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.
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.
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.
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.
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.