Design & Interiors

Choosing tapware that looks good and lasts

The kitchen tap is one of the hardest working pieces of equipment in a residential property. From filling the kettle to washing up, it is used constantly throughout every day. Therefore it is essential for your next project to choose taps that not only look good, but are built to last.

The ambiance of a traditional wood fire, none of the hassles

Humanity has been fascinated by fire since we discovered it kept us warm and helped us to cook. Eventually, better fireplace designs transformed fire into not only a source of warmth but an aesthetic addition to a room.

From cubicles to collaboration: the evolution of workplace design

The evolution of our workplaces over the last century has seen functional offices of the past transform beyond recognition, to focus on collaboration and community, whilst incorporating cutting-edge technology.

Biophilic design: so much respect for nature we emulate it

Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia wants “to bring nature back to the city”. His scaffold-like bamboo grid structure, Green Ladder (previously installed in Brisbane), is sprinkled with plants, and is the force behind a three-year program of architectural pavilions.

IoT Design for Interiors Using Smart Devices

IoT design for interiors is gaining popularity at a rapid pace. With over 3.58 billion web users worldwide and 4.9 billion unique mobile users, there is high demand for maximum connectivity at all times and in all locations, from offices to homes.

Is the word ‘resale’ compromising residential design?

Lets face it, if you engage an architect to renovate or build a new home, the probability is that you’re not looking for something that appears ‘cookie-cutter made’. However, with the cost of real estate heading north, in line with the cost of building, it’s not surprising that architectural briefs err on the side of caution.

Technology takes tile to a new level

Driven by significant advances in tile manufacturing, with technologies such as continuous pressing, digital inkjet decoration, and new glaze formulations; the technical and aesthetic evolution of ceramic tiles has accelerated significantly over the past five years.

What’s the best flooring for a kitchen?

Kitchens are quite often the hub in any home; families and friends alike congregate here, making it the busiest room in terms of foot traffic.

Four top Australian interior design looks for winter warmth

As the seasons change, we are often presented with a slew of new interior fixtures and fittings to inspire our spaces.

Optimising bedroom space with integrated wardrobes

Built-in wardrobes are no longer an afterthought, but an integrated part of bedroom design that reflects personal style. A well-designed wardrobe can make a striking visual impact whilst providing functionality, optimising space and bringing some order into the homeowner’s life.