June 2018 Yellowtrace Spotlight


Our June edition of Yellowtrace Spotlight rounds up the best local and international submissions, including some hot and happening restaurants in Sydney, Shanghai & Antlanta, new products that have dropped in Australia from Laminex, Ross Gardam & Ross Didier, an exciting new hotel opening in Sydney, plus some seriously amazing projects by Miriam Barrio, Bureau De Change and David/Nicolas to name a few. Let’s get straight into it!


Aragó Street Residence in Barcelona by Miriam Barrio | Yellowtrace

Aragó Street Residence In Barcelona By Miriam Barrio.

This 140 square metre fifth-floor apartment in central Barcelona was a little gloomy and in need of brightening. Its totally charming transformation is the work of young Spanish architect Miriam Barrio, who has layered accents of gold with a little colour blocking and a good helping of natural light.


Step House in North London by Bureau de Change | Yellowtrace

Step House In North London By Bureau De Change.

Designed by Bureau de Change, this North London home’s intriguing new extension has been forged from bricks reclaimed from the fabric of the house.


Carine Gilson Flagship Store Brussels by david/nicolas | Yellowtrace

Carine Gilson Flagship Store Brussels by david/nicolas.

With a deep affinity and curiosity for beautiful materials and craftsmanship, david/nicolas were a natural choice for the Belgian lingerie designer known for her haute couture-style kimonos, déshabillés, chemise sets, and swimwear.


Percy Plunkett Cafe in Penrith, Western Sydney by Matt Woods Design | Yellowtrace

Percy Plunkett Café In Penrith, Western Sydney By Matt Woods Design.

Penrith’s café culture is having a moment. The newest kid on the block—Percy Plunkett Café by Matt Woods—has brought style and design to the forefront.


Été Restaurant in Barangaroo, Sydney by Foolscap Studio | Yellowtrace

Été Restaurant In Barangaroo, Sydney By Foolscap Studio.

Referencing the French aesthetic that appears effortlessly put together, yet is so carefully refined, Foolscap Studio’s scheme for Été Restaurant draws inspiration from a classic Provençal style but with a confident, contemporary Australian-ness.


F.E.D. Restaurant in Shanghai by Alberto Caiola | Yellowtrace

F.E.D. Restaurant In Shanghai By Alberto Caiola.

An oasis of light and colour in Shanghai’s bustling French Concession, F.E.D. is a gateway to an immersive dining experience with distinctly floral overtones. This modern eatery marks Alberto Caiola’s second collaboration with July’s Flowers, elevating flowers to not just a feast for the eyes, but also for the mouth.


Garden & Gun Club Restaurant in Atlanta by Workstead | Yellowtrace

Garden & Gun Club Restaurant In Atlanta By Workstead.

American publication Garden & Gun recently enlisted Charleston-based firm Workstead to envisage a bricks and mortar hospitality experience for the magazine.


The Collectionist Hotel Opens in Sydney's Camperdown | Yellowtrace

The Collectionist Hotel Opens In Sydney’s Camperdown.

To say The Collectionist Hotel is a collaborative effort is a major understatement: seven designers from four creative practices along with thirteen local artists all came together to bring Sydney’s latest hotel to life.


Ross Gardam Launches New Lighting Collection 'Nebulae' at ICFF | Yellowtrace

Ross Gardam Launches New Lighting Collection ‘Nebulae’.

Ross Gardam’s latest lighting collection takes its inspiration from interstellar clouds—remnants of stars, reflecting and diffusing layers of fragmented light into the darkness from eons away.


Australian Designer Ross Didier Launches rD Collection | Yellowtrace

Australian Designer Ross Didier Launches RD Collection.

Under the new moniker, Ross Didier will be designing pieces that are simple, understated, and utilitarian – celebrating the modernist clarity of structure with a classic industrial aesthetic.


Laminex AbsoluteGrain | Yellowtrace

Laminex Introduces High-Pressure, Performance Finish AbsoluteGrain.

Laminex AbsoluteGrain combines the feel and beauty of Australian timber with the practicality, accessibility, and performance of high-pressure laminate.


Yellowtrace Spotlight // June 2018.

“Somewhere Other” By John Wardle Architects Revealed At Venice Architecture Biennale.

The two vastly different but equally storied environments of Venetian Arsenale and fragrant Australian bush have been poetically linked in Somewhere Other – John Wardle Architects’ layered and captivating installation for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.


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