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Category Archive: Australian design

BEST OF AUSSIE DESIGN: DINOSAUR DESIGNS

Dinosaur Designs Seed Pod collection. Photography by Tim Georgeson. If there’s one brand that’s synonymous with iconic Australian design, look no further than Dinosaur Designs. It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a Dinosaur Designs fangirl. I’ve coveted their signature sculptural jewellery and homewares ever since I read about these cool art school graduates […]

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Top 12 winter buys from Freedom

Freedom’s AW14 ‘Collector’ collection. Photography courtesy of Freedom. Have you popped into Freedom recently? Or had a look at their latest pieces online? The folks at Freedom recently got in touch and invited me to have a gander at their autumn/winter 2014 collection. Then they asked me what exactly I thought about it. On camera. […]

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Wee finds: Stampel Wall Hangings

Stampel ‘Waterfalls’ wall hanging. Photography courtesy of Stampel. Textile wall hangings are enjoying an interiors renaissance right now. I like to think of it as a modern interpretation of those ’70s ‘brown crafts’ (think brown, cream and orange macrame owls and shaggy weaving), with all manner of yarn, thread and fabric manipulated into magnificent new […]

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Offspring is Back! Get Nina’s Baby Style

If you’re a fan of Australian TV show, Offspring, chances are you’re just as interested in fictional protagonist Nina Proudman’s style – and the stuff that fills her gorgeous Fitzroy abode. I happen to know this is true because my blog post from 2012, Get the Look of Nina’s Apartment, remains one of the most […]

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Shopping in Melbourne: Spare Room Project and Wish You Were Here

If you’re in Melbourne right now, you might like to pop along tonight to the historic Nicholas Building in the CBD (a Wee Birdy favourite) for the opening of the Spare Room Project. Hosted and curated by Melbourne designer Matthew Thomson of Mattt (another Wee Birdy fave), the shop-within-a-shop brings together some of Melbourne’s leading […]

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Australian design: Relaunched Tony Parker furniture

There was a moment back in May when I’m not ashamed to say that I literally squeaked with excitement. I had just discovered that Tony Parker, of Parker Furniture, was relaunching a capsule collection of his iconic ’50s designs in an exclusive collaboration with Surry Hills design store WORKSHOPPED. Anyone who’s a fan of mid-century […]

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