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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.

Art

The Secret Mystical Paintings of International Art Sensation, Hilma af Klint

The visionary Swedish artist’s enormous colourful artworks were hidden from the world for decades. Now, they are on show at Art Gallery of...

Creative People

Andalusian-Inspired Lampshades, Handwoven In Sydney

Lana Launay makes her textured light covers from natural materials such as coffee-stained raffia, coconut shell rope and bamboo yarn.

Stays

A Quaint + Charming Holiday Cottage That Feels Like Home

Lotte's Hjem is a 150-year-old weatherboard nestled in the heart of Pambula on the Sapphire Coast.

Architecture

A Malaysian-Inspired Adaptable House In Brisbane

'Three House' by architect John Ellway sees three pavilions brought together as one breathable, flexible home in Paddington.

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life of ‘Hamilton’ Star, Chloé Zuel

We go behind the scenes of the Australian production of the most famous musical in the world - with Eliza Hamilton herself!

Studio Visit

The Amazing Art-Making Of Thea Anamara Perkins

The Arrernte and Kalkadoon artist is renowned for her vivid, personal portraits of prominent First Nations figures. We talked to the accompl...

Creative People

A Truly Magical Tapestry Collaboration Between Local Artists + Weavers

Works by Eugenia Lim, Atong Atem, Troy Emery and Hayley Millar Baker were recrafted as tapestries by weavers at the Australian Tapestry Work...

Creative People

A Heartwarming Flower Delivery Service That Makes A Difference

The Beautiful Bunch is a Melbourne-based floral delivery + subscription service, focused on creating opportunities for young women from refu...

Architecture

An LA-Inspired ‘Floating’ Home In The Byron Hinterland

Designed in the style of the mid-century Case Study Houses, the Coolamon House by DFJ Architects uses glass and concrete to melt into its na...

Dream Job

Podcasting, Politics + Pop Culture, With Journalist Osman Faruqi

One of the most followed Australian journalists and head of audio at Schwartz Media on how he got his dream job as the host of 'The Culture'...

Art

The Astounding Finalists Of The 100th Archibald Prize

Australia's highest portrait honour counts Grace Tame, Rachel Perkins, Del Kathryn Barton, Ben Quilty, Craig Foster and more amongst its pai...

Art

A Look Inside Patricia Piccinini’s Epic New Exhibition At Flinders Street Ballroom

The world renowned artist takes us through 'A Miracle Constantly Repeated', her immersive new installation in one of Melbourne's most iconic...

Interiors

An Eye-Popping Resort Style Homestead In Outer Sydney

House Thirteen by Three Birds Renovations is an epic semi-rural residence designed to take you on holiday!

Gardens

A Sub-Tropical Garden Wonderland In The Byron Bay Hinterland

Salvaged from environmental ruin, the Tyagarah garden by LANDstudio comprises ten acres of lush residential garden and 110 acres of reforest...

Art

Building New Legacies With The Hermannsburg Potters

The Hermannsburg Potters are a famous Indigenous artist collective located in Ntaria on Western Aranda Country, painting vivid stories of Co...

Creative People

Carving Softness From Stone With Carol Crawford

The Sydney-based sculptor guides us through her unfurling, flowering forms made from alabaster, stone, bronze and marble.

Interiors

A Dark + Dingy Heritage Home Revamped In Contemporary Country Style

Interior designer Georgie Shepherd of GSiD transforms breathes new life into the interiors of this newly renovated pre-Federation villa in A...

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Media Powerhouse And Ultimate Creative Slashie, Sophia Athas

The founder of digital marketing agency Hatrik House talks us through the ins-and-outs of running a successful business in your twenties!

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