Ester Restaurant & Bar is located in a former loading dock of a two storey warehouse in Sydney’s Chippendale. Masterfully transformed by Anthony Gill Architects, this deceivingly simple interior pays respect to it’s semi-industrial context, resulting in a contemporary dining hot-spot with a robust yet sophisticated feel. Read on for our Q&A with Anthony Gill for inside information about this fantastic project.
It’s the first Monday of the month, and you know what that means? It’s Yellowtrace Spotlight time! In this months’ edition of Australian Design News we are sharing a whole bunch of cool stuff like an elegant brick house in Melbourne by Inglis Architects; a new concept store for CAMILLA AND MARC – one of Sydney’s must-visit fashion shopping destinations; Swine & Co – a sexy but sinister new restaurant in Sydney located in the former building of the Bank of New South Wales; stunning products & accessories including lamps, furniture as well as a quirky leather tote bag made from tin.
Elwood House is a light filled Edwardian home that has been masterfully transformed by Melbourne practice Robson Rak Architects. This contemporary renovation and extension was completed in collaboration with Susie Cohen from Made by Cohen and stylist Danika Rehfisch from Joan and Veda. The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed this house featured in our recent round up of the Houses Awards Shortlist for 2014. Not only that, this beautiful home also made the Residential Design Shortlist for 2014 Australian Interior Design Awards.
The Incinerator in Sydney’s Willoughby is an extraordinary example of Australian Industrial Heritage designed by Walter Burley Griffin & Eric Milton Nicholls in 1934. Through adaptive reuse, ACME & Co have transformed the dormant building into a vibrant community café paying homage to its past.
Jarrad Seng is a super clever Australian photographer and filmmaker based in Perth. He has a clear passion for travel, music and creativity in general, and people are one of his biggest inspirations. Recently, during a road-trip through Iceland, he tried his hand at some aerial photography. The risk and his effort have definitely paid off – Jarrad’s created a series of stunning images of volcanic rivers and lava wastelands that could pass as abstract paintings. We’re very happy to have him with us today to give us a little insight to this self-initiated project and his creative processes, and to share his throughs on the importance of taking risks.
Oh we do love a bit of design awards action here at Yellowtrace HQ, don’t we? How could we not – design awards are the celebration of good design and passionate people who make it all happen, which is pretty much what we try to do around here every single day. It goes without saying that the Houses Awards shortlist which was announced last week once again piqued our interest.