Duddell’s Hong Kong is a cultural concept venue designed by the one and only Ilse Crawford. Despite Duddell’s undeniable opulence and grandeur, Crawford took her signature humanistic approach to design, where people are placed at the centre of the project. The interior is reminiscent of a comfortable lounge room, with a double-Michelin-star-chef in the kitchen. Of course.
01 | Highlights From The 55th Venice Biennale 2013. 02 | Rudolf Stingel at Palazzo Grassi // Venice Biennale 2013. 03 | ‘Dining by Still Water’ by Joanna Laajisto for Helsinki Design Week. 04 | Eat-Drink Design Awards // 2013 Shortlist. 05 | Gumtree Garden Pop-Up Bar by Yellowtrace. 06 | KE-ZU Showroom Installation by Yellowtrace for Sydney Indesign 2013. 07 | Australia’s Got Talent // Houses Awards Shortlist 2013. 08 | INSIDE World Festival of Interiors Shortlist // 2013. 09 | Herman Miller Presents — George Nelson: Architect, Designer, Writer, Teacher.
01 | Atelier Hermann Rosa // Munich, Germany. 02 | Daylight House by Takeshi Hosaka Architects // Yokohama, Tokyo. 03 | Crescent House by Andrew Burns // Sydney. 04 | Optical Glass House by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP // Hiroshima, Japan. 05 | 2verandas by Gus Wüstemann // Zürich, Switzerland. 06 | The Condestable’s House by Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos // Pamplona, Spain. 07 | Tama Art University Library by Toyo Ito // Tokyo, Japan. 08 | Impossible Reality by Elenberg Fraser // 33 MacKenzie Street Residential Tower in Melbourne. 09 | Bishop Edward King Chapel by Niall McLaughlin Architects.
Ruyi Dumpling & Wine Bar opened its fabulous Hecker Guthrie designed doors earlier this month in Melbourne. The 56 seater restaurant is a union of beautifully presented contemporary Chinese food, exceptional design and modern restaurant culture. Translating literally to ‘as you wish’, the name Ruyi derives from a Chinese heirloom symbolising power and good fortune. In typical Hecker Guthrie style, Ruyi interior is beautifully considered and highly resolved in it’s entirety. For me, the real strength of this project lies in all the special little details…
Swiss architecture firm Rippmann Oesterle Knauss (ROK) recently completed the MRQT Stuttgart boutique. The stand-out feature of this streetwear store is a textured wall made up of 22,000 individual timber dowels. The minimal interior features white walls and a concrete floor to contrast with the feature wall. A range of clothing is hung on metal rails against the textured wall backdrop which references flowing fabric.
Jimmy Nelson is a photographer of people who set out to search for the world’s last indigenous cultures. His goal is to document these rapidly disappearing communities for future generations. Nelson’s fascinating project, Before They Pass Away, is a unique global documentation of the worlds last and most beautiful tribes and cultures. I feel so deeply moved by this project and Nelson’s palpable images which, for me, tap into the essence of mankind and the spirit of humanity. Seeing all these painted bodies, fee souls and wild spirits makes me want to discard all my worldly possessions, move to the jungle and get tattooed up…