The Local Project

Do you ever return from overseas travel and feel oh-so blessed to live in the lucky country? Australians on the whole love nature, and living an indoor/outdoor lifestyle is simply how we are raised. Therefore, the connection of any residential build to its surrounds makes or breaks its execution, and is demanded in its design.

In collaboration with @catapultdesignau, we welcome the Mena collection by acclaimed Australian designer Franco Crea to The Local Marketplace. Photographed by @alex_reinders & styled by @beksheppard

Gallery of Ridge Road House by Tony Hobba Architecture.Built by @ajquinnconstructionptyltd. Located in Victoria, Australia.

Simply put: The need for a loo that’s easy access and not too precious when you’re wrapped in a towel and dripping wet from the pool is as important as the orientation of your home in relation to the sun. The human stuff matters to the local project, and they’re experts on knowing what Aussies need, and encouraging us to seek other Australian businesses to get it, whether they’re emerging talent, or established mavens of their craft. Us too!

Gallery of Doncaster Residence by @sync_design. Located in Victoria, Australia. Built by @concept_build Photographed by @jack.lovel

On their account, their pictures are the schmickest of schmick, but it’s nice to see people occasionally moving through the frames, reminding us all the time of their that these spaces and products are created for HUMANS and for LIVING!

In designing a contemporary renovation and extension of an original Brisbane Queenslander, @cavillarchitects have created a home that is enveloped in the environment

The local project champions the humans working behind the scenes to make the dreams of Australian homeowners come true. They’re all about supporting designers and architects, dreamers and creators. They’re also not afraid to ask questions – do you NEED a big block to build your dream home? Is your obsession with exposed steel sustainable for the environment?

Gallery of Crown 515 by in Sydney, Australia. Photographed by Ross Honeysett

Gallery of Prospect House by @breathearchitecture Located in Victoria, Australia. Photographed by @andrewwuttke

The ‘big picture’ design guys with very specific niches (eg. get as much attention and support as those who are shooting for the stars with groundbreaking architectural projects. They see themselves as the connectors of the creators and the inspired – making sure you can find an Australian designer that can create the perfect floor lamp for your living room is just as important to them as showing you the most effective ways to utilise sustainable concrete for your next build. It’s all about community, y’all!

Gallery of Bruny Island Hideaway by @maguiredevine Architects

Gallery of Cloud House by @akinatelier Built by @robertplumbbuild Located in Sydney, Australia. Photographed by @murray_fredericks_photography & RG @australian_architecture

These guys love to collab with our other inspo crush @habitusliving to give us a double dose of design insight and commentary. We’re pretty mad for anyone keen on making the backyard a part of the home, who won’t shy away from including a little barefoot homebody or a doggo napping on the verandah.

By @matyasarchitects Built by @lba_construction. Photographed by @derek_swalwell, styling and furniture by @nina_provan.  Regram @dotandpop.