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Henry Wilson keeps your keys and change tidy
Design

Henry Wilson keeps your keys and change tidy

The French term ‘vide-poche’ translates to ‘empty pockets’, which is what designer Henry Wilson’s sturdy trays are asking you to do. When set on the dresser of your room or the side table as you enter the house, the Vide Poche lets you lighten your load, emptying your pockets of the day’s cargo – from keys and coins to business cards, perhaps even storing your phone and watch. Made from aluminium or bronze, the tray is reversible and double sided, allowing you to flip the vessel between a single open scoop for those like a bit of chaos, or two compartments for shipshape structure. Based in Sydney, Henry executes his furniture, lighting and product crafting at his studio and workshop in Rozelle, which is fashioned from stacked shipping containers, and lodged between timber suppliers and boat builders. more

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Well & Glasso Planters
Design

Spruce your balcony garden with Well & Glasso planters

There may be a surfeit of creative pot plant designers around the country, but shipping the heavy must-have beasts to your front door is no easy feat. Luckily two local ladies have put together their penchants for homewares and home nesting to good use, thinking up Well & Glasso pots. more

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Pencil by FiftyThree
Design

Digital sketching made simple with Pencil by FiftyThree

The screen of an iPad can never quite live up the tactility of a piece of sketch paper, but the process of creating art on a tablet has become a whole lot easier with the release of Pencil by FiftyThree. Emulating the characteristics of a traditional pencil, this stylus-like tool can be used to draw and erase, and even allows you to blend its marks with your fingers. The designers behind the Pencil and its accompanying app have also taken into account hand positioning, incorporating a special ‘palm rejection’ action that allows you to rest your hand on the screen while drawing. The Pencil has been crafted in sustainably harvested walnut or black brushed aluminum, which conceals the Bluetooth wireless connection device and rechargeable battery within. Explore the brand’s innovative world of design here. more

Architecture
TWE Liam Young, Tomorrow's Thoughts Today
Design

Liam Young explores near-future urbanism at SLQ

Pushing the boundaries of radical theoretical futures, Liam Young is the founder of London-based think tank Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today. Liam is also a UQ expat, and he returns to Brisbane next week to engage the local community in his theorems for future urbanism. more

Property
TWE Coorparoo Myer redevelopment
Design

Coorparoo Myer building set for redevelopment

Plans to redevelop the site of the old Coorparoo Myer building have been lodged to council, turning the location into a multi-use residential, retail and transit-orientated precinct. Set along Old Cleveland Road in Coorparoo, the development aligns with future plans for the underground Eastern Busway, a well as providing pedestrian connection to the current bus service upgrades in the interim. 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

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TWE Black Lodge Ceramics
Design

Line your sideboard with Black Lodge Ceramics

Combining talents in painting and sculpture, Adelaide-based visual artist Katia Carletti turned her attention to ceramics a few years ago, bringing carefully crafted footed planters and other handpainted vessels into our lives. After graduating from Adelaide Central School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours in 2011, Katia undertook a residency in Reykjavik, Iceland, before returning to South Australia as an artist in residence at Carclew during 2013. Under the name Black Lodge Ceramics, Katia strings ceramic pendants into jewellery and crafts spoons, a series of planters with stumpy legs and hanging conicals perfect for cradling aeriums. Each piece is adorned with precise yet imperfect dashes or dots, highlighting the whimsy of the handmade. You can follow Katia’s photogenic adventures of life as a plant-loving ceramicist ­– and those of her beloved bunny Tilvie –… more

Architecture
TWE Base Architecture
Design

Base Architecture creates time-lapse camera prototype

One sunny Brisbane afternoon, an architect, a creative director and an electrical engineer who had gotten together for a few beers came about the discussion topic that it would be interesting to capture the construction process of a building – the drawings and plans being brought to three-dimensional life. A little market research for a reasonably costed product left the trio empty handed, and so, armed with a few more beers, ideas on how to build one began to roll in and they set about creating a prototype time-lapse camera. 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

Property
TWE james street hotel
Design

Richards & Spence-designed hotel planned for James Street

The James Street landscape has changed dramatically over the past 15-odd years – from a desolate commercial precinct housing a Coca Cola factory to Jamie’s Espresso Bar setting up shop to the foodie and fashion precinct that it resembles today. Now the tight-knit strip is set to gain a hotel in a transformation of one of the centre lots. more