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Creative People

Art

Patricia Piccinini’s 'Truth Bombs’ On Living A Creative Life

Third Drawer Down's Abigail Crompton shares empowering advice from 22 female artists, in her new book ‘Truth Bomb’.
Abigail Crompton

Studio Visit

This Adelaide-Based Emerging Designer Is One To Watch

Dean Toepfer's multifaceted creative practice spans furniture, lighting and object design.
Sasha Gattermayr

Textiles

The Mindboggling Artistry Of The Opera House's Nearly-Forgotten Tapestries

In a brand new podcast series, Australian design aficionado Tim Ross takes a closer look at the four enormous textiles by Le Corbusier, John...
Sasha Gattermayr

Furniture

The Cosy New Australian-Made Sofa Range, Inspired By Togetherness

Jean-Pierre Biasol talks us through his lush new collection of locally manufactured sofas - inspired by the feeling of companionship!
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

The Northern Rivers Ceramicist Crafting Vessels With A Soft Edge

Ceramic designer Layla Cluer shows us around her farmyard workshop in the Byron hinterlands.
Sasha Gattermayr

Floristry

Business Is Blooming For This Idyllic, Family-Owned Flower Farm In NSW

Meet the family of six behind Jonima Flowers, a flower farm in in Yanderra, NSW, on the border of the Southern Highlands.

Studio Visit

Painting Wild, Abstract Scenes With Diana Ellinger

The painter and graphic designer returned from expat life in Mumbai due to the onset of the pandemic at the beginning of the year - and now
Sasha Gattermayr

TDF Design Awards

These Australian Designers Are Changing The Textile Industry

Which one of these innovative textile design projects will take out the 2020 The Design Files + Laminex Design Award?

Creative People

A First Look at Knit! - A Global Textile Exhibition Showcasing Extreme Creativity

Australian designers Adam Goodrum and Benja Harvey are part of this Danish design initiative - and you don't have to go to Copenhagen to see...
Sasha Gattermayr

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Rae Johnston, Trailblazing TV Journalist And Organisation Super-Woman!

We follow the groundbreaking NITV & SBS science and tech reporter and proud Wiradjuri woman around for a day, to learn just how she gets it
Sasha Gattermayr

Textiles

A Landmark Collaboration Between Bábbarra Women's Centre x Kip&Co

After two years of development, the Bábbarra Women’s Centre x Kip&Co collaborative collection is finally ready for the world to see!

Craft

Meet The Emerging Artist Using An Unexpected Year, To Make Unexpected Objects

Melbourne-based artist Lucy Tolan shares her new collection of wonderfully wobbly ceramic objects + what it’s like to be a full-time artis...
Sasha Gattermayr

Art

Sam Michelle's Realist Still-Lifes Capture The Beauty Of Two Landscapes

The New Zealand-born artist explores her dual citizenship and the pull between the two countries she calls home, in her upcoming exhibition
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

Meet Sydney's Newest Furniture Maker, Architect-Turned-Designer Jun Kim

Jun Kim is a multidisciplinary designer making handcrafted furniture under his new brand - Oure.
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

Entering Lost Worlds With Oh Hey Grace Ceramics

Ceramicist Grace Brown explores dystopian landscapes and fallen civilisations in her debut solo show in Kyneton.
Sasha Gattermayr

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Fred’s Head Chef, Danielle Alvarez

Follow the daily routine of Danielle Alvarez, head chef of the renowned Paddington restaurant, Fred's!

TDF Design Awards

Australia’s Most Inspiring New Furniture Designs, From The TDF + Laminex Design Awards 2020!

From a modular sofa to a cabinet inspired by musical notes, these 14 finalists represent the best furniture designers in the country right n...

Studio Visit

Coco Flip Celebrates 10 Years In The Biz With A New Showroom!

Furniture and lighting designer Kate Stokes reflects on a decade operating her small business - and shares a peek inside Coco Flip's new Nor...
Sasha Gattermayr

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