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I’ve been stalking designer Hugh Altschwager and his beautiful lighting brand; Inkster Maken for a good wee while now. It’s one thing to look at and appreciate the clean but tactile quality of his collection; but it’s another to then consider the fact that each light is made by hand in Melbourne out of South Australian limestone. Makes them all just a little bit more special I think! He has a great story and a creative business with momentum! Seriously look forward to seeing what more will come. It’s a

  Prolific creative duo; Peaches + Keen  have completed a collection of original paintings inspired by the foliage finds of their daily walks. Their beautiful, graphic series called “Botanical Calamity” opens at Modern Times in Melbourne tonight and will be in place until the 3rd of April. A lovely bright “must -see” I would think! From left: Lily Daly and Lucy Hearn. ……

And its that time again when our friends at Elk reach into their design coffers and produce a collection of clothing, jewellery, footwear and leather accessories that pose some serious issues for budgets. So much choice! Their Winter ’14 range; “Remember” is stacked with their signature clean, casual,  scandi-tinged aesthetic with the odd punch of colour and pattern not to mention their first major foray into homewares with a cool kilim rug! This year they are dropping the selection in two parts. Most of what you see here is available

Photography by Peter Bennetts …… I seriously stalked these images for you guys! I spotted Andrew Simpson Architects on instagram…had a wander… smacked the table in delight when I saw the project above and promptly sent an email to find out more! The House of Hermes is the result of a collaboration between Melbourne based; Andrew Simpson Architects with landscape architect and client; Charles Anderson. My reaction to this place is that it really stuck out as something truly original! Its clever and interesting without being over designed and I

Despite the raging popularity of her work across many platforms, Stanislava Pinchuk aka Miso remains humble and almost unaffected by the cult-like following she has garnered. The day I clattered up seven floors in the old lift of the Melbourne’s historic Nicholas Building, Stanislava was literally unpacking into her new studio and preparing to leave for a month long stay in Tokyo the next day. Being somewhat of a groupy myself, I lapped up the bare workspace and thought that despite its sparseness – it was of course brilliant and

I feel a bit mean showing you all these terrific pieces from Gemma Patford as they aren’t all available! But I wanted to share the range and experimentation she has got to so far in crafting with rope. Such a talent! I am loving the simple slices of colour on the bags and vessels here which are left overs from her range commissioned for recent The Design Files Open House. Liking what you see? you might be keen to learn from the clever maker herself! Check out the dates for

I have a lot of respect for tattoo artists. Its not enough to just be talented and produce beautiful work…they have to do it via the living (and moving) bodies of others and there is NO margin for error or “re-working”. Pinterest is oozing with creative tattoo work but I am currently hooked on the instagram feed of NZ’s own Victor J Webster. Victor is based out of Two Hands Tattoo in Auckland with a regular guest spot at Melbourne’s; Chapel Tattoo. Especially loving his geometric inspired work… so different!

Nomi is the fresh, forward thinking new kid on the block of furniture offerings in Australia. The result of 3 smart young guys knocking their heads together, Nomi is presented to you via a cool interactive website that allows you to customise the size, shape, material and colour of the original furniture designs they have available. They explain in simple terms the entire process, what the different options in materials mean and to top it all off the design team is led by award winning creative, Tomek Archer . All the

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