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.
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.
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.
In Brussels, B-ILD has created Hodb House; a light, spacious apartment where contrasting materials and use of natural light have turned an industrial unit into a refined and minimal, yet warm, home. Bright white walls and floors are juxtaposed with a mix of light and dark colours and textures.