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Category Archive: Australian design

Etsy Australia Design Awards

Exciting news for Australian designer/makers this week, with the announcement of the first-ever Etsy Design Awards. It’s an amazing opportunity for Australian Etsy sellers with active Etsy shops to be recognised for their talent and creativity, with prizes including a trip to Etsy’s headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, and be featured in the December issue […]

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Australian Design: Miso for Gorman

Miso for Gorman collection. Photography courtesy of Gorman. Until fairly recently, Australian label Gorman was predominantly a fashion and accessories brand, specialising in bright and bold prints, tunic frocks and clogs. I’ve been a long-time fan of Melbourne-based fashion designer Lisa Gorman’s inimitable style, ever since she sold her fledgling label at some of Melbourne’s […]

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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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