Local - 25 February 2013

SOLE SOUND

The Converse Flagship Store: Melbourne Central, Melbourne VIC (03) 9663 6426 CONTACTS Audio Logistics (Audac): 1300 859 341 or info@audiologistics.com.au My 12 year old just scored his first pair of Converse kicks. He could hardly be happier. Turns out, they could just as easily have been my first pair in the ’70s. Makes for a

Local - 25 February 2013

SALES CYCLE

Jet Cycles: 80 Clarence St, Sydney NSW CONTACTS Specialized: www.specialized.com ONE Group Retail Experience: (03) 9403 3555 or www.onegroupretail.com   Cycling is no longer a cheap means of transportation. It’s a religion. People of all ages are jumping into their lycra and joining the global pelaton. But let’s not kid ourselves, it’s the middle age

Retail - 10 December 2012

BESPOKE PERFECTION

Mitchell Ogilvie: 168 Edward St, Brisbane QLD www.mitchellogilvie.com Every self-consciously upmarket commercial centre aims to have one: a standout precinct of luxe retailers. Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Dior, Ferragamo, Gucci… the list is as familiar as it is exclusive. Brisbane’s Edward Street plays host to a deluxe conga line of prestige marques, including an interloper, a

Retail - 10 December 2012

JEWELLERY BOX

LK Jewellery: Crown Casino, Southbank, Melbourne www.lkjewellery.com Upscale casinos are a haven for primo retail. And like 24-carat limpets, you’ll always find upmarket stores selling fancy undies and expensive jewellery. I’ll allow you to draw your own conclusions about why they’re such a good ‘fit’, but so it is with Crown Casino and LK Jewellery.

Retail - 1 November 2012

HONG KONG COTTONS ON

Cotton On Global Flagship Store 42 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong   Wanting to take store store interiors back to their Australian roots, Cotton On appointed Australian shopfitter ONE Group Retail Experience to project manage the development, site construction and store fitout for the Cotton On Global Flagship store on Granville Rd, Hong

Retail - 13 September 2012

BLACK AND YELLOW

Parma Café Wollongong Central Shopping Centre, Wollongong 2500 (02) 4228 8914   Parma Café is part of a larger shopping centre. The café’s design – from Andrew Waller – incorporates a large communal table in order to bring structure to the loose seating area. A second structured seating area wraps around the kiosk linking the two dining

Café - 26 June 2012

IT’S THE SEASON

Spring 26 Felix St, Brisbane CBD 4000 (07) 3229 0460 or www.spring.com.au   Since November 2011 Spring has evolved to become something of a food emporium, with A Market Table, The Cooking School and The Pop Up Shop here to stay. Owner Sarah Hancock had a vision of a neutral canvas that replicates the environment of the

Local - 25 March 2011

CULTURE OF CORPORATE LARGENESS

Corporate Culture opened their new showroom last night, packing it with apparently 700 guests from the design and architectural community. The new digs on 680 Elizabeth Street is massive. And you did read that right, 700. It sure looked like it, with a line that stretched down the block to get in. The showroom spreads

Restaurant - 10 March 2011

GROUP JUMPS INTO YARRA

Yarra Lane is taking off. Until recently, the South Yarra development had been the sole hunting ground of Salvatore Malatesta (St Ali) and chef Paul Hewson, with their solitary ‘Outpost’. But developer Michael Yates has decided to colonise the precinct with a who’s who of established and rising stars. George Calombaris will be opening his

Retail - 15 March 2009

CHOCAHOLICS UNANIMOUS

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café: East Circular Quay, Sydney NSW (02) 8274 7900 91 George St, The Rocks NSW (02) 8274 7500 Guylian has been selling hazelnut praline-filled chocolate seashells by the shores of Belgium since 1960. And Australians apparently can’t get enough of them. So hungry are we for the chokkie treats that not one,