Review: Muji store comes to Sydney

By Penny Craswell

Muji is a Japanese brand that sells a huge range of products – clothes, packaging, storage, stationery, even furniture – under the philosophy of “no brand quality goods”.

Entry to the store. Image: Muji
Entry to the store. Image: Muji

The Sydney store is the third in Australia, after two in Melbourne, and was designed by DKO who worked collaboratively with Muji to translate a global roll out into a design that is specific to its location. One of the key ways in which this has been achieved is through using local materials, such as the timber that lines the walls. Read more

Review: Sydney design shop Urban Couture

By Penny Craswell

Natural materials, Scandinavian design style and a muted palette with a splash of pastel are the signature design markers of Sydney furniture and homewares store Urban Couture. The store is based in Sydney’s Ultimo and was started by stylist Katriarna and her partner Thomas but also sells online and has a pop up in Moore Park’s SupaCenta.

The Lisa Sofa from Urban Couture.
The Lisa Sofa from Urban Couture.

Katriarna and Thomas’s team of creatives is responsible for creating original designs, as well as selecting pieces from Scandinavian and Australian brands, while the website offers a Moodboard function, allowing users to combine various pieces to create a signature look for their interiors project.

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