Posts tagged EDITOR'S PICKS
MILANO HIGHLIGHTS

In April 2018‭, ‬Milan Design Week was held as scheduled‭, ‬bringing together top designers from around the world‭. ‬From this feast of high-profile design‭, ‬we’ve selected five designers’‭ ‬works to bring the inspiration of Milan to your spring home‭.‬

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A SENSE OF PLACE

To successfully see through a really great landscape project requires a lot of thought‭, ‬energy‭, ‬goodwill‭, ‬reputation‭, ‬and a deep‭ ‬understanding of the client and local conditions‭.  ‬As Lansdcape Architect and Designer‭,‬‮ ‬Brandon Wallis says‭, ‬there‮!&‬s more to great landscape architecture than just picking plants and materials‭.‬

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A TURBULENT PAST

With its deep, shady verandahs and elegant symmetry, Elizabeth Farm, is an iconic, early colonial bungalow. Established in 1793, it was extended and modified over the following 35 years for John and Elizabeth Macarthur, best known as pioneers of the Australian wool industry. 

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HEART OF GLASS

This minimalist pavilion set in the landscape of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site – the world's richest human-ancestor fossil site – is a modernist-inspired yet uniquely African ‘glass box’ structure with a rich and complex local resonance, which offers a thoughtful and sensitive setting for entertaining guests.

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VINTAGE AND NEW

Large supple Lady Dior bag in black luxury goatskin with Niki de Saint Phalle marquetry, “D.I.O.R” charms in aged gold-tone metal. Wide multi-coloured embroidered canvas strap with black smooth calfskin details, medallions in aged silver-tone metal.

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FROM INSTAGRAM TO REAL EXPERENCE

Sydney architect Virginia Kerridge and Brisbane-based interior designer Anna Spiro worked together to turn this 1960s motel, set partway between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, into a 21-room luxury boutique hotel. From patterned walls, cushions, bedding and lamps, to blue-and-white handmade tiles, and the lime-washed timber flooring, it’s a meeting of Mediterranean and coastal Australian summer feels.

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AN ARTFUL TRANSITION

With unique water features‭, ‬natural stone finishes and a tastefully restrained planting scheme that artfully softens the transition between architecture and outdoor space‭,‬ this design by Justin Dibble of Fluid Design elegantly showcases a home and garden which went on to win an award at the Master Builders Awards in 2017‭.

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FENG SHUI USE OF THE MOST POPULAR HOME DECORATING ITEMS

You can create good feng shui in‮ ‬your home‮ ‬by using many popular home decorating items‭; ‬there is really no need to use exotic looking feng shui cures‭. ‬Unless you actually like having them in your space‭, ‬of course‭! ‬Explore the good feng‮ ‬shui use of many‮ ‬decorating‮ ‬items you might already have in your‮ ‬home‮!‬Xfrom mirrors and Buddha statues‭, ‬to candles and art‭.‬

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