Category Archive for: Design

Fiona Kain, NSW

What do you get when you mix art and cars? Artomobile. A quirky, unique mix of hand-painted pieces inspired by Sydney artist, Fiona Kain’s love of vintage cars. Bowerbird caught up with Fiona to find out more. For those who don’t know, how would you describe your work? Artomobile is described as hand painted cars…

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Upswitch, VIC

Meet the Maker  –  Michael Hanley, Upswitch  Michael Hanley creates unique handmade lamps, using upcycled materials. From science equipment, cameras, salvaged copper/brass, timber and anything in between, Upswitch reinvents old treasures into functional art pieces that inspire and illuminate. How would you describe your work? Upswitch creates handmade one-of-a-kind lamps and homewares using upcycled materials. This…

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Kookery, WA

Meet the Maker – Amy Palmer-Millen,  Kookery  Perth-based Kookery creates bold modern vintage imagery, combined with kitchen truths to make kitchenware with a quirky twist. Practical, beautiful and fun, the range includes tea towels, aprons, bread bags and shopping totes. Kitchenware with an eco heart.  For those who don’t know, how would you describe your work? We create…

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Claire Ishino, SA

Claire Ishino Claire has spent eight years in Japan teaching English and selling jewellery and has studied English, History, Jewellery Design, Gemmology and Graphic Design. Now back in Adelaide, Claire creates colourful gouache paintings inspired by botanical forms that feature graphic florals. From these original artworks Claire creates limited edition prints and a range of greeting…

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Lambie Design Co, QLD

Annabelle Lambie – Lambie Design Co. For those who don’t know, how would you describe your work? Being graphic design, most people have a preconception that its going to be geometric jagged but my work is quite the opposite. Is delicate and intricate. Being based on the beauty of nature, I try to make my work…

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Andrew Gregg, SA

MEET THE MAKER… Adelaide based industrial designer Andrew Gregg has a fondness for creating furniture and lighting, and working in partnership with other Australian makers, manufacturers and artisans to realise new, exciting and innovative outcomes. Tell us about your background. How did you get started in industrial, furniture and lighting design? Before settling on design,…

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the maker, TAS

Tasmanian Leonie Struthers is the founder of lj struthers and lj junior clothing, and the force behind the inspirational the maker store, located in the heart of Hobart’s historic Salamanca Place.   Tell us about your interest in clothing and fashion. What was the first thing you ever made and how have you grown as a designer and maker since then? At…

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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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