Shades of grey with a touch of timber

Warm tones of timber alongside various shades of grey were popular combinations in the KBDi Designer Awards program of 2019. In this feature, we’re sharing just a few of our favourite grey and timber combos. Timber, white and charcoal were combined to great...

Elizabeth soars to new heights in inspiring design career

Earlier this month, founding KBDi Member, recently retired KBDi Board Member and long-time industry advocate, Elizabeth Luke, was recognised for her outstanding industry contribution with a KBDi Life Membership.Elizabeth has enjoyed – and continues to enjoy – a...

Appreciating Australia’s Architecture

With more than 40 books to his name and a contagious passion for design, Stephen Crafti is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to Australian architecture. Stephen shared his expertise at this year’s KBDi Design Symposium, taking delegates on a tantalising tour...

Insta-inspiration v Insta-imitation

We often need to kickstart a great design by finding a little gem of inspiration; in an earlier article, we shared how Members have been inspired by objects of sentimentality, the landscape surrounding a client’s home, the architectural bones of a building and more...

The Makings of Minosa

If there’s one thing we know for sure at KBDi, it’s that Members arrive in our unique niche from a variety of pathways. We’ve learned that some of our best designers have landed in their roles after years – sometimes decades – of honing their skills in sometimes...

Playing with the principles of design

While a site survey checklist and client design brief are consistently referred to in the design process, experienced designers are unlikely to be consciously ticking off the principles and elements of design when developing a concept. The fundamental learning of...