Good morning Melbourne.

Good morning Melbourne.

Tucked away in Melbourne’s Flinder’s Lane you’ll find a crimson door amongst a grey expanse. It’s difficult to imagine what lies beyond the stairs that descend into Christine. The beautiful basement boutique houses a whimsical collection of treasures, which include couture jewellery by Robert Gossens of Paris, who has supplied jewels to designers like Coco Chanel, Christian Lacroix and Dior, just to name a few. Owner Christine Barro, ex-buyer at the iconic Georges store, travels the globe in search of the most exquisite treasures to fill her antique style boutique. The eclectic mix of local and international fashion, jewellery and accessories are breathtakingly beautiful, it’s easy to lose track of time wondering through the store. The decadent interior transports you into Christine’s fantasy world of elegant adornments.

Fonda recently opened their third joint in Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia, that serves up fast and fresh Mexican food. Techné Architecture + Interior Design were called upon to work some magic in the space. Their design approach was to break down the large space into more intimate areas to make the customers feel more comfortable. Using bold and playful colors throughout the space, Techné also incorporated graphics and branding by Luke Henley of Wild Hen Design to help solidify a festive, Mexican feel that goes hand in hand with the Fonda family of restaurants.

The Melbourne Survival Guide

The Melbourne Survival Guide

We Cycle Melbourne

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A Melburnian’s Survival Guide

A Melburnian’s Survival Guide

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The flexibility of Melbourne’s urban form has allowed suburbs to adapt and meet the changing needs of the city. Larger detached houses have transitioned to low and medium rise apartment buildings. Diversity in the housing stock has given people a choice of where and how they choose to live.

Urbanism works when it creates a journey as desirable as the destination.
-Paul Goldberger

Urbanism works when it creates a journey as desirable as the destination.

-Paul Goldberger

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Why We Melbourne … stand up for what’s right !

Conder Plaza will transform into ‘Monument Park’ at completion, the largest art collaboration project in Docklands history.

The project has been designed in collaboration with MAB, internationally renowned artist Callum Morton, award winning McBride Charles Ryan and Oculus Landscape Architects. The project is supported by the City of Melbourne and is being funded by MAB & Places Victoria and represents a large investment in the beautification of NewQuay, Docklands. The Monument Park project is an integrated landscape and art revitalisation project that draws on the community’s aspirations and priorities as expressed in the Docklands Community and Place Plan.  Monument Park is located in the public open space between the Sant’Elia, Conder and The Quays at NewQuay.

This revitalisation project seeks to turn the concrete plaza into a high quality public space of real distinction that provides an engaging place for locals and visitors to meet, play, sit and linger.

We Cycle Melbourne.

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Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne is set for an amazing makeover and expansion. Once complete it will be the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere. This video shows how stunning it will look.

We Tram Melbourne.

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This is how you promote walkability. 

ClimateWorks is a San Francisco based foundation whose mission is to support public policies that prevent dangerous climate change and promote global prosperity. This infographic about walkable neighbourhoods is part of a document called Planning Cities for People, which was prepared for the Chinese government. The document, which contains 8 research-based recommendations that lead to prosperous, low-carbon urban areas, uses richly illustrated maps and diagrams to present examples of street-grids that promote walking, prioritize bicycle networks, create mixed-use neighborhoods and support high-quality transit. 

Part 3 …

Highlights from World Designer Runway | Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.

The World Designer Runway event is a hub for local, interstate and international fashion talent to present their spring/summer 2014 designs to eager buyers, fashionistas and most importantly to the public who want to sample the latest trends from around the globe.

Designers include: Individuale on Collins presents: Versace | Galliano | Dolce & Gabbana | Yves Saint Laurent | Glamaz | Sheikhahub| Clarissa Avenue | Zoe Elizabeth & SEW Tanzania | Von Chibi | Fionnbharr Pfeiffer | Wa-nyika | Errickkim | Angie Lu | Pho Sizzle Threads | Biblos Menswear

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Part 2

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