Showstopping Ceramic Lamps And Sculptures By Sarah Nedovic

Sarah Nedovic‘s back-to-front route to lighting design is evident in her ‘Lady’ lamps. After picking up her first lump of clay only a few years ago, the artist (and now lighting designer!) started experimenting with sculpture, before her interests expanded to lighting. Now her sculptural ceramic bodies form the bases of her lamps, standing tall and proud as works of art in their own right. The sharp line of each ‘Lady’s’ lampshade fans out gracefully, perched atop each base almost like a striking hat. They’re total showstoppers, and perfect studies in balance, shape and form.

Hey Sarah! Can you tell us a little more about the process of creating you Lady lamps? What materials do you use, and how long do they usually take? 

For my lamps, I always start by sketching the designs on paper and then use the drawings as a guide for how the pieces come

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This Lorne Home Is A Dream Collaboration Between Two Architects

‘Two Sheds’ is the product of a close collaboration between two architects: Roger Nelson, the founding principal of NH Architecture who has decades of experience behind him, and Ben Shields, the founder and design director at DREAMER, who prior to this project, had never been the lead architect on a build of this scale. 

The house is actually Roger’s personal holiday home shared with his wife Jane, four children, and their children’s families. Roger and Jane were seeking a place where all parties could escape from the city to reconnect with one another and the outdoors. 

Despite the serene outcome of the project, it may be surprising to learn that the home is, in fact, vastly different to what was initially proposed.

Roger and Jane had originally designed a much larger 700 square house for this previously vacant bush block, just outside of Lorne, Victoria, at which point they

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A Sustainable, Responsibly Dense Townhouse Project In Elwood

Multi-residential developments often get a bad rap, but when executed responsibly, these provide a valuable contribution to our expanding cities. Why? Because, simply put, there just isn’t room in our capital cities for everyone to own a big house with a garden anymore. With Australia’s population on the rise, we need to be designing thoughtful mid-sized multi-residential developments, to curb urban sprawl and keep people happily housed in central locations, at a slightly higher density. 

Ruskin Elwood is one such development, which sees two houses replaced with four townhouses, designed with significant sustainability credentials. The project, designed by Fieldwork and delivered in collaboration between Ruskin Property Group and HIP V. HYPE not only seeks to enrich the lives of residents, but all those who walk past every day, along the adjacent Elwood Canal. ‘We were keen to demonstrate that well designed, high performance sustainable homes can increase density in

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16 Of The Best Designer Statement Chairs

6.Living Dining/Sofa Chair – Available from Muji

Brilliant for flexible living spaces, when you need a chair that can double as a practical dining chair and also comfortable lounge chair. Arrange a few (armless) ones side by side and you have a sofa – genius. It’s low slung shape is reminiscent of other molded plywood furniture pieces from the Seventies; one most common armchairs of our time the Poäng from Ikea. It was inspired by Alvar Aalto and designed by a Japanese designer Noboru Nakamura.

Price: $459

7. Talking Chair by Grant Featherston – Available from Grazia & Co

As if it was designed today, the Talking Chair is perfect for social distancing. It’s called the ‘Talking Chair’ not because it enables great conversation with others, rather the chair actually talks to you, so even in isolation you won’t feel lonely. Reissued by Grazia & Co the technology has

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A Compact Terrace, Custom-Made For Two

A Compact Terrace, Custom-Made For Two


by Amelia Barnes

Melrose Terrace is a North Melbourne renovation with an incredible suite of built-in furniture. Photo – Dean Bradley

A standout furniture piece is the living room lounge – a custom-built element that simultaneously integrates shelving, a side table, daybed and casement windows. Photo – Dean Bradley

A small mosaic tile on the rear facade contrasts with the existing weatherboards above. Photo – Dean Bradley

 Ochre coloured carpet features in the living area. Photo – Dean Bradley

When the rear windows are open, the lounge becomes immersed in the garden. Photo – Dean Bradley

The front door opens to the new dining area, followed by the kitchen. Photo – Dean Bradley

Built-in seating in the dining area. Photo – Dean Bradley

A durable, semi-glazed terracotta tile was selected to accommodate traffic through the front door. Photo – Dean Bradley

The interiors

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Victorian Grandeur Meets Modern Convenience In Primo Location!

There are few more rivaled locations in Fitzroy North than Rushall Crescent. This grand 1880s Victorian home is positioned in the most peaceful pocket of the suburb in Melbourne’s inner-north, adjacent to the tranquil Merri Creek walking paths (honestly, you’d forget you’re in inner Melbourne!), local favourite Edinburgh Gardens, the bustling St Georges Road + Queens Parade shopping strips and right by Rushall train station.

Recently updated and extended by heritage specialists Coleman Architects, three large bedrooms come off a wide entrance hallway, opening up to a new extension comprising a contemporary kitchen and living space at the rear of the home, flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows. The sensitive renovation preserves the aesthetic history of the home, whilst accommodating all the modern conveniences!

Overlooking the beautifully landscaped north-facing garden is an elevated undercover outdoor entertaining deck for seamless indoor-outdoor living (hello summer barbeques!), and secure off-street parking behind a remote control

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