Today we spend 5 minutes with Sydney design duo Christopher Glanville (CG) and Megan Burns (MB) of C+M Studio
Based in Surry Hills this multidisciplinary and award winning architecture firm work across residential and commercial projects with a signature paired back simplicity and elegance but they don’t like to pigeonhole their design.
I love their work and their vibe!
where do you live?
MB – North Bondi
CG – Bilgola Beach
how would you describe the look of your home?
MB – Relaxed, lots of white linen, sisal, leather, timber. The only real colour is in the art and flowers!
CG – Between the girlfriend and the cat I don’t have much say!
what is your favourite thing in your home?
MB – Art. I have really start collecting seriously the last couple of years or so, its something ive always be interested! I grew up with an amazing art collection in our family home and straight out of school a did a degree in Fine Arts so its always been around my life. I am interested in young up and coming artists…I would love to have a bigger place so I could add more pieces and have space for larger sculptures! My most recent addition to the collection is a Julian Meagher work from his latest show.
CG – My handwoven Indian rug that sits beside my bed I picked up on a trip there.
what do you collect?
MB – Plants, my balcony is full of an array of bromeliads and succulents they keep multiplying I cannot help it!
CG – Watches, my favourite is my vintage Omega.
what are you loving right now?
MB – All things green! Love plants and landscaping…hoping to get into this more and start integrating this into our CM projects.
CG – Local craft breweries. My local is Motus Operandi which has some of Sydney’s best beer.
coffee tea or?
MB – Coffee. And strong. I am a double shot piccolo person.
CG – Milkshakes of all types
what is on your shopping list?
MB – Cactus
CG – Best Made Ax
favourite thing to do on the weekend?
MB – Head down to Bondi markets on a Saturday. Pick up some fresh produce, flowers and a pho and chill in the sun on the grass listening to the band.
CG – Head out to the farm. Its a working sheep farm and there is always lots to keep my busy.
favourite street to shop in?
MB – Glenmore Road in Paddington. Thats where the Sydney Acne store is, I basically only shop there and next door at Bassike.
CG – Avalon shops – La Banette is a real highlight
favourite day of the week/why?
MB + CG – We both love Saturday… what does that mean our work ethic? haha
favourite place to shop?
MB – Acne
CG – Jac & Jack
favourite place to eat?
MB – Cho Cho San in Potts Point
CG – Mexicano in Narrabean
what is your signature dish?
MB – 12hour slow roasted lamb
CG – Cajun chicken on smashed sweet potato
favourite holiday destination?
MB – Somewhere sunny and by the coast
CG – Anywhere thats an adventure
what are you reading?
MB – Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
CG – Anything Hemingway
what are you listening to?
MB – Jamie XX
CG – Kendrick Lamar
what are you working on right now?
MB + CG – We have three projects building at the moment, as well as a number of houses in approvals so we are very busy bouncing between them all at the moment. We also have a bigger and better version of Cross Street happening at the end of the year so we have started working on so look out for that. We are also working on a collaboration with a local furniture maker which will be launching in the coming months as well, this is something we are really excited about as the goal has always been to be a true multi disciplinary studio.
what/who are you inspired by?
MB – Vincent Van Duysen
CG – Isay Weinfeld