Melbourne Design Week 2021 calls for designers and artists to submit ideas

Artists, designers and architects are being invited to pitch their projects and ideas for Melbourne Design Week 2021. The Victoria-wide 11-day program of talks, tours, workshops, launches and exhibitions will explore the theme ‘Design the world you want’ in 2021. Expressions of interest are now open for ideas that consider “how the design community can […]

IDEA 2020 shortlist to be announced next week

Curious to see if your project made the IDEA 2020 shortlist? Well, you only have to wait a little longer. We’ll be revealing all this year’s shortlisted projects starting from 21 September! Thanks again to everyone who entered IDEA 2020. As shortlisting, the first stage of the judging process, comes to an end, here’s what […]

“Flexibility has become the most valuable currency” in the workplace – Balder Tol, WeWork

As companies around the world start to rethink their workplace needs post-COVID19, they’re in search of more flexible and safer, turnkey options, says WeWork general manager of Australia and New Zealand Balder Tol. Speaking to ADR recently about the future of co-working in a post-pandemic ‘normal’, Tol says WeWork has been affected by the pandemic, […]

Licht Architecture takes cues from history for floating sauna

Boom and bust were the inspiration behind this floating sauna in the Tasmanian holiday hotspot of Derby by Licht Architecture. “Derby, once a booming tin mining town, then almost ghost town, is now home to Tasmania’s world class mountain biking trails,” says the practice. Taking cues from this rollercoaster history, Licht Architecture designed a boutique […]

GOLDEN designs ‘suburban sanctuary’ for Melbourne nail salon

GOLDEN has transformed a “hole in the wall” on a busy shopping strip in Melbourne into a boutique nail salon. Buff Nail Studios in the inner city suburb of Brighton sits behind a pale blue door on Church Street, down a “discreet hallway” that leads to a “subterranean sanctuary”. Inside, the exisiting vaulted ceiling has […]

Getting to know Melbourne-based designer Brahman Perera

Known to most as Brem, designer Brahman Perera is inspired by travel, fashion and art, and seeks to work with clients’ most treasured pieces to create designs that are unique and bespoke. ADR: Hi Brem! Could you give us a quick introduction? Brahman Perera: After finishing school, I earned a Bachelor of Architectural Design and […]

A stone floor brings the European countryside to this Adelaide addition by Georgie Shepherd

Cobbled archways and stone floors define the transition between two paces of life in this addition to a South Australian bungalow by Georgie Shepherd. The layered materiality of The Pavilion is best felt underfoot. Designed by Adelaide-based studio Georgie Shepherd Interior Design, The Pavilion is the second entertaining space for a family of six. The […]

Retreat, Nourish and Reset are the 2021 colour palettes from Dulux

Paint brand Dulux Australia has chosen three tonal palettes that “prioritises natural colours and textures” as its forecast for 2021. Combining softer tones “for comfort and security” with moments of stronger colour to “brighten our outlook and wellbeing”, the palettes are dominated by greys, creams and browns. Dulux Australia says its 2021 Colour Forecast stems […]

“I am a better person, and a better mum, if I can keep my identity and be creative” – Lara Staunton, LAHAUS

At the helm of the strong female-led LAHAUS, Lara Staunton is bringing bespoke design to the West, one soft-toned and bold-textured space at a time. Interior designer Lara Staunton knows the challenges of being a mother and a working woman. She remembers working on the design for Coco & Lola, a boutique womenswear store in […]

Cumulus Studio incorporates shou sugi ban into 200-year-old mansion in Tasmania

Cumulus Studio overhaul a 200-year-old Tasmanian mansion with characteristic comprehension and consideration, and little dash of Japanese shou sugi ban. Georgian mansion houses have been part of the Tasmanian landscape for the last 200 years, often standing, sentry-like, overlooking land adapted for livestock and cropping. Their cliff-like walls, small paned windows and narrow eves lend […]

Australian Design Centre looks back at 20 years of homegrown design

The work of Adam Cornish, Alex Gilmour, Adam Goodrum, Charles Wilson and some other well known Australian designers who got their start at WORKSHOPPED are at the centre of its latest exhibition at the Australian Design Centre. WORKSHOPPED20 looks back at 20 years of Australian design by emerging and established designers and celebrates the annual program, […]