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Framed: Create your own wall of fame

Framed: Create your own wall of fame

Have you ever visited a friend’s home and found yourself admiring their wall of artistically placed prints that look so casually put together in just the right order? Maybe you then had a vision of a similar feature on the large empty wall space in your own home and how (more…)

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Steamer trunk bar: One for the road

Steamer trunk bar: One for the road

It’s the drinking man’s interior design must-have – an old steamer trunk converted into a minibar. Jamie Thomson dons his smoking jacket to give us a tour of the latest trend in domestic drink dispensing. Ah, steamer trunks – redolent of the golden age of sea travel, when itineraries were measured (more…)

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What a carry-on! Two smart bags take flight

What a carry-on! Two smart bags take flight

Take your pick from two innovative carry-on alternatives to checking in your luggage By Jamie Thomson Typical. You stand around waiting for one revolutionary carry-on bag to appear on the luggage carousel of life, and then two pop out of the chute at once. Unfortunately, as with so many good (more…)

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Happiness in store with new bed’s lift-off

Happiness in store with new bed’s lift-off

There are many ups and downs in apartment living but, as Isobel Williams discovers, one perennial problem is simply where to store your stuff.  It’s Sunday morning, you’re lying in your bed and just enjoying the the peace and quiet of the day. You look around at the piles of clothing (more…)

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Taste: What London’s most expensive apartment lacks

Taste: What London’s most expensive apartment lacks

Gold ceilings are standard in $43,000 per week eight-bedroom 24 carat, taste-free, kitch behemoth By Jamie Thomson Who says money can’t buy class? If you’ve got a $1.7m burning a hole in your pocket (and want absolutely nothing for your money other than renting London’s most expensive apartment for a year) (more…)

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Sydney firm squeezes style & substance into tiny space

Sydney firm squeezes style & substance into tiny space

Darlo apartment shows off the best in Aussie design ideas and execution, writes Jamie Thomson It’s a pleasure to see the limited space of an apartment ingeniously turned into something greater than the sum of its parts. It’s even more gratifying to see designers try something a little more challenging than (more…)

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Robot bedroom in a box

Robot bedroom in a box

‘Apartment in a box’ uses cutting-edge robotics to save space with style By Jamie Thomson As far as space-saving solutions go, the pull-down wall bed always seemed like winner – until you had to actually gothrough the hassle of pulling the thing down and making up the bed at the (more…)

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Bellisimo: Italian furniture that brings the ciao to wow!

Bellisimo: Italian furniture that brings the ciao to wow!

Lema’s latest works of art touch down in Australia By Charlie Adeline There are few furniture manufactures as synonymous with the sleek, clean lines of Italian design as Lema – and thanks to Australian distributors, the latest creations by the shelving system specialists are now available down under. With a (more…)

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Pull up a chair: stealth seating opens up balcony

Pull up a chair: stealth seating opens up balcony

Hong Kong’s disappearing deckchairs will floor you By Jamie Thomson Hong Kong, like Paris, has become a hotbed of ingenious design tricks to maximise limited space, with the latest being this nifty solution for making the most of your balcony footprint: foldaway deckchairs that disappear into the floor when they’re (more…)

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Lofty ambitions for space savers

Lofty ambitions for space savers

As regular Title readers will know, the conversion of miniscule Parisian rooms into self-contained apartments has become something of an artform in this most cramped of cities. And, while this clever attic conversion by Batiik Studios is perhaps not the most radical of makeovers.  In fact, it does actually look like something we could see (more…)

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