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  • A fine piece of furniture

    Selecting designer furniture for a home can be daunting with such a wide choice of contemporary designs at all price points. We have found three items that are affordable, lightweight and easy to ship. They all feature simple lines and a soft aesthetic.   Monarch Table,  Goldsworthy Studio The Monarch series is a family of […]
  • Small apartment ideas

    Sydney architect Brad Swartz explains how he turned 27 square metres in a Darlinghurst block into a functional and beautiful one-bedroom apartment for him and his partner. Being close to the city won over size for this young professional couple. Photos Katherine Lu. When we bought it, this was a rundown apartment consisting of a […]
  • Profile: Douglas and Bec

    Douglas and Bec is a furniture and lighting design studio, founded in 2006 as a collaboration between designer Bec Dowie and her father, furniture maker Douglas Snelling. With a philosophy to create innovative and unique pieces using the richest materials, meticulously refined and crafted to last a lifetime, Douglas and Bec has grown into an […]
  • Line Floor Lamp by Douglas and Bec

    The Line Floor Lamp pays homage to sculptor Alexander Calder – designer Bec Dowie’s combines his habitual playfulness with her simple yet formal combination of elegant natural materials. As with many Douglas and Bec products, the Line Floor Lamp looks deceptively simple when fact there are 10 contributors in the making of this piece. The […]
  • Lumber Table designed by Jamie McLellan for Fletcher Systems

    Picking up a Gold at the Best Design Awards, Jamie McLellan’s Lumber Table joins the stable at Fletcher Systems with his series of beautifully crafted Lumber Chairs. Judges’ Comments: The Lumber table impressed the judges with its refined elegance and meticulous attention to timber construction detailing. From a healthy field of emerging New Zealand furniture […]
  • Danish Design: practical, functional, beautiful

    Furniture designer Stephanie Donald discusses some of her favourite Danish design objects from past and present. Scandinavian design is well known for its simplicity and pared back aesthetic. What I enjoy most is that there are virtually no wasted or ornate gestures – design is practical, functional and beautiful. Its works hard on all levels. […]
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