Vogue Living May/June 2021

Vogue Living tells stories that engage, fascinate and excite, weaving together a myriad of influences that inspire our lives, be it cultural trends, arts and architecture, a new secret find around the corner, a far flung destination, or a privileged glimpse into a private and compelling world. Interiors, spaces and places, here or there, come vividly to life through their inhabitants and the lens of the camera. Beauty is paramount.

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Joseph Gardner STYLIST A trained interior designer, Joseph Gardner has worked in magazine publishing for almost a decade. As style editor for Vogue Living, he has spent the last five years creating some of the magazine’s most stunning imagery and has only recently spread his wings to move into an editor-at-large role. For this issue, Gardner collaborated with photographer Saskia Wilson on ‘Land of Many Talents’ (page 29). “The highlight of the shoot was teaming up with Saskia to capture the work of some of Australia’s best designers while the sun rose over the ocean. It was a perfect Sydney morning.” @joseph_gardner Chris Court PHOTOGRAPHER The natural environment is a primary source of inspiration for award-winning Sydney-based photographer Chris Court. “Nothing beats the Australian landscape for both subtlety and harshness in colour and light,” he…

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take the tour

In this charming home in SYDNEY’S INNER WEST, a heritage brick facade conceals a series of clever additions designed by Rushcutters Bay-based architecture firm STUDIO PRINEAS. Transforming the rear of the house into a grassy, open-plan entertaining area complete with a pool, timber deck and shaded CABANA, the team sought to create HARMONY and FLOW with the existing structure. To take the full tour, and browse more contemporary Australian homes like this, visit VOGUELIVING.COM.AU Vogue Living @vogueliving Vogue Living @VogueLiving vogueliving.com.au…

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editor’s letter

This edition of Vogue Living that you’re holding is one I am extremely proud of — an issue purely dedicated to Australian design and the creatives that shape it. Now more than ever, Australians have a greater appreciation for this incredible country we live in, and so this special production shines a spotlight on the diverse talent and spectacular homes that we have right here on our own shores. I’m also excited to introduce our inaugural VL50 — a list compiled by myself and the VL team recognising the top interior designers, architects, makers and artists across our remarkable design landscape (page 47). The line-up is a mix of emerging creatives and industry heavyweights — and the one common tie binding them together is that they are all capturing our attention…

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local ambitions

The lightbulb moment happened on November 10 2011 when, having recently returned to Australia after 20 years living abroad, I found myself at the launch of the first Broached Commissions collection in a disused film facility in Sydney’s Surry Hills. Until that second, I’d been wondering what ‘Australian design’ might look like. And there was an answer: the work on show included a tea set made from lacquered kelp and kangaroo pelt, a lushly polished tallboy devised along the lines of rustic outback structures, and a towering tripodal floor lamp the legs, stem and head of which were covered in thousands of hand-dyed toothpicks to evoke the psychological carapace of convict women who managed to survive transportation from Britain. Deeply thoughtful, supremely crafted and responding to the specifics of history and…

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land of many talents