Letter from the Editor
HELLO and welcome to another letter from me, Lucy!
Is it just me or is 2019 off to a RACING start!? Seriously, it’s only February and there is SO MUCH going on! I’m already slightly exhausted.
It’s taken me a few days to process one seriously amazing event I attended last week – the launch of David Jones‘ brand new homewares and fashion collections, at MONA in Hobart, Tasmania. Suffice to say, DJ’s really raised the bar with this epic two-day extravaganza, entitled ‘The Art Of Living‘.
A highlight for me was seeing Australian homewares and design brands really front-and-centre of this event. It was amazing to see the most beautiful new tableware developed exclusively in collaboration with Robert Gordon Australia (Australia’s oldest working pottery – and longtime TDF fave). This range of distinctive handcrafted plates and bowls is MADE IN MELBOURNE, people. I am seriously considering buying a whole set, it’s that beautiful.
Props to the team at MONA, and creative geniuses Gloss Creative and Cecilia Fox for creating the most unbelievable visual feast: a dining table for 60 people, incorporating crystal clear Tassie ocean water, shells and seaweed (yes!), moss, soil and living plant life… It was a truly magical backdrop and made for one very memorable event.
A huge thank to DJs for hosting me, and for the ridiculously extravagant gifts I received, including Bose headphones, Samsonite luggage, a beautiful Australian-made blanket from Waverley Woollen Mills. and so much more. I’m still recovering!