Harbour joins as newest IDEA 2021 sponsor

IDEA 2021 has a new sponsor in Australian furniture company, Harbour. The family-owned business will be sponsoring the Object Furniture and Lighting (Rising) category. Harbour creates furniture with unique design, incredible durability and a deep sense of culture derived from the harsh climates that Australians call home. In 1976, the Sydney-based Condos family set up shop as Tecno Furniture. […]

PJH Constructions inserts elegance into coastal Brisbane home

PJH Constructions has teamed up with ABI Interiors to deliver a crafty amalgamation of coastal and cottage in this Queensland home. In the blossoming surf town of Burleigh Heads, the Ohana Beach House offers a tranquil haven with stations of relaxation in every nook, ready to entertain. The dual level, open plan residence is a […]

Platform by Design Office layers white “fins” across the ceiling of Brisbane coffee shop

White “fins” cast “dynamic patterns” of natural light across the surfaces of this new Brisbane coffee shop by Platform by Design Office. Industry Beans in Newstead is the latest project from Platform – a strategy-led design service launched by Melbourne’s Design Office, which focuses on the commercial sector. The new cafe is the third brick […]

Tribe Studio Architects embraces the “eclectic and experimental” in Sydney home

Bright colours and polished timber dominate in Tribe Studio Architects’s reinterpretation of a classic Californian-style bungalow in Sydney’s inner west. Embracing the “eclectic and experimental”, the local studio sought to “channel the spirit” of the two-storey interwar house, which had undergone numerous renovations. “Originally built by the proprietor of a local lumber yard, the house […]

Alexander & Co. explores sustainability and work/life balance in Alexander House

While most of us were baking sourdough and learning Spanish, Alexander & Co.’s pandemic project took the form of an elegant 3,229-square foot multi-functional house and workspace.   Alexander House was constructed over nine months during the 2020 lockdowns. It responds to contemporary design questions of sustainability and work/life balance to become, surreptitiously, a symbol of the times.   “If […]

The best new architecture and design books for days spent indoors

From a new retrospective on Koichi Takada’s work to a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the world’s best home interiors to a peek into New Zealand’s modern indigenous style of architecture, books have been a source of constant company for us at ADR recently. Here are few of best new architecture and design books to […]

Andrew Parr to share industry expertise in Masterclass workshop

In this full-day Masterclass, industry icon Andrew Parr will share his process for delivering unique, award-winning residences based on the combination of a detailed client brief and deep appreciation of the energy of the built form and surrounding environment. The House Made Me Do It is an immersive workshop, allowing interior designers to physically experience […]

GOLDEN inserts bold texture in Melbourne bayside home

Brass accents dominate in Brighton Residence by Melbourne studio GOLDEN with impactful finishing touches from Pittella’s TURA Collection. Evoking both transcendent experience and familial comfort, GOLDEN’s latest project is a highly personalised “landmark home” ready to entertain. Pairing unconventional angles with a rounded form, the interior harnesses a “rich patine” of robust, organic surfaces and […]

Diversity in Design to grow the representation of Black creatives

Herman Miller has teamed up with 19 other US organisations to increase career opportunities for Black creatives in a new initiative. The Diversity in Design (DID) Collaborative was launched this month by the furniture company alongside brands like Adobe, 2×4, Dropbox, Levi Strauss & Co, COLLINS and Pentagram to acknowledge the critical role that diversity […]

Bloomingdales joins as a sponsor of IDEA 2021

IDEA 2021 has a new sponsor with Australian owned lighting supplier Bloomingdales Lighting. The luxury lighting and occasional furniture provider will be sponsoring the Residential (Interior Curation) award, formally known as Residential Decoration.  Bloomingdales crafts bespoke lighting for both high-level residential and commercial hospitality projects, ranging from bespoke light fixtures and pendants, to hand crafted […]

“I was not interested in adhering to the designer as an agent of consumption model” – Megan Norgate

Sustainable interior design is not a strategic business choice but rather an opportunity to find work in the world that responds to your “circle of concern,” says Melbourne interior designer Megan Norgate. Speaking to ADR recently, the founding director of BRAVE NEW ECO says sustainability in interior design has “definitely become a more mainstream consideration” […]