Posts in Collaboration
July

In celebration of the launch of their flagship store in Melbourne’s Emporium we recently had five minutes with Athan Didaskalou and Richard Li, the team behind July, a sophisticated luggage range for the modern traveller. Designed here in Melbourne, the July luggage range uses good, functional design to overcome some of the most common flaws in modern luggage options. Our favourite features are the removable USB-C charger, highly adjustable handle, and custom-designed wheels which you can trust not to break halfway across the world. Partnering with ODO, they have succeeded in creating a range of beautiful, practical and durable luggage and a flagship store to match! 

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Kate Stokes from Coco Flip Design Studio

Ahead of the Melbourne Design Week starting on March 14, we met with Kate Stokes of Coco Flip Design Studio to hear about Honey, her new collaboration with Bendigo Pottery, timber craftsman Charles Standford and glass artist Amanda Dziedzic. Honey is a collection of lighting designs including table lamp, pendant and wall sconce which feature slip cast ceramic stoneware or turned American white oak paird with hand-blown glass.
We talked about the inspiration behind Honey, the collaborative process and some of the highlights of the experience. Enjoy!

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Story of Things

Creatives and friends Petrina Turner, Jess Reftel Evans and Martin Reftel came together a little over a year ago to build a platform for sharing Australian designers and make their works available to purchase directly, and The Story of Things was born.

After busy year getting everything ready they officially launched in September of this year. We caught up with them for a Q&A to learn more about how they came together and what The Story of Things is all about.

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Pete Sullivan from Cox Architecture

Recently we caught up with Pete Sullivan from Cox Architecture, creators of the winning design for the $2 Billion development planned for Southbank by Beulah International. 
We asked Pete Sullivan a few quick questions to find out more about the design process and the building itself. 

Hope you like it! 

Competing with six other designs put together by collaborating teams of Australian and international architecture firms, Cox Architecture and Dutch firm UNStudio’s design Green Spine took first place. Their 350+ metre high Green Spine is an impressive cantilevered structure made up of two twisting towers with a geometric glass facade and green terracing. 

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International guest // David Trubridge // #Giveaway

Our international guest and GIVEAWAY partner for July is New Zealand’s David Trubridge, a renowned lighting designer and leading proponent for environmentally responsible design. David sees himself as more of an explorer than a designer, and he thinks deeply and often about our place in the world, and how creativity can be used as a tool to lessen our impact on the environment while also bringing us closer together. 

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Ivy Muse // Lucid Fields

I met Alana Langan, one half of Ivy Muse at DENFAIR in June and it was great to speak her and Jacqui Vidal again recently about their upcoming Lucid Fields collection, which launches today! 
Lucid Fields features a range of stoneware, powder coated steel and aluminium pots and planters all designed and made in Melbourne. 

Lucid Fields features a range of stoneware, powder coated steel and aluminium pots and planters all designed and made in Melbourne. 

We had a quick Q&A with Alana and Jacqui about their range, their design process and their advice for plant enthusiasts!

Enjoy!

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Navi by Centre Showroom

Melbourne based Centre Plumbing has achieved the ultimate partnership – a place where designer looks meet practical experience. Tucked away in a surprising part of Melbourne’s Glen Iris, the bold new showroom is a feast for the senses with its glamorous interior design and curated selection of fittings. 
Flack Studio was chosen interior designer. With David as the interior architect, his trademark charisma, flair and inviting design is seen in spades in the new showroom.
Dynamic design duo Pop&Pac managed the brand work and delivered a visual package that perfectly balances the down to earth character of the business with the elegance and excitement of the new space.

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PET Lamp X Bula’bula artists for the NGV Triennial

Following on from our previous article introducing the PET Lamp project, we were lucky enough to catch up with Alvaro as he was preparing for the upcoming NGV Triennial exhibition which will feature the PET Lamp collaboration with the Bula’bula artist weavers from Ramingining in the Northern Territory.
PET Lamp was invited by the National Gallery of Victoria to travel to Australia where they immersed themselves in the community at Ramingining in Australia’s north, working with eight indigenous artist weavers to create stunning circular lampshades using traditional local techniques.

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