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Denfair 2016 – Handkrafted & Associated Makers.

I was fortunate to be included in the 2016 Handkrafted showcase, at this years (2016) Denfair. Accompanying me where six other talented makers, representing their own respective brands, workshops and products. All the participants in the stand shared common principles of making, which was reflected in a very high quality of workmanship throughout. See images below of each makers work and be sure to follow the links provided, to find out more about each individual designer / maker and their furniture making practice. Handkrafted Apparentt Bern Chandley  Auld Design Sawdust Bureau... Read The Rest →

Apparentt – Furniture Design Melbourne

One of the most promising design brands to choose Den Fair as its launch pad next week is, Melbourne furniture brand Apparentt. The impressive first collection will launch with 12 brand new pieces of furniture and lighting, developed by the founding team of Managing Director – Elliot Gorham & Creative Director – Louise Gorham. The Collection of products hinges itself on a simple but potent ethos: simple and durable ‘, and there’s certainly simplicity and strength, with an accompanied beauty of form. Navigating the minefield of a fledgling business can be... Read The Rest →

The Back Of Cafe’s Aren’t The Only Place Milk Crates Are Being Stolen.

I’ve read a few articles on the theft of intellectual property and one of the most recent was ‘Is it time to redesign the law around ‘replica’ furniture?’, in which lighting designer David Trubridge expresses his frustrations of the theft of his designs by saying ‘…I don’t think a respectable company should do something like that’.  I didn’t ever expect it to happen to me. I feel like it’s a clichéd mentality, but when it does happen, it sure does rock what I believed were the ideals of the design... Read The Rest →

Wood Workshops: Material Value

I was recently interviewed by the Australian Design Review for my role at Handsome & Co. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: AUSTRALIAN DESIGN REVIEW Published on January 16 2015. Physically creating something tangible to suit a purpose or fulfil a creative urge is a fundamental human yearning, one perhaps neglected in an era where our hands are occupied as an extension of touch screens and keyboards. In the smartphone age, where anyone is but a click or swipe away from the next stimulus, crafting an object with permanence is an act of enduring... Read The Rest →

Lauren Hitchon – Piccoli Editions

Good grief… I’m a hard-nosed hairy-arsed lumberjack and this (dare I say it) is just absolutely adorable! I don’t think I’ve ever used that word before… I probably won’t ever again!”. The cutest collection of books I’ve ever seen. They take the reader back to a simpler time, when children were allowed to roam free, parents trusted their neighbours and animals smiled! These children’s books are are fun and and irresistible, with images you could simply melt into. It is a collection of books that illustrate a time of innocence and... Read The Rest →

Helmut Burri & Co – Tool Maker

A friend of mine recently sent me some pictures of his tool making projects and I was so impressed with the whole operation that I couldn’t resist the urge to blog the images to share with others. I hope you enjoy his process as much as I have. Here are some photos of the processes that I go through in order to make some incredibly high quality tool blades. In essence these are kits that allow the blokes to get quality tool steel item i.e. M2 HSS at a competive... Read The Rest →

Evergreen Studio – Katie Shanahan

Katie Shanahan of Evergreen Studio is an exceptionally talented gold and silversmith based in Canberra ACT. Operating out of a small studio, Evergreen produces one-off commission pieces, as well as, a range of creative designs and concepts for a range of objects not limited to jewellery. The combination of materials in her body of work offers a unique and elegant aesthetic and demonstrates the diverse range of skills and the eye for detail Katie acquired while studying this refined craft at the ANU Art School. Katie takes inspiration from botanical... Read The Rest →

Joshua Phillips – Designer / Maker / Circus Performer

In a recent Noddy Boffin photo shoot, I was fortunate to have the acrobatic services of Joshua Phillips to stand in, or more appropriately handstand in, as model for a new series of bench seats. Not only is Josh a circus performer who has completed a diploma of circus arts in New Zealand and trained at the National Institute of Circus Arts, he is also an enthusiastic and talented product designer and maker, operating out of his studio in Melbourne. Josh studied at the Australian National University School of Art in... Read The Rest →

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