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MAH Residence by Mim Design

Samantha Saxton-Beer - Thursday, December 17, 2015

Mim Design have completed the interior of the MAH residence, a newly built home located in Brighton, Australia. Creating intimate and warm spaces within a large footprint with expansive glazing was the challenge faced by the Melbourne practice. The newly built family home is spread over two stories and features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a powder room, rumpus, study open-plan kitchen and living, separate lounge, cellar and gym with much of the furniture specified through Cult

Via Contemporist. 

Louis Vuitton at Miami Basel 2015

Anna Coe - Monday, December 14, 2015

As part of the Art Basel Miami festival, Louis Vuitton are exhibiting a new addition to their famed Objets Nomades collection - a series of furniture pieces that reference the brand's association with luxury travel. This year, they enlisted famed industry stalwart, Marcel Wanders to join the line up of already impressive designers - including the likes of Patricia Urquiola, Raw Edges, Campana Brothers and Atelier Oi. 

Wanders' 'The Lounge Chair' is described as an "unfolding and portable oasis for relaxation", consisting of three separate modules that attach to each other in various ways, allowing for numerous seating solutions including a chaise lounge, pouffe or armchair. It is available in two colours (the classic Louis Vuitton brown and a turquiose) and both are on display in the Miami Design District store up until February 10th 2016. 

Giorgio Morandi inspired MRND Lamps for Seletti

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, December 11, 2015

As a tribute to master still life painter Giorgio Morandi, Elena Salmistraro has designed a trio of lamps for Seletti that are a modern reinterpretation of what he focussed on most in his work - bottles in still life. Morandi had a way of capturing the bottles with a soft light and subtle colours giving them almost a magical appearance. Salmistraro brings them back to three dimensions by "pulling the bottles out of the canvas and turning them into the MRND lamps. 

Via Design Milk

Sydney Heritage home renovation

Anna Coe - Friday, December 11, 2015

This heritage home in the Sydney suburb of Vaucluse has undergone an incredible transformation at the hands of Brian Hess (of firm Hess Hoen). The original features have been retained yet enhanced with the addition of striking black-framed glass doors and modern materials alongside a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture. 

Highlights include Baxter's Chestermoon sofa in the lounge and Summer chairs (both available from Cavit), a Lindsay Adelman chandelier above the dining table, B&B Italia's JJ armchair (available from Matisse) and Agape's Vieques bath used as an outdoor tub (also available from Matisse).

Via Vogue Living

Megalith Table Series by Duffy London

Anna Coe - Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Duffy London's latest table series, Megalith, defies gravity in both table and dining table forms. The design takes its shape from "The Sentinel", a book by Arthur C. Clarke that went on to be made into a cult classic film "A Space Odyssey". The glass tabletops balance above toppling monoliths that are available in black, white, polished stainless and solid walnut. 

North Vancouver Home by Scott and Scott Architects

Franky March - Friday, November 27, 2015

Located at the base of Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, this newly renovated mid-century home can be described as a 'joyous marriage of materials'. The light filled dwelling pays homage to its history by uniting new and old materials that have the ability to weather over time - in particular timber and marble.

 Via Yellowtrace

Rome apartment by Quincoces Drago & Partners

Anna Coe - Monday, November 23, 2015

This Rome apartment by Quincoces Drago & Partners executes the perfect balance of elegance and minimal. The subdued, neutral palette of whites, greys and tans works harmoniously with the natural toned furniture pieces, and not to mention the beautiful parquet flooring and marble accents. 

Key pieces used: Living Divani Extra soft sofa (available from Studio Italia), Atollo table lamp (available from ECC).

Fools Gold collection by Lanzavecchia + Wai

Anna Coe - Monday, November 23, 2015

Presented in Milan at The Alchemists exhibition during Design Week this year was 'Fools Gold', a furniture collection by design duo Lanzavecchia + Wai. The two storage pieces feature a corrugated steel surface and a gold chrome exterior. This finish (the gold is actually car wrapping) references the laminating technique used by the Italian group Alchimia in the late 70s. 

Via Design Boom. 

Missoni Indoor and Outdoor Rugs

Samantha Saxton-Beer - Monday, November 23, 2015

Since their foray into home décor, Italian fashion house Missoni has continued to garner a cult following for their application of distinctive geometric designs. With their range of indoor and outdoor rugs now available locally from Source Mondial, there is even more reason to inject some sprezzatura into your home this summer. 

Find out more about Source Mondial's new Parnell showroom location here

More Sky by Aldana Ferrer Garcia

Franky March - Thursday, November 05, 2015

A variety of window concepts created by architect and designer, Aldana Ferrer Garcia, More Sky's sole purpose is to allow people living in apartments located in populated cities to experience more sunlight, views and fresh air in a unique way.

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