The balance between contemporary and classic design – Alex Morrison Interiors

Spending her childhood in Switzerland surrounded by European antiquities and design-loving parents, Sydney-based interior designer Alex Morrison is inspired by timeless yet poignant spaces. We first met Morrison earlier this year with her work on Autore Moda flagship, a Double Bay retail store that challenged conventional stylistic choices for jewellery shops. Featuring a curvaceous banquette […]

‘I grew up surrounded by design’ – Shona McElroy of Smac Studio

Since starting her own practice at the age of 23, Sydney-based interior designer Shona McElroy has approached each project with an elegant touch seemingly beyond her years. “I grew up surrounded by design,” says McElroy on her childhood. “Dad is an architect and Mum is an interior designer and they used to collaborate. We travelled […]

Getting to know IDEA 2022 Designer of the Year finalist Russell & George

As we edge closer to the IDEA gala, ADR is taking a sneak peek into the people behind the design magic. Today, we’ll learn more about Ryan Russell and Byron George from Russell & George. As a Designer of the Year finalist, Russell & George have two projects shortlisted in the Hospitality category with one more in […]

Five minutes with Design by Toko

The graphic design duo Michael Lugmayr and Eva Dijkstra behind the multidisciplinary agency Design by Toko chat with ADR about all things design. Origin story We both studied at the St. Joost Academy of Art in The Netherlands, where we developed a passion for everything design. We worked at several agencies before starting our own […]

Getting to know IDEA 2022 Designer of the Year finalist Hassell

Getting to know IDEA 2021 Designer of the Year finalist Yasmine Ghoniem