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Category Archive: Design

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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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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Sneak Peek: Freedom Spring Summer 2014

I love getting a first look at homewares collections, and nothing has got me more excited than Freedom‘s fresh and super-pretty line-up for Australian summer, 2014. As many of you know, we are currently renovating our house, and just like all of you who have attempted home renovations, it’s not a cheap or relaxing business. […]

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Birdy of the week: Obliging Bird Clip

Obliging Bird Clip, £18 from Anthropologie. Goshballs, you’ve gotta take your hat off to Anthropologie. Someone there has been mining the work of mid-century Danish designers (why hello Kay Bojesen, Hans Bolling, Kristian Vedel and J.V. Orel) and their modernist wooden animal creations. Not a bad move, considering that Scandinavian mid-century modern design is hotter […]

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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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Birdy of the Week: House Birds

Yellow Modern Wood Bird ‘Yellow Warbler’ by Studioliscious. This week’s birdy pick comes all the way from Canada, where Etsy sellers Studioliscious create ‘house birds’ inspired by the designs of mid-century illustrator Charley Harper. Each bird is cut from high-grade Baltic Birch plywood, and the design is then applied using an image transfer method. This […]

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