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Gift of Giving

Tis the season… to pick out some great gifts for the people you love. And where better to look than Bowerbird Design Market. With over 200 stalls, Bowerbird is undoubtedly the perfect weekend to seek, explore, find and collect gifts for Christmas, To help with your Christmas list, we rounded up some of Adelaide’s iconic personalities…

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MEET THE MAKER // MIKALA JAMES

Describe your work? I design towels in limited editions, handloomed in Turkey. What’s the best thing about your job? The best thing I guess is being my own boss!  I’m ambitious so I like to set goals and challenge myself, I also love the creative side of my work – it’s a good balance. What inspires you? I’m always…

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MEET THE MAKER // PIP KRUGER

Describe your work? As a keen observer and an obsessive notebook carrier, the world around me is constantly recorded in pen and ink drawings. These hand-drawn elements are then combined with digital collage, fabric patterns and textured decorations. The analogue practice of collaging combined with my digital approach brings a sense of nostalgia to my…

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The Mill

WHERE TO FIND BOWERBIRD STALLHOLDERS LISA PENNEY AND ROBYN WOOD ALL YEAR AROUND… Where are they now? Actually that should read ‘where are they… when they are not featuring at Bowerbird Design Market’. For Lisa Penney of Hey Reflect’o and Robyn Wood, when they aren’t peddling their beautiful wares at Bowerbird, they reside in a…

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Kate Masters – Gather and Moss

Meet The Maker // Kate Masters from Gather and Moss Describe your work: Organic, Australian-made kids’ pyjamas that celebrate our natural world. What’s the best thing about your job? It sounds self-centred, but I love that I get to do things my way. Most of my decisions would be considered by business minded people to…

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Shane Thompson – Afternoons with Albert

Meet The Maker // featuring Shane Thompson from Afternoons with Albert   How would you describe your work. The central vision of Afternoons With Albert is “to enable the world to get lost in the adventure of the present moment” What’s the best thing about your job? I have 2 jobs – Airline Pilot and…

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Business SA

Question. What do Solomon Street, Winestains and Booknook and Bean have in common? Answer: They are all featuring at Bowerbird Design Market this November PLUS they’ve all been a part of Business SA’s SAYES program. You know, the 12-month program designed to assist young South Australians to turn their business concept into a reality –…

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Four Seeds Gingerbread Recipe

Mim Gollan, from Bowerbird favourite Four Seeds, has shared her yummy recipe for Gingerbread shapes. Christmas snacks sorted! Ingredients 180g butter 150g brown sugar 30g grated ginger (4 tbl) 150g molasses 450g flour 2.5 tsp ground ginger 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp cloves ¼ tsp nutmeg 2 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1 tbl boiling…

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Eleisha Nylund, QLD

In a world full of mass production, Nylund stands out. With a focus on using traditional leather crafting techniques, designer Eleisha Nylund handmakes beautiful pieces that are timeless, durable and functional. We had a chat to Eleisha about her journey and inspirations, and got a sneaky hint at an exciting new collaboration to be launched…

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Loke Fong Koh, VIC

Loke is the brains behind Three1Design, an innovative brand famously known for their classy cable solutions; that is, keeping all those pesky tech cables organised and tangle free, whilst still looking good! Bowerbird had a chat to Loke about his journey, inspirations and popular Magnetic Cable Organiser range. 1. For those who don’t know, how…

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