Archive for January, 2007

Rubber never looked so good

January 27, 2007 9 comments


Christiane Diehl creates these extraordianry jewellery and wearable pieces. In her “kollection'” series Christiane uses recycled inner tubes and rubber bands. It takes a specially trained eye to see the potential offered by these materials transforming them into something with particular aesthetic appeal and practicallity.

Worn with attitude these pieces make a bold statement.

Here are some more






Melbourne Design Guide

January 27, 2007 1 comment

For those of you who may be interested Melbourne group Propeller have developed a new Melbourne Design Guide

I have come across similar in Toronto and think it’s high time Sydney develops one as well – Who’s up for the job?

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Lisa Jones and Symbiosis

January 27, 2007 Leave a comment

Sculpture using the Jacobsens chair

I couldn’t help including this image as well

Currently on exhibition until February 28 at Multiple Box in Danks street is the work of Lisa Jones. Inspired by da Vinci’s anatomical drawings and using Jacobsonens’s Series 7 chair she has created five sculptures.

In her words

Within my sculptural objects a language of internal opposition exists that informs the whole. This apparently conflicting exchange defines the work through the tension between order and chaos; the organic and the refined; repetition and divergence; progress and reversal.

See more of her work at her website

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January 27, 2007 Leave a comment

Le Marais top and Metro Trousers by Ampersander

Now live is a new Australian fashion wholesasle portal, the brainchild of Caroline Turner, Ku-ture. This new fashion marketing and wholesale agency will promote the work of local and up coming designers and will keep you up to date with the latest collection ranges.

Currently they represent Papershaker, Meet Tyrone and Ampersander and their on-line shop will open soon so stay posted.

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Categories: Australian, Design, Fashion, Ideas, Women

Zaha Hadid: the perfect home

January 27, 2007 1 comment


View footage of Zaha Hadid’s concept of the perfect house and extracts of interview at at IMM Cologne here

The two-story structure has no roof, the walls and furniture appear to grow directly out of a floor that in some cases is totally uneven, and the ceiling is an arched sky. The inside and outside, the top and the bottom – everything blends together fluently.” (PR IMM)

Via Vernissage

Antlitz update

January 24, 2007 Leave a comment

Antlitz is is offering a Valentine’s Day special at Yoshi Jones.

Head on down to Newtown to see this fabulous product along with many more offerings from the team.

Sew What?

January 24, 2007 Leave a comment

Sew this!


Burdastyle allows you to do just that – as an open source ideas centre
of patterns that can be downloaded and used to your hearts content while learning something new each time you visit.

we want you to get involved: We’re offering our ideas, expertise and
downloadable patterns to the BurdaStyle community, and we hope that
you’ll contribute, too.

you can

Discuss sewing tricks and fixes with members of the BurdaStyle
community. Add your sewing term definitions to the ones in our
Sewpedia, or check out tips in our user-generated photo and video How
Tos. Explore other users’ creations in the Gallery, and upload photos
of your own. You can even barter or sell what you make through
BurdaStyle: Burda is the first established pattern publisher to release
its designs under a creative commons license, allowing members of the
public to market their BurdaStyle creations in limited editions.

BurdaStyle like Etsy are in the business of using new technology to
drive old-fashioned craft. BurdaStyle is a celebration of the handmade
and the heartfelt, the individual and idiosyncratic things we make
ourselves, and is intended as a platform for experts and beginners

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Categories: Design, Fashion, Ideas, Women