Kink Oil bottle by JAMSculptural with a quirky twist, the Kink Oil bottle from JAM (by Adelaide's JamFactory) is the perfect present for the food and design lovers in your life. Made using traditional glass blowing techniques, Kink comes in three colourways and adds a bit of fun to the kitchen. Find out more
Conversation Cups by Soft Edge StudioCreated with the desire to have an object that was at once similar yet subtly different, the Conversation Cup series created by Byron Bay ceramic studio Soft Edge Studio is hand-crafted in porcelain, with each cup in the set unique. A set to hold and cherish, while being functional, Soft Edge Studio is more interested in exploration and the happy accidents that come out of the process. Find out more
Sub-Zero Undercounter Wine StorageWhat festive season would be complete without a lovely drop? And even better is having the right appliance to keep your wine collection in the perfect temperament. Sub-Zero's range of Undercounter Wine Storage integrates seamlessly into your home but even more importantly it comes with outstanding technology to protect your wine and preserve it for the special moments the cork is popped. Find out more
6-piece Sori Yanagi cutlery set from CibiSetting the scene for the joy of good design in even the simple pleasures of everyday life, this set of cutlery by Japanese designer Sori Yanagi was originally designed in 1974. Clean lines and irreverent flourishes make this cutlery set stand out and its elegance has been recognised with a prestigious Good Design Award in Japan, and a Long Life Design Award in 2001. Each piece is made in Niigata, a region in Japan renowned for craftsmanship. Find out more
Gaggenau Combi-steam OvenA delicious addition to the kitchen that brings much more than a usual oven, Gaggenau's combi-steam ovens allows the inner chef to shine. Steaming, braising, baking, cooking, grilling and even sous-vide – a combi-steam oven by Gaggenau is the ultimate home cooking luxury. Find out more
Amicable Split Bench by Blu DotVersatile and classic, the Amicable Split Bench by Blu Dot is the perfect way to bring everyone together. Whether used at the dining table, or in an entryway or at the end of the bed, what sets this bench apart is its unique design. Split and curved down the middle, the Amicable Split Bench offers supreme seating comfort. Find out more
Resin Long Dew Servers in tortoiseshell by Dinosaur DesignsWhat meal time with friends and family is complete without a delicious, crunchy salad? And what better way to present it on the table than with Dinosaur Designs salad servers? Dinosaur Designs resin products are Australian design icons, making a delightful gift for the design lover in your life. Find out more
Great Dane Vilda 3 Dining ChairExuding Scandinavian charm, the Vilda 3 Dining Chairs from Great Dane have a sturdy, comfortable quality. The classic bentwood frame has been modernised with a vegetable tan leather backrest, while comfort for long dining experiences is of course a key consideration. Find out more
Tom Dixon Brew cafetiere giftset and Puck Glassware from Living EdgeNever one to shy away from a bold gesture, Tom Dixon's range of Puck Balloon glassware make the act of dining even more delightful, setting the table with unexpected charm. Equally dramatic and eye-catching is the Cafetiere giftset – sleek and sensuous in its geometries – it makes for an unforgettable gift for those with a discerning eye. Brew Black giftset and Puck Balloon glasses
ISSHO Dining Table by KingShifting from each angle, the ISSHO Dining Table by King expresses a dynamism in its form that makes it a standout. Soft edges are balanced through the careful proportions of the legs, while every angle has been given direction. Finished in a timber veneer in several colours, the ISSHO is where magic moments happen. Find out more
Mayde Australian Native Tea from JardanCelebrate the taste of Australia with Mayde's Australian Native tea blend from Jardan. Featuring Strawberry gum, Lemongrass and Lemon Myrtle, it's a tea that can easily find its way into your daily ritual. Find out more
Stay tuned as we journey through the senses with a range of products in the lead up to the festive season.-abc
Squeezing the most out of a tricky inner-city Brisbane site, Red Hill House is a family home that meets all the requirements of the brief, even factoring in future needs for the homeowner, who also happens to be the architect.Set on a steep battle-axe site in the Brisbane suburb of Red Hill, this project is the home of architect Julie Derrick, one half of architecture practice Levesque and Derrick Architects (LADA). Tasked with a comprehensive brief, and acting as both client and architect, Derrick used clever planning to make sure all the elements were ticked off to create the perfect home for herself, her partner and their two children. “Essentially we wanted a small family home, but we’re intending to be here for quite a while, so it needed to be able to grow with us as well,” shares Derrick. In addition to the versatility, they wanted to keep everything on a single level, while maintaining outdoor areas for the kids to play. “It was a tight balance to fulfill the internal space requirements, while safeguarding a decent amount of space for the external brief components, which were equally important to us,” she adds. Drawn to the site because of the lush foliage at the bottom of the property, the home has been oriented to capture the verdant landscape, which creates the sense of a tropical escape in a dense urban setting. It was a task that Derrick worked into the planning to ensure “we got the views back to those beautiful leafy areas as soon as you walk through the front door of the house”. Designed with visibility and flex in mind, the interior spatial planning has the kitchen and dining space centralised on an L shaped plan, with the outdoor and living areas in direct line of sight. “Being able to supervise the kids from the kitchen bench, both when they are indoors and out, was key to the practicality of the planning,” shares Derrick. In time, as the children grow bigger, a wing of the house with their bedrooms can be closed off with a sliding door, which also converts the generous hallway space into a room to lounge in – it will be the ultimate teenage haven. Notions of cosiness, retreat and connection repeat throughout Red Hill House. One unexpected way this comes to life is through the film-faced plywood that lines the ceiling. With a soft black finish, the material absorbs the harsh light that dominates the Queensland sky, diffusing it back throughout the interior to produce a gentle ambience. “The black ceiling adds a sense of calm to our home. It’s a bit like being under canopy shade, which in our bright climate makes much more sense than the intense reflectiveness of all-white spaces,” muses Derrick. Starting from a place of deep insight into how they live day-to-day, Derrick has designed a home that not only considers the constraints of the site, but has created something that suits her family’s lifestyle now and into the future.abc
Sled: the Freestanding BathtubThe invigorating essence of water, a protagonist of the bathroom, is captured by the Sled freestanding bathtub. The undulating nature of the ocean is seen in the soft, smooth curvature of Sled, while the bathtub’s precise cuts and engravings are reminiscent of the rocks carved by the slow, but constant movement of a stream. Perfectly manipulating shape, Sled consists of alternating full and empty spaces to embrace the human form. From the smooth, oval geometry of the head of the bathtub extends two diagonal cuts which dissect into the depth of the pelvis. An incision, with affluent width, lowers the edge of the bathtub in a way that not only offers a sense of lightness and dynamism but also a surface to support bathroom products. However, what makes Sled truly distinct in its design is its enchanting radiance. The lightness of the bathtub is accentuated by its small base — this size juxtaposes with the spacious basin, creating a sense of suspension. Through the incorporation of LED light along the perimeter of the base, this effect can be further enhanced, creating light and shadow to make the floor beneath it seem invisible. This result of an almost floating bathtub makes Sled stand out, with its enchanting sculptural form imposing a transformative exuberance in the bathroom. Antoniolupi recognises the need for individuality and customisation in our homes. Available in either Flumood, their iconic smooth resin, or the velvety Colormood, Sled permits an expression of creativity, giving bathrooms a bespoke quality. The variety in colour choices also ensures that Sled can be seamlessly incorporated into any bathroom aesthetic.
Fluido: the Integrated SinkAgain, with the considered, precise design of Carlo Colombo, Antoniolupi’s Fluido sink brings the role of water to the forefront. Fluido is sinuous in its form, with its detached faucet and sink integrated into the wall to preserve only the functionality and sculptural shape of the product. The curving outline of the column blends into the basin, recalling the seamless, monolithic moment of water and hereby giving the bathroom an added sense of dynamism and life. The double soul of the basin interior gives it a unique look — additional LED lighting accentuates its soft shape, experimenting with light to create a soft, enchanting aesthetic full of emotion. The smoothness of Fluido is cultivated due to its Flumood material. After installation, this sink can be painted with the same colour as the wall to truly achieve the integrated effect. Renowned for their constant evolution to keep up with emerging trends, Antoniolupi ensures that this finish can be continually and easily changed or updated. In doing so, Fluimood becomes a sink that is not only magical in its design but also versatile in its application. The evident fusion of form, functionality and stunning aesthetics by Carlo Colombo and Antoniolupi only affirms their renowned credibility as a leading manufacturer of bathroom ware. Sled and Fluido, with their elegant shapes and enchanting presence, possess the ability to transform the landscape of the bathroom. Unique in their sculptural form, Sled and Fluido are bathroom products like no other. For more information on the enchanting Sled freestanding bathtub and Fluido integrated sink contact email@example.com
Three Peaks House by Michael Cumming ArchitectA home in a picturesque setting of Wanaka in New Zealand's South Island, Three Peaks House captures incredible views from nearly every room in the home.
“I wanted to ensure the breadth of these mountains was included from inside this new house, including the peaks,” says Cumming, who noticed that many homes on the South Island didn’t fully embrace this opportunity. “I just couldn’t simply slice of these peaks for those sitting in a living room, or in their bedrooms,” says Cumming, whose design includes high-raked, timber-lined ceilings.Sydney-based architect Michael Cumming designed this house with thoughtful consideration for how it was placed on the land, while consciously drawing reference to its unique context through the integration of a local stone. The Otago schist has been used both as a feature inside and jutting outside and shaped into a uniquely formed fireplace. Moments of pause at the entry encourage visitors to stop and appreciate the natural surrounding beauty. A sense of cosiness is apparent through a timber cladding that wraps inside and out, enveloping the owner's and sheltering them from the weather.
Timber was used generously to line many of the ceilings in the main living areas and the main bedroom, the latter extending to part of the walls to create a sense of envelopment. Other touchstones include concrete hearths with gas fires ensuring that the house can be instantly warm upon arrival. Cumming was also conscious of ‘crafting’ a house, with many of the features, such as the timber island bench in the kitchen, made by Mark Tuckey.