Blackmilk takes us on a visual journey in a Melbourne seafood restaurant

From ceiling to floor, Melbourne interiors studio Blackmilk weaves the story of the mythical adventures of this city restaurant’s namesake, Pony Boy. Diners follow along as Pony Boy and friends venture to both land and sea, captured in the ceramic tiles that wrap almost entirely around the space. Their journey ends at a mythical restaurant […]

ADR’s Christmas gift guide for architects and designers 2019

With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve compiled a last minute Christmas gift guide for architects and designers. It includes one very stylish coffee pot, the obligatory desk accessory and an amazing print from a ground breaking young artist. Breaking Ground by Jane Hall ‘Would they still call me a diva if I were a […]

ADR’s top 10 profiles of architects and designers for 2019

We love a good profile. This year had its fair share of movers and shakers making waves in the design world from artists telling architects to find a new job to women speaking about the challenges they face in the industry. For our review of the year, we look at the 10 top profiles. “Everywhere […]

Chinese courtyard house inspires Melbourne bubble tea salon

Millennial pink and a wash of LED lights evoke a sense of joy inside this Melbourne Gotcha Bubble Tea salon, designed by EFC Group’s in-house design studio. Perched on the second floor of Melbourne Central, the store is only the latest from a brand that is taking the local bubble tea scene by storm. It’s […]

Aesop’s Melbourne store explores the “in between” energy of its airport location

The latest Melbourne offering from Aesop was inspired by the contradictions of air travel, while looking to Milan’s metro station for materials. Designed by the Australian skincare brand’s in-house department, the interiors are intentionally industrial and long lasting. The lowered ceiling entrance is clad in brushed stainless steel to match the floor and walls. Acting […]

JCA Living Lab named World Interior of the Year at INSIDE Festival of Interiors

The regenerated Japanese colonial house in Taipei city beat 90 finalists, earning J.C Architecture the festival’s top honours on Friday. Part of the World Architecture Festival, the INSIDE Festival of Interiors was held in Amsterdam this year. Like its architectural sister, the competition required the designers to present their projects live to a panel of […]

Technē channels calm and bright in this Victorian renovation

Melbourne’s Technē Architecture and Interior Design sought to deliver a contemporary renovation while remaining sympathetic to the era of this large Victorian home in Carlton. The property – home to a couple with two young children – had recently undergone a pre-sale renovation, but the clunky and heavy-handed job had not addressed the existing problems […]

HASSELL’s Geelong Arts Centre marries the historic with the contemporary

HASSELL has overhauled and modernised the newly opened Geelong Arts Centre, cladding the dance studio element in channel glazing and revealing a once-hidden heritage church.  Led by Principal Mark Loughnan, HASSELL transformed the venue by updating the exterior and interior spaces without the facility closing. “The building had to keep operating,” Loughnan tells ADR. “It was a really complex undertaking. […]

GOLDEN’S Nine Yards restaurant is designed to feel quintessentially Australian

A colour palette drawn from native flora and terrain helps channel Australiana nostalgia inside this South Melbourne restaurant, designed by Kylie Dorotic and Alicia McKimm from the Melbourne studio GOLDEN.  The young duo designed Nine Yards to subtly evoke “images of the bush and the sea”. The bones of the restaurant are heritage – it’s a former stable […]

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines opens at NGV

Crossing Lines, a joint exhibition of the work of groundbreaking US artists Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 to 1988) and Keith Haring (1958 to 1990), has opened at the National Gallery of Victoria International. The exhibition is loosely a dialogue between two artists who were friends and collaborators in the heady artistically fecund days of 1980s New York. Their work […]