You’ve no doubt seen Caitlin’s amazing work on our blog because we’ve been working with her since the beginning. She’s an absolute gun when it comes to taking breathtaking pictures and it was about time that we sat down to have our Five Minutes and share a bit more about her passion for photography.Read More
This week we’re taking a look back at CTF Curated Work Shop by the Council of Textile & Fashion which featured a live studio residency and collaboration between emerging Melbourne designers A.BCH, Scott Benedictine and MNDATORY.
I came across CTF Curated while passing through St. Collins Lane one morning, and I wanted to look into their story a bit more and discover what Curated Melbourne is doing to help showcase and support our emerging fashion designers. They invited me over to their popups and I had a chance to talk to Courtney Holm of A.BCH, Warren Harrison of Scott Benedictine and Brian Huynh of MNDATORYRead More
We had a lovely time with Melbourne based clothing and footwear label Actually Existing
Find more about them and what inspires their work.
We work with leather and up-cycled materials, including heavy canvas and rubber. We believe in keeping our production local in order to support the various suppliers and associated manufacturers in Melbourne’s industry.
We sat down with French-Melbournian furniture designer Anne-Claire Petre of Anaca Studio at her recent pop-up store in Collingwood which she shared with photographer Elizabeth Bull.Read More
Marcello Rotar was always interested in furniture design. A few years ago, while in between jobs, Marcello started making furniture from materials he could find, bits of timber that people had given him, and what he had collected over the years....Read More
Porcelain Bear is a studio in Collingwood where Gregory Bonasera and Anthony Raymond design and make beautiful slip-cast porcelain works. They produce wide range of lighting, sculptural objects and unique furniture pieces.Read More
Valerie Restarick is a Melbourne-based ceramicist. She trained as a painter at the National Gallery School (including as a student of the legendary John Brack), and later turned her hand to pottery which has become a lifelong passion. She founded her Carlton North studio 10 years ago where she continues to produce a wide range of work.Read More
Based around their three core values of simplicity, craftsmanship and functionality, Marijne Vogel and Annabel Smart founded Studio 11:11 and began creating beautiful, Australian-made, fine leather goods.
They discovered the joy of working with leather while employed as Interior Designers for Hecker Guthrie. Both shared an interest in fashion and accessories and so decided to combine their design knowledge and passion to create a bag that met their own needs.Read More
Volker's passion for lighting design began at a young age. He made his first lighting collection aged 10 while visiting family friends in the Czech Republic. Using their workshop he created a series of minimalist lights including a pair of bed lights and a ceiling light for his parents.Volker founded his studio almost a decade ago, and has since established himself as a leader in his field. Volker and his team work with a variety of new and recycled materials including brass, copper, porcelain and glass to create unique and surprising pieces.
He is inspired by the urban environment in his work, but also believes that nature is really important as a way to calm down and be rejuvenated and inspired in a different way.Read More