February 2019 Yellowtrace Spotlight


Well hello there, good lookin’, and welcome to the February 2019 edition of Yellowtrace Spotlight – our monthly roundup of the best submissions and discoveries. Catch up on a number of local and international retail, hospitality & residential projects, a super sharp office space in Shanghai, two amazing hotels in Santorini and Ukraine; an art exhibition in Melbourne worth checking out, and a bunch of other things you don’t want to miss. Come on, let’s go!


Font 6 Apartment in Barcelona by Colombo and Serboli Architecture | Yellowtrace

Font 6 Apartment In Barcelona By Colombo And Serboli.

Andrea Serboli, co-founder of Colombo an Serboli architecture, took his home renovation as an opportunity to develop a sample of the firm’s style.


Willing Coffee in Guildford, Perth by Ohlo Studio | Yellowtrace

Willing Coffee In Guildford, Perth By Ohlo Studio.

Ohlo Studio has designed a mid-century diner-inspired café in Guildford, Perth, combining the owner’s love for competitive cycling and good quality coffee.


Mr Joe Restaurant in Burnley, Victoria by Figureground Architecture | Yellowtrace

Mr Joe Restaurant In Burnley, Victoria By Figureground Architecture.

Contemporary, not kitsch was Figureground’s aim in implementing Japanese references throughout the design of Mr Joe, an all-day Asian-fusion eatery.


Many Little Bistro in Red Hill, VIC by Hecker Guthrie | Yellowtrace

Many Little Bistro in Red Hill, VIC by Hecker Guthrie.

Hecker Guthrie were inspired by Many Little’s surrounding rural setting, using elements like brick, terrazzo & rich timber to bring the natural beauty in.


BURSA Hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine by Balbek Bureau | Yellowtrace

BURSA Hotel In Kiev, Ukraine By Balbek Bureau.

Ukraine-based architects Balbek Bureau have completed BURSA, a concept hotel slash art gallery in Podil, the cultural centre of the Ukrainian capital Kiev.


Vora Villas in Santorini by k studio | Yellowtrace

Vora Villas in Santorini by K-Studio.

Designed by Athens-based K-Studio, Vora Villas in Santorini is truly a boutique hotel; there are only three rooms carved into a volcanic cliff face.


Gridtastic Boutique Office in Shanghai, China by DAS Lab | Yellowtrace

Gridtastic Boutique Office In Shanghai, China By DAS Lab.

Shanghai-based interiors studio DAS Lab has recently designed their very own office space, driven by the concept of ‘emotional reversal’.


Warehouse GYM D3 Dubai by VSHD Design | Yellowtrace

Warehouse GYM D3 Dubai By VSHD Design.

Inspired by Brutalist architecture and underground fight clubs, this designer’s dream gym in Dubai by VSHD Design isn’t your average health club.


SEM Showroom Opens in Milan | Yellowtrace

SEM Showroom Opens In Milan.

After their debut at Milan Design Week 2018, Milanese brand SEM (Spotti Edizioni Milano) has opened its first ever showroom space.


Orlo Collection by Nick Rennie for United Products | Yellowtrace

Orlo Collection By Nick Rennie For United Products.

Continuing with their mission to make non-boring bathroom objects, United Products have partnered with Aussie designer Nick Rennie for the Orlo collection.


Wall & Deco's New Wallpaper Collection | Yellowtrace

Wall & Deco’s New Wallpaper Collection.

Wall & Decò latest wallpaper collection is inspired by the concept of “No Barriers”. Optical art, cubism, irony & cartoon influences all make an appearance.


REMNANT Photography Exhibition in Melbourne by Isamu Sawa | Yellowtrace

REMNANT Photography Exhibition in Melbourne by Isamu Sawa.

For his latest photography exhibition, Isawu Sawa studied an artist’s workbench, magnifying its tiny sections into works of highly detailed, abstract art.


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