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Sophia Watson

Rejuvenating A Yarra Valley Icon

The Domaine Chandon Winery has been a fixture of the verdant Yarra Valley for over 30 years. So when the global Moët Hennessy sparkling wine house approached Melbourne designers Foolscap Studio, the stakes were high to not only produce a high-end hospitality experience for the new world, but also preserve the legacy of a three-decade old icon.

Designing For The Beauty Of Everyday Life

Based on the principal theme of a renowned Korean novel, finding beauty in the ordinary was the essence of local studio Rieuldorang Atelier’s design thinking for the design of Manhwaricano House – a home surrounded by typical Korean countryside scenery.

Generation Proof Architecture, Shanghai-Style

Three-storey living is very commonplace in Shanghai, China. But when a local design firm were asked to transform this traditional format in a highly modernist family home, they had to think differently. The result? White House by RIGI Design.

Film Inspired Design: The Budapest Cafe In China By Biasol

Nestled in the cinematic urban landscape of Chengdu, China, is a blockbuster destination with whimsical character and international appeal. The Budapest Café is inspired by Director Wes Anderson’s distinctive visual style and Melbourne’s signature café culture.

How Do Interior Designers Design For Entertaining?

Iconic Sydney-based studio Arent&Pyke employ a solution-based understanding on design for entertaining to transform this Darling Point Penthouse into the ultimate living space for those who love to entertain.

One On One With Adele Bates

Following five years running her own, eponymous, multi-disciplinary studio, Adele Bates sits down with Sophia Watson.

How Not to Overdose in Nostalgia, by Biasol

There’s nothing wrong with celebrating the golden eras of design, but there’s a fine line before taking it too far. No.19 café by Biasol in Melbourne shows us case-in-point how to lift design cues from our past all the while keeping things contemporary.