Tomi Björck is one of Finland’s best-known chefs and restaurateurs. With ten restaurants and two bakeries already to his name across Finland, Sweden and Australia, Björck with his wife Minka and three other associates embarked on their latest project in Spring 2020. Lily Lee, in the heart of the Finnish capital of Helsinki, offers a
Moama Bowling Club 6 Shaw St, Moama NSW 2731 1800 806 777 or www.moamabowlingclub.com.au South Australian design company Abeo, led by directors Amanda Primett and Amanda Goehr, are entering the second phase of their makeover of the Moama Bowling Club near the Murray River. Stage one included the interiors and exterior while stage two concentrates
Academy 50 Bunda St, Canberra 2601 (02) 6253 2091 or academyclub.com.au Canberra’s largest nightclub, Academy, is now lit up with a new Robe moving light installation from locally-based Elite Sound & Light. It’s designed to provide the best lighting and visual experiences for EDM club nights and visiting live artists. Elite’s Darren Russell was asked
LiveWire Bar Treasury Casino and Hotel, Queen St Mall, Brisbane (07) 3306 8888 or treasurybrisbane.com.au LiveWire Bar is back, with the help of Jbn Sound Ceiling. The bar, in the heart of the Treasury Casino, has been an integral part of the entertainment offered there for many years. It was seen as a great destination
Mercure Brisbane 85-87 N Quay, Brisbane 4000 (07) 3237 2300 or mercurebrisbane.com.au Mercure has commenced the roll-out of its new interactive lobby concept in Australia, launching the new-look reception space at the riverside Mercure Brisbane. The Mercure in Brisbane is the first in Australia to implement the new concept, originally piloted at the Mercure Tower
Captain Baxter/Republica St Kilda Sea Baths 10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda Vic 3182 www.captainbaxter.com.au and www.republica.net.au St Kilda seaside venues Captain Baxter and Republica have chosen Ambient Technology to supply their restaurant, cafe, balcony, piazza and bar spaces with Outline loudspeakers and amplification. St Kilda has been Melbourne’s beachside playground for over 160 years. It
Hakkasan: Doha, Qatar www.hakkasan.com/doha/ Hakkasan Doha is the eighth international iteration of the Michelin-starred restaurant known for its ‘high end Cantonese cuisin in contemporary, elegant surroundings’. Woods Bagot (led by Jonathan Clarke) designed the 120 cover restaurant set within the gardens of St. Regis Doha and occupying 775sqm. The design adheres to the Hakkasan but
The Walrus Club 543 Coronation St, Toowong 4066 The Walrus Club can be found – with some difficulty – in the depths of the Regatta Hotel, offering a sensuous experience around rum. The venue is a rabbit warren of intimate, interconnecting spaces, each with its own subtle identity based on rum and the 1920/30’s
Helm Bar Surfers 30-34 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise 4217 (07) 5538 9677 or www.helmbarsurfers.com.au Take a look at Helm Bar Surfers. The interiors, inspired by Helm’s sister venue in Sydney, are from Peckvonhartel.
The Discgo Charger http://www.facebook.com/discgocharger The Discgo is a charging system that is designed for cafes, restaurants, venues and bars that allows patrons to move within the venue while giving your phone a much-needed charge. Discgo chargers can be placed in any environment, with a small rental fee from the venue on a monthly basis.