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Sasha Gattermayr

Editorial Assistant

Sasha studied English at the University of Melbourne. She is a writer and editor and has worked in publishing and digital media since graduating in 2017. Her work has appeared in The Age, Man Repeller, Broadsheet Melbourne and The New York Times.

Stays

This Origami-Style Beach Shack Is The Perfect Coastal Getaway

This architecturally designed coastal retreat on Stradbroke Island looks out over the glittering Coral Sea. The most dreamy vacation destina...

Creative People

A Travel-Inspired Ceramics Collection That Will Take You On Holiday!

Queensland-based ceramics brand Marloe Marloe launches a new collection of vessels inspired by the seaside!

Shopping

Lockdown-Inspired Woven Outdoor Picnic Mats, From One Of Our Fave Local Stylists!

Stylist Nat Turnbull launches Laze, a new brand of outdoor mats for lounging and picnicking, with designs by Alice Oehr.

Studio Visit

The Melbourne Artist Creating Ceramics Inspired By Ancient Mesoamerican Culture

From dub music to the Chinese Song Dynasty, the influences of Enrique Tochez Anderson stretch far, wide and into the past.

On The Market

An Interior Designer’s Glamorous Victorian Pad Hits The Market!

Chelsea Hing’s apartment in an 1890s Italianate mansion in St Kilda East is up for sale. This is *the one*!

Sustainable Homes

A Former Corner Store Turned Sustainable Family Home

A dilapidated, Federation-era shopfront is transformed into a truly unique, energy efficient home by CplusC Architectural Workshop.

Studio Visit

The Award-Winning Student Ceramicist Suspending Time In Clay

Bell Carver is the recipient of the inaugural Shelley Simpson Ceramics Prize (and $10,000 in prize money!) - a new award for emerging cerami...

Art

11 Affordable, Emerging Painters You Should Know!

From landscapes and surrealism to portraits and abstract art, these local artists are going BIG places.

Gardens

A Slow And Thoughtful Garden, Designed With Functionality In Mind

Landscape architect Hugh Burnett and Ballast Landscape builders work closely with the long-time owners of this Sydney property to create a s...

Interiors

A Soothing, Autumnal Room Transformation + Win 50L of Dulux Paint, With Ceramics From Makers’ Mrkt!

A living room makeover by Bree Leech, using the colours in Dulux's soothing new 'Nourish' palette!

Stays

An Off-The-Grid Cabin In The Heart Of Tweed Hinterland

Escape to the bush at this secluded eco cabin just 38 kilometres north of Byron Bay! With 100 acres, panoramic views + an outdoor bath there...

Studio Visit

Amazingly Colourful Abstract Art By Amalia Keefer

The self-taught Queensland-based painter creates palettes from everyday household moments and then transforms them into gentle, fluid artwor...

Creative People

A Foraging Florist Making The Most Of Everyday Materials

Shahn Stewart is the Yorta Yorta woman behind Alchemy Orange, a new floral studio in Melbourne’s inner north.

Art

10 Unmissable Exhibitions To See In 2021!

From an immersive Mirka Mora survey to a record-breaking retrospective of Swedish visionary Hilma af Klint's lost artworks fresh from the Gu...

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