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Home tour: La Scala residence in Bowen Hills by Richards and Spence
Perched high on a cliffside plot in Bowen Hills, a suburb just north of Brisbane’s CBD, La Scala is the private residence of Ingrid Richards and Adrian Spence of Richards and Spence. Drawing upon four years of collected ideas, the architects desired to create a house where the outside space acted solidly as its centrepiece. The resulting dwelling – a section of which was resolved by Ingrid with a sketch on a napkin while on holidays – evokes snapshots of the Mediterranean and Central and South America. Its bare masonry standing out under Queensland’s famed blue skies.
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October 27, 2020
Destination design: Santa Monica Proper by Kelly Wearstler
In Los Angeles, locals describe the Santa Monica neighbourhood as Silicon Beach, the surfside equivalent of Silicon Valley, due to the concentration of technology, entertainment and digital media companies that have established offices just a few blocks from the ocean. Among the liveliness, the Santa Monica Proper hotel has become a smash-hit since opening mid-2019, winning the hearts of visitors and locals alike. Nestled within a six-storey Spanish Colonial Revival-style building originally designed by Arthur E. Harvey in 1928 and renovated by Howard Laks Architects, the light-filled interiors of the hotel were created by famed American designer Kelly Wearstler.
Hospitality Design
October 27, 2020
Mama Manana restaurant in Kyiv by Balbek Bureau
Hailing from Georgia in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, the Mama Manana group of restaurants is built on the charming tale of a Georgian hostess. Known as Mama Manana, the story goes that she regularly greets guests at the doorstep of her home and warmly welcomes them inside with an abundance of kind-hearted hospitality. Tasked with designing the restaurant group’s latest outlet in Ukraine, local architecture and interiors firm Balbek Bureau, led by practice principal Slava Balbek, borrowed inspiration from this fable and harnessed its spirit of generosity in realising a contemporary restaurant setting.
Interior Design
October 26, 2020
New book compiles architecture and adventures fit for a Wes Anderson film
Authorised by way of a foreword from the legendary filmmaker himself, Accidentally Wes Anderson is a pictorial journey of epic proportions: mind-boggling images of real-life architecture and adventures so on-brand with the Anderson aesthetic they could be outtakes.

The 368-page hardcover tome, which is expected to land in bookshops this November, is an evolution of the cult Instagram account with the same name – a digital manifesto where founder Wally Koval curates cinematic Anderson-esque imagery harvested from a community of over 1 million followers.
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October 22, 2020
Red hot: Mogensen’s ‘Spanish’ chairs released in handsome new colour
Danish furniture house Fredericia has revealed a special edition of one of Denmark’s most celebrated design duos, ‘The Spanish Chair’ and its dining chair counterpart. The new release sees the timeless chairs reimagined in deep red saddle leather – a warming hue that echoes an earthiness which Danish-born designer Børge Mogensen sought to instil in all of his unpretentious designs.
Furniture
October 21, 2020
Steven Chilton Architects previews 2000-seat theatre inspired by Chinese silk
Scheduled to open its box office to audiences later this year, the captivating Guangzhou Show Theatre is currently under construction in the Huadu District of Guangzhou, north of Macao in southern China. Introductory illustrations of the theatre’s imposing facade demonstrate how London-based firm Steven Chilton Architects has engineered the building to express the mesmerising fluidity and drape of a luxurious silk scarf, a garment which has well-established connections with the region’s past.
Architecture
October 20, 2020
Final call: Patrón’s $25,000 grant for Australian creatives
From sculptors to ceramicists, industrial designers to architects, we all know at least one brilliant 'creative type' whose pursuits would benefit from a financial jump-start. So, as prestige tequila brand Patrón calls for applications to its inaugural Patrón 60 Hands – Pay It Forward grant program, it's time to give them a gentle nudge in this direction.
News
October 19, 2020
The eye-catching boutique at Villa Noailles by Pierre Yovanovitch
For the second consecutive year, renowned interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch worked on the retail space for Villa Noailles, an arts centre in the provincial commune of Hyères. Located on the French Riviera, it's a region the Nice-born designer knows well.

“I am fortunate to have a great and friendly working relationship with Jean-Pierre Blanc, founder of the Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival, the Hyères Design Parade (dedicated to design) and the Toulon Design Parade (dedicated to interior architecture),” says Pierre.
Interior Design
October 19, 2020
Kennedy Nolan’s ‘Workplace’ puts the cool back into water-cooler conversation
The second of three spaces created by architects Patrick Kennedy and Rachel Nolan for Australian company Laminex seeks to challenge typical commercial office design. Titled ‘Workplace’, Kennedy Nolan’s eye-catching prototype showcases a curated mix of solid colours and natural textures alongside the firm’s uniquely sculptural approach to form-making. The workspace possesses two other qualities essential for a fit-out of its kind – a high level of durability and ease of maintenance, all made possible by the inherent qualities of laminate.
Commercial Design
October 15, 2020
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Hotel Les Deux Gares in Paris by Luke Edward Hall
Occupying a discrete history-rich building in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, halfway between Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est, the new Hotel Les Deux Gares is poised mischievously, ready to treat visitors to a wild and wonderful joyride. The once abandoned bourgeois edifice is now frocked up in the signature stylings of its art director, Luke Edward Hall, and offers a bar, restaurant, fitness room and sauna. Not to mention the 40 petite rooms where guests are warmly invited into the eccentric universe of the British tastemaker.
Interior Design
October 15, 2020