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The Little Mountain Lightbox Co, NSW

Reclaimed timber and beautiful vintage drawers are the building blocks for The Little Mountain Lightbox Co’s gorgeous handcrafted lightboxes. We talk to photographer Mandy Lamont about days spent shooting near her home in the stunning Snowy Mountains NSW, and what she loves about working with photo images. How long have you been playing with cameras…

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Shuh. VIC

Introducing Melbourne based Malaysian born illustrator and designer Shuh Lee and her super colourful illustrations, prints, jewellery, scarves and bedding. Tell us about growing up in Kuala Lumpur. How old were you when you moved to Australia and how do your memories of Malaysian life influence your work? Growing up in KL, I was exposed…

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Convict Bags, WA

Georgina Lewis and Karen Adie started helping each other out on small design and branding projects before realising that their similar design aesthetic and mutual love of handbags was all that was needed for them to start something new. The two Perth based friends and neighbours founded Convict Bags in 2013, producing handcrafted leather bags…

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NaMOI, SA

Adelaide based Kalila Stewart-Davis started NaMOI at the tender age of 22, when she was still a student at Sydney’s Raffles College of Design & Commerce. Four years on her label has grown to incorporate luxe resort wear inspired clothing, jewellery and home décor, all proudly made in South Australia from natural textiles. Tell us…

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Curator Company, NSW

Huw Jones’ Photocurator and Curator Clip interchangeable picture frames have been described as ‘revolutionary’. Simple, clean and modern, they come in a range of sizes suitable for photos and artworks, fix to the wall without any nails, screws or other fixings, and are easily removed without leaving marks or residue. Genius! Tell us about your…

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Drew Akin

Meet blues and country musician Drew Akin, who’ll be joining us at Bowerbird this month, playing under the trees on the Big Lawn, on Saturday November 22 and Sunday November 23 from 1.30pm.   When did you know for sure that you wanted to be a musician, and how did your music career begin? I…

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Four Seeds, SA

A WORD FROM… Mim Gollan’s Four Seeds mobile retro kitchen cupboard is renowned for its homemade sweet and savoury treats, all made without artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. We asked Mim to share her recipe for the perfect Christmas. (And a tip… Come early to Bowerbird to beat the queue for her amazing salted caramel…

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Sustainable Stubbies, SA

Melbourne based glass sculptor Ruth Allen is Sustainable Stubbies, a boutique studio upcycling discarded bottles into homewares. It’s the perfect use for your empties, from your every day Coopers longneck bottle to a beautiful pendant light!   Tell us about your glass sculpting practice, which includes large scale installations, commissions and special projects. How long…

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David Archer, SA

Adelaide based David Archer is a contemporary automata maker, whose work is inspired by Edwardian and Victorian seaside carnival art, circus marvels and sideshow oddities. Roll Up! Roll Up! Contemporary automata makers seem kind of rare these days. Can you tell us about the artform and what it is that you do? One definition of…

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Katia Carletti, SA

Adelaide ceramicist Katia Carletti is a strong believer that everyday actions and moments should be considered as sacred. Her beautiful, functional ceramic pieces are all hand built, and intended to be ritualistically used and cared for. (Photo by Jessica Tremp) How did you get started as a ceramicist?  I trained as a painter at art…

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