ISSUE 22  |  Australia and Beyond

A Hotel Inspired by a Magazine

May 31, 2012 10:30 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

A Melbourne-based online magazine comes to life as a pop-up hotel, featuring the work of local artists and creatives.

Lost & Found (the magazine) describes itself as "an insider's guide to the creative people, one-off events and hard-to-find places that make Melbourne worth a visit." Lost & Found (the hotel) is a gallery-style open loft filled with house plants and partitioned with white curtains. Located above the Captains of Industry, a tailor/shoemaker/barbershop/cafe, the hotel room itself is stocked with locally made goods, everything from the bath soap (Aesop) to the throw blankets (St. Albans) is sourced in Melbourne.

For more information, go to Lost & Found.

Above: Restored vintage seating from Grandfather's Axe in Northcote.

Above: Lighting from Dedece and Living Edge; house plants in wood and metal pots by Royal College of Art student Nicholas Gardner.

Above: A large painting by Melbourne-based artist Amber Wallis, courtesy of the Utopian Slumps Gallery.

Above: Cards from nearby businesses are pinned to a cork bulletin board.

Above: A sheer curtain partitions off the bedroom in the open loft; a set of Kai Kristiansen chairs from Grandfather's Axe and table flowers from Cecilia Fox.