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.
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.
Softer Volumes spoke with Il Baretto Managing Director, Kelly Nogarotto, to learn more about the inspiration and passion behind the restaurant, its unique style, buzzing atmosphere, approach to food, and the dishes that keep people coming back time and time again.
Sitting proudly by the water at Barangaroo in Sydney, Barangaroo House is an eye-catching building housing three levels of restaurants and bars. As part of a new interview series in partnership with Peroni Nastro Azzurro which explores the creativity and passion behind a selection of Australia's best contemporary venues, Softer Volumes spoke with the Barangaroo House team about its unique style and flair and the creative concepts behind the venue's design, menu and overall experience.
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.