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Category Archive: Australian art

Insta-Found! My favourite wee finds on Instagram this week

Here are seven wee finds that caught my eye on Instagram this week. From donut wall stickers to hand-painted cookies, this is just a sample of some of the best of Australian design. Tell me: do you follow these designers on Instagram? What’s been your favourite wee find this week?

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Revealed: The Etsy Design Awards Finalists

It’s official. Australia has talent. No, I’m not talking about that staid old show with Simon Cowell (is he still on it? was he ever on it?), I’m talking about the 58 stellar finalists for the inaugural Etsy Design Awards. And now it’s your turn to vote for your favourite Australian Etsy seller (and get […]

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Birdy of the Week: Inaluxe Print

‘The Birds of Australia’ print by Inaluxe, $39. How glorious is this ‘Birds of Australia‘ print by Australian designers Inaluxe? Based in the Grampians in Australia, Inaluxe is a small design team consisting of Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd. You’re probably already familiar with their bright and bold, retro-inspired art, as they’ve worked with high […]

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Pretty in Pink

I love this poster of Andie/Molly Ringwald from Pretty in Pink. It was made by Melbourne artist Alice Oehr for Meet Me at Mike’s special benefit screening of Pretty of Pink for Craft Victoria’s Craft Cubed Festival. You can read all about the night over at Meet Me at Mike’s. Did you know that in […]

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What to order now for Christmas: Little Branch cards

I’m always fascinated by Australian interpretations and portrayals of Christmas. When we’re not pretending we’re living through a northern hemisphere winter complete with snowflakes, icicles and sleighs, we roll out Aussie Christmas cliches of barbecues on the beach and sunburnt Santa surfing the waves. (Weird, because the only people I know who spend Christmas day […]

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A wee chat with Beci Orpin

I know I’m not the first bird to have a bit of a lady crush on Australian design wunderkind Beci Orpin. I’ve been a long-time fan of Beci from her fashion label Princess Tina days, and in the past I’ve blogged about her beautiful bird collage (see below), as well as her sterling silver cloud-and-raindrop […]

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