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Miriam McGarry

Staff Writer/Researcher

Miriam is a researcher and writer, based in Melbourne, but forever Tasmanian at heart.

In 2018 she completed a PhD, examining the impact of Mona on urban regeneration and cultural policy in Hobart. Miriam has sat on the board of Constance ARI, Hamlet profit-for-purpose café, and was the writer and editor for Chapter House Lane gallery.

Stays

Our Favourite Getaways Of 2019

The best cabins, shacks, holiday homes and Airbnbs that we featured in 2019!
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Homes

The Best Beach Houses Of 2019

With summer holiday well underway, we’re revisiting some of our favourite beachside homes of 2019!
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Architecture

A Robust And Dramatic Family Home

Splinter Society Architecture create a family home in Northcote that incorporates monumental slabs of basalt, excavated on site!
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Architecture

Old Meets New, Meets Tree!

The Jac Home by Panov Scott Architects is designed in the space between a Jacaranda Tree, and a Federation Cottage.
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Studio Visit

In The Studio With Anna Varendorff

We catch up with a Melbourne design legend, ahead of her inclusion in our end of year group show, Art & Artefact!
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Shopping

All Your Retro Dreams Realised!

Tamara Watts of Retro Print Revival celebrates 10 years of vintage-inspired wares, and shares her latest collection inspired by earthy 80s a...
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Shopping

Level Up Your Bathroom With Baina Organic Cotton Towels

These modern, organic cotton towels make us want to ditch every weird towel in our linen closets.
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Exhibition

These Photographic Prints Capture The Vibrant Architecture Of Portugal

Geelong-based photographer Stephanie Rooney presents her latest exhibition 'Lento', captured in Lagos, Portugal.
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Architecture

The 2019 NGV Architecture Commission Is Revealed!

Artist Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office architects present the powerful and and compelling installation ‘In Absence’.
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Art

Chasing Waterfalls With Belynda Henry

The beloved landscape painter opens a new exhibition, ‘Waterfalls and Waterholes’ at Australian Galleries in Paddington, NSW.
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Art

The Life Of Flowers, Captured In A New Photographic Exhibition

Explore the beauty of impermanence in photographer Victoria Zschommler's exhibition ‘About A Day’, opening this week in Fitzroy.
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Shopping

Lygon Street Nursery's MASSIVE New Indoor Jungle!

Melbourne's newest horticulture, plant and landscaping store opens its doors.
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Architecture

Cuckoo Clock Meets Modern Edwardian Home!

Rara Architecture and Interior Design creates a new Edwardian-inspired, Footscray home.
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Art

Painting Birdsong With Nyangulya Katie Nalgood

The bright and brilliant exhibition ‘Jalmarra-jarti, All the birds have wings’ at Paul Johnstone Gallery, Darwin.
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Fashion

The Social Studio Celebrates 10 Years With An Art Scarf Fundraiser

Melbourne’s beloved social enterprise launches an incredible Art Scarf auction fundraiser, alongside a star-studded gala.
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Creative People

A New Exhibition For Melbourne Ceramicist Bruce Rowe – In LA!

The Melbourne based ceramic artist opens a new exhibition, ‘Recent Work’ at Stahl + Band in Los Angeles.
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Shopping

Melbourne's Newest Mecca For Mid-Century Design

A new destination for vintage Scandinavian and European design – Nord, in Brunswick.
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Architecture

A Bungalow Renovation That Truly Brings The Outdoors In!

MODO Architecture transform a weatherboard bungalow in Williamstown, with a striking contemporary addition.
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