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  • Furnishing and lighting an outdoor hospitality space

    Furnishing and lighting an outdoor hospitality space

    Emu Luciole Table Lamp One of the great joys of Australia is living life outdoors, and hospitality venues with terraces, rooftops, courtyards and decks are often sought-after destinations all year-round. But designing an exterior space involves a number of challenges that differ to interior spaces, and the need for different furniture...
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  • Plants that make it easy being green

    Plants that make it easy being green

    Houseplants are an easy way to introduce colour and life into a home and office, and to add a verdant flourish to your desk. If you don’t have green fingers, are a forgetful gardener or spend long periods of time away from home or your desk, these plants will continue to prosper even when water is hard to come by. Silver jade Silve...
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  • Sneak preview: New from EMU

    Sneak preview: New from EMU

    EMU got us excited with its new outdoor furniture collections presented in Milan this year. With temperatures warming up, here’s a preview of two of our new favourites that are perfect for life outdoors. Carousel  Designed by Sebastian Herkner, Carousel has handcrafted appeal yet is made from industrial, weather-resistant materials...
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  • KE-ZU’s Favourite Outdoor Projects

    KE-ZU’s Favourite Outdoor Projects

    With summer just around the corner we can’t wait to spend more time outside. These are five of KE-ZU’s favourite outdoor projects that have us dreaming of warm summer evenings and lazy days in the sun. Home Ground, Adelaide Convention Centre Home Ground is a relaxed family-friendly destination on Adelaide’s Riverbank with indoo...
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  • Project we love: Saké Manly

    Project we love: Saké Manly

    Luchetti Krelle took a light touch to the design of Saké Manly, creating a relaxed harbourside restaurant and bar infused with the luxe minimalism of the Saké brand. Manly is Luchetti Krelle’s fourth Saké venue, following The Rocks, Brisbane and Hamer Hall, with Andreu World’s Smile chairs linking the four restaurants together....
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  • This is not your stay-at-home Mom

    This is not your stay-at-home Mom

    Mom is a graphic collection of steel chairs that invites people to spend time outdoors. The softly curved seat and backrest offer exceptional comfort, and the solid colour palette is fresh and versatile. Designed by Florent Coirier for EMU, Mom is inspired by traditional Japanese trays. Florent’s products are characterised by their ...
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  • Hospitality Design 2019/20: What’s Your Point of Difference?

    Hospitality Design 2019/20: What’s Your Point of Difference?

    Social media and the sharing economy have had a significant influence on hospitality venues, both directly and indirectly. It’s meant that hotels, restaurants, bars and cafés need a clear point of difference in order to attract and retain customers, and has translated into eye-catching, meaningful design. Here are five trends we’r...
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  • Tipo Chairs at Toyota Material Handling Australia

    Tipo Chairs at Toyota Material Handling Australia

    Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) opened its brand-new state-of-the-art facility in Gepps Cross, South Australia in May 2019. With a strong focus on the environment and sustainability, TMHA specified axona AICHI’s Tipo chair, which has a history of being manufactured with recycled Toyota automobile parts. The Tipo chair provi...
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  • 15 Easy Ways to be more Eco-friendly

    15 Easy Ways to be more Eco-friendly

    It can be easy to make small changes that have a less detrimental effect on our environment. It’s all about forming a new habit and making them part of your routine. For the home, workplace or when you’re out and about, these are 15 easy ways to be more eco-friendly and reduce your environmental footprint. Out and about 1. ...
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  • An Ibiza State of Mind

    An Ibiza State of Mind

    Vondom and designer Eugeni Quitlett are doing their part to clean up the ocean. Their new collection, Ibiza, is made with salvaged plastics, such as single-use bottles, bags and straws, that have washed up on the shores of Ibiza – Quitlett’s hometown. Eight million metric tons of plastic are discarded in our oceans every year. Tha...
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