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Art & Architecture


February - March 2020

Belle is an interior design and decoration magazine, with a focus on Australia and the world’s finest homes. Belle keeps readers up to date with local and international news and trends in design, interiors, art, architecture, furniture, fabrics and wallpaper, food, travel and luxury goods.

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8 Issues

In this issue

1 min.

EDITORIAL Editor Gavin KirkCreative director Cathryn ZhangDeputy editor Harry RobertsSenior copy editor Janice HoggDesigner/art production Matus KundratContributing editors Steve Cordony (Style director-at-large), Emma Elizabeth, Karen McCartney (Architecture), Lucy Montgomery (Interior design editor), Judy Pascoe (Library), Melissa Penfold, Carli Philips (Melbourne), Georgina Safe, Jean Wright (Design) CONTRIBUTORS Francis Amiand, Brigid Arnott, Andrea Black, Katrina Breen, Sharyn Cairns, Phillip Castleton, Peter Clarke, Lisa Cohen, Lindyl Crabb, Eszter+David, Sean Fennessy, Felix Forest, Paloma Garay, James Geer, Virginia Gen, Deborah Grant, Maree Homer, Alana Landsberry, Shannon McGrath, Karine Monié, Tamarah Pienaar, Matilda Ringrose, Prue Ruscoe, Anson Smart, Kristina Soljo, Pablo Veiga, Dave Wheeler ADVERTISING Homes commercial manager Rhonda Maunder, (02) 9282 8687Brand manager Kimberly Anderson, (02) 9282 6103Advertising production manager Kate Orsborn, (02) 9282 8364Director of sales, NSW Karen Holmes, (02) 9282 8733Director of sales, Vic, SA, WA Jaclyn…

1 min.
60 seconds with andrea black

For this issue of Belle, Andrea embarked on seven of the world’s most spectacular sea voyages for our luxe Cruising Special, see p163. “Luxury cruise lines have realised we want an experience that caters to our own interests both on shore and at sea,” says Andrea. “We don’t want to be led on group tours to tick off ‘bucket-list’ sites.” What have been your favourite career experiences? Visiting Le Corbusier’s ‘vertical garden city’ Unité d’Habitation in Marseille, France, was incredible, as was touring Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann’s buildings in Phnom Penh with a local architect. I am a big music fan, too, so a private visit to Elvis Presley’s mid-century Beverly Hills home, now used by The Future Perfect as gallery space, was a highlight. Your enduring creative influences? Music.…

2 min.
editor’s letter

Hey Siri, play I’m So Excited by The Pointer Sisters.” Welcome to 2020. No matter how it rolls off your tongue – twenty-twenty or two-thousand-and-twenty – it feels rather surreal having arrived in this decade. It’s a time that, pre-Y2K dramas, I dreamed was so far away it would feel like an eternity between then and now. Suddenly being here, though, it’s a little different to what I’d imagined: mostly because I don’t have a flying car in the garage, and Rosie the robot isn’t at home preparing dirty martinis at the end of each working day (if only Siri had arms and legs!). Nonetheless, there are so many things to be excited about right now, and in this agenda-setting issue of Belle. First on the list, we have that new…

2 min.
new year solutions

3 min.
spy belle

The strength of rock, the ethereality of paper and the possibility of scissors unite in a harmonious fusion of modern elements.From the earth’s raw materials, precious objets and one-of-a-kind artistry are born at the skilled hands of the sculptor. STYLIST ASSISTANTS JACOB OLSEN, LUCI GRANT. HANDWRITING BY LESLEY WORKMAN…

1 min.
10 years call for entries

» In association with COCO REPUBLIC, Australia’s leading furniture and design brand, Belle is delighted to announce that entries are open for the 2020 INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS » Now in its tenth year, this prestigious awards program is committed to supporting the creativity and innovation of the local industry by celebrating and rewarding excellence in Australian interior design and decoration by individuals, partnerships and design practices at residential, hospitality and commercial levels. 2020 AWARDS CATEGORIES » BEST RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR» BEST RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR – READERS’ CHOICE» BEST RESIDENTIAL KITCHEN DESIGN» BEST RESIDENTIAL BATHROOM DESIGN» BEST HOSPITALITY INTERIOR» BEST COMMERCIAL INTERIOR» BEST WORK WITH COLOUR» EMERGING DESIGN STAR» HALL OF FAME» BELLE/COCO REPUBLIC INTERIOR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY SUPPORTING SPONSORS ENTRIES CLOSE MARCH 16 FOR AN ENTRY KIT AND FURTHER DETAILS, PLEASE EMAIL BELLEAWARDS@BAUER-MEDIA.COM.AU…