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CHECKING OUT

NIC K BOWE R S, SYDNE Y

Interview by Eric Feigenbaum

The Great
Indoors

Jamie Durie
This award-winning designer combined his passion for landscaping and interior
architecture to create a multifaceted firm.

How did landscape design evolve into
the interdisciplinary practice you enjoy
today?
My brand was all about creating outdoor rooms. I
believe that whatever we do inside - cooking, dining, entertaining, lounging, bathing, sleeping - is
enhanced by 'taking it outside.' When we live in the
city, we can't climb a mountain, walk along a beach
or wander through a forest every day, but we can
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retreat to an outdoor room, our
own small slice of nature. This
led to me to want to bring the
outside into the interior world,
so we coined the term 'transterior' to describe our philosophy
of bringing nature indoors.
Why is sustainability an
important part of your
design philosophy?
Sustainability and treading lightly on the planet is
very important to me. All my
work is inspired by nature and
leads to a greater connection
to nature, thereby influencing people, I hope, to be better
guardians of the planet.
TO NYA M C CAH ON , LO S A NGE L E S

Yo u b e g a n y o u r
career in landscape
design. What was the
initial spark?
I have always been interested in design, architecture [and] landscaping. I
traveled a lot in my youth,
and have been to many
countries; I was the one
who was always off taking
photos of interesting buildings or visiting art galleries.
I decided to take a course in
horticulture and landscape
design and have never
looked back.  

In 2013, you were awarded the Medal
of the Order of Australia. What does it
mean to you?
As an Australian, I'm incredibly proud of this
achievement. I received the award not only for my
work in the landscape industry, but also for my work
within the areas of community and environment. x

What's the main
concept behind
'transterior'?

Transterior describes the space
where the interior and exterior of
a home merge. My aim has always
been to create a seamless transition between the two. This transterior space is often the threshold
where architecture meets nature,
such as where a veranda or sliding
doors open to a courtyard or garden. You can create the same feeling in a room without that physical threshold by bringing nature
indoors through choice of natural,
handmade organic materials, textures and colors.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of VMSD - June 2017

Vmsd - June 2017
Contents
From the Editor
Vmsd Editorial Advisory Board
The Goods
Next Store
Street Clothes
What’s the Story?
Special Report: State of the Industry
Totally Tubular!
Keep Calm and Carry on (Shopping)
Showroom
Ad Index
Checking Out
VMSD - June 2017 - Intro
VMSD - June 2017 - BB1
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VMSD - June 2017 - Cover2
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VMSD - June 2017 - Contents
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VMSD - June 2017 - From the Editor
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VMSD - June 2017 - Vmsd Editorial Advisory Board
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VMSD - June 2017 - The Goods
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