New Venues - 7 May 2021

Dux Coffee Melbourne

Situated in a hidden arcade in an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Dux Coffee is a minuscule shop boasting massive personality.  With only 24sqm, it is higher than it is deep, exposing its history: old rafters, clerestory windows, a pressed metal ceiling, a rich copper facade detailing hidden behind layers of dust.  The evolution of

Local - 22 July 2014

ELITE LIGHTS UP ACADEMY

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

Hotel - 20 June 2013

COMMON SENSE AUDIO

The Common Room: www.crownmelbourne.com.au/the-common-room The West End at Crown Level 1, Clarendon St, Southbank VIC   When Crown Casino knocks a wall through, its with real intent, and a decent budget. So it was when Melbourne’s gaming cathedral refurbished its West End, throwing $50m at the project, much of which we’ve covered in venue. From

Hotel - 20 March 2013

BACK IN FASHION

The Como Melbourne 630 Chapel Street, South Yarra VIC or www.mgallery.com/como The Como has always held a special place in the heart of Melbourne. Well before the Art Series Hotels launched, The Como recognised that not all the hotel action was in the CBD. Sitting atop Melbourne’s Chapel Street fashion mile, the Como has always

Local - 20 March 2013

THE BOURBON FIRES UP

The Bourbon: 22 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point NSW (02) 9035 8888 or www.thebourbon.com.au Along with pricing, ambience and accessibility, Cheung is hoping it will capture the discerning demographic around Potts Point. Creating the ambience to do so, was Kelly’s job. Kelly has a sophisticated understanding of how hospitality design works. “The defining factor in hospitality

Goods - 13 February 2013

Aëon Tajine

If you have ever experienced Moroccan dining, then you are likely to have encountered the distinctive earthenware dish, known as the Tagine. Reflecting the traditional cooking pot, the lamp shade design is made from a two part spun aluminium form. The light fitting is available in single or dual colour options. The Tajine lighting design

Casino - 5 November 2012

CROWN PERTH

It was only September when Crown Perth officially entered the world, superseding the older Burswood Entertainment Complex, but what a few months it’s been. The casino floor was substantially expanded, and the opening of a plethora of restaurants and bars as part of the Crown complex has heralded a change in the hospitality landscape of

Hotel - 20 February 2012

SOFITEL’S MUMBAI FANTASY

Sofitel Mumbai www.sofitel.com Sofitel Luxury Hotels has opened the doors on its first hotel in India, the Sofitel Mumbai BKC, located in the city’s bustling Bandra Kurla Complex business district. Sofitel’s Worldwide CEO Robert Gaymer-Jones said the new Sofitel Mumbai BKC is a shining example of the brand’s expansion strategy, which involves being present in