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These Are The Very Best Of Australia’s Handcrafters and Makers!

These Are The Very Best Of Australia’s Handcrafters and Makers!

TDF Design Awards

Lucy Feagins

Liam Fleming, Graft Vase Series. Photo – Grant Hancock. Siân Boucherd, Oyster Shell. Photo – Yvonne Doherty.

Liam Fleming, Graft Vase Series

Though appearing separate, each mould-blown elements of these cubic glass vases is actually a distinct part,  fused with another to create a single, stacked body. To make these asymmetrical, geometric pieces, Liam Fleming uses the traditional incalmo (meaning ‘graft’ in a Venetian dialect) technique, wherein two or more elements made of different coloured glass are melded together to create one solid vessel. This process allow Liam to experiment with colour combinations in a contemporary composition, while still retaining a continuous form.

Liam draws on the colour theories of twentieth century artists Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Piet Mondrian to explore how colour and form can aesthetically express the tempo of music.

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The Ultimate Guide To Ensuring Your Houseplants Thrive

The Ultimate Guide To Ensuring Your Houseplants Thrive

In Print

Sophia Kaplan + Lauren Camilleri

Plantopedia, published by Smith Street Books. Photo – Simon & Schuster.

Albo variegatum in pot. Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Authors Sophia Kaplan and Lauren Camilleri of Leaf Supply. Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Clapton Tram Shed in London is a green wonderland. Photo – Anna Batchelor.

A decadent pot plant makes all kind of flourishes! Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Wild and thriving. Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Lauren in the greenhouse. Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Sophia tends to a wax plant. Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Spotty and filled with personality! Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Hanging plants put greenery at different heights throughout your home. Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Just. because they’re indoor plants doesn’t mean they have to be small. Photo – Jacqui Turk.

Lauren

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A Day In The Life Of Australian Fashion Icon, Lee Mathews

A Day In The Life Of Australian Fashion Icon, Lee Mathews

A Day In The Life

Sasha Gattermayr

Lee spends the morning at her STUNNING home in Balmain. Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files.

The mornings are usually meetings of some sort to talk about a collection, fabrics, plans, and or shoots.Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files.

Ted the corgi walks with Lee into the office! Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files.

The cavernous LM HQ in Leichhardt. Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files.

‘There are always so many questions to answer as soon as I walk through the door,’ Lee says of her typical day. Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files.

After getting in at 9am, Lee gets to work on upcoming collections. Photo – Alisha Gore for The Design Files.

THIS is where the magic happens. Photo –

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A Luxe Sydney Home With Jaw-Dropping Views

A Luxe Sydney Home With Jaw-Dropping Views

Interiors

by Amelia Barnes

Hill House by Decus Interiors accentuates the property’s jaw-dropping Sydney views. Photo – Anson Smart

‘Spectrumfigure X’ (2018) artwork by John Young. Travertine flooring. Photo – Anson Smart

CTO ‘Heron’ floor lamp from Spence & Lyda. Oluce ‘Atollo’ table lamp from Euroluce. Moroso ‘Redondo’ armchair from Hub Furniture. Christophe Delcourt ‘MUC7’ side table from Ondene. Photo – Anson Smart

Tammy Kanat fibre artwork. Indi wall light from Articolo. Lowe ‘Atticus’ table from Hub Furniture. Fritz Hansen ‘Series 7’ chairs from Cult Design. Photo – Anson Smart

Tammy Kanat fibre artwork. Indi wall light from Articolo. Lowe ‘Atticus’ table from Hub Furniture. Fritz Hansen ‘Series 7’ chairs from Cult Design. Photo – Anson Smart

All joinery in the home has been custom designed. Photo – Anson Smart

‘Indi Extra Large’ lighting pendants from Articolo. Mater ‘High Stool’ from Cult Design.

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Bonnie Hislop Is The Ceramicist-Cheerleader We Need Right Now

Bonnie Hislop Is The Ceramicist-Cheerleader We Need Right Now

Creative People

Sasha Gattermayr

The Better Luck Next Year collection is a series of ceramic trophies that act as consolation prizes for a year we’d all prefer to leave behind. Photo – Anwyn Howarth.

Ceramicist Bonnie Hislop! Photo – Anwyn Howarth.

Bonnie creates all her pieces in her light-filled studio in Brisbane. Photo – Anwyn Howarth.

Each vessel in the collection took 20-30 hours to build, paint, glaze and fire. Photo – Anwyn Howarth.

We’ve all told ourselves this this year! Photo – Anwyn Howarth.

Bonnie handbuilds all her pieces, meaning she doesn’t use moulds or a wheel! It takes longer, but the payoff is in the individuality of each original form. Photo – Anwyn Howarth.

‘This collection is a response to the collective experience of COVID-19 and isolation, and the feelings of frustration during

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