The Design files Open House 2017

Today I visited the Design files Open House in Melbourne a temporary pop up shopping showcase of local design – a feast for the eyes!

Open this Saturday and Sunday  10am – 5pm

Collingwood Arts Precincts* (former Collingwood TAFE Campus)
35 Johnston Street

Photos Jason Grant

Dinosaur Designs Atmosphere

Atmosphere is the latest collection from Dinosaur Designs

I love visiting their Sydney Studio where everything is created, its a creative, inspiring, magical space and I always leave feeling inspired. Their latest collection is online and in store now click here to shop

Photography Jason Loucas Styling Vanessa Austin

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

Hotel Ravesis Bondi

You have gotta love a pastel makeover where the new cocktails match the decor right! I have been crushing on the new (ok not sooo new) Hotel Ravesis makeover, its opposite Bondi Beach so there are awesome ocean views, the colourful interior upstairs by Corina Hicks is fun without being too in your face, the food and cocktails are superb! and of course him loving the splashes of Peach – the perfect Instagram backdrop!

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sand by dinosaur designs

Sand is the newest collection of objects and jewellery by Dinosaur Designs  duo Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy it explores the colours and textures of rock and mineral particles in warm earthy tones  available online and in store now
Photography Tim Georgesen

jd lee furniture

I stumbled across JD. Lee Furniture on Instagram (like you do) and I love their simple honest style. This local small operation have a considered approach to sustainable furniture making and life cycle of their products. I like their relaxed vibe and can we talk about their Finley Sofa!

Click here to see more

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use your illusions new from page thirty three

Theres no denying that local design team Page Thirty three are super dynamic, I love there fresh unique approach to design. Their new collection ‘Use Your Illusions’ explores future worlds from the past. They are inspired by primitive form, ancient ritual, and modern living. Slipping into a parallel universe they are drawn to utopian ideals about living a simple existence which is more connected to nature.

Page Thirty Three’s objects are playful, they encourage a tactile response, or aesthetic equation to master in order to nish the piece. Primitive and geometric forms slide, collide, and interlock to form functional objects.
While many objects involve the user piecing the components together to make large simple puzzles or personalized equations, others which come assembled tell this story visually, as construction lines stay visible. There is a basic childish satisfaction felt from ‘solving the puzzle’ which enhances the bond between human and object.

Each piece in the collection has a sculptural aesthetic which seeks to evolve the cultural hierarchy from utilitarian object to artwork, in order to give more meaning and importance to the act of daily ritual. Just as ancient cultures realised the importance of enhancing the human and earth bond, Use Your Illusions seeks to assimilate this into our modern world.

I love that Page Thirty Three are inspired by historic space age design, and visions of the future, from the past. Define sci reference can be seen which I love! There is a definite retro modern feel to everything they create.

“ I love looking at how the future was forecast 50 years ago, and comparing it to how we live today.
In most cases I like the alternate space age visions that I saw on the big screen, and dreamt up as a kid, much more.
I think a lot of what we design comes from these childhood obsessions and play time.
For so much of the day, the mind wanders along creative paths of new worlds and parallel universes, where you build your own life and space.
Primarily ‘Use your Illusions’ has grown from these daydreams.
The objects which appear now, stem from this brain play. They accessorize the dream world.
The most ful lling part of design is pulling these ideas out of the aether and bringing them into existence.”
Ryan Hanrahan, Creative Director

Click here to see and learn more





melbourne table company

I LOVE this brand new Anna Dining table from The Melbourne Table Company – designed with and interchangeable top (available in other colours) made in Tasmania Oak

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jack + jack bondi store now open

Local fashion brand and one of my favourites Jac + Jack has just opened in Bondi.

Located at shop 3 82 – 92 Gould Street Bondi 2026

Store design by George Livissianis, photography by Tom Ferguson

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new from ivy muse “homebody”

Loving the latest collection “Homebody” from Ivy Muse the perfect way to display your plants at home click here to see the collection

Photography Annette OBrien Styling by Alana Langan

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