flexible young duo have made a commercial name for themselves by switching between designing T'shirts for Nike and creating viral videos Lacoste. Recently, they were even commissioned by the Hyatt to produce 2 artworks for a boutique hotel the Andaz Shanghai (pictured). Currently visiting Australia as guests of Tiger TRANSLATE - an annual jamboree of street art and music - Momorobo will spend their time down under painting murals for the public and putting together a live show for the TRANSLATE Sydney event. Pilfering and plucking from the best of what street art has to offer, MMRB have earned themselves considerable street cred without ever actually put up pieces on the socially conservative streets of Singapore. “A wall (piece) in Singapore is different from a wall here,” says Morris Lee, taking a break from his spray paint and texta mural. “In Singapore you would have to do a wall in 15 minutes, or before the cops arrive ... Then if you get caught, I think the fine is two months in prison and two strokes of the cane,” he says. When asked if he has ever or will  ever take that risk, he laughs. “I don’t position myself as a street artist,” he says. “In fact in Singapore the government is controlling a lot of what goes on underground, which really betrays the sprit of the art form, so there is no point,” he says. Instead the MMRR has carved out a niche for creating graphics for a range of corporations who wish to play in the youth headspace. “Eventually I think I will move to Australia where the society is more open and move into advertising because that’s where the money is,” says Lee with a matter of fact air. Full of a humorous and self admittedly ‘random’ pluckings from their life and meanderings, he explains they all express their desires to rebel against a society that is too ‘sterile’ and ‘robotic’ for their liking. Fuelled by the buzz of coffee and cigarettes back in the early days, Momorobo are now rubbing shoulders with the big boys as they handle a rising tide of commissions. Still based in Singapore their recent work include a viral video piece for French Lacoste was completely deranged and illogical. “We were handed a manifesto from Lacoste and it was called ‘Future’. We were listening to a lot of this French artist Mr. Wazzy at the time so we just picked a song from his second album and then created random creatures and random cartoons to match it. “We sliced it in a way that suits the music – and the music is fairly illogical – so, that’s the way it appears. Tiger Translate 2011 provides opportunities for emerging artists to gain worldwide exposure according to Samm Creasey, Brand Activation Manager for Drinkworks Australia who imports Tiger Beer Australia “Tiger Translate is held in such amazing destinations - New York, London, Bangkok, Berlin, Denmark, Mongolia, Beijing, Dubai, Melbourne and Sydney,” said Creasey. “It provides an edgy, open minded and creative platform for emerging talent to expose their art – a chance to get their work noticed. Momorobo Momorobo.com Tiger Translate Lacoste in Motionabc
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On the Art of Making

Whether it’s a chair with hand-formed timber curves, or glass blown with idiosyncrasies – there is a special quality to something that has been given the care and attention of a knowing hand. Before mass production began streamlining the world around us, there were artisanal skills, passed down from generation to generation that shaped the furniture and lighting of our everyday lives. From its very inception, Great Dane has sought out the specialist makers, people who have refined their craft to the point of perfection. These small-scale craftspeople are full of character, true hidden gems with an extraordinary focus on creating something of beauty and quality. Through Great Dane’s commitment to the artisanal, some incredibly talented makers have been unearthed and brought to Australia.


Having the right kind of light sets atmosphere and ambience, creating a gentle sensory comfort. It’s something that Nordic countries know all too well given the dramatic shifts in daylight they endure through the seasons. Capturing the elegance and essence of Finland, Innolux is a brand that is not afraid of looking ahead, while also honouring the tradition of the past. Sensitive to the influence that light has on our everyday wellbeing, Innolux’s heritage range encapsulates Finnish lighting history from the 1950s and 60s. [caption id="attachment_117777" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Lisa Floor Lamp[/caption] A stand-out of the utmost refinement is the Lisa Floor Lamp. Originally designed by Lisa Johansson-Pape, the lamp is exceptionally tactile, juxtaposing a brass dome and details with a supple Cognac-coloured leather arm. Hand-crafted leather wraps the arm and counteracts the sturdiness and solidity of the brass, while the sensuous bell-shaped dome casts and reflects a diffused light. Another true icon is the Senator collection – available in a floor light, pendant and table light. Also designed by Lisa Johansson-Pape in 1947, it is a range that exudes a quiet confidence. Similarly to the Lisa Floor Lamp, the Senator range combines contrasting materials for a dazzling effect. Made with an exacting standard, Innolux is unwavering in its craftsmanship when producing Lisa Johansson-Pape’s iconic designs. [caption id="attachment_117778" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Senator collection[/caption]

Antrei Hartikainen

Meticulously hand-carved in walnut timber, the Kukkii sculptures by Finnish artisan Antrei Hartikainen are a delicate expression of bespoke quality. Each piece is individually made by hand, with the form taking inspiration from the long stems of water plants. Much in the same way that nature invites moments of pause, the Kukkii sculptures stand as a reminder to appreciate the beauty in the every day and its imperfections. [caption id="attachment_117779" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Kukkii[/caption] The same care and attention to timber seen in these sculptures translate into the incredibly detailed furniture pieces as seen in the exquisite range of Bastone cabinets.  


Proudly Sweden’s oldest furniture manufacturer, Gemla is found in the small village of Diö in the region of Småland. Infused with the traditional knowledge of timber bending, which was first introduced in the 19th century when craftsmen from Bohemia arrived at the town, Gemla has continued the skills, developing the timber bending signature even further. True masters in the art of bentwood style furniture, there are many pieces from the Swedish maker that highlight its skills and handcrafted nature. [caption id="attachment_117780" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Vilda 3 Dining Chairs, photo by Shannon McGrath[/caption] The Vilda 3 Dining Chair is the perfect example of this, the classic forms of a bentwood are met with leather flourishes. The Hof Barstool similarly captures the essence of the handmade with finely wrapped leather legs. With Gemla, it’s the unexpected touches that push each piece out of the ordinary. [caption id="attachment_117783" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Hof barstool[/caption]


The experience of friends and family gathering around the dining table together is one that leaves a lasting impression. Knowing this all too well, DK3 is a Danish maker that creates dining tables meant to be passed from one generation to the next. Using traditional carpentry skills, DK3's passion for working with timber is undeniable in the divine details that shine through. The Ten Table illustrates this beautifully where solid timber legs are hand-carved with tactile vertical grooves, and subtle curves give it a welcoming presence. [caption id="attachment_117781" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Ten Table[/caption] Read more about the inherent sustainability that comes with products made to last generations.abc

Poliform Showroom – Alexandria

Designed by Poliform’s Milan-based architect Davide Bartesaghi, the new showroom showcases the latest from Poliform’s diverse collection of sofas, beds, chairs, table and storage systems. The large showroom enables Poliform to showcase for the first time the complete collection of kitchens (6 full sized kitchens from the Poliform collection will be on display) as well as 8 full sized wardrobes, including walk in and close door options.

In addition, there is an area dedicated to Arflex, one of Italy’s leading furniture manufacturers, launched exclusively at Poliform in March this year.
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Middle Fish

Torlarp Larpjaroensook describes his evolving design aesthetic as simple but special. Based in the beautiful Northern city of Chiang Mai, Torlarp (or Hern as he is commonly known) is currently in Australia to help his friends at the new cafe Middle-Fish bring the  interior to life with a series of site-specific art works. Complementing Torlarp’s work for the the Carlton cafe will be a thoughtful, creative, handmade interior that includes a chandelier made from ceramic bowls, a long steel bench for eating, exposed brick walls and an indoor bicycle parking. Belinda Aucott caught up with the artist to discuss his approach to the project, his home town and newly built house come gallery.

Belinda Aucott: I hear that you fuse industrial design with traditional and contemporary design. Can you please give me a good example of an artwork from your practice?

Torlarp Larpjaroensook: An example would be the chandelier at Middle Fish. The structure is made from metal and then decorated with traditional Thai bowls that reflect the light.

BA: You say you use mixed media to emphasise your love of functional art – what kind of materials do you use?

TL: I can basically use any and every object around me. When I look at objects and materials, I actually look for the main purpose and then create something interesting out of that. For example if I get a piece of metal, I will use that for structural purposes. One of the doors at my Art Gallery is actually made out of a metal bed frame. I also have a radio painting that you can plug your iPod into and the sound will come through speakers, which are a part of the painting. Yes, you can listen to the music from the painting.

BA: Can you give me an example of re-purposing in your work?

TL: I like looking at general objects differently and then creating something interesting of it. For example, with the bathroom wall at Middle Fish, I suggested to David that he do a curved wall.  Whilst it is a little bit more work, it will make the room much more interesting. 3147966 Gallery (my mobile gallery) is a kind of multi-function gallery where I transformed an old car into a gallery. The space inside the car is used for art exhibitions and sometimes even acts as a bedroom.  I also have a herb garden on top of the car from which I use the produce to make tea for visitors.

BA: How did you first get involved with Middle Fish?

TL: I first met Pla and David (the owners of Middle Fish) in Chiang Mai while they were on holiday. However, they knew about me earlier as they saw some of my works at a Thai Restaurant in Thai Town, Sydney. Then they accidentally met me at my gallery after reading about the gallery in a local guidebook, not realizing that I owned the gallery. That was when I showed them more of my work and my style.


BA: Middle Fish focuses on Southern Thai cuisine – how does the cuisine differ from north to south?

TL: Herbs have a big influence in Thai food.  As the geography is different from the North (High land) to the South (Sea Side), the kinds of vegetables and herbs that we grow are quite different; each one has their own unique flavour. Chilli is a great example, in the north (where I come from) we use large chillies but in the south they use tiny chillies (bird eyes chilli) that are extremely hot. In the north there are lots of vegetable dishes, whereas in the south they have a lot more seafood dishes, as they are closer to the sea.

BA: Torlarp you are commonly known as Hern – what can you tell me about this nickname?

TL: 99% of Thai people have a nickname. I got my nickname when I was studying at Art College in Bangkok.


BA: You recently built your own house, can you tell me about that and  what motivated you to do that?

TL: I wanted to build something simple. So, I got the idea from a child's drawing of a house which mostly consists of a few squares and triangles combined. My home is in Chiang Mai Town is very close to my gallery. Chiang Mai is considered a big city in Thailand, however; people there still very kind. They live in a big town but they have a slow life. We have a strong Art Community there. A friend of mine wrote songs for my gallery, which I then exchanged for a chair that I made.  I love the weather, environment and people. It a good place for artist inspiration. Small enough for me to ride a bicycle to open three galleries in one day. It is growing pretty fast; tall buildings are starting to rise…. And lots of good cafés are opening up.

Where do you hang out when you are not at home in the house you built? Do you have a favourite restaurant or bar, gallery or piece of nature – you spend a lot of time in?

I spend most time in my gallery. I love taking my dog (Chon) for a run at Chaing Mai University. They have a big lake there and I like to hang out at the North Gate Jazz Bar.

Tell me about the site-specific work for Middle Fish – what is it and what will it look like?

The wave and fish pieces on the wall that are influenced by traditional Thai drawing and traditional materials. I adapted the piece on the wall from traditional Thai drawing but gave it a modern take. The chandeliers have a steel structure and are decorated with traditional Thai bowls. All my pieces at Middle Fish are designed to be suited to the industrial warehouse building. I choose the objects and materials to match with building structure for example. Bricks and big timber trusses. I want my works to make Middle Fish unique.

Can you describe any of the furniture you made?

Tables, Chairs, Lamps, Cars.

What is the aesthetic?

Simple but Special (I am still on my journey to find it)

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Torlarp Larpjaroensook

Middle Fish will be open from early November from 7:00AM-5:00PM on Monday to Friday, and from

10:00AM-4:00PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Address: 122-128 Berkeley Street, Carlton

To take a peek in Torlarp Larpjaroensook's Bangkok home pick up a copy of Habitus 16, out now.   

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Nikicio Mixté 07 collection – Spring/Summer 2012.

Jakarta-based Nikicio, the label’s founder and creative director, describes the inspiration behind Mixté 07 as “a laidback skater girl with effortless style, a nomad, a light traveller – a collection for the coolest people, with the coolest style”. 
The complete “get up and go out” range was born from a single idea based on her fascination with skateboarders – the culture, vibe, movement – and the lifestyle to which it alludes. 

“I can imagine waking up, grabbing your jacket, keys and walking out with your skateboard to buy fresh flowers and breakfast,” Nikicio says. 
Drawing on inspirations such as the Baroque period and Italian surrealist couturier Elsa Schiaparelli, the collection started with the designer digitally printed a three-dimensional trompe l’oeil-style image of a Norwegian knit on to silk - a look that also has a snakeskin aesthetic. 
“I said, ‘why (don’t) we have a heavy knitted print on something light?’,” Nikicio says. “I like the contradiction of it”. 

Taking this a step further, she created three-dimensional polka dot images for certain items and later teamed up with Indonesia’s Kandura Keramik to include delicately crafted porcelain beads constructed from bone china in a move to further the sense of contradiction – think “dainty” meets urban skater chic. 
This latest collection is made from not only silk but also soft baby goat and lamb leather, fine knitted cotton and wool, chambray and bleached denim in a monochromatic range of purely black, white and grey offerings. Since founding the label in 2007, Nikicio’s designs have become synonymous with the expressive, quirky and original – traits fast winning plaudits from the fashion industry. 

She was last year named Elle magazine Indonesia’s Best Young Indonesian Designer of the Year who, in 2009, also touted her as Most Watched Designer of the Year. 
In 2008 she was a finalist in Young Singapore Designer of the Year and earlier this year was profiled in Rolling Stone Indonesia as part of The Fashion Machine Editor’s Choice Awards. This is a fashion force to watch - a designer who’s pushing the boundaries in style. 
“I want to challenge the notion of (the) fashion world. No trends, no seasons, no fads. My clothes have to be able to be worn and last forever.”
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New Sport of Kings

Since his move to Australia in 2002, he has made a name for himself as a rare car dealer of exquisite taste.His primary business is done from The Classic Throttle Shop, a dealership housed underneath the Harbour Bridge in North Sydney.Spilling over two floors, the Classic Throttle Shop houses over 50 rare cars - from the humble 1966 Mini Cooper, to the highly-coveted 1955 Mercedes Gullwing. He offers his clients in Australia and Asia a bespoke after purchase service, which includes his expert advice on what to buy, what to collect and how to trade.
Surrounded by cars while growing up, (especially bubble cars like the Messerchmitts) Rory’s life in London during the 80s and 90’s consisted of servicing classic car dealers with electronics and helping them re-wire old cars with new electronics Rory’s work also included managing cars for Eric Clapton who is a big classic collector along with other famous front men like Dire Straits' Mark Knoffler and Coldplay's Chris Martin.
“Horse racing used to be the sport of kings - the new sport of kings in the classic motorsport,” says Rory with a twinkle in his eye.“At the moment I am trying to get an invitation for Mille-Miglia. It’s not you that gets invited but your car,” says Rory, explaining that the idea of collecting a classic car just to take out on a Sunday drive or for a long lazy rally is just a bit antiquated. Now classic cars are bough with racing in mind.
According to Rory, the rich and famous now spend millions of pounds each year maintaining classic cars they take to competitive race meets like Laguna Seca, Pan Americana, Le Mans Classic and the most rarefied of them all Mini Miglia in Italy.Next year Rory will go to Goodwood Revival (the UK's largest car show) and may also get the chance race car in May. Johnston’s latest purchase is the rare and precious X-works 1950 XK 120 Roadster Jaguar that has broken records in the hands of several famous drivers.
“It was a very important car in the UK,” says Johnston pointing to a photograph of a beautiful pale blue car that he keeps in the top draw of his desk.
“It is an ex-Ronnie Hoare car. It was raced competitively by Sir Colonel Ronnie Hoare. It has been raced at Goowood and Silverstone, and many famous guys have driven it,” Rory says, adding that the most valuable cars today are pe-1956 classic racing cars that have authentic on-track credentials.Johnston was so enamoured with finding the X-works to buy, he sold his red and gold 1972 Lamborghini Muira just so that he could purchase the Jaguar.
“The Muira is the most famous car I have owned. That is an absolute design icon, I sold my house to buy that car, and I loved that car," says Rory.
“I was thrilled just to be able to own one because I loved that car as a child.  I sold it to a friend in London ...but the Muira is world famous. A lot of famous women had on. Twiggy had one. Twiggy had a pistachio green one," Rory adds.
Niether of these pretty sets of wheels are currently in Australia, but rather kept in storage in London waiting to be raced at Good Revival next year or at Mille Miglia. Mille Miglia is a thousand mile endurance race across Italy which is regarded as the most beautiful automobile race in the world. The first Mille Miglia races ran from 1927 to 1957, restarting again in 1977. The drivers always compete in cars from the 1927 to 1957 era, in honour of the original races.
If Rory gets the Jaguar in this race his next year he will join a host of pre-56 Alfa Romeos, BMWs, Ferraris, Bugattis, Austin Healys, Bristols, Lamborghinis, Fiats and Mercedes-Benzes driven by eccentric men in goggles. And for that moment Rory.

Carr Design Group

Built in 1929 this Melbourne property began life as two duplexes, one of which was originally inhabited by the famous artist Sunday Reed before her move to Heide Gallery, Heidelberg.
In its former life, the imposing building seen from the street, was composed of many forms, including French Chateaux, Edwardian and Victorian styles. 

Restoration of the dwelling internally and externally has united spaces.  


The architectural masterplan by Carr Design Group sought to celebrate the original structure and the well proportioned spaces, whilst updating them to provide a cohesive series of interior spaces.



A bold two storey glazed structure was added to the rear west face of the property to bring light into the heart of the home, defining a new circulation core to the building.  A large glazed skylight tracks the path of the sun throughout the day, filling the interior with light. 
Openings are lined with the introduction of steel portals and framing devices for reveals, panels and blades, marking the transition from original form to contemporary space, existing built form with that of the new, highly contemporary addition. 
Carr Design Group is an architecture and interior design practice with offices in Melbourne.
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Last month’s Australian launch of Roomorama, a fast growing online peer-to-peer short-term travel accommodation platform, is set to herald an array of new options for astute travellers. 
Graz, Austria
“We came up with the idea while working full-time, being stuck between our professional obligations and persistent wanderlust,” says chief executive officer Federico Folcia who, along with chief operating officer Jia En Teo, co-founded and Roomorama in New York, January 2009. 
“We began to rent out our New York apartment to subsidise our holidays and we realised there was a real appetite for this sort of platform to be created in a secure and convenient environment.” 
Graz, Austria
The concept quickly proliferated and today Roomorama boasts a portfolio of 30,000 properties across the globe including 750 Australian dwellings predominantly in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Cairns. Folcia says with the couch-surfing phenomenon often limited only to backpackers there existed a need to serve a wider travel populace. 
Siem Reap, Cambodia
“We recognised there was a gap in the market for the sophisticated traveller who wants to live like a local but doesn’t want to share an apartment or sacrifice the style, luxury and convenience of staying in a hotel.” Today’s discerning ‘tourists’ seek to immerse themselves in the instrinsic style of the country they’re visiting with people moving away from “sterile, impersonal hotels” to homes in “authentic” neighbourhoods En Teo says. “With that in mind, we especially look for host properties that are unique and unusual and have particularly special design and architectural features.” 
Tamarama, Australia
Roomorama centres on bringing together home owners, property managers and travellers searching for a local experience. The result is affordable worldwide accommodation via a standardised, safe and secure platform where hosts and guests are privy to a signature Perks Programme providing users with local deals and worldwide discounts. 
Prices typically range between $150 and $300 per night with stays varying from one to 90 days. The company also provides accommodation under a series of novel travel themes, some of which include Urbanite, History Buff, Adventure, Spiritual, Romantic, Wine Country, Sea Lovers and Events. Australians are already among the site’s top five most frequent users and En Teo says the company is confident the concept will have widespread appeal across the nation. 
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Habitus Loves …the Seaside



  Designed by: José A. Gandía-Blasco Why we love it: This highly trasnportable tipi made of anodized aluminium and plastic fabric makes a dreamy addition to the outdoor range - you can't help but love it. Where you can get it: www.gandiablasco.com alt


Designed by: Country Road Why we love it: This bath sheet is perfect for taking a dip in the watery abyss. Can also be used a torniquet in case of shark bite. Where you can get it: www.countryroad.com.au   alt


Designed by: Basil Bangs Why we love it: This balmy origami print umbrella is plucked from the full sun umbrella range by Basil Bangs that we can't get enough of. Where you can get it: BasilBangs.com.au   alt


Designed by: Anna & Boy Why we love it: These pineapple print swimming trunks scream 'cover me in suntan oil and lay me down on the sand'. Where you can get it: Anna and Boy Annaandboy.com.au alt


  Designed by: Tigerlily Why we love it: This Key West beach bag is the perfect for carrying your beach/yoga matt, towel, trunks and latest edition of Habitus magazine. Where you can get it: Tigerlilyswimwear.com.au   alt


Designed by: Helen Kaminski Why we love it: The Dans is a simple lady-like hat perfect for the walk to work, the lunchtime outing or the summer party. It's made from raffia braid and features an asymmetric wide brim Where you can get it: Hanker.com   alt


Designed by: Mama Green Why we love it: Luxurious and spacious this beach-ready lounger is also corrosian resistant thanks to its combination of recycled teak and tubular stainless steel. Where you can get it: Mama Green   alt


  Designed by: Danielle Rickaby Why we love it: This sea-grass paperweight from Coco Contemporary let's you keep a slice of the sea-side close to hand while pushing pencils at the office. Where you can get it: Cococontemporary.com.au     alt  


Designed by: Pablo Gironés  Gandia Blasco



I am:

An attractive colourful collection of plant pots to decorate a small or large outdoor room - from $395



Made in Spain by outdoor lover Gandia Blasco. 



Polyethylene; available colours : White Warm grey Pistachio Olive green Terracotta and Tobacco Black

and also available in shiny lacquered finish.

White Aluminium Titanium Chocolate Black


430x43h cm ; 600x105h cm; 800x43h cm; 1000x30h cm; 43x100x43h cm


For more information:


493 Bourke St

Surry Hills NSW 2010

9356 4747



All about Mamagreen

What does your company supply?

Mamagreen is an outdoor furniture wholesaler specialising in innovative contemporary eco-friendly design. We supply dining tables and chairs, loungers and casual settings, pool loungers, accessories and outdoor storage solutions.

What’s the history of your company (how did it start)?

In 2007 Belgian designer/entrepreneur Vincent Cantaert had the idea to start a new brand of high-end outdoor furniture. He understood that there is a growing niche for cutting edge eco-friendly outdoor design. In 2008 Sounds Like Home Pty Ltd became the exclusive distributor for Mamagreen in Australia. Mamagreen has grown substantially and has become in 2011, a global brand.


Where do you distribute?

Mamagreen furniture is available world-wide via distributors across the Americas, Europe, including Germany, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, Belgium & UK, and the Asia-Pacific region. Sounds Like Home is the exclusive distributor for Mamagreen Australia wide. 


Describe your customers?

Mamagreen’s customers aren’t influenced by fashion or trends, instead they value design that compliments their everyday living and advances their outdoor areas. They’re drawn to premium furniture that exudes quality and respects the environment. 



What sets your company apart?

Our selection of quality materials and use of FSC accredited recycled teak separates us from our peers; with us, you get a balance between the rustic and the contemporary. The contrast between the natural beauty of recycled teak with all its character and history and new materials such electro-polished stainless steel and premium outdoor fibers is what our customer’s enjoy and value. 


Who should we speak to when specifying?

You can speak with Damian, Sacha or Ben at the Mamagreen Showroom located at Sounds Like Home’s headquarters in Newtown Sydney. They’re always available to give a quote, meet your demands and listen to your needs. 



What are your client’s priorities at the moment?

They value quality of life, family and friends and they’re not driven by trends, or fooled by imitations. They understand the value of investing in quality furniture that can withstand the outdoors. Our clients seek a superior level of comfort; Mamagreen seating is renowned for its ergonomic superiority. 


What is good design to you?

At Mamagreen design is about function, quality and eco-friendliness. It’s important that outdoor furniture respects the environment and that’s why we use FSC accredited recycled teak and not just for its superiority, unique character and oil-richness. Outdoor furniture doesn’t have to be flashy, glossy and synthetic - subtlety and substance are more effective. Of course, we understand the need every now and then for design to be fun and escapist – we think our new Mazzamiz range achieves this!


What does the future hold?

Mamagreen listens to its customers and tomorrow always presents a new need and desire - our design and distribution reflects this. Sounds Like Home aims to increase Mamagreen’s commercial and retail presence in the Australian market, demand for our products supports this. Our customer will always speak and we will always listen. Mamagreen’s 2012 range is it’s best yet, we can’t wait to share it with you!





Company Details


Address: Unit 5 32-60 Alice St Newtown NSW 2042
Phone: 02 9550 3306
Email: sales@mamagreen.com.au
Website: www.mamagreen.com.au

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Hotel Realm

What’s the history of your Hotel Realm, how did it start?
The Doma Group is a Canberra-based group of family owned companies that began in 1974 as residential home-builders. Since that time, the strength of the Group has grown rapidly with a concentration on multi-unit residential, commercial and hotel development and construction in the ACT.


Describe your customers.
Corporate, Government and leisure.




What sets Hotel Realm apart?
Spacious rooms, Nespresso coffee machines in each room, L’Occitane amenities, located within the Parliamentary Triangle, access to the hotel pool, health club, hairdresser, virtual offices, variety of dining options, 24-hour room service, 24-hour business centre.


What are your customer's priorities at the moment?
Luxurious accommodation with complete privacy and superior on-site facilities.


What is good design to you?




What does the future hold?
Further growth of the Realm Precinct including a fine dining restaurant, additional hotel rooms, new look conference rooms.


Company Details

Hotel Realm
Address: 18 National Circuit Barton ACT
Phone: 02 6163 1800
Contact: Martina Males
Email: martina@hotelrealm.com.au
Website: www.hotelrealm.com.au