Daniel Barbera is a Melbourne-based furniture designer. In 2004, he established Barbera Design – more the outcome of being an inquisitive kid and rolling with “natural evolution” than a conscious decision. Barbera Design has been a very fruitful venture so far, seeing Daniel work with world’s leading architects, exhibiting at a number of festivals and shows, and winning the lighting award at Fringe. His work is nothing short of exquisite with a minimalist aesthetic that perfectly balances the delicate and the sturdy.
Fate brought them together, beauty is their vision and together their two heads make “one brain.” Parish Stapleton and Marty Lochmann – stylist and photographer duo – create stunning images together and share their knowledge and experience through Stylist Lab, where they run a series of in-depth interior styling workshops. At the core of the Lab’s philosophy is attention to detail, a focus on concept, and – importantly – belief in practical skills and hands-on experience. Here is a look into this creative hub and the pair who make it happen.
Edwards Moore is a Melbourne-based architecture & design studio founded by Ben Edwards and Juliet Moore. Avid followers of this blog will be familiar with these crazy kids, as we’ve featured their projects a number of times before. Their work is serious, playful, energetic and provocative in equal measure. Driven by a belief in the art of architecture, Edwards Moore take each project as an opportunity to explore new ideas and possibilities. There’s no preconceived plan or formula to their work, other than a plan to be ultra curious and get stuck in no matter what challenges might come along.
01 | Little Trace Of // Coco Reynolds of Marz Designs. 02 | Interview // Tony Stephens of Artbank. 03 | Little Trace Of // Sydney Hairdresser Leonard Mattis. 04 | Little Trace Of // Emma Coulter. 05 | Design Masterclass & Interview With The One And Only PATRICIA URQUIOLA! 06 | Little Trace Of // Sydney Artist Philjames. 07 | Little Trace Of // Yoram Roth. 08 | Little Trace of // Melbourne Artist Miso.
Artbank is a Commonwealth support program established to collect and promote the work of Australian contemporary visual artists. Formed in 1980, Artbank’s collection of some ten thousand works represents a comprehensive catalogue of Australian contemporary art over the last three decades. And the best part is this – all the pieces are available for lease…
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…