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

In celebration of the 2021 IDEA Awards, ADR is taking a sneak peek into the people behind the design magic. Today we reach the end of our series, as Yasmine Ghoniem from YSG takes our final bow for 2021. As a Designer of the Year finalist, YSG has eight projects shortlisted in a range of different categories, […]

Hana Hakim designs limited edition gin for Archie Rose

Melbourne interior designer Hana Hakin has teamed up with Archie Rose for a limited edition gin that carries the distinctive voice of summer. “We designed the flavours and label around the first drink after a day at the beach,” The Stella Collective founder and design director tells ADR of the label. “Clean and crisp golden […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brendan Wong designs limited edition gin for Archie Rose

Sydney interior designer Brendan Wong has teamed up with Archie Rose for a limited edition gin that blurs the line between mathematical precision and art. “I’ve always been fascinated by string based sculpture, installations and art,” Wong tells ADR of the label design. “A single linear piece of string can be geometrically arranged to create […]

Sometimes the comfort zone is “not healthy” – Léo Terrando on going solo

With more than two decades of design experience in Australia and France, Léo Terrando didn’t make the decision to go solo lightly. The former SJB director tells ADR it may have been a spur of the moment decision – made in the middle of Melbourne’s fifth COVID-19 lockdown – but it’s one he doesn’t regret. […]

Getting to know Sydney lighting designer Alex Fitzpatrick

Inspired by Australian designers and Italian masters equally, Sydney-based lighting designer Alex Fitzpatrick is one to watch. The founder and director of A Design Studio, Fitzpatrick is thoughtful and expressive – the human embodiment of his pieces, which are just as considered and contemplative. Using both traditional skills like glassblowing and metalworking and contemporary lighting […]

DesignByThem for DL Range by Gibson Karlo merges fashion and industrial design principles

DesignByThem has teamed up with fashion designer Dion Lee for a project that, at its heart, promotes cross disciplinary design across Australia. The DL Range picked up top prize in the USE category at this week’s Design Institute of Australia awards, beating out 20 other shortlisted entries to take home the win. The DIA jury, […]

“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” […]

Much ado about Florence Broadhurst

A lot has been made of the myth making around Florence Broadhurst, so much so in fact, that the first half of the fabulous book, Florence Broadhurst by Helen O’Neil, feels like a tattletale outing. Following recent news that NSW Police is launching a review into Broadhurst’s 1977 murder, Gillian Serisier delves into the world […]