I’ll confess. I may have green thumbs when it comes to gardening but my veggie bed is a spectacular failure. Might have something to do with preparing the beds, weeding and all the hard work you have to put in. I like a jungle of a garden that looks after itself. Now I have the perfect solution for my failed veggie patch. A Malvern East garden by Melbourne-based landscape designer Kate Seddon.
“What had been an expansive vegetable plot at the rear of this family home was to be transformed. There was a need for foliage cover, for another outdoor living zone for teenagers and young adults to congregate, for a more attractive outlook from living spaces … central to the redesign was a generous open graveled void defined by two L shaped concrete benches.”
A contemporary addition to a grand Victorian house is a moody, sleek and sophisticated cave. But before you think heavy and dark walls of glass draw your eyes to lush garden courtyard spaces while allowing light in. Malvern House by Melbourne-based architectural studio Figureground.
Photography by Eve Wilson.
I’m stalking warehouse living in the Sydney suburb of Annandale. Exposed brick walls, concrete floors, exposed beams and industrial walls of glass. What else could you want in your perfect warehouse? Stylish contemporary kitchen, private and public spaces and a seamless connection between indoors and out. Link here while it lasts.
A vacation in Mykonos would be a dream come true. Spending it in a house like this would be EPIC! By one of my absolute favourite designers, Hubert Zandberg. A re-vamp of a project we first did years ago for one of our longstanding clients and friend, urban jewellery designer Diane Kordas. The villa is now the perfect setting for home entertaining with its touches of glamour from the 60s and 70s creating a luxurious feel, but still in keeping with the client’s desire for a clean, contemporary, casualness – a retreat of barefoot luxury.
(My last feature of Hubert’s work is here if you want to keep the eye candy flowin’!)
I spotted this apartment on Yatzer yesterday and had to share because it is quite feminine, has lots of terrazzo which I am currently obsessed with, pink kitchen cabinets and a velvet and fringe sofa! Oh – and an incredible rooftop terrace! What’s not to love?! I hope you enjoy the Berlin apartment of architect Ester Bruzkus. (Photos: Jens Bösenberg)