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Listen – Robert Puksand on turning 30 years young

Listen – Robert Puksand on turning 30 years young

Tune in to this podcast with Indesign editor Alice Blackwood and Gray Puksand’s founding partner, Robert Puksand.

Woods Bagot’s fabulous four: Eva Sue, Fiona Chong, Melanie Porrins and Ashleigh Lyford

Woods Bagot’s fabulous four: Eva Sue, Fiona Chong, Melanie Porrins and Ashleigh Lyford

Woods Bagot’s Perth interiors division is led by a stellar team of women. The holistic leadership model has seen the studio’s exceptional portfolio of products flourish.

On balance, form and the human endeavour with Richard Archer of Archer Design

On balance, form and the human endeavour with Richard Archer of Archer Design

Behind every great design is a considered philosophy. For Richard Archer, he believes in creating harmonic environments that inspire creativity.

There are no golden rules in retail – Russell & George

There are no golden rules in retail – Russell & George

From hyper-real run-ins to fragmented customer profiles, Russell & George “slams” typologies to design spaces that make you put down your phone.

Heat stroke, wasp bites, and homes with a whole lot of soul

Heat stroke, wasp bites, and homes with a whole lot of soul

Our very own editor at Indesign, Jan Henderson, has co-authored a book with photographer Dianna Snape. It saw them traverse the Australian continent – in the midst of the pandemic no less – to get to the heart of (architectural) matters. Indesignlive chats with the two authors.

Geyer and Valmont pioneer authentic design-led projects

Geyer and Valmont pioneer authentic design-led projects

As Geyer and Valmont come together, a new collaborative model is taking shape. Gillian Serisier speaks with Geyer/Valmont managing director, Marcel Zalloua, and Geyer global design lead, Adam Mundy.

The ones to watch: The best architecture and design graduates of 2021

The ones to watch: The best architecture and design graduates of 2021

We’ve compiled a list of the architecture and design graduates who have stood out from the crowd in 2021. It might be worth keeping an eye on these ones!

Bates Smart raises the creative bar at Teahouse Crown Sydney

Bates Smart raises the creative bar at Teahouse Crown Sydney

Designed as an exquisite Chinoiserie jewel box, stepping into the Teahouse at Crown Sydney, by Bates Smart, is a luxurious experiential journey like no other.

9 commercial spaces that celebrate colour in design

9 commercial spaces that celebrate colour in design

Representing the most creative, bold and colour-filled projects of the past year, the 2021 Dulux Colour Awards have been announced.

The experts unveil their colours predictions for 2022

The experts unveil their colours predictions for 2022

Dulux looks towards 2022 with hope and optimism – a feeling that is immediately evident in their restorative, bold and uplifting colour predictions for the year ahead.

Haymes introduces the latest iteration of its colour library

Haymes introduces the latest iteration of its colour library

Jan Henderson introduces Haymes’ 15th iteration of its colour library, adding a little joy and inspiration to life, when we need it most.

TSAR Carpets elicits synesthesia with new Forma collection

TSAR Carpets elicits synesthesia with new Forma collection

The sensational Forma collection from TSAR Carpets evokes energy and optimism, with 25 new rug designs harmonising tactile depth and aesthetic pleasure.

7 projects that use colour to enhance learning

7 projects that use colour to enhance learning

From the Dulux Colour Awards 2021 finalists, these 7 projects each delivers a lesson in how colour can enhance learning environments – for all ages.

Google’s retail debut is done in true ‘novel yet useful’ style

Google’s retail debut is done in true ‘novel yet useful’ style

The Google flagship store, in Chelsea, New York, takes cues from neuroaesthetics — a field of study dedicated to exploring how ‘form follows feeling’.

Poodle proves its bark is as good as its bite

Poodle proves its bark is as good as its bite

Poodle, in Fitzroy, Melbourne, embraces an unpretentious, lived-in sensibility with a series of quirky and materially-rich spaces designed by Bergman & Co.

Christoph Hefti rug designs: worn by all the fashionable floors

Christoph Hefti rug designs: worn by all the fashionable floors

Stepping out of Dries Van Noten’s Antwerp atelier and onto our radar, we love the expressive use of fibre and colour of Christoph Hefti’s hand-knotted rugs.

Where would we be now, if it weren’t for Carr?

Where would we be now, if it weren’t for Carr?

Widely regarded as one of Australia’s most prolific interior designers, Carr celebrates its inimitable five decades of design practice, underpinned by dynamic restraint.

Meet Fast Track® – Custom carpet designs without the hassle

Meet Fast Track® – Custom carpet designs without the hassle

With beautiful, nature-inspired colour palettes, Fast Track® from GH Commercial has made it so much easier to create custom carpets without the hassle.

“You can take the girl out of Gippsland but…”

“You can take the girl out of Gippsland but…”

There’s no taking the Gippsland out of the Farmer’s Daughters — a new restaurant on Collins St, Melbourne, by Agents of Architecture.

A conscious design collection for the design conscious

A conscious design collection for the design conscious

The new Ellipse collection from Armadillo, designed in collaboration with House of Grey, is a conscious design collection for the design conscious that puts sustainability and wellbeing at its core.

Microsoft’s Lisbon Office Gets the Pedrali Treatment

Microsoft’s Lisbon Office Gets the Pedrali Treatment

For Microsoft’s Lisbon office the fit-out naturally required something special. Fortunately, the workspace innovation specialists at Pedrali had the solution…

Just revealed One Sydney Harbour penthouse designs give us a glimpse of the high life

Just revealed One Sydney Harbour penthouse designs give us a glimpse of the high life

Complete with interiors by Daniel Goldberg, two penthouse ‘Skyhomes’ are envisioned to consummate the luxurious Lendlease development that is Residences Two, One Sydney Harbour.

McGrath Double Bay does WFH a bit differently

McGrath Double Bay does WFH a bit differently

Blending commercial and residential design in a way that we don’t see everyday, McGrath Double Bay by The Unlisted Collective presents a new paradigm of home office, being that it’s inverted.

Rooshad Shroff shows us what success can look like

Rooshad Shroff shows us what success can look like

As a talented, multi-award winning architect and designer, Rooshad Shroff has just established a new gallery in Mumbai that celebrates design at its very best.

Design Within Reach – Now Within Reach for Australia and NZ

Design Within Reach – Now Within Reach for Australia and NZ

Design that inspires and solves problems. This is the philosophy of Design Within Reach – and thanks to Herman Miller, the exceptionally crafted collections of this San Francisco founded design giant are now available in Australia and New Zealand.

New bookcases showcasing the beauty of Italian craftsmanship

New bookcases showcasing the beauty of Italian craftsmanship

From Cattelan Italia comes two new bookcases that honour the rich history of Italian design, and pay tribute to the premium materials of their composition.

Ode to the industrial [style] revolution

Ode to the industrial [style] revolution

From Sydney warehouse conversions, industrial-esque cafés in Melbourne and offices in New York lofts, these industrial interiors are leading the style revolution.

Indesign’s little black book of Australian interior designers

Indesign’s little black book of Australian interior designers

Emerging Australian interior designers, preeminent practices and everything in between; here are the 25 best interior designers Australia has to offer.

All manners of design align in one manor

All manners of design align in one manor

What happens when you put twenty of San Francisco’s best interior designers in one huge old house and assign them each a room, with carté blanche?

Here’s to the Insta-worthy: where to eat, play and stay

Here’s to the Insta-worthy: where to eat, play and stay

With venues in popular locations boasting high star-ratings these days a dime-a-dozen, there is a new criteria being coveted in the hospitality scene.

Resting the Case for Ageing in Place, at Scale

Resting the Case for Ageing in Place, at Scale

Greenway Views, designed by Gray Puksand for LDK Healthcare and Cromwell Property, rewrites the book on design for aged care – and it strikes a chord.

Interior Designers are now helping people remodel their homes, in a video game

Interior Designers are now helping people remodel their homes, in a video game

The Nintendo game Animal Crossing has taken the world by storm and it turns out the interior designs that work in the real world have been a big help to people designing their ‘virtual spaces’.

Kendra Pinkus, Design Maverick

Kendra Pinkus, Design Maverick

When is the best time to go it alone and establish your own practice? Well it’s always a huge professional and personal step but even more challenging at this particular time – that is unless you are Kendra Pinkus.

New space, new identity for Stylecraft Singapore

New space, new identity for Stylecraft Singapore

Stylecraft and HASSELL’s collaborative legacy of awe-inspiring showroom interiors has breached new frontiers with the new Stylecraft Singapore showroom.

An Arranged Marriage

An Arranged Marriage

Thrown together by circumstance, Kirsten Stanisich and Jonathan Richards formed a professional partnership that has seen them grow, flourish and forge a brand of their own.

Behind the Scenes: Designing Innovation with Luke Di Michiel

Behind the Scenes: Designing Innovation with Luke Di Michiel

For nearly 80 years, Caroma has continuously redefined our relationship and understanding of the simple wet space. We chat to industrial designer, Luke Di Michiel on the Elvire Collection by Caroma.

Plush-pink opulence meets 80s disco vibe at Peaches

Plush-pink opulence meets 80s disco vibe at Peaches

What’s not to love about Peaches? Pierce Widera’s stunning rooftop cocktail bar channels the 70s, 80s and 90s in an electrifying hospitality vibe.

Exquisite Matt White tapware with VOLA

Exquisite Matt White tapware with VOLA

Crafted exclusively in Denmark, VOLA prides itself with the power of artistry, tradition and timeless design for over five decades with the new Matt White tapware range.

Industrial elegance and Italian heritage in Melbourne’s east: Bicycle Thieves by Pierce Widera

Industrial elegance and Italian heritage in Melbourne’s east: Bicycle Thieves by Pierce Widera

Inspired by the 1984 film masterpiece, Bicycle Thieves is a light-filled eatery that celebrates Italian culture and creates captivating food with a contemporary twist.

An artful balance of wellness and functionality at Chifley Lifestyle

An artful balance of wellness and functionality at Chifley Lifestyle

Renowned architecture and design firm Gray Puksand demonstrates the importance of a healthy work-life balance with a sophisticated and elegant end of trip facility – Chifley Lifestyle.

A new home for a growing practice: Pitch AD’s Coppin Street studio

A new home for a growing practice: Pitch AD’s Coppin Street studio

An architecture studio’s own office generally offers an insight into the aesthetics and philosophy of its work – that is certainly the case with Pitch Architecture and Development’s new space in Richmond.

Culture, tradition and history collide at Duck & Rice

Culture, tradition and history collide at Duck & Rice

Hogg & Lamb provides a contemporary Cantonese experience that celebrates the true meaning of extravagant hospitality and luxury opulence at Sydney’s new rooftop palace.

A layered materiality: Hunan Slurp by New Practice Studio

A layered materiality: Hunan Slurp by New Practice Studio

A timber canopy wraps around the ceiling and walls of Hunan Slurp, evocative of the slippery strands of noodles served in the New York City venue.

A case for following your curiosity with Tom Reid

A case for following your curiosity with Tom Reid

After a bit of trial and error, Tom Reid found himself following his curiosity for design, which has led him down the road to where he is today – a senior designer at Melbourne’s DesignOffice.

How performance fabrics positively impact design

How performance fabrics positively impact design

Glass has become a popular feature in modern design, so, when paired with performance fabrics, interiors can be protected from UV radiation and excess heat.

Design Institute of Australia announces the inductees for the 2019 Hall of Fame

Design Institute of Australia announces the inductees for the 2019 Hall of Fame

Showcasing an exceptional line-up of Australia’s design pioneers, visionaries and heroes, the Design Institute of Australia’s Hall of Fame celebrates the significant contribution of these designers to the creative world.

Retro tropicalismo: Kaikaya by Masquespacio

Retro tropicalismo: Kaikaya by Masquespacio

Sitting as far away from minimalism as it could come it a restaurant fit-out that brings tropicalismo vibes by the maximalist darlings – Masquespacio.

Shaping a better workplace: Arup by HASSELL

Shaping a better workplace: Arup by HASSELL

If Arup’s motto is “We shape a better world,” then its approach to its new workplaces, designed in collaboration with HASSELL, was to shape a better workplace.

Office design influenced by nature

Office design influenced by nature

Employing some design influenced by nature can greatly improve the wellbeing, and aesthetics, of the modern office as these 5 ideas prove…

Hyper local retail: Aēsop’s latest in Singapore

Hyper local retail: Aēsop’s latest in Singapore

What makes a retail outlet feel local? Aēsop is the master of creating authentic yet idiosyncratic design outlets and the latest to pop in Singapore is no different. Designed by MLKK, AēsopVivoCity Mall uses rattan, cement tiles and lime wash to create a distinct Singaporean domestic vibe.

How the Elwood House has it all in city living

How the Elwood House has it all in city living

Inner city Melbourne has many beautiful locales and highly sought after suburbs in which people want to live, but few are so pretty as the beachside suburb of Elwood. An established suburb, Elwood has become a hub for those who appreciate parklands and the beach while still wanting to immerse themselves in the social interaction to be found at nearby cafes, restaurants and speciality shops. And the Elwood House is the perfect example of this suburb’s popularity.

5 Mins With Albert Mo Of Architects EAT On 8bit

5 Mins With Albert Mo Of Architects EAT On 8bit

At 8bit’s third and biggest space yet, Architects EAT has created a space that not only celebrates the original aesthetic of the brand but also extends upon it.

A Market-Food Typology For A New Generation: Wilson & Market by Kestie Lane

A Market-Food Typology For A New Generation: Wilson & Market by Kestie Lane

Wilson & Market is the new flagship restaurant located at the Prahran Market. The eatery includes a ‘hole-in-the wall’ take-away window, a café that extends into the market square and a brasserie and bar with an entrance off Commercial road – a reimagined model of a highly traditional format.

Spirit Lifting Design: Pernod Ricard’s New Office

Spirit Lifting Design: Pernod Ricard’s New Office

Wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard enlisted the help of The Bold Collective to reinvigorate its space and transition from a disjointed office in North Ryde, to a spacious 2500-square-metre space in Barangaroo.

How To ‘Design-In’ Local Charm With Untied By Technē Architecture + Interior Design

How To ‘Design-In’ Local Charm With Untied By Technē Architecture + Interior Design

For a new rooftop bar in Sydney’s Barangaroo, Technē Architecture + Interior Design draw on Australian design tropes to inject the new precinct with some local flavour.

Can Toys Inspire Our Approach To Designing Space? FROEBEL Play Pods By Silvester Fuller

Can Toys Inspire Our Approach To Designing Space? FROEBEL Play Pods By Silvester Fuller

Silvester Fuller has taken inspiration from nineteenth-century educational toys as an economical and multifunctional approach to creating and defining space for children to play and develop.

WA’s Newest Hotel Hotspot: Aloft Perth by Design Theory

WA’s Newest Hotel Hotspot: Aloft Perth by Design Theory

The newest generation of hotels is providing lively and connected design-led destinations for visitors and locals.

HIGH END CONTEMPORARY BEACH SHACK

HIGH END CONTEMPORARY BEACH SHACK

‘High-end contemporary beach shack’ may read like a juxtaposition of stylistic ideals, but in the right hands it’s easy to see exactly what it means, as Rebecca Gross discovers.

The Heritage of Seed in a Monochromatic Design

The Heritage of Seed in a Monochromatic Design

Seed’s new store in Melbourne Emporium, by Mim Design, is bold and charming. It captures the heritage of the Australian retailer and celebrates its iconic style in a visually intriguing way.

A workplace to call home

A workplace to call home

The new headquarters for AUDIO HQ by Jane McConnell Interior Design finds the healthy balance between life and work through an artful journey of the office.

The Whole Nine Yards By GoldenThe Whole Nine Yards By Golden

The Whole Nine Yards By GoldenThe Whole Nine Yards By Golden

Golden’s fresh interpretation of an Australiana theme gives Nine Yards in South Melbourne a good dose of visual sophistication and warmth.