12th March 2017 – Sarah Micallef

It is no secret that the property market in Malta is currently doing well. So well, in fact, that sales are at an all-time high, leading many to consider it a major boom. But do the numbers reflect reality, or is it a bubble, waiting to burst?

4th March 2017 – Sarah Micallef

Described as New York Best’s “alcoholic older cousin”, Fat Louie’s – the latest eatery from the brothers behind the successful New York Best franchise, Tommy and Nick Diacono – threw open its metal doors a few months ago, and it’s not just the unique menu, comprised of interest-piquing items like bone marrow and 12-hour smoked ribs, that caught our attention.

25th February 2017 – Sarah Micallef

Newly opened Emma’s Kitchen in San Gwann is the beautifully presented culmination of Emma Warrington’s food blog – Emma’s Kitchen Project – which Emma, with the help of partner and creative director Matthew Demarco, crafted with as much love, care and style as she puts into her food.

17th December 2016 – Sarah Micallef

The recently completed offices of Content House Group serve as a reflection of the dynamic team that spend their days there – a team which has gone from a three-man show to one of Malta’s largest publishers in print and digital media in just over a decade.

Martina Said – 19th November 2016

Following years of abandonment, the Cittadella in Rabat, Gozo is finally basking in its restored glory. Architect Martin Xuereb, who worked on and implemented parts of the Master Plan for the site, divulges what went into this mammoth project amid expectations for a nomination as a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage status.

Jo Caruana – 5th November 2016

Lisa Gwen, curator and head of the Creative Europe Desk at the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government, has lovingly transformed this Hamrun townhouse by flooding it with light, enveloping it in art and, yet, staying completely true to its original design aesthetic.

Jo Caruana – 29th October 2016

Mid-century furniture and design have experienced a definite resurgence, and design aficionados are taking notice. Thomas Camilleri, actor and creative executive at brand and design agency Switch, spent a year-and-a-half transforming this spacious third-floor apartment into an eclectic space with an authentic charm.

Sarah Micallef – 2nd October 2016

Consisting of nothing less than a complete makeover of the executive floor with no structural alterations whatsoever, the brief for this luxurious office and lounge space was an interesting one for Atelier Maison architects Paula Agius-Vadala' and Katja Abela Cassar, and one which they pulled off seamlessly.

Sarah Micallef – 11th September 2016

The restaurant design series takes a look at recently opened Brass & Knuckle in Naxxar – the design of which pairs fine textures and materials to achieve a cool, modern aesthetic.

Marie-Claire Grima – 10th September 2016

It’s out with the new and in with the old – here’s a look at some of the freshest trends in office design, many of which draw heavy inspiration from the past.

Sarah Micallef – 4th September 2016

Last May, stylish new restaurant Taproom opened its doors in Valletta. Director Georg Albrecht Heine explains the concept behind the brasserie and bar.

Sarah Micallef – 28th August 2016

The third instalment in our restaurant design series celebrating local eateries with an eye for design presents Salt, where designer Sean Cassar worked hand in hand with the owners to realise their unique vision.

Sarah Micallef – 19th August 2016

The second instalment in our restaurant design series celebrating local eateries with an eye for décor looks at restaurant and farm shop Diar il-Bniet in Dingli, which subscribes to that old Maltese proverb, ‘l-ewwel ma tiekol, l-għajn’.

Sarah Micallef – 16th August 2016

The local restaurant scene has really come into its own over the last decade or so, not just in terms of variety and quality, but also when it comes to décor and ambience. Zest, in St Julian’s, was of the first modern eateries to put décor on centre stage.

24th July 2016

The final instalment of our summer courtyard series looks into Martin Azzopardi and Simon Walker’s townhouse in Gharghur, which blends the modern with the traditional – a feat that is the result of decades’ worth of work and dedication. Their courtyard was a crucial part of their project, and is now the central focus of their beautiful home.

17th July 2016

In the second of our summer courtyard series, Marilù Vella, owner of Pastizzi Gourmet, and her artistic director and producer husband Sean Buhagiar welcome us in to their traditional Siggiewi house and pretty courtyard – the ideal space for entertaining and gardening, and the perfect spot for their beautiful dog, Olive, to watch the neighbourhood cats!

10th July 2016

Arthur Whieldon and Jim Dunn have lovingly crafted a stunning home in Cospicua. Their central indoor/outdoor courtyard is very much at the heart – a space they use daily for dining, reading and relaxing. In the first of a special summery courtyard series, retired businessman Arthur talks about how their courtyard has gone from an unloved space to one that’s very well-cared for.

Sarah Micallef - 26th June 2016

The new eCABS booking office has been described as an elegant beacon in the otherwise chaotic surroundings of Paceville’s busy streets. Valentino Architects, the firm behind the office’s stunning transformation, discusses the project.

Sarah Micallef - 12th June 2016

Our pick of the latest trends and accessories that make up the modern workspace.

Martina Said - 29th May 2016

Mriehel’s industrial estate has another milepost in its midst – the Engel & Völkers Sara Grech Market Centre. From a painstakingly detailed floor pattern to an eye-catching hanging box at the office entrance, MODEL, the firm behind the project, discusses what went into it.

Martina Said - 2nd May 2016

After five years of works and a cost of approximately €8 million, the regeneration of Dock No. 1 in Bormla was well worth the wait. From extensive underground infrastructural works and landscaping to the substantial gains made by the residents of the area, architect Alberto Miceli-Farrugia tells the story of the re-birth of Dock No. 1.

Marie-Claire Grima - 2nd May 2016

If it is true that there is no love sincerer than the love of food, the heart of any home has to be the kitchen. Three homeowners speak about what makers their beautiful kitchens special.

Martina Said - 2nd May 2016

The imposing Fort St Elmo, with its magnificent star shape, has been commanding the entrances of both Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour since the 16th century. Following the completion of an extensive restoration project on the site, conservation architect at Heritage Malta Daphne Fenech walks us through the fort’s glorious reinstatement and the new National War Museum housed within its walls.

Martina Said - 2nd May 2016

A number of Valletta’s most charming streets and landmarks are undergoing a serious transformation, and so are some of its oldest residential properties. Peter and Sandro Valentino, founders and architects at Valentino Architects, discuss one of their recently-completed renovation projects in the capital.

Sarah Micallef - 2nd May 2016

The vision behind the design of this kick-off diner chain was for its aesthetic to be as honest as its food. Architect Michael Pace talks about the clean, functional and fresh design that sets the scene for the humble burger, which is very much the star of the show at Just Burger.

Jo Caruana - 2nd May 2016

Young couple Mark and Krista Hyzler describe how they are gradually transforming their modern apartment into a stylish family home.