How designer Nina Maya switched from fashion to interiors

Very few take the opportunity to switch career paths at the height of their success, but in 2012 this was exactly what Nina Maya did. Having graduated with a design degree from UNSW COFA (now UNSW Art and Design), majoring in textiles and graphics, Nina Maya took a position with Italian fashion house Grazia Bagnaresi […]

Rob Dolan’s design journey: from chicken farm to cellar door

Rob Dolan Wines’ new cellar door was originally a chicken farm called Fantasy Farm. ADR takes a look at the winery’s design evolution. Set on 100 acres of rolling farmland and vineyard in Warrandyte South, Victoria, the cellar has been incorporated into the property’s original farmhouse, which originally housed the chickens. Designed by Dale White […]

Grecian beach resort Proteas Blu gets a cool and contemporary redesign

Situated on the island of Samos, the Proteas Blu resort is a dream destination for the perfect Grecian holiday, as inside co-editor Jan Henderson discovers. When thoughts of visiting Greece come to mind, inevitably the vision is of an idyll of beaches with crystal clear blue water and the opportunity to enjoy relaxing sun-filled days […]

Colour trends from the Interior Lifestyle Living International trade fair

Recently, Haymes paint colour and concept manager, Wendy Rennie, attended the Interior Lifestyle Living International trade fair in Tokyo, Japan and shares her experience and colour insights from the visit. Rennie encapsulates the overall Japanese design approach as ‘refined and focused’ within three main areas, Colour, Materials and Texture. Colour The Japanese aesthetic incorporates a […]

Nic Graham & Associates ‘pushes the boundaries of design’ for W Brisbane

KEM STUDIO aims to redefine the fitness studio typology