You’ve all been witness to the exquisite, hand made chandeliers produced by klaylife artisans; the women in Kwazulu-Natal of South Africa. Now we have something a little smaller to covet! klaylife has joined forces with Melbourne based; Elodie Darwish of élodie jewellery to combine their handmade beads with truly beautiful accents of gold and silver plated brass. I simply love this mix of smooth and gleaming vs soft and natural! Enjoy the introduction below or click through to explore and buy online here. Imagery supplied by and used with permission of klaylife ……………….
ESSĒN is focused on the modern classic. Footwear and style that out lives fads and flash in the pan trends. Quality that allows you to make these shoes your favourite then go on and enjoy them for more than one season! Designed in Melbourne and made in Italy and Portugal, their debut collection is small but deliberate set of styles to answer the calls of the detail, quality orientated woman. Take some time to peruse right here! Above: Designers Prue Trweeke and Marre Muijs Imagery supplied by and
She’s back! One of my absolute favourite artistic eyes has returned from some time out for motherhood to present a new show of work called “Places I’d Rather Be” – Lamington Drive Gallery, Melbourne August 31 – Sept 17. No one does delicate, feminine or ethereal like Emma Leonard and this new series all but sets that in stone. “Places I’d Rather Be is a contemplation on wanderlust — a visual daydream for those with a sense of nostalgia for a time and place they have never experienced. In this new
It’s been a while since we have checked in with our friends at Hobes – creators of cult level, featherweight basics for your feet! Most recently they have collaborated with Californian artist; Kindah Khalidy resulting in the soft little two tone boat shoes (with a party happening on the inside!) you see above. The rest of the current range stalks between casually cool, cosy and highly reflective glam! Particularly enamoured with the lace less “Point” models…. Enjoy your explore and planning for Spring! Imagery supplied by and used with permission
The convergence of a Dutch designer and a New Zealand designer in Melbourne has equaled a really interesting, sleek, modern leather goods brand called Studio 11:11. Designed and meticulously handcrafted locally, their debut collection of two styles offers some really fresh luxe lines and shapes in the form of a tote and softer shoulder bag. Take some time to explore the Studio 11:11 structured take on things directly here on their site. Imagery supplied by and used with permission of Studio 11:11 Photography by Nicholas John Wilkins ………….
Seeing these beautiful hand printed fabrics en-masse in the pictures below gives you a strong idea of the natural aesthetic, inspiration and colour palette of designer; Yolanda Zarins. But you SERIOUSLY should click through to her website here to examine each print more closely. Obviously deeply inspired by her home of Tasmania, Yolanda translates the botanical world around her into repeating prints and pattern that really are handcrafted works of art for your home….they are just more comfortable than a frame painting! I welcome you to explore further online. I
I remember my first post about Polli was only 6 months after launching Studio Home ….making that almost 9 years ago! Over the years, amid a rapidly growing Australasian design industry AND a shrinking global market the brand has remained incredibly true to their distinctive Polli aesthetic. This is something that has not only grown them a super loyal customer and stockist roll but also ensured their production remains based in Australia. Here we take a look at their latest designs across their metal and wood ranges. Fun, bold and creative!
Modern Times in Melbourne continues its stream of exhibitions by Australian artists that you will WANT to own! The next in line (opening Aug 25 – 18 Sept) is the wonderful Elizabeth Barnett and her latest collection “Interiors”. The 24 painting offer real and imagined snapshots of rooms and the world of their inhabitants, all in Elizabeths painterly style and playful take on perspective. ………………… The word interiors tends to conjure up the manufactured perfection of designer homes featured in glossy magazines and coffee table books, however, Elizabeth’s work reclaims the
I’d officially like to offer you Council of Objects as a must for any visit to Adelaide. This little treasure trove of local design and art was opened in 2011 and has now been followed up with an online store showcasing a smaller but beautiful range of objects. Below I’ve pulled together just a few options that might appeal to you all! Aside from being so beautifully crafted – there is some seriously clever decision making going on with a lot of this design as well. Enjoy! Imagery supplied
I am SO excited to finally be sharing with you the result of my latest TEAM.WORK collaboration project! Good things take time my friends! It is such a personal thrill to get the opportunity to step beyond the blog and actually brainstorm ideas with the independent brands/designers/artists that I admire so much. For this new project, Betony Dircks and Kelly Elkin were the design stars that accepted the challenge to help me come good on my dream delivering you guys the BEST PJ’s EVER! For them – its not such a hard task