Something old, something new with Studio Kate

Set on a leafy street in Rushcutters Bay, Studio Kate and its retail offering, Casa by Kate Nixon, feel like something you may wander past on a walk through Paris. There is a clear aesthetic being conveyed by Kate Nixon that has that wicked illusion of looking easy. The palette is neutral, the forms are […]

‘Embrace the noise, make it loud, bring the personality’ – Emerging Designer of the Year Noise Noise Noise

In late February, New York-based, but Melbourne-born Blair Cooper of Noise Noise Noise was named the best emerging practice of the year at the IDEA 2021 gala. But 2021 was not the first year in which Noise Noise Noise was shortlisted for Emerging Designer of the Year. In fact, it’s a third nomination – a […]

“The time has come to stage such an event in Australia” – Simone LeAmon on Melbourne Design Fair

Presented as part of Melbourne Design Week, the inaugural Melbourne Design Fair is a commercial showcase of limited edition, rare and one-of-a-kind collectible designs by Australian creatives. From 16 to 20 March, the fair will feature collectible contemporary design works across two platforms, with all works available for purchase. In the first platform – PRESENT […]

Emerging designer of the Year finalist Amarot on “trusting your gut”

“I knew I was going to be a designer from the age of 16, but I didn’t know what kind of designer I really wanted to be,” Byron Bay-based Ally Marrotte tells ADR. Since launching her spatial design studio in 2018, Marrotte has traversed the Australian design industry solo and solidified in her skills. As […]

Hana Hakim designs limited edition gin for Archie Rose

Getting to know Sydney lighting designer Alex Fitzpatrick