The new Sonos Sub Mini is a small subwoofer with surprisingly big sound. To find out more about the inspiration and research behind the design, Softer Volumes spoke to Dae-Hoo Kim, Senior Industrial Designer at Sonos.
With a tailored, elevated appearance, this premium merino wool bomber is a nod to the familiar suit jacket but with added performance thanks to its waterproof and windproof fabric membrane.
Apple recently released their new range of iPhones and with that comes an array of new features that improve upon the device’s performance, practicality, creative potential and more. If you’re interested in upgrading, in this article we explore the different models available this year in the simplified iPhone 14 range.
When the original MINI was launched back in 1959, the car quickly became a cult classic thanks to its small size, nimble handling, and fuel-efficient engine. The spirit of the original MINI lives on in the current models, continuing to offer a go-kart-like driving experience while maintaining a small carbon footprint.
In the last couple of years, the concept of the 'workplace' has taken on a new meaning for many, and subsequently what we look for in our workplace furniture has evolved. Demand has never been greater for versatile pieces that merge timeless aesthetics with today's research-backed ergonomics. Herman Miller's new Zeph Chair captures the spirit of the contemporary office — balancing an attractive Eames-inspired form with the functionality you'd expect from Herman Miller performance seating — and is well poised for the future of the workplace.
The team behind Melbourne furniture showroom In Good Company has created an experience that resembles "shopping with a trusted friend". Softer Volumes spoke with Co-Founder and Director, Louise Bastiras, to find out more about the brands they've curated, the atmosphere in the showroom, and the design of the store itself.
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LIFE is located in Gangnam, Seoul. Developed by FastFive and designed by Ian Lee, the building contains 140 micro-apartments. Clean lines, light colours and hidden storage create space, and shared facilities and weekly events create a sense of community.
Designed by studio.psd, HOUSE CA3 is a celebration of material and texture. In this dwelling the warm, natural wood is enhanced by the other finishes used, inspiring an appreciation of simple, thoughtful design and natural materials.
Welcome to the Softer Volumes 2022 Gift Guide. From elegant homewares to elevated wardrobe pieces, creative tools and the latest tech for enhancing your life, these curated objects are a thoughtful selection of gift ideas for loved ones this Christmas.
In addition to richer, crisper sound due to Apple’s new H2 chip and custom amplifier, there’s a host of smart features that make the AirPods Pro 2 more convenient to use in your daily life. Below we’ve outlined our favourite features of the new AirPods Pro that we’ve been enjoying since their release.
There's something about a chore jacket that makes it a dependable go-to piece whenever the temperature starts to drop. Maybe it's the fact that they're so versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Or maybe it's because they're perfect for those days when you don't know what to wear, but you want to look put together.
Photography has the power to reveal new perspectives on subjects and open our eyes to different ways of seeing the world around us. Achieving beautifully-detailed close-up or 'macro' shots where the subject is larger than it is in real life is possible with the advanced camera system in the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max.
Hunter Lab's Ultra Glow Kit features three powerful, natural formulations for the skin. Their Lipid Vitamin Cleansing Oil, Marine Healing Essence and Lipid Vitamin Face Oil work in harmony to hydrate, balance and brighten.
Located in the natural and cultural heart of Ubud, Bisma Eight Hotel offers a contemporary take on an authentic Balinese experience amongst the lush greenery of central Bali. The hotel feels like a dreamy hideout, with an atmosphere of relaxation present throughout the property.
From the quintessential hotel suite experience to a more relaxed vibe akin to kicking back in your dream inner-city apartment, our list of the best luxury hotel suites in Sydney will have you inspired to check in sooner rather than later (and politely enquiring about the possibility of a late check out before you know it).
Walking into Bisma Eight Villas feels like a long, slow exhale of breath. A sense of calm is present throughout the property, and each of the 12 expansive villas has been mindfully crafted to offer a particularly relaxing and luxurious stay.
Singapore is one of the best cities in the world for specialty coffee and design enthusiasts. There's a wealth of cafés across the city to visit, each offering their unique take on the coffee drinking experience, enhanced by interesting interior design to ensure a memorable experience for their guests. Enjoy this selection of the best cafés in Singapore.
Softer Volumes presents a new video interview series exploring the stories behind some of Australia's best design destinations and brands. In this episode, we visit The Calile Hotel, which takes centre stage on Brisbane’s fashionable James St. We spoke to The Calile’s owner and general manager about the hotel’s inspiration and design—gaining insight into the type of experience they’ve created for guests when staying at what has quickly become an icon of Australian hospitality.
To celebrate the launch of Softer Volumes: Cafés—our hardcover book exhibiting beautifully-designed coffee shops around the world—in this article we've highlighted a selection of the best minimalist café designs. Showcased here are pared-back spaces that ensure the focus remains directly on the specialty coffee they serve.