FLEUR SCHELL HAS travelled and worked around the world as an artist and art teacher but when she and her husband Richard Noonan looked to settle down, it's unlikely that turning a rock legend's old school into a home and studio was on the agenda.

Built in 1903 as the local infant school, the historic limestone building was used by the U.S. Army during WWII as an aircraft hangar, then a school once more (Bon Scott of AC/DC fame was apparently one of its students during these years) and then later as a sheltered workshop before being redeveloped as commercial space.

Structural reinforcement was added to the old and very thick limestone walls a[...]

THE TIMBER TUCK stool and table -- try saying that six times  --  is a new casual table setting from DesignByThem featuring the geometric lines of the original Tuck Stool. Designed by DesignByThem's founders Nicholas Karlovasitis and Sarah G[...]


WHILE MANY PEOPLE dream of escaping the city for the country life, a few years ago, Justin van den Berg and Michael Arends found themselves desperately trying to work out the best way back in to an urban existence.

"In 2004 we bought 23 hectar[...]


HERE'S A GLOBE that not only sheds a warm glow and looks terrific in lamp shades where the fixture is designed to be prominent, but it's dimmable too. The Caget Squirrel Cage Lamp is available from



ORIENTED TO CATCH the cooling trade winds and positioned above an idyllic little sandy cove at Bacolet on the Caribbean island of Tobago, Ohana Villa seems an impossibly perfect piece of paradise.

Designed with a Balinese feel by Caribbea[...]

foto Antonio Citterio by Wolfgang Scheppe

ANTONIO CITTERIO IS passionate about design, passionate about “real design” and passionately dismissive, in equal measure, for a contemporary media that can elevate “superfluous design” for no good reason at all.

“The media decide a[...]


THERE'S A COUPLE of remarkable things that distinguish the new apartment buildings -- One Central Park -- that now dominates Sydney city's western edge. First there's a huge heliostat reflector that cantilivers out from it's top; and second there[...]


IT WAS NEARLY 20 years ago that a quirky log cabin weekender with unattractive 70’s additions caught the eye of a young couple house-hunting on Sydney’s northern beaches.  Immediately recognising the potential and overlooking the negatives t[...]


HOW DO YOU juggle two busy jobs, being a wife to a busy man and mum to three active kids? It’s all in a day’s work for Leah Kress creator of the Infancy stores for children’s clothes, home wares and gifts, Leah sees the juggle as just a par[...]


DUTCH DESIGNER HARRY van Ierssel and  his Chilean partner in life and business, Camila vega Faba, aren’t easy to pin with any convenient label. And that’s probably because the sheer range of their works is so wide and, says Harry, “I’m [...]


BRITISH LAMP MANUFACTURERS Anglepoise® have collaborated with fashion designer Paul Smith to re-interpret the classic Type 75™  table lamp.

Designer of the Anglepoise Type 75 lamp, Sir Kenneth Grange, says that Paul Smith has given "a spec[...]


WHO WOULD HAVE guessed that a quick glance into a real estate agent’s window would prove to be the answer to Annie Herron’s problem. There she saw an advertisement for a three-bedroom farmhouse set on 420 acres that stopped her in her tracks[...]


HAVING TO GO outside to get from the living room to the bedrooms (and the bathroom) mightn’t be to everyone’s cup of tea, but the intention for this low-cost, lightweight weekender was always to create something that felt a little like “ele[...]




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