Six projects that showcase a strong sense of personality and purpose

For today’s lookbook, it’s all about personality! ADR has gathered six retail, residential, commercial and hospitality projects that employ colour, materials, and spatial configurations to present the overall character of what the space provides to its inhabitants – whether that be rest, conversation, or food! This selection is a mix of our IDEA 2021 finalists, […]

WOWOWA celebrates the ‘extraordinary ordinary’ in family home

Nestled within Melbourne’s northern suburb of Preston, WOWOWA has created a family home reminiscent of a delicious lolly bag of fruity treats complete with baby blue ribbon. Bringing to mind a thick berry smoothie enjoyed by a cool blue outdoor pool, Presto is a joyous celebration of colour as a powerful storyteller. Described as a […]

Ricci Bloch delivers eyewear and optometrist project in Sydney

Situated in the trendy Sydney neighbourhood of Balmain, The Eye Piece by Ricci Bloch occupies a small 38 square metre space where efficiency reigns supreme. The Eye Piece Balmain is the eyewear brand’s third retail offering and features high ceilings and superbly organised product planning to take advantage of the limited groundwork. The Sydney-based studio […]

Fieldwork Architects captures the ‘heritage of place’ in Elwood Home

As one of the four townhouses sitting along the Elster canal in Melbourne’s suburb of Elwood, the residence elegantly references the myriad of tones and textures found right outside its door. Built on the traditional lands of the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan, Elwood Home celebrates its connection of indoors with the outdoors and strengthens the Australian […]

Explore ADR’s previous lookbooks

Since April last year, ADR has produced a wealth of lookbooks that cover excellent examples of Australian interior design and architecture. For today’s piece, we’ll take a look back at some of our favourites! Many of the projects featured are from our IDEA 2021 finalists. IDEA 2022 is now open for entries, celebrating the best Australian […]

Luchetti Krelle harks back to the Golden Age of travel in Sydney restaurant

Situated in Sydney’s Pyrmont, The Goodsline by Luchetti Krelle fast-tracks the opulence of first-class carriages within a robust concrete and bluestone setting. Befitting from its location beside an industrial railway that once connected Sydney’s Inner West to the docks, The Groundsline is an amalgamation of sophisticated coziness. The Groundsline is helmed by The Grounds of […]

Seven eclectic kitchens that draw upon earthy palettes

In our latest lookbook we have collected seven kitchens across Australia that utilise colours and textures of nature in all its wonderful forms. This selection is from our IDEA 2021 finalists, which all demonstrated the most excellent construction of space, light and colour in residential kitchens, while also showcasing each of the designer’s unique touch. Tickets for […]

Tamsin Johnson pays tribute to Bondi in flagship SIR. store

Featuring an eclectic melange of mid-century decor and curved glass, SIR. Bondi celebrates seven years of the cult Australian fashion brand. With interior design by Tasmin Johnson, SIR. Bondi draws upon the brand’s origins and fashion identity with its beachy look and feel. Created by best friend duo Nikki Campbell and Sophie Coote in 2014, […]

Russell & George models Yakimono restaurant on “rain-dappled” Tokyo streets

Giant glowing orbs and patterned stainless steel ceilings transport diners to the rain-dappled streets of Tokyo in the newly opened Yakimono by Russell & George. The interior of the Melbourne restaurant, much like its menu, was inspired by the reflections of light, colour, movement and activity in the Japanese capital when it rains. Yakimono stretches […]

Pattern Studio uses beige tones and bricks in Canberra spa

Beige hues and locally produced bricks dominate in the newly opened Adytum designed by Pattern Studio. The Canberra wellness brand unveiled its flagship site on Lonsdale St in November 2021, carving out a retail space, cafe, sauna, Japanese-style bath house and private treatment suites from the 220-square-metre tenancy. It was the second time Pattern Studio […]

Seven Australian retail interiors that let colour do all the talking

For our latest lookbook, ADR is exploring seven retail spaces that showcase the powerful personality of colour. This selection is from our IDEA 2021 finalists, and displays simple and bold colour choices that ensure the memorability of the space, while also promoting the brand’s identity. Tickets for the IDEA gala in Sydney on Thursday 24 February 2022 […]