Prince Public Bar and Little Prince Wine by IF Architecture.

  After one last drink before closing in 2019, The Prince Public Bar finally reopened to the public after a long-awaited renovation. Located in St. Kilda, and found inside the well-regarded Prince Hotel (also known as the Prince of Wales Hotel), IF Architecture thoughtfully restored the bar to its former glory. Simultaneously, the architects also… Continue reading Prince Public Bar and Little Prince Wine by IF Architecture.

Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto Opens at NGV International.

The famous mirrored staircase inside Coco Chanel’s apartment at 31 Rue Cambon, Paris. Photo: Francois Halard, courtesy of Chanel. Gabrielle Chanel, photographed by Henry Clarke, published in Vogue France, 1954. Paris Musées. © Henry Clarke, Paris Musées / Palais Galliera / ADAGP. Copyright Agency, 2021. Chanel flagship boutique at 31 Rue Cambon, Paris. Photo: Francois… Continue reading Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto Opens at NGV International.

Arctic Monkeys Drummer Matt Helders’ Home in LA by Corinne Mathern.

  When Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders purchased this 1950s house in Los Angeles, it was nothing like the home he had dreamed up in his head. The mid-century architectural hallmarks were charming. The natural light, not so much. And so, to help achieve his vision—and some extra sunlight—Matt roped in Los Angeles-based interior designer Corinne… Continue reading Arctic Monkeys Drummer Matt Helders’ Home in LA by Corinne Mathern.

Mud Residence Guesthouse in Belgium by Andy Kerstens.

  The most unexpected thing about classic, remodelled homes is the rich layers of personality it dons under its swish new additions. Like hidden badges of honour, or time-served souvenirs. Weathered, worn, but never weary. Such is the luxe, 1960s-revived guest house nestled just outside the forest of Heverlee, in Leuven, Belgium. Dubbed the Mud… Continue reading Mud Residence Guesthouse in Belgium by Andy Kerstens.

Multipurpose Design Apartment in Rome by Contemporary Cluster.

  Following the recent unveiling of their new headquarters inside Palazzo Brancaccio in the Esquilino district of Rome, Contemporary Cluster—a multipurpose space dedicated to interdisciplinary cross-pollination between art, architecture, photography, design, visual art, sound, fashion and beyond—opens the doors of Apartamento. A private residence on the sixth floor of the 19th Century Palazzo is designed… Continue reading Multipurpose Design Apartment in Rome by Contemporary Cluster.

YUA Studio Converts Old Metal Workshop Into Boutique Residential Development.

  A multi-level residential building in Paris, France has recently received some new neighbours on their lower levels. Formerly a metal workshop that occupied the said space, Parisian practice YUA Studio meticulously converts the industrial area into three quaint units of unique and welcoming nature. Located in Rue Polonceau, and totalling 280 square metres, the… Continue reading YUA Studio Converts Old Metal Workshop Into Boutique Residential Development.

80 Years of Eames Design Legacy Celebrated in a Tokyo Exhibition.

Isetan windows with posters of “80 Years of Design Exhibition” in Tokyo. Photo: Suzuki Shimpei. Isetan windows with posters of “80 Years of Design Exhibition” in Tokyo. Photo: Suzuki Shimpei. Charles and Ray on a Velocette motorcycle, 1948. The formative years after marrying, moving to Los Angeles, and beginning the work of the Eames Office… Continue reading 80 Years of Eames Design Legacy Celebrated in a Tokyo Exhibition.

Sundial Apartment: Paris Duplex Renovation by Manuelle Gautrand.

    This colourful renovation of a Parisian apartment by Manuelle Gautrand successfully engages its inhabitants with the rhythms of the day through a distinctly architectural interior scheme. Located in Marais and spread across the top two floors of a not so quintessential Parisian-style building, Gautrand sought to maximise the flow of natural light throughout… Continue reading Sundial Apartment: Paris Duplex Renovation by Manuelle Gautrand.