Stand Collection by Norm Architects

To create Stand, Norm Architects took their inspiration from those lightweight and elegant cast iron details, typical of 1920s and 1930s interiors, that stylistically characterised the Victorian era and the subsequent Art Nouveau and Art Deco decades. The bathtub reinterprets the classic tub with lion-shaped feet, while the washbasin is reminiscent of those plant pots used at the time in the luxuriant, thriving winter gardens. Stand products are manufactured by Italian company Ex-t using the innovative Living Tech® material, whose hi-tech features ensure it fits in perfectly with the elegant black metal structures that give a sense of lightness to the entire collection.  Stand products are available in Melbourne, Australia from Meizai.

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Jackalope Hotel Mornington Peninsula

Get ready to be captivated by a level of luxury and high end installation in hotel fit-outs without peer. The newly launched Jackalope Hotel, nestled within the picturesque Willow Creek Vineyard, is situated just an hour’s drive from Melbourne on the Mornington Pensinsula.

The name Jackalope is a creature of legend best described as a rabbit with horns, a portmanteau of “jackrabbit” and “antelope”. The hotel bar, Flaggerdoot, is the collective noun for a group of Jackalopes, while the fine dining restaurant Doot Doot Doot is also known as the leader of a Flaggerdoot.

Comprising 46 luxurious rooms and a 30-metre infinity pool, the hotel boasts boldly curated art commissions and installations incorporating a whimsical approach which was achieved by collaborating with some of the world’s leading designers to create the overall vision.

The moody interiors are clad in dark zinc with charred timber and black metal detailing. Floor to ceiling windows and private terraces connect guests to the picturesque surrounds. Bathrooms include black Japanese tubs, double vanities and bath products made exclusively for the hotel by Hunter Lab. Melbourne designer Zuster have provided the furniture.

Owner Louis Li purchased Willow Creek Vineyard in 2013, along with the Maria George Building in the Melbourne CBD, which is earmarked as the site for a second property under the Jackalope Hotels umbrella.

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Images by Sharyn Cairns