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Foolscap Studio  The adventure starts here—

Foolscap Floorspiration: A blend of bluestone and granite pavers (in timeless herringbone), lining the new retail laneways at Darling Square.

Thanks @framemagazine for featuring Highroad! We delivered this day-to-night addition to Canberra's hospitality scene a few months back; can't wait to revisit next time we're in town. Check out the article (link in bio)!

Thrilled to see Scape Swanston honoured at the Dulux Colour Awards with a high commendation!
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Judging panel comment: “Colour was integral to the design strategy for this submission, which sees the communal areas of new student accommodation distinguished by bold swathes of bright monochromatic tones. The contrast with raw materials in their natural state is innovative, uplifting and especially welcome in the inner-city context.”

A (slightly covert) visit to this brutalist landmark: the former Readers Digest building, in Sydney's Surry Hills.
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Built between 1965-67, the design rejected the mainstream sixties office-block typology, and instead embraced ornate interiors and façade features (inspired by 12th-century Gothic cathedrals!). A real rebel of a building, love it!

Awesome to see the new Darling Square precinct ready for some retail action! We designed the façades and warm shell fit-outs for these two 'incubator' spaces on Steam Mill Lane for Lendlease – fostering a physical presence for local, emerging designer brands. Welcome to the hood, @dresdenoptics and @citizen_wolf !

Some seriously impressive (and powerful) works on show for the Sydney Biennale. We visited Cockatoo Island recently, where 20 artists have presented works echoing the history of the UNESCO World-Heritage-listed site around movement, migration, production and participation. Loved Anya Gallaccio's 3D-printing clay robot – what's your favourite!?

Adele and the Dulux dog are cheering on all finalists at tonight’s #duluxcolourawards good luck to all!

20:50 – an art installation by Richard Wilson, housed inside MONA's new extension 'Pharos'. Love the way the concrete waffle-slab walls are infinitely reflected in the recycled engine oil. Yes, that's a room flooded with oil!

'Amarna' (2015): This captivating installation by artist James Turrell, is one of a series of over 80 'Skyspace' works. Perched on the rooftop of MONA's incredible new extension (named 'Pharos'), Amarna is the largest and southern-most Skyspace piece to date. Sigh!

Found this little hidden treasure along the Botany Bay Coastal Walk – such an innovative use of industrial GRP panels (Glass-Reinforced Plastic). Formed into these utilitarian benches along the walking track, they make the perfect place to stop for a rest (and take in that fresh sea air!).

In Sydney for the day! We're collaborating with the talented crew at Archer Office, on a new project up our sleeves. Here's Archer's rooftop studio in Surry Hills – light-filled and characterful.. a pavilion in the sky.

In the Domaine Chandon tasting room, bottles of sparkling wine 'suspend' in front of a bronze-mirrored wall – a bespoke display system we designed to explore the notion of buoyancy.
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We're humbled to hear that the project has been shortlisted for 'The Shopping Space' category in the upcoming INDE Awards – along with seven other spectacular retail projects across Australia and Asia. Cheers!
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Photo by @blachford

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