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Category Archive: Australian craft and handmade

Wee Find: Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

After a touch of vintage Kitschmas to add to your Christmas decor? How about this amazing vintage macrame-inspired crochet Christmas tree by Pilgrim Lee of Draw!Pilgrim? Inspired by the knit and macramé wall hangings of the 60s, Pilgrim has created a detailed PDF crochet pattern that’s available to purchase from drawpilgrim.com and Etsy. It’s an instant […]

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Winners of the Etsy Design Awards

The winners of the first-ever Etsy Design Awards have been announced, and I’m delighted to see that the chosen six designers represent a rather handsome pool of Australian design talent. The winner of the Community’s Choice award is Fairina Cheng, a Sydney-based jewellery designer who combines both 3D printing technologies with traditional hand skills to […]

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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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5 Creative Australian Instagram Accounts

After some fresh Antipodean eye candy to add to your Instagram feed? I’ve rounded up five Instagram accounts of some rather clever Australian creatives for you to follow. Get ready to feel inspired when your feed snaps, crackles and pops with colour, texture and refreshing ideas. Tell me: do you follow any of these accounts? […]

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Australian Design: Lisa Tilse

Today I’m excited to introduce you to the stunning new work by multi-disciplinary maker Lisa Tilse. This collection of delicate porcelain, fibre and mixed media vessels is part of a group show at Sydney’s Gaffa Gallery, called ‘Intimacies and Dichotomies’. Lisa is no stranger to the online and design worlds. Her popular blog, The Red […]

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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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