est living magazine

Issue 42

est magazine is a global design resource curating the best in design, interiors, architecture and products. Uniting the creative talents of architects, designers, photographers, stylists, writers and tastemakers, est magazine brings you unforgettable spaces and inspired design.

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editor’s letter @sophlew_says Growing up on a farm, the cyclical nature of everything shaped my perception of the world. With each season I saw the impact of the weather, at times severely, on my immediate environment and learned we are always at the mercy of Mother Nature. When reflecting on our relationship with nature, pioneering French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand said, “Everything is linked, the body and the mind; mankind and the world; the earth and the sky”. It’s why as an architect and designer, she often escaped to the mountains which she ‘loved so deeply’, because ‘she needed them’. Charlotte’s words on how design and the environment must co-exist thread their way through this issue. We see Seattle architecture firm Olson Kundig work with the dramatic coastal climate of New South Wales’ Bilgola…

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timeless durable sustainable VOLA has shaped how water is used and conserved through design and innovation for half a century. Since 1968, VOLA has designed timeless tapware through an approach that values sustainability and longevity, while carefully managing precious resources. VOLA products are built to last and designed to allow for internal parts to be repaired and replaced, crafted from premium-quality steel and brass. These metals are also easily recycled, allowing VOLA to recover and re-use 100 per cent of their waste to ensure a circular manufacturing lifespan. LEARN MORE ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY AT VOLA.COM VOLA 94 Wellington St, Collingwood, Victoria Stockists…

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meet the contributors Karen McCartney | writer Karen McCartney has recently joined est living in the role of editorial strategy advisor. Known for her work in the world of interiors, architecture and design, Karen’s impressive resume spans print and digital media. Formerly the editor of marie claire Lifestyle and Inside Out magazine, Karen is the bestselling author of Perfect Imperfect, The Alchemy of Things, Super House, and Iconic: Modern Australian Houses 1950-2000. In this issue, Karen speaks with Sydney-based landscape architect Will Dangar on his eminent approach to garden design. @mccartneyk Romello Pereira | photographer Sydney-based photographer Romello Pereira’s portfolio reflects two decades in the photography industry and an inherent passion for capturing architecture and interiors. On photographing William Smart’s new home and workspace, he says it’s one thing to collaborate with one of the most avant-garde…

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milan 01 HERMÈS EXHIBIT Showing once again in La Pelota, Hermès created the showstopper of Milan 2021. Designed by Charlotte Macaux Perelman, the hand-rendered and painted cave-like constructions featured small entrances into moody internal spaces presenting new pieces from the Hermès home range. 02 THE DAGALIÀ COLLECTION BY EDUARDO PIERMATTEI FOR CC-TAPIS The Dagalià collection by young Italian artist Eduardo Piermattei for cc-tapis saw the transfer of his vast work with stucco into a collection of rugs. Original artworks were displayed next to the collection that successfully applied the use of colour and texture to this new medium. Rather than trimming the rugs, cc-tapis simply burnt off any excess yarn, resulting in a mix of layers and textures. 03. THE SPLIT DESK BY GERMANS ERMIČS Amsterdam-based designer Germans Ermičs continues his study into glass layering and…

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twin peaks upstate new york by workstead The romance of a historic house can be different to the reality. Located on five acres in the Hudson Valley, a New York State region that follows the Hudson River from Westchester County to Albany, this Victorian home had not fared well after years of neglect and a series of unsympathetic renovations. Brooklyn-based design firm Workstead had collaborated with the owner on two projects prior to this renovation. “This home was purchased in near disrepair,” recalls Robert Highsmith, co-founder and principal of Workstead. The brief called for large, open spaces where three generations could comfortably be together, including a kitchen and informal living areas. A pavilion was conceived to accommodate these requirements, with a west-facing breezeway that serves as a casual entrance to the home. “The owner expressed concern that once…