Design Made Event

Mud Australia

Stylecraft Home Paperclip Collection

Tom Skeehan Hoshi Collection

Marz Designs from Catapult Design

 

Here is something new for fans of original design, the team behind Authentic Design Alliance and Factory Design District have announced  DESIGN-MADE a there day event celebrating Australian design and will span over three days from October 27–29 and focus on original, accessible and sustainable design pieces.

Cor o-founders Kobe Johns and Anne-Maree Sargeant, the market has been some time in the making. They have each been in the sustainable design scene for years, both in various capacities. Johns is the one-woman show behind Factory Design District, a three-day exhibition of new and established Aussie designers which has formed the basis of DESIGN-MADE  Sargeant, a designer herself, has been attending and curating design events since 1987. In her position as director of the Authentic Design Alliance, she’s a strong advocate for originality in design and the ADA is also attempting to outlaw the grossly prevalent counterfeit trade that is hamstringing the Aussie furniture design scene.

The event will be held across two venues — SUNSTUDIOS and the Fisher and Paykel Experience Centre — and is more than just a market. While the phrase ‘a celebration of Australian design’ is a little cheesy, it’s probably more accurate. You can expect educational talks, book signings, workshops, installations and ‘meet the maker’ forums. Of course, there will also be craft beer, organic wine, yum cha and food trucks to fuel your browsing.

Exhibitors include: CULT, Dinosaur Designs, Hava Studio, MUD Australia, Spence & Lyda, Archer Objects, Fresh Prince, Ilanel, Jonathan West, Tom Fereday and Tom Skeehan, along with installations from LOCAL DESIGN and Interpretations V, a design collective created by Andrew Simpson featuring eight leading Australian designers.

Over the three days there are numerous workshops ands I am excited to announce my Instagram master class where I will share all my tips and tricks for what works for me on my favourite social media platform

Instagram hacks workshop Sunday  29 October 2017 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm click here for tickets 

About last Friday night

Last Friday night I (finally) got top see funny man Tim Ross perform live at the awesome vintage design showroom  Case 22 Byron Bay 

click here to buy Tims book The Rumpus Room

Photographer Alicia Taylor ‘Above & Below’

I have worked on commercial jobs with Australian photographer Alicia Taylor she had hinted at a creative project she was working on… Today I am blown away by these images of ‘Above & Below’ that very creative project she had mentioned.

There is nothing fast about the creative process. Five years ago, Alicia Taylor photographed an incredible storm in Tasmania sparking a desire to use the image as part of an art piece.

“The idea lay dormant until she photographed a woman swimming in Fiji two years ago, and then I decided to merge these images” said Alicia.

For someone who makes a living through the medium of photography she found the leap to creating her own work deeply challenging.

Aware that the ‘fear’, or the ‘desire’ to please another stop us from pushing through our boundaries, Alicia made the mental shift to let go and rely on her intuition. Tuning to something elemental she became aware of how emotion could be communicated through image.

“Life can be volatile just like the weather, hence my using the sky as one of my subjects. Water, on the other hand, can be very calming and by combining with images of people in water a certain tension, a dynamic is created.” Alicia Taylor

Alicia’s work focusses on light and composition, the ability to add colour, depth and creative tension in the positioning of the limbs – sometimes awkward, sometimes fluid and evocative.

Producing this collection of images has pushed her technical abilities as images layer on top of one another to create new dialogues and

relationships between the Australian landscape, sky, seaweed, shadow and the limbs that denote a physical presence.

“It is a remarkable photographic debut drawn out of a desire to marry the different worlds of earth and sky, each with their particular volatilities and energies, merging in a seamless image that finds a link in the human element.” Karen McCartney

In Alicia’s own words, “This series encompasses the complexity that makes the human journey. The change we push through, float, reach or finally ground ourselves in.”

‘Above & Below’ will run from 27th of October to 10th of November at Becker Minty 7/81 MacLeay St, Potts Point NSW 2011

YPPERLIG collection Ikea x Hay

This October Ikea launch the much anticipated  YPPERLIG collection with the Danish design company HAY

By combining materials, colours and production techniques, YPPERLIG is a collection of basics adapted to modern needs and wants – take a look at the capsule collection in store now

Byron Bay hangs with Miss Sarah Glover

What happens when Miss Sarah Glover and I are both in Paradise aka Byron Bay? Of course she cooks up an epic meal ( lamb on the BBQ) and I fix us some drinks thanks to Brookies Gin (yum)

About last Friday, so Sarah happened to be in town for her Wild cook book launch, and I’m also be in town this week – of course this called for a cook up and a photo shoot!

In true Sarah style she pulls it all together with ease and thanks to our friends at Nikau store ( for the beautiful table ware)

Of course we are at The Atlantic Byron Bay

All Photos Luisa Brimble

If you love this BUY Sarah book Wild here

JG wears Hiro Clark Tshirt

Golden Hour

That magical time just before the sun sets…

Golden hour at a favourite spot in (Paradise) Byron Bay

Photo Jason Grant

au naturel

Wearing Academy Brand Shorts and Shirt

Magic Hat from Atlantic Byron Bay

Escape Bag ForestBound Duffle Bag MJG

Elise Cameron – Smith She’s back!

My favourite little boat builder is back! Elise Cameron-Smith crafts whimsical wooden treasures. She has been busy in her workshop after some rather fabulous adventures – I love her sweet little boats ( I have one myself!) click here to shop her new fleet!

Photo Citizens of Style

Pampa new showroom

My friends at Pampa have a brand new ( Byron Bay) showroom of their very own – Head here for beautiful photographic prints, rugs and textiles from Argentina and much more. The Pampa team is led by Victoria Aguirre and Carl Wilson, two photographers – one from Argentina, the other from Australia – who share two worlds, two visions and two cultures. Their store is filled with beautiful things showcased in simplicity. Head in when next in Byron Bay…

Pampa

Unit 1, 12 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay,

NSW, 2481, Australia

02 6685 6302

agenda : down time

Holiday feels – Its important to have some down time, time to relax and rejuvenate. Byron is my favourite place to do this…

MJG wears Linen Shirt from Academy Brand

Holding Round Moroccan Basket Tigmi Trading