Vogue Living

Vogue Living November - December 2015

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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Australia
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English
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News Life Media Pty Limited
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6 min
decent ex posure

CHEF SAM MILLER SETS DOWN a plate with a fish carcass stripped of flesh, deep fried and re-dressed with its own salted and smoked meat, topped with creamed Pacific oysters and beach herbs that smack of Sydney’s coastal air: beach cabbage, young shoots of bladderwort, samphire and warrigal. Miller, a Yorkshireman, has arrived in Sydney following five years as executive sous-chef of Noma in Copenhagen (under co-founder René Redzepi). When he joined, the kitchen was number 32 on the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. It swiftly moved up to number three, then number one. Silvereye, which opened in September in Chippendale, is his first solo restaurant. It’s part of the redevelopment of the former Clare Hotel and Carlton & United Breweries administration building by Unlisted Collection, owned by Singaporean hotelier…

2 min
out of this world

TAKE US TO YOUR LEADER: Ross Gardam’s ‘Aura’ desk lamp nostalgically nods to the flying saucer — a simple form that filled the space-scapes of 1950s sci-fi cinema. Featuring a tilt-shade that orbits around a cylindrical base, this precision-milled aluminium piece in anodised gold, $2850 in a limited edition of 25, projects both personality and directional light. Details, last pages. UNIVERSAL DOMINION The interior of ZAHA HADID’s newly completed Dominion Tower (right) in Moscow has the Escher-like interconnectivity of a futuristic space ship. The project crowns a career-defining year in which Hadid was honoured with the 2016 Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects; the first sole female recipient in the award’s 167-year history; zaha-hadid.com. GET READY FOR TAKE-OFF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER MARC NEWSON REFERENCES THE SPACE AGE IN ALL HIS FORMS.…

2 min
10 favourite things

1. BILL HENSON UNTITLED #15 I have always been drawn to Bill Henson’s work; he is one of the world’s great photographers. He understands the drama of light and shadow — he’s a master of the under-lighting. 2. TEXTILES I adore them and have been collecting on and off for years. I grew up with Afghani and Persian rugs, so my favourites are old family treasures from the 1960s and ’70s. 3. BOOKS AND MAGAZINES I am a visual person, so I have a wonderful library of reference books and every kind of magazine — for example, this amazing recent issue of Vogue Italia. 4. INDIA We’ve become obsessed with India over our last couple of trips. It is completely magical and intoxicating, and it’s impossible to imagine how old…

2 min
writers’ corner

Flower Addict BySASKIA HAVEKES (Lantern, $80) Florist Saskia Havekes’s latest book reflects her intense passion for nature: “I have an obsessive desire to be submerged in blooms.” Photographed by Nicholas Watt, its pages reveal immense floral installations created for events and editorials (including a Vogue Living shoot) and beautiful scenes of her Grandiflora store in Sydney’s Potts Point, dubbed her “floral cave” Birdland byLEILA JEFFREYS (Hachette Australia, $50) A sensitive and rare portrayal of our feathered friends, this book by Sydney photographer Leila Jeffreys aims to engage readers with birds and inspire concern for their wellbeing. It’s a delightful portrait series of native species that will bring a smile to your face. Do It Yourself byTHOMAS BÄRNTHALER (Phaidon, $40) This is a how-to of designs by 50 of the globe’s top creatives. Make a lamp by Patricia Urquiola,…

3 min
plush serenity

Francesca, my Italian-born meditation teacher, is gently intoning the Gayatri mantra. My left brain mischievously conjures visions of mobile phones and email screens. Right brain responds with an intense feeling of calm and wellbeing. Be silent, left brain. Succumb to the rhythm of Como Shambhala Estate. It’s a quirk of travel writing that, occasionally, only clichés suffice. When I write in my notes that at the Balinese resort, “a veil of warm, fragrant dusk descends slowly”, it’s because that’s exactly how it is. The only word missing is “magical”; there’s no point searching for synonyms. Our expansive suite in the Bayugita residence is a graceful blend of traditional Balinese and Dutch colonial style. With views of rice terraces and jungle-covered slopes, it feels luxuriously private and remote, despite being just moments from…

2 min
postscript

MIELE The Miele DGC 6800 XL Built-in Steam Combination Oven is a cook’s dream. Steaming intensifies the food’s flavours while retaining nutritional goodness, so it’s a healthy way to cook anything from fish and meat dishes to amazing desserts. This appliance operates as a steam oven, a conventional oven, or can be used for combination cooking using hot air and steam. Visit miele.com.au. DYSON When the temperature rises, Dyson Cool™ fans produce a smooth, powerful airflow to cool you down. They have been engineered to be even quieter than the previous generation. For more details, visit dyson.com.au/fans. MINOTTI Lounge in style with the versatile ‘Yang’ seating system, designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti. You can arrange its wide selection of soft, comfortable pieces to create a multitude of seating arrangements to suit…