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New Craft Summer Catalogue & Free Shipping Today

Still battling it out at the local shopping centre? Stoppit. Now. And look here. Australia has a dazzling new online shopping destination that’s filled with stuff that’s (a) looks darn handsome; (b) filled with beautiful stuff handmade by Australians; and (c) all made in Australia. You can find it all at Craft (also known as […]

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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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What to buy now from Etsy for Christmas: Custom Return Address Stamps

Do you still send out Christmas cards? I do. It’s an annual tradition I really love and, and this year, I’m looking forward to getting my three-year-old son involved in stamping all the cards and popping them in the post. And then there’s the joy and excitement of finding a stash of Christmas cards from […]

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5 reasons why I won’t be watching the Melbourne Cup today

It’s Melbourne Cup Day here in Australia. Once upon a time I would have baulked at the notion of not watching the Cup. It’s un-Australian, surely!? I’ve always loved the Melbourne Cup as a good excuse to take 20 minutes off work and gather around the telly with some mates, glass of Champagne in hand […]

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Birdy of the Week: Donna Wilson for John Lewis

Hurrah for UK designer Donna Wilson and her gorgeous and affordable new babies and childrenswear range for John Lewis. As a long-time admirer of Donna’s handmade aesthetic and her wonderfully whimsical creatures and characters, I’m thrilled to see her expand her reach beyond the design niche and straight into one of the UK’s biggest department […]

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Birdy of the Week: Inaluxe Print

‘The Birds of Australia’ print by Inaluxe, $39. How glorious is this ‘Birds of Australia‘ print by Australian designers Inaluxe? Based in the Grampians in Australia, Inaluxe is a small design team consisting of Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd. You’re probably already familiar with their bright and bold, retro-inspired art, as they’ve worked with high […]

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