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

Product
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

Product
TWE killa coat rack
Design

Let the Killa Coat Rack display your fine wares

If you’ve ever desired to own a wardrobe larger than your bedroom, where your garb is displayed like the gallery-esque minimalist zones of a fashion boutique, this Finnish-designed coat rack could be the first satisfying piece towards feeding that dream. more

Architecture
TWE Drawn by design
Design

Gaze at Drawn by Design in Sydney

An integral part of the design process of an architect or designer, the initial sketch may be scribbled over, scrunched up, repeated and refined many times before a final drawing is produced. But these growing ideas and patterns of thought evident on the page can often be just as much works of art as the resulting edifice or object. 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

Architecture
Entries close soon for House Awards
Design

Entries close soon for House Awards

Presented by Houses magazine, the Houses Awards is an annual program celebrating the country’s best residential projects. Last year, Brisbane practice James Russell Architect’s Bisley Place house took out the top prize, while A-CH (Atelier Chen Hung) won the New House under 200 sqm category for its Keperra House. Delivering insight into the contemporary residential architecture scene, the awards showcase the result of innovation and design thinking applied to the humble home. Entries close on Friday March 28. more