Category Art & Design

Lex Mak Mr Gumbatron

Neutral.Love: Boosting Self Confidence with Style

Find out how to boost self-confidence through fashion with Instagram style icon, Lex Mak, the man behind Mr. Gumbatron.

Jean-Pierre Heurteau North Melbourne Hotel Interior Design

Issimo: Ale and Chandeliers

When long-time Melbourne publicans Sandra and Jose De Oliveira revamped the North Melbourne Hotel in April the word “minimalist” was not in their design brief.

Yukie Snack Bar Mr Miyagi P-E-K Design

Issimo: What Makes Yukie So Saucy

There was never any doubt that Yukie’s Snack Bar would be gorgeous and feminine. “We created a new character that, in a sense, is Mr. Miyagi’s mistress,” says Peter Kennon of P-E-K studios.

Sargood Apartments Shelley Roberts Architecture Design

Issimo: Urban Oasis

For almost 20 years, apartments in Sargood House have been among the most sought-after conversions in the city.

Yellow Kitchen Dining Room Ian Moore Design

Issimo: Hello Sunshine!

Colour flows through much of Ian Moore’s work. He enjoys using the colour yellow – it adds brightness and a ray of sunshine into the space.

WOWOWA Apartment Bright Colours

Issimo: The Apartment That ‘Smiles’

After completing work on The Forever House, a project renovating and restoring a 1930s clinker brick home, the clients weren’t the only ones who were impressed with the work by WOWOWA Architecture. Their parents loved the functionality and flexibility of the updated home. And as soon as work finished on The Forever House, WOWOWA was contracted to transform another space.

The Exploding Shed House David Weir

Issimo: The Exploding Shed

While designing The Exploding! Shed house, David Weir received many sketches and scribbles from the client of how she envisioned herself living in the house. She sent him a sketch of two sheds colliding into one another.

Artwork by Gemma Flack

Gemma Flack’s Cute Girls & Cool Zines

Nestled between two big gray and brown industrial buildings, Gemma Flack’s house stands out. The red fence and mint painted exterior looks like a beacon of creative energy. Her crate furnished courtyard is littered with potted succulents, a colourful and stimulating sight from Gemma’s studio. Her desk is neatly organised, with pens and pencils ordered by colour, waiting to be used in some wild fit of imagination. This is where Gemma draws her vivid heroines and writes her zines.

Billy Belle Valentine's Picnic

billy-belle: Valentine’s Day Picnic Guide

If you haven’t figured out what your doing for Valentine’s Day yet, don’t fret billy-belle has you sorted! This Valentine’s Day Picnic Guide (which I had the pleasure of writing) has some delicious and beautiful ideas.

Mary Magazine Jillian Goodman

Issimo: Crowdfunding: A feminist revolution?

Crowdfunding has become a viable way to finance events and projects by women who would otherwise be voiceless, writes Rhiann McNally.
The idea for Mary Review came to Jillian Goodman while daydreaming on a road trip in August last year.