Off-White designer Virgil Abloh dies

Fashion and textile designer Virgil Abloh has died after a two year battle with a “rare, aggressive form of cancer”. The announcement was made earlier today on the 41-year-old’s Instagram page, which also makes mention of the type of cancer – cardiac angiosarcoma, which occurs in right upper chamber (atrium) of the heart. The statement […]

Luchetti Krelle mixes ‘mod’ and retro futurism in Melbourne hotel

Designed in 2019 and constructed throughout 2020, Ovolo infuses retro-plush,with accents of chrome and colour with the signature finesse of Sydney studio Luchetti Krelle. “The original intent for a micro hotel of shared room-type accommodation quickly went out the window as we waved goodbye to backpackers,” says Luchetti Krelle principal Rachel Luchetti. Instead, Luchetti Krelle […]

Sans-Arc seeks raw imperfection in Adelaide cafe

Sans-Arc transforms an old tram shed in an industrial pocket of Adelaide’s inner west into a new café that celebrates the grower-to-plate ethos. Having grown up on farms in the country, the owners of Bloom wanted to showcase links to fresh produce, local farmers and growers. The newly opened café sits beside Karrawirra Parri/River Torrens, […]

Getting to know IDEA 2021 Designer of the Year finalist Fiona Lynch

In celebration of the 2021 IDEA Awards, ADR is taking a sneak peek into the people behind the design magic. Today interior designer Fiona Lynch is our leading lady. As a Designer of the Year finalist, Fiona Lynch has six projects shortlisted in five different categories. Winners are set to be announced at the 2021 IDEA gala in Sydney […]

Miriam Fanning designs limited edition vodka for Archie Rose

Melbourne interior designer Miriam Fanning has teamed up with Archie Rose for a limited edition vodka that evokes a personal response through shape, form and colour. “The artwork is a painting I created specifically for Archie Rose that visually shows vibrancy and excitement,” the Mim Design principal tells ADR of the label. “As such, my […]

Russell & George plays with light and darkness in Melbourne jewellery store

Described as a “love letter” to Melbourne as it emerged from COVID-19 lockdowns, Sarah & Sebastian Armadale is the latest retail offering from Russell & George. Dominated by a palette of black in varying sheens and intensity, the store has been shortlisted for IDEA 2021, in both the Retail and Sustainability categories. Winners are set […]

10 of the best interior designed bedrooms for 2021

In our latest lookbook, we peek inside some of the country’s best interior designer and architecture bedrooms from the last 12 months. From bold colour palettes to coastal views, bedrooms are malleable spaces that can successfully wear myriad of styles. This selection from our 2021 IDEA finalists highlights how the bedroom can be the sincerest expression […]

Getting to know IDEA 2021 Designer of the Year finalist Arent&Pyke

In celebration of the 2021 IDEA Awards, ADR is taking a sneak peek into the people behind the design magic. Today Juliette Arent from Arent&Pyke is centre stage. As a Designer of the Year finalist, Arent&Pyke has four projects shortlisted in the Residential Single category with one more in the Residential – Interior Curation category. Winners are set […]

American Standard Design Award 2022 announces calls for entries

LIXIL, the maker of pioneering water and housing products, has announced the launch of the American Standard Design Award (ASDA) for next year! Organised by the American Standard for students in the APAC region, the competition aims to bring the design community together to develop purposeful function inspired by the next generation of designers. At […]

Brahman Perera brings caramel walls and lush silks to Paddington restaurant

Melbourne interior designer and IDEA 2021 judge Brahman Perera brings whimsy and elegance to new Paddington restaurant Ursula’s amid a backdrop of bold coloured walls. Opened in October 2021, chef Phil Wood’s first independent restaurant is named after his mother-in-law and features a menu of modern Australian favourites. Perera completed the project under the limitations […]

ADR’s $6420 Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair competition closing soon

We’re teaming with Cult for the giveaway, with its in-house design team on hand to help the winner personally choose their favourite fabric from the Capture, Diablo, Fame, Rime or Tonus upholstery collection. Designed by Danish architect and furniture designer Arne Jacobsen, the Swan Chair is one of history’s most iconic pieces and was first […]