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Letter from the Editor

31st August, 2018

This time last week, Australia had just confirmed a new PM. Today, we’re happy to be sharing a rather more optimistic parliamentary-related story! Our family column from this morning featured the ever-inspiring Adam Bandt, his wife Claudia and their two adorable young daughters, Wren and Elke! It’s sort of unbelievable to see that Adam just lives in a regular house, and struggles with the teeth brushing negotiation and parental sleep deprivation like the rest of us! We’re super chuffed to share such realness from an Aussie MP.

We were saddened to hear of the passing of legendary artist Mirka Mora earlier this week. I was so lucky to have the opportunity to interview her in 2014 – then 87, she was hilarious and cheeky, regaling us with extraordinary stories of her youth! Vale Mirka – a true icon.

Tomorrow we’re back at Mercedes me, for another Meet The Maker event with ceramicist Tantri Mustika (last minute tickets still available here!), and next week we’ll be dropping our latest podcast chat with designer and artist Rachel Castle… owner of *that* beautiful Sydney home that almost broke our Instagram account last month!

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