The Wes Anderson-Inspired “Budapest Cafe”

Inspired by Wes Anderson, Melbourne-based studio Biasol has designed The Budapest Cafe in Chengdu, China. Mimicking Anderson’s delightful obsession with symmetry, the interior is also a pastel paradise—with light pink and green accented with pale gray. The designers say, “Our design draws on filmmaker Wes Anderson’s meticulous, memorable and magical worlds to create an inviting destination with whimsical character and international appeal.” Read and see …

Word of Mouth: Melbourne Wine Bars

Exploring the Australian city's best places to drink, with Momofuku's Richard Hargreave

For such a diverse city, there’s one thing that almost all Melbourne locals agree upon: pride in their food and drink. While other cities in Australia have the beaches, the weather, and the scenery, Melbourne has a nightlife and culinary scene that sets the place apart. When visiting for the 2017 World’s 50 Best restaurant awards, we met up with Richard Hargreave who has been …

QT Melbourne

An ideally located and eclectic hotel brimming with public spaces for guests and locals alike

A far cry from its previous existence as a scuzzy Greater Union cinema, Melbourne’s ideally located QT Hotel is opulent and super-trendy. Arriving at the big copper doors of the 188-room hotel, guests are greeted by smiley “Directors of Chaos,” whose identically matched outfits and wigs are nothing if not theatrical (and a little kooky). Inside, the foyer is lush and textured—stone, velvet, leather, timber …