Shenzhen, China : last night at The International Design Media Awards Adele accepted the prize for Best Leisure Space for @chandonaus ! Thank you MD magazine for hosting us and to the judges including @robertthiemann. It was great to meet some of the incredible talent in China and it’s exciting to see where design is headed here.
Foolscap Favourites: Wellness. .. Mia Yoga Studio, designed by @crosbystudios, has provided the city of Moscow a restorative new space in which to practice. Featuring a mint-hued floor, the furniture and interior architecture is trimmed in black 'piping' throughout. Asked how colour influences his design methodology, founder Harry Nuriev responded: "bright colours make people smile and feel good. It’s that simple."
Foolscap Favourites: Wellness. .. We first visited the Paramount Recreation Club (@paramountrecclub) in Sydney's Surry Hills earlier this year. With summer almost upon us, our minds are wandering back to that sun-trap of a rooftop (and those plant-filled luxury bathrooms). Equally a gym for the mind as well as the body, joining one never looked so good. .. Landscape, interiors and architecture by @bobbyjbarton, in collaboration with @herbertmasonarchitecture.
Foolscap Favourites: Wellness. .. We love the juxtaposition of irregular geological features (rocks) with the refined curve of this blackened steel stair at Good Vibes Yoga in Collingwood – designed by @richardstamptonarchitects. With natural light spilling across the atrium through the glass brick façade, the effect is somewhat celestial. It's just up the road from our new studio, and we can't wait to visit. .. Photograph by @arorygardiner
Our latest 'Foolscap Favourites' series focusses on the fundamental importance of designing for wellness in the workplace, where — on average — we spend just over 13 years of our lives. With this in mind, we've rounded up a selection of some of our favourite wellness-oriented interiors, to inspire a wellness-driven workplace design approach. .. Pictured: 'Infinity Spa' in Bangkok (@infinityspabkk) uses the curtain as a device against white-painted concrete walls. Concealing the internal surfaces of the three-level base structure became the driving experiential concept for London-based firm @spacepopular, resulting in a calming, ethereal environment with a sense of spatial ambiguity between different zones.
NEW ROLE ADDED: Documenter .. We're on the lookout for a talented documenter to join the Foolscap family – PLUS, we've extended the deadline for our other advertised roles: Senior and Mid-weight Interior Designers. .. Follow the link in our bio to the role descriptions | apply via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Foolscap Inspiration: 'Perfect Home II', by Korean artist Do-Ho Suh (currently on show at @brooklynmuseum). .. Rendered in sheer nylon, Suh's full-scale translucent replica of his former NYC apartment responds to the artist's own experience as an immigrant – exploring notions of impermanence, permeable boundaries and displacement.
Photogenic from every angle, Jørn Utzon's Sydney Opera House never fails to amaze us with its pioneering yet timeless architecture. For years we assumed the building's gleaming roof 'sails' were a flat shade of off-white. In fact, they're clad in over a million Swedish-made ceramic tiles arranged in chevron format, and range from a glossy ice-white through to a warm, matte cream.
British artist Julian Opie's playful bronze fountain 'Peeing Boy' (2018), forms the sculptural finale to his exhibition of recent works – currently on show on the ground floor of the NGV. Well worth a visit to see a selection of Opie's contemporary works – many of which feature his distinctively pared-back style of figurative depiction. Don't forget to check out the brilliant (not just for) kids' exhibition too ;)
We're on the lookout for some talented Senior and Mid-weight Interior Designers to join our Foolscap family. .. Follow the link in our bio to the role descriptions, and apply by Sunday 25th November via: email@example.com
Pleased to announce our favourite cover girl @chandonaus's win for Best Retail Design at the Eat Drink Design Awards last night – PLUS our very first cover feature. Thank you @artichoke_magazine! Congratulations to the other outstanding and well-deserving winners and commendations.
Referencing alchemy (the transmutation of ordinary base metals into gold), the bespoke joinery at @chandonaus was the result of intensive testing and research. In collaboration with local metal craftspeople, we developed custom metal finishes and patinations; the effects of which are showcased in the retail space, where folded, perforated and curved storage systems elevate the merchandise on display. .. We're thrilled that the project is an Eat Drink Design Awards finalist in two categories: retail and hospitality. Wishing all of our industry friends the best of luck at tonight's gala ceremony.