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 […]
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?
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 […]
Londoners, get ready to add a pair of iconic Australian-designed resin salad servers to your top drawer – Dinosaur Designs has arrived in town. Located in the new Ham Yard Hotel, the store offers Londoners the first opportunity to wander around an oasis of Australian design excellence, right in the heart of Soho. Adding to […]
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 […]
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 […]