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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

Pretty in pink new Jardan Sydney Store

Jardan have unveiled their brand (rather impressive) new Sydney showroom designed by If Architecture
As you can see the centre of the store is amass of blush sculptural shapes within the central staircase.
Jardan new store now open 42 Oxford St Paddington NSW 2021

Photo Jason Grant

simple style

Lately less is more, its all about an edit with simple classic foundations like a white backdrop, a few key investment furniture pieces (always with a modern retro twist) plants, great art works and some vintage, local, handmade or nature finds eclectic as always just like a true stylist) I like home to feel relaxed and easy but I always love a pop of colour! usually yellow, blue or pink lately or even orange ( noting the spine colour of my soon to be released book)

Console and Floor lamp Bludot 

Print Pampa

Ponytail Palm (a new favourite variety of plant) in Uashmama paper bag

Photos Jason Grant taken on Canon PowerShot G9X

something beginning with Halo collection

Im loving the new Halo collection by Something beginning with 
This Melbourne design duo have an eye for detail, Im of course loving their Modern Retro vibe, along with their simple rounded shapes and fun colour palette by this design duo
The collection is designed and made in Melbourne bravo!
Photographer: Nicole England
Stylist: Laelie Berzon and Lisa Vincitorio
Shot at Kensington Collective

Anglepoise+Paul Smith Edition Three

Some collaborations are just magic! British lighting brand Anglepoise and renowned British designer Paul Smith have collaborated once more to create a third edition of the Type 75™ Desk Lamp. Anglepoise + Paul Smith Edition Three, previewed here – just between you and I this is my most favourite one yet!  available to order in October from Cult

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shibori collezione

It is well-known that the ancient dye technique of Shibori is making a monumental comeback in the modern home. With graceful and delicate hues, Shibori patterns have adorned many surfaces, from wallpaper to cushions.
The resist dye technique, perfected in Shibori’s Sydney studio, has been used successfully across a range of projects from commercial to fashion. Tappeti brings the highly artisanal process to the realm of commercial and residential interior design by offering a range of captivating rugs that are exclusive to this partnership between Tappeti and Shibori

Artisan-crafted – from Sydney to New Delhi
Pepa Martin and Karen Davis, founders of Shibori, played a major role in revitalising the ancient technique of Shibori and bring a distinctive take to the craft from the dye-pots of their Sydney studio.

“When it came to adding rugs to our collection it was a no brainer that we went with Tappeti as their existing collections are of such high quality and strong design. We love that the company and product that has the capacity to supply existing stock as well as offering a full customized approach”
– Pepa and Karen (Shibori)

Each design for the collection was hand dyed by Shibori and interpreted by Tappeti’s in-house textile designers into arrangements of colour and texture, true to the original.
The intricate designs were then passed onto Tappeti’s artisan craftsmen, and each creation was brought to life using the age-old, hand processes of rug making.

click here to find out more about the collection

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monocle cafe london

Monocle Magazine recently opened it’s first London Cafe. MJG was excited to see that they selected beautiful timber tables and stools (pictured below) for the cafe all the way from Tasmania from One/third its makes this Tasmanian (yes MJG was born in Launceston) very proud! The Cafe looks super cute and word is the food and coffee are fantastic! it’s on MJG’s London to-do list for sure!

The Monocle Cafe 18 Chiltern Street London W1U 7QA

Images thanks to Monocle click here for more details




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