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).
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.
Le Labo has been shaking up the perfume industry for over a decade. Part of the brand’s unique approach is its collection of Le Labo City Exclusives — inspired by, made for, and only sold in, certain cities around the world.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Apotheke Fragrance are dedicated to craft. Their home fragrance products individually handcrafted by skilled workers in Chiba, Japan. Everything is made in-house, with no mass production methods.
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.
South Korea's coffee scene is thriving. In the capital city of Seoul, customers can take their pick from thousands of coffee shops, and there are plenty more noteworthy outlets throughout the rest of the country. Softer Volumes has put together a selection of some of the best cafés in Seoul—as featured in our recently published book, Softer Volumes: Cafés.
Carter Lovett is a family-run, neighbourhood favourite offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Setting up shop as an espresso bar, cafe, wine bar and bistro, it's quickly gained a strong local following since opening in late-2019. Softer Volumes spoke to co-owner Mary-Jane Daffy about the venue's unique concept, contemporary design and elevated menu.
Bottega is a modern Italian restaurant with a warm atmosphere that spills out onto the street in the heart of one of Melbourne’s best-known dining precincts. Softer Volumes spoke with owner Denis Lucey and head chef Dusty Treweek to find out more about Bottega’s unique offering, how it’s stood the test of time, and what makes the restaurant's distinctive menu so inviting.