An exploration of inspiring spaces, purposeful objects and enriching travel experiences for design-minded individuals.
Product stylist and photographer Hali Mason’s home has a serene atmosphere, sharing certain qualities with a beautiful showroom or gallery. Hali takes us through some of her favourite rooms in her home, giving insight into how she and her family use and enjoy each space and the objects they’ve chosen to include.
There is a lot you need to be aware of if you want to make the absolute most of your cabernet. To help provide more insight, Softer Volumes posed a few questions to Vasse Felix’s Estate Sommelier, Evan Gill and Chief Winemaker, Virginia Willcock.
Cleverly hidden in each temple of these contemporary glasses is an in-built speaker. The aim: to listen to your favourite song or podcast or jump on a call without the need for any other devices or accessories.
In a century-old building in Copenhagen, Aspekt Office has designed an open, collaborative space for Work & Co that fuses historical architecture with modern needs, and the city’s signature pared-back Scandinavian style.
Whether it’s a restaurant serving New Nordic cuisine, a cosy coffee shop, or a brewery with an unusual approach to craft beer, Denmark’s capital offers something unique in every neighbourhood.
A collection of design hotels and luxury resorts from around the world
A selection of quality products from recommended brands and retailers
Terence Chin is an interiors and lifestyle photographer with over 20 years of experience under his belt. He’s travelled around Australia and the world shooting for a range of notable clients including Saturdays NYC, bassike, Incu, IN BED, and Assembly Label.
Available in beige and cold navy — as well as three different length options for each size — ASKET’s Car Coat is a beautifully-crafted and versatile staple for a well-considered wardrobe.
Softer Volumes visited KINTO's headquarters in Ebisu, just south of Shibuya in Tokyo, to chat with the product design team and find out more about the brand's collection of everyday objects.
Intrinsic to Scandinavian design are the principles of minimalism, simplicity, and functionality. When it comes to homewares, there's no shortage of stellar brands who practice these. Softer Volumes has gathered some of the top Scandinavian homewares brands offering furniture pieces and small goods ideal for modern homes.
Softer Volumes caught up with passionate saké Master and Australian-based importer Toshi Maeda to better understand the drink, which is widely known in Japan as Nihonshu (literally translated to mean 'Japanese Liquor').
Throughout the hotel, the design is centred around encouraging social connections and building authentic relationships — an idea fostered by the hotel’s founder Yoshitaka Nojiri.
A complex cultural scene brimming with eccentricity, coupled with historic neighbourhoods, stunning natural vistas, and farm-fresh produce has come to define Tasmania's capital of Hobart, and the surrounds are becoming equally as appealing.
Around the city, entrepreneurs are embracing Japanese tradition (think slow, unique brewing methods), as well as experimenting with modern flavours and roasting techniques to create an offering unseen anywhere else.