Interiors
TWE The Pantry, Brisbane City
Design

derlot designs The Pantry at Old Government House

It’s not every day a designer gets to work on a heritage building, let alone one as stunning as Old Government House. So when Nick Abbink of Zen Catering approached the derlot studio to envisage the interior of a new cafe within the heritage-listed building at QUT Gardens Point, Alex Lotersztain eagerly jumped at the opportunity. more

Interiors
TWE Taste of Wood
Design

Taste of Wood table melds design and food

With Milan’s design week 2014 Salone Internazionale del Mobile running April 9–14 this week, we take a look back at a highlight from last year’s edition. In a design process that runs full circle, Italian creative Antonio Aricò designed a range of outdoor furniture that is made with olive wood and finished with olive oil. Taste of Wood is intended as a cheeky design ‘eulogy’ to the olive tree and an illustration of the importance of olive oil to Italian culture. The range was exhibited at Foodmade during Milan Design Week in 2013, where designers were challenged to use food as a raw material. Visitors to the presentation were then encouraged to not only use olive oil to polish the set of table and chairs, but also to taste it. more

Interiors
TWE Abalos snugchair
Design

Get cosy in the Snug Chair by abalos

While not quite sculptural, the humble beanbag inspires feelings of comfort and cosiness, as its mouldable shape hugs tightly to your figure. Similarly, the unique hollow form of the Snug Chair spoons your seated body, meaning you can do away with the foam-filled floor couches. more

Interiors
TWE Moroccan rug
Design

Add a tribal touch to your home with a Moroccan rug

With the weather set to cool in the coming months, our thoughts have begun to turn to winter-warming ways of keeping our toes toasty in our wooden-floor-clad dwellings. Roll out a woollen rug next to your bed and one in the lounge for sprawling out upon with a cup of hot chocolate. more

Interiors
TWE Trestle table
Design

Kit out your studio with a trestle table desk

When setting up your studio with the perfect desk, there’s no need to skulk toward an office supplier for a filing cabinet-containing, heavy contraption on which to conduct your affairs. We’ve foraged together a few trendy trestle tables to consider. more


Interiors
TWE monomoka
Design

The MONOMOKA sisters hand-knit furniture

There’s often a private connection that exists between twins that produces a remarkable bond and likeminded perspective of the world. Polish twins Kasia and Monika Gwiazdowska together envisaged the project MONOMOKA as a symbol of their inseparable, sisterly connection and joint perception of creativity. more

Interiors
TWE Domo
Design

Take a final summer sprawl in a Domo lounger

With the end of summer on the horizon, we’ve got afternoons soaking up those last warm rays of sunshine on our mind. Whether out in the courtyard with the dappled light projecting hazy dots onto our weekend reading material, or out by the pool fully exposed to the golden glow, a design-savvy sitting contraption is required to make extended lounging all the more comfortable. We’ve spotted a few chairs worthy of a lazy afternoon sprawl. more

Interiors
TWE Deka Design
Design

Learn to restore furniture at a Deka Design workshop

Grandma’s favourite chair, grandfather’s work bench – the furniture passed down through family hands is not only riddled with comforting memories, but preserves the local design history of times gone by. If there’s a beloved heirloom in need of a little love stashed under your Queenslander, perhaps it’s time to roll up those chambray sleeves and bring out its former glory. more

Interiors
Brisbane Design Awards
Design

Enter your project in the Brisbane Design Awards

A snapshot of local design culture and industry development, Brisbane Design Awards is calling for entries for its 2014 program. Launched in 2013, the awards are open to individual designers, companies, commissioners and students who are active in Brisbane. From architects to textile designers to illustrators, a broad range of modes and mediums is considered. The awards are run by Design100, which also runs programs in New York, London, Melbourne and Sydney, as well as mobile and app awards in Australia, Asia, the UK and US. Find a list of specific categories and current entries online. Interested folk can also rate each of the shortlisted entries. Enter your project before February 16. Image via Marxcraft. more

Interiors
stylecraft brisbane
Design

Stylecraft launches showroom on James Street

A sleek dining table handcrafted from sustainable oak, a copper-topped coffee table balancing a small stack of books, a signature armchair with natural leather cushioning and smooth cherry armrests – when dreaming up your perfect living space, the possibilities are endless. more

Interiors
nooko & co brisbane
Design

Nooko & Co crafts humble furniture for your space

Focusing on design that is humble and functional, Nooko & Co is a young Brisbane-based furniture and product design studio. Inspired by space and how people utilise their surrounds, the brand encourages meaningful, considered purchases of furniture and homewares, so a room of one’s own reflects both the person and movements and motions for which the room is intended. more

Interiors
aesop brisbane
Design

Delving behind Brisbane’s Aesop stores

Every store is unique. Some resemble a lush private gentleman’s salon. Others, a sleek minimalist space. Whatever the design – and the intriguing window display – Aesop stores catch peripherals and turn heads with their commitment to design. more

Interiors
Wrightson Stewart
Design

Two Brisbane firms commended in IDEA Awards

Last Friday saw the Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for 2013 rollout, with two local firms ranking amongst the winners. Wilson Architects in association with Donovan Hill Architects were awarded highly commended in the Public Space category for their work on the Translational Research Institute at Woolloongabba, while Wrightson Stewart gained a highly commended title in the Event category for its transformation of the bar space at La Boite Theatre. more