1. Spot Coffee TableCreated by: ROOM Lab Practicality for everyday living. Versatile and responsive to different lifestyles. The timeless tie between the luxury natural stone and the warm Oakwood comes with a removable wooden tray to give an extra layer of space for storage and decoration. A void to fill with mood and tone of the day. Find out more: www.roomlab.design
2. Ternary ChairCreated by: THELIFESHOP An easy chair in disguise. For those who prefers a minimalist item. The clean looking contemporary chair is a disguise of the 3 craftsmanship of wood, metal, and interlace. The union of the 3 materials is an incognito to the untrained eyes, whereas the truth is in the details. Find out more: www.thelifeshop.co.th
3. Toom Hanging LampCreated by: JOAR The beauty of imperfection from the honesty of the material. The seamless and translucent stone sculpture, crafted from the abundance waste of the industrial mine, to give a soothing effect through a minimalist effort of less is more. The oriental ‘brushstroke’ effect from the hand of nature ensure each lamp a unique piece in the world. Find out more: www.solidsenseliving.com
4. The Intersect StoolCreated by: Manifesto Designs The heavy-metal stool. The process of making this stool is a fusion language of art and science, with the laser-cut steel plates to precisely celebrate the beauty of the mathematical pattern. The pairing of acrylic and steel resulted in an elegance beyond the expectation of an industrial style. Rock on. Find out more: www.manifestodesigns.com
5. Star DiffuserCreated by: Vuudh The aroma with style. The next evolution from the award-winning diffuser takes the physical language of a starfruit, an auspicious symbol in the tradition of the region. Handcrafted with high precision for the doubled glass wall moulding technique, to ensure a delicate execution to enhance the visual aspect of the scent. Find out more: www.vuudh.com
6. Zen TableCreated by: Philos The opposite attraction of Zen meets Art Nouveau. This side table is a marriage of a minimalist Ash wood and an ornamental metal work. The wooden top works as a display box to enhance anything on it into a décor piece on the crafted stand. Find out more: www.philoscopenhagen.com
7. PP Pubb PoufCreated by: Ayodhya When a home needs a cosy craftwork. Inspired by the traditional reed mat from the northeast village of Thailand and reinvented with the wrap-around playfulness of handwoven polypropylene. Its durability and neutral design language can reside in both indoor and outdoor areas that need alleviation. Find out more: www.ayodhyatrade.com
8. Galaxy ChairCreated by: Lookyang Design The futuristic seat to the rescue. Collected and made from the latex of the rubber plant, the future of the earth looks bright again with this experimental approach to sustainability. The sleek and sculptural form makes an environmental-friendly objet d’art for any active space and beyond. Find out more: +66863269074, firstname.lastname@example.org
9. The Stillness through Movement Sofa ChairCreated by: Naughty & Arty Return of the bold colours. The fading hand-crafted skills of wood work and embroidery in the region are romantically revived in the form of this contemporary chair. The matrimony between the masculine language of the teak wood and the delicate feminine colour schemes is a feature décor for any space. Find out more: www.naughtyarty.com
10. Pinto TiffinCreated by: Charm-Learn Studio For that chic outdoor picnic. The traditional dining lifestyle of the region is reintroduced in the language of Ceramic stoneware and Porcelain, with the leather handle strap to execute the heritage look. The monotone choice of the tiffin makes an award-winning serve to celebrate the vibrancy of any food. Find out more: www.facebook.com/charmlearnstudio abc
Our interest and curiosity in beautifully designed homes remains as strong as ever, which is why this years Kitchen & Bathroom issue features a delicious mix of outstanding projects, topical themes and inspiring ideas. I’m happy to contribute a series of articles offering insight into the way designers and architects approach the heart and soul of residential design to ensure comfort and functionality are always prioritised.
The Light Idea looks at the importance of flexibility in kitchen lighting and the current trend for well-designed fittings that make a statement without being obtrusive. While Hidden Technologies investigates the need for finishes and surfaces that are just as hard working as they are good looking. Finally, Towards Relaxation and Retreat reveals the essential elements for creating the perfect bathroom.
I’m also honoured to interview Bill Granger, one of Australia’s finest restaurateurs and food writers. The very first cookbook I ever bought was Bill’s Sydney Food and to be able to speak to its author about the social significance of food and the role design plays in his brand and business was a real treat. I was struck by the emphasis he places on sharing and collaboration and his desire to keep on innovating; all significant topics that just so happen to underscore the themes of this issue’s content.Leanne Amodeo Guest Feature Editor St Kilda Kitchen by David Flack. Photography by Sharyn Cairnsabc