Prix Fixe is a first time collaboration between two clever and seasoned operators in the Melbourne hospitality scene, chef Philippa Sibley and restaurateur Jason Jones. The duo commissioned Fiona Lynch to create their latest dining room and Australia’s first ticketed restaurant. Prix Fixe embraces the inherent sense of theatre present in busy, dynamic restaurants, and celebrates a return to glamorous dining. The restaurant interior is formed from a material palette of mirror and marble, brass and metallic glazed linen, exposed ceiling fixtures and concrete, with a bold, confident and directional aesthetic. The end result is ultimately a play on contrasts – moody and inviting, luxe and raw, but above all incredibly dramatic.
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.
Tom Fereday is an industrial designer based in Sydney. His design studio, Fereday Design, is multi-disciplinary, creating furniture, products and spaces. Fereday Design is all about innovation and products that use the environment as “a positive constraint to guide intelligent and thoughtful design outcomes.” His dedication to an understanding of materials and manufacturing process has recently won him the 2014 Space + Moooi Design Residency. Today he’s here to answer a few questions about his work and upcoming adventures in The Netherlands.
Monika Domaschenz is a Sydney based graphic designer who works with a number of leading design studios and global advertising agencies. The central focus and strength of Monika’s work – for both her commercial and private projects – lies in image-making, primarily drawing and photography.
01 | Little Trace Of // Coco Reynolds of Marz Designs. 02 | Interview // Tony Stephens of Artbank. 03 | Little Trace Of // Sydney Hairdresser Leonard Mattis. 04 | Little Trace Of // Emma Coulter. 05 | Design Masterclass & Interview With The One And Only PATRICIA URQUIOLA! 06 | Little Trace Of // Sydney Artist Philjames. 07 | Little Trace Of // Yoram Roth. 08 | Little Trace of // Melbourne Artist Miso.
I had the great privilege of being invited to attend Patricia Urquiola’s exclusive master class earlier this week, as part of Space Furniture’s 20th birthday celebrations. The three hour design ‘workshop’ explored ideas through the hands-on making, based on the way Patricia’s own studio works in Milan. The class was a bit like play-school for grown-up designers – colourful, exploratory and times almost silly, but so friggin fun and liberating. In truth, most of us who were there would have been happy digging trenches if it meant spending some time alongside one of the world’s brightest design stars. There are simply no words to describe how extraordinary this woman is. I bow to her, respect and admire her to the moon and back, with intensity only those closest to me can comprehend. Despite her worldwide superstardom, I am happy to report that Patricia is as humble, grounded, real and generous in person, just like one would expect from her work. After the workshop, I was extremely lucky to have Patricia all to myself for my first ever one-on-one, proper grown-up “real life” interview…