Designer Q&A - Brandon Liu

We value our partners - Brandon Liu from Wolf Studio

We value our partners - Brandon Liu from Wolf Studio

We will be regularly featuring some of the very talented minds we collaborate with – both their inspirations and their quirky sides. Let’s hear from Brandon the Director of Wolf Studio as he shares a piece of his world with us.

Q: Bold Hues or Subtle Neutrals?

A: Love Both! Depends on the application and context. 

Q: What is your favourite project to date?

A: It would have to be the original Unilever headquarters in Maple Tree Business City. It was my first large scale project in Singapore done over 8 years ago and it's still there today exactly how it was originally designed.

Q:  Where do you get your inspirations from?

A: Project-wise I get it from wanting to bring joy to people through designing awesome places to work. Work-wise I get my inspiration from wanting to build something special with our design studio. We are always out to prove and improve ourselves. Life-wise it has always been family. 

Q: Are you a coffee or tea person?

A: Both. Tea on the weekends. Coffee during the week when its needed most. 

Q: What is your favourite vacation spot?

A: Sydney, Australia. Going home whenever I get the chance (a couple times a year) to see family and friends is better than any tropical holiday destination I reckon. 

Q: How do you start your mornings?

A: My 2 year old son starts my mornings. Every single morning. 

Q: One thing you can’t live without?

A: My 2 year old son. :)


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Designer Q&A - Cushla McFadden

We value our partners - TomMarkHenry Director Cushla McFadden

We value our partners - TomMarkHenry Director Cushla McFadden

Hello again! Our Australian interior designer profile is back! We will be regularly featuring some of the very talented minds we collaborate with – both their inspirations and their quirky sides. Let’s hear from Cushla from designer firm TomMarkHenry as she shares a piece of her world with us.

Q: How many tabs do you have open right now and what are they?

A: 10! There’s the TomMarkHenry Gmail which is constantly open, a font website to purchase fonts for some new branding with, a couple of Google Drive tabs, a CV I was sent, the BIA UNSW (Bachelors of Interior Architecture UNSW) blog, a new client’s website, Hightail for large file sharing, Eco Outdoor to look for outdoor furniture for a job with, and our TomMarkHenry website to reference an old project!

Q: What is your favourite procrastination method?  

A: Browsing the internet, clearly. 

Q: Flat White or Cold Brew?

A: Flat white, almond milk if you're asking ;)

Q: If you need to choose, would you rather play rugby league in high heels or hike in them?

A: If we took high heels out of the equation, I would still rather hike, so let’s go with hike.

Q: Canned strawberries: innovation or blasphemy?

A: I'm sure they have their place...

Q: Where do you get your inspirations from?

A: Everywhere! Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places and the most unexpected times. Looking out at a particular scene, I will often notice a combination of colours and textures that works, which could be as mundane as a bit of timber left out on a footpath or the colour palette of an old building. 

Q: How would you describe your style and what influenced it?

A: My personal style is quite minimal and pared-back. I've seen my tastes change over time so keeping it classic and neutral means I can layer over time. 

Q: How do you start your morning?

A: Usually walking my dog Maxie, then meditating for 20 minutes before getting ready to get out the door. 

Q: One thing you can't live without?

A: Family. 

Q: What’s your most favourite project you’ve worked on and why?

A: Bondi's Best will always hold a special place in my heart. It was our first real project as TomMarkHenry and put us on the interior design map in Sydney. 

Q: Describe what your dream project looks like

A: A boutique hotel is our dream project!

Q: Do you have a favourite background music track for work?

A: Any TomMarkHenry Spotify playlist works a treat in the office.


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