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Melbourne can be a tough town to conquer if you’re a restaurant or a bar, and often establishments need to evolve to stay relevant. It’s a big call, but we may have an “institution in the making” which is heralded by the recent refurbishment and opening of The George on Collins. Hecker Guthrie have transformed the former suit-heavy hotspot, The Longroom...
Set into the residual space of a major architectural restoration, Ricard Camarena Restaurant in Valencia, Spain respects the industrial architecture of a notable art deco building. Bombas Gens remained a dilapidated, abandoned factory until recently converted into a centre of art by Fundació Per Amor a l’Art.
The concept of humble yet sophisticated luxury is essential to a recently completed three-storey apartment in Prague’s Vinohrady district. Occupying the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of an elegant 19th-century residential building, the spacious apartment showcases the crafty ingenuity of the prolific A1 Architects studio.
Geometric-patterned and monochrome tiles, rounded mirrors and brown leather seats feature this 1960s-inspired restaurant in Reykjavík, Iceland, which was designed by local practice Haf Studio.Haf Studio transformed a 1960s building in the Icelandic capital to create Mat Bar, which serves a combination of Italian and Nordic cuisine.
Seaside House is a family weekend retreat in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture. The modern dwelling was designed by renowned Japanese architecture firm Shinichi Ogawa & Associates; known for their timeless designs which combine a minimalist aesthetic with thoughtful functionality.
The whimsical monochrome interior of this Montreal residence, overhauled by Canadian architect Jean Verville, creates optical illusions for its residents to enjoy as they move through the space.Called IN 2, the 100-square-metre project entailed transforming the interiors of a 1950s urban cottage in the city's Villeray neighbourhood.
Huge windows and patios in this concrete house in Tel Aviv shed natural light across the interior while also allowing the family full views of the surrounding garden. The Suspended Patio House is located in a quiet neighbourhood of the Israeli city, and was designed by Ramat Gan-based 3322 Studio as a space for the founders' own family.
At ISU, they like to cut away any excesses. Here, you’ll enter a place that breathes tranquility. Minimalist, yes, but with just a hint of cosy. ISU opened its door in 2017 in Antwerp, Belgium. After years of experience with working for another natural hairdresser, Kevin De Bilde thought it was time to open his brand new salon.
One of the newest interior designs from Norm Architects is Copenhagen’s Menu Space, a collaborative, creative place featuring a showroom, office, and cafe. The showroom is the heart of the design; it displays the furniture and homewares collection by Danish brand Menu
In the historic Le Marais district of Paris, sprawls a charming Art Deco glass painted ceiling, mahogany panelled walls and golden cracks in porcelain white tiles of restaurant ANAHI, temptingly inviting customers to step inside this theatrical establishment, also known to be somewhat of a fashion hub among the city’s couture crowd.