Conversations

What Makes An Influencer So Influential?

Despite a bit of distance, our design region is pretty bloody awesome. Unlike our European counterparts, we are unburdened by hundreds of years of strict design tradition and are therefore able to forge our own original path. This of course means that we can be exceptionally responsive to the challenges of the workplace, social initiatives, […]


Growing Up While Staying Young

How can a youthful curiosity help to reinvigorate modern design on the current, Australasian architecture and design scene?

What Makes the Perfect Living Space?

Brought to you by Gaggenau, The Living Space Award honours the region’s most inspiring home – one that dwells thoughtfully and sensitively, enabling a well-designed way of life.

In Conversation With… Guilio Ridolfo

In Australia for workshops with Schiavello, this Italian ‘maestro di colore’ gives us some insight into the mysteries of trend predicting for the furniture industry.

Announcing The INDE.Awards 2017 Shortlist

More than 400 projects, people, products and ideas were submitted this year for the inaugural INDE.Awards, demonstrating the strength and prowess of architects and designers across the Asia Pacific. Want to see who made history?

The Epidemic of ‘Stuff’ – Part 1

To what heights will the piles of cheap furniture in our landfills have to scale before it all comes tumbling down? In the first of a four-part series on ‘stuff’, Joanne Gambale weighs up three-legged tables against antique lightbulbs and has a few lightbulb moments of her own along the way.

No Green Thumb? No Worries

For Lauren Lance of The Borrowed Nursery, part of the beauty of working with plants is not only the richness that nature adds to our lives, but also the element of nurturing something that has been alive for many years.

Avoiding the Cliché with Studio Elke

For Studio Elke’s Elke Kramer, design is a constant work in progress, and she finds herself consciously going out of her way to create designs that no one else is creating: “As soon as you find yourself pinpointing a single influence, I feel like I’m becoming a cliché, so I try my best to eject that from my work.”