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Sasha Gattermayr

Junior Editor

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.


A Glam ’60s-Inspired Makeover For A Drab Suburban Home

Kaiko Design transform a forgettable suburban space into a ritzy family residence, with big personality!


A WOW-Factor 'Secret Garden' In Blairgowrie

Ian Barker Gardens creates a private outdoor sanctuary on the Mornington Peninsula.

On The Market

A Light + Bright Beachside Home Hits The Market

This property in Sunrise Beach, Noosa is a full time home that feels like a holiday home - and it’s ready for new inhabitants!

Studio Visit

Two Best Friends' Lockdown Hobby Turned Cult Candle Business

Creative entrepreneurs Ruby Kannava and Emma Cutri pooled their respective small business knowledge to found Blazed Wax - a colourful, cult-...

Creative People

The Mother and Daughter Duo Uncovering Perth’s Hidden Terrazzo Treasures

A community exhibition uncovering Fremantle residences containing terrazzo floors by master artisan, Giuseppe Scolaro - as part of the city'...

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Textile Designer, Cassie Byrnes

The designer, mother and founder of Variety Hour walks us through 24 hours in her colourful (and hilarious!) shoes.


A Lush + Functional Queensland Courtyard

The Y3 Garden by Dan Young Landscape Architect unites the aesthetic and functional to make the most of a transitional outdoor space.

Studio Visit

Connecting With The Past + Grappling With History, With Painter Mia Boe

Butchulla artist Mia Boe has caught a lot of people's attention with her vibrant, political paintings. She's one of the most exciting young

Creative People

Beautiful New Botanical Art Prints From Textile Designer Georgie Daphne

Georgie Daphne launches 'Plant Gang' - a series of colourful, limited-edition art prints featuring everyone's favourite chums: houseplants.

Creative People

The Fun + Fantastical Inner-City Apartment Of Two Next Generation Designers

The high-rise apartment of Melbourne designers and Tik Tok stars Josh Jessup and Matt Moss is an explosion of colour and fun!


A Brazilian-Inspired Garden With Epic Bayside Views

Bates Landscapes looked to the surrounding scenery and a sub-tropical planting palette to connect the functions of this steep, windy garden

Dream Job

Defining Trends With Country Road's Head Of Homewares Design, Ty Symonds

Ty Symonds was so obsessed with Country Road, he manifested a job there. Now he manages a team of 6 to create industry-leading homewares for...


A Milestone Retrospective Of Maree Clarke’s 30-Year Career

‘Ancestral Memories’ surveys the artist, designer and Yorta Yorta/Wamba Wamba/Mutti Mutti/Boonwurrung woman’s epic career.


The Inspiring Story Of Kirsten Roberts’ Powerful Survival Paintings

After suffering a neurological condition in 2019, Kristen Roberts found strength in painting.


Seven Great Places To Buy Affordable, Original Art

From local galleries to online dealers, First Nations art centres, this is where to look for artwork under $1.5k!


Announcing The 2021 Dulux Colour Awards Finalists

From retro-inspired shades to cocooning earthy hues, the most colourful design projects of 2021 are here - and they’re as inspiring as eve...

On The Market

An Architect’s Own Colourful House Hits The Market

The interiors of this contemporary family home in a Northcote laneway are inspired by the vibrant primary tones of a 1950s colour chart!


A Forest-Like Makeover For A Poky Victorian Sharehouse

The owners of this single-storey Victorian cottage in Kensington engaged Kim Kneipp to transform it into a light-filled contemporary haven f...

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