With a recent shift in how people work globally—brought forth by the pandemic—the demands on the modern office have changed. There's now a greater need for versatile and flexible spaces that foster collaboration and aid in workspace allocation.
Muni is a restaurant and bar in Willunga, South Australia serving wine, saké, and a set dining menu using seasonal produce. The 28-seat space presents a distinctive experience that differentiates itself from neighbouring establishments.
Casa To, located in the picturesque coastal town of Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca, is a prime example of an architectural endeavour that successfully harmonises with its natural surroundings.
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.
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With blank walls and minimal furniture, the architecture focuses on the visitor's experience and movement through the space, rather than decoration.
Created by architecture and design studio ACOS, the Unfolding Home is a flexible, adaptable living space that shifts as its resident's needs change.
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 Vaust Studio, the interior of Berlin's JIGI Poke features a striking combination of stainless steel and natural stone, coming together to create a grounded, earthy space.
Located on King's Road, London's first branch of Danish restaurant Sticks'n'Sushi—Designed by Norm Architects—sees Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics beautifully combined.
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.
First introduced over 25 years ago, the Herman Miller Aeron Chair is an iconic design — not only in the context of the workplace but the design world in general. The Aeron chair is considered by many to be an indispensable tool that helps with productivity when working long hours at a desk. Now a perfected classic, I’ve been using the remastered chair for the past few months and in this article I will share my most appreciated features and other things I’ve learnt about the Aeron Chair from using it daily.
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.
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.
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.
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