Posts tagged Sydney
Earlies


Luke Hawkins’ career started in 1999 as a Graphic Designer before moving on to become an Art Director and these days, a Creative Director. He has worked in both Australia and the UK and has been fortunate enough to work with some great people on some of the world's most iconic brands including Mars, TEDx, Wrigley, Lion Nathan, GE and Toshiba.

This short documentary explores Luke's infatuation with early mornings, the local Bondi creative scene and how that impacts his work. Creating high end skate culture designs with the intention of showing his son work is never hard if it's something you love.

Read More
Minimalist Living in the Randwick House

The Randwick house is the creation of Ben Giles Architect and was created in 2017. Based in Randwick, Australia, the home is owned by a retired couple who wanted a homely space for when they weren’t touring the country. The space integrates the house with the garden, which is located on the southern side of the site that creates a lineal garden along the northern side. The living spaces are designed to be visually connected, using high ceilings to create the idea of a larger space. The roof is also articulated in order to mitigate low-angle summer sun, avoiding light making the interior uncomfortable.

Read More
North Avoca Studio

The North Avoca Studio pretty much defies the odds of architecture, it sits cantilevered on a hill, seeming to float above greenery and ocean views. Located in Sydney, Australia, the extremely unique house is a multi-purpose space where the owners can comfortably work, relax, meditate and entertain. Designed by architect Matt Thitchener, the 650-square-foot cube home was sustainably built and was constructed in the middle of difficult geotechnical conditions, affixed to the side of a hill that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The roof is covered in solar panels, which provide 100% of its energy, and it is also equipped with a rain harvesting system that is used to irrigate the garden planted under the structure.

Read More
Nick Miles on His Creative Process

Sydney-sider & Freshwater local Nick Miles has been shaping and specialising in progressive board construction for almost a decade. Under the flag of Sculpt Surfboards Nick continues to push board performance and durability.This short explores Nick's passion for creating surf boards and how his dedicated process, attention to detail and the 10,000 hour rule comes into play when working within the creative world of sculpting surfboards.

Read More
The ‘A-15’ Scrambler Pays Tribute to a Man's Dog

The latest custom build from Sydney-based Gasoline Motor Co. is this rugged, off-road-ready scrambler — a 1200cc A-15 Harley-Davidson project that pays respect to the client’s lost K9 partner Angel — a Brindle American Staffy rescue dog: a rescue pup with a hunger for adventure, a love of outdoor pursuits and ultimately a catalyst for creative ideas. Franky, the owner of the A-15, asked that the build be aggressive, edgy, and able to handle just about anything he could throw at it. And we’ll be damned if Gasoline Motor Co. didn’t deliver in spades.

Read More
Tamarama's Tee House

Tamarama: a Sydney beach suburb, famous for its hedonistic surf culture, gradually being gentrified by a population that exchanges stock market tips while running barefoot to the ocean with a surfboard tucked under their arms.Geographically characterised by steep escarpments that surround the beach (far narrower than its near neighbours at Bondi and Bronte), the homes that cling to Tamarama’s hillsides are a mishmash of ticky-tacky boxes left by the previous generation of beach bums, now dwindled.

Read More
Felix Hotel is Here to Shake Up the Airport Hotel Scene

Travellers setting down at Sydney Airport may well want to spend the night, with the opening of the new Felix Hotel that can only be described as first class. Located just seven minutes by foot from the domestic terminal, Felix Hotel by 8Hotels takes its inspiration from the Golden Age of air travel in the 60s — that is, before budget airlines made you pay for water. It starts from the moment you step through the door, with guests checking in not at a ground-floor lobby, but the penthouse on the top level of the hotel. In addition to a view of the runway, the penthouse is home to a rooftop cinema, a 24-hour food shop and a cocktail bar that is surprisingly colourful — making a nice change to the usual drabness of airport hotels.

Read More
The Queens Park House Blends Heritage With a Contemporary Addition

The Queens Park House is located in a heritage conservation area in Sydney's eastern suburbs, situated on a tree-lined street in a row of houses with similar facades. Even though the existing house did not have heritage status, Madeleine Blanchfield Architects sought to respect the larger context, which presented an interesting renovation dilemma. The challenge lay in concealing a large and contemporary two-story home behind part of a single-story federation frontage. 

Read More
Airbnb Just Got Even Better

Airbnb has changed the way we travel, allowing us to find affordable places to stay just about anywhere on the planet. Of course, how those places turn out is often somewhat of a gamble. That’s why, for its 10th anniversary, Airbnb has launched Airbnb Plus. Starting with 2,000 homes in 13 cities, including Sydney and Melbourne, Airbnb Plus properties are personally inspected and verified against a 100-point checklist that covers everything from interior design to cleanliness and comfort, as well as amenities offered and ensures that hosts have a solid rating (4.8 stars or higher). To qualify for the Plus tier homes must have fully equipped kitchens and full-featured bathrooms, among many other features – even the speed of the WiFi is personally tested. 

Read More
Sky Loft Sydney

Sitting above the harbour, Sky Loft Sydney puts you in the heart of Australia's largest cities. The three bedroom sub-penthouse offers a luxurious stay in the Darlinghurst suburb with an open living area featuring a chef's kitchen, two leather-seated lounge rooms, and dining for 12. Along with dark wood finishes, Carrara marble trims the interior found in both the waterfall island and the two ensuite bathrooms. Floor-to-ceiling glazing runs throughout the interior, affording views of the impressive cityscape, as well as the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sliding glass doors open every room out to an expansive balcony running the entire length of the apartment. With restaurants, shops, and cafes right outside your doorstep, its location is ideal for exploring the city.

Read More
Iconic L.A. Tattooist Dr. Woo is Coming to Sydney

It only takes a quick browse through Dr. Woo’s Instagram page to realise why his work has earned him the title of the world’s most in-demand tattooist and over a million followers.With his masterful inking skills having already graced the skin of celebrities like Drake, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Cara Delevingne and Frank Ocean, Dr. Woo will finally be bringing his unique aesthetic and artistic flair to Sydney for one day only – and it will be free for the lucky few chosen for hime to work his magic on.

Read More
Sydney's Coolest Car Cafes

Drop that skinny mocha frappuccino and listen up, men. There comes a time when the average cup of liquid gold from the local beanery just doesn’t cut it. You want something more. You want real eye candy as opposed to that hipster behind the counter rocking a mo from the late 1800s, a quiff from the 60s and an apron with more straps than an S&M orgy involving baby seals.

This is better than that and you’re better than that. These are the coolest motorcycle and car cafes Sydney town has to offer. 

Read More
A Free Day in Paradise

It’s not often that your garden-variety skateboarder rubs elbows with those in Sydney’s elite residential market. 

So when we noticed a glimmer of a backyard pool in a seemingly abandoned multi-million-dollar waterfront property, we knew it might be time to dip the metaphorical (and then literal) toe in the water. Things started off swimmingly, as the suspicious, then agreeable neighbour welcomed us, even thanking us for getting rid of the awful smell coming from the mouldy, neglected pool. However as the hours of disgusting and hard labour progressed, something changed...

Read More