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    Design Masterclass & Interview With The One And Only PATRICIA URQUIOLA!

    21st November

    I had the great privilege of being invited to attend Patricia Urquiola’s exclusive master class earlier this week, as part of Space Furniture’s 20th birthday celebrations. The three hour design ‘workshop’ explored ideas through the hands-on making, based on the way Patricia’s own studio works in Milan. The class was a bit like play-school for grown-up designers – colourful, exploratory and times almost silly, but so friggin fun and liberating. In truth, most of us who were there would have been happy digging trenches if it meant spending some time alongside one of the world’s brightest design stars. There are simply no words to describe how extraordinary this woman is. I bow to her, respect and admire her to the moon and back, with intensity only those closest to me can comprehend. Despite her worldwide superstardom, I am happy to report that Patricia is as humble, grounded, real and generous in person, just like one would expect from her work. After the workshop, I was extremely lucky to have Patricia all to myself for my first ever one-on-one, proper grown-up “real life” interview…



    So Hot Right Now // Mobile Buildings.

    4th October

    It’s certainly no news the (Western) world has been moving towards a more mobile existence for quite some time. Advancement of technology in combination with our continued pursuit of alternative lifestyle has brought about many developments towards innovative, or should I say – less conventional ways of working, living and holidaying. One such example is the move towards mobile buildings. Whilst this is far from being a new trend, it’s definitely interesting to see how varied these buildings are in their usage and the way in which they are configured. From true mobile dwellings such as the repurposed vehicles and shipping containers, to more conventional shelters designed to fit on the back of a bicycle or a truck, these interesting examples of mobile buildings from around the globe are a real-life comment about the mobile-nature of the world we live in…



    MAISON&OBJET Highlights // September 2013.

    16th September

    With September edition of MAISON&OBJET is behind us, and so many delicious submissions in my inbox, I couldn’t help but bring you a little roundup of some of the highlights from this major French trade fair held biannually in Paris…



    Space + Moooi 2014 Design Residency // Call For Entries.

    9th September

    Dearest Friends, I couldn’t possibly be any more excited about my job than I am today. Except maybe if I’d just won a $100M Lotto jackpot. But that’s another story. Our friends at Space Furniture have announced their 2014 Design Residency in partnership with our friends at Moooi. So many friends, so little time! No, but seriously guys, this is VERY cool, so please read on. The Residency is open to Australian designers who have a body of work that satisfies the requirements of the design brief. The successful applicant will spend eight weeks at the Moooi headquarters in Breda, the Netherlands, working under the guidance of two of the world’s leading design thinkers…



    Highlights from Sydney Indesign 2013.

    23rd August

    This year, industry event “Saturday Indesign” was renamed “Sydney Indesign” with the program spread over three days from Thursday to Saturday. Despite the name change, I found out the hard way that the event remains, very much, centred on the Saturday. I visited most of the showrooms on Friday and was left a little underwhelmed. Many showrooms had sparse guests, business as usual styling and a notable absence of drinks and snacks…



    Extreme Knitting by Danish Textile Designer Isabel Berglund.

    15th August

    Isabel Berglund is a Danish textile designer and artist. Her work is rich in fictitious narratives, her sculptures and installations create space within space that toy with the viewers perception of reality, scale, contrasts of textures. I mean, I seriously never thought knitting could be so playful, inspiring and super badass…




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