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I’ve created this Sydney based design blog to record and document a number of events that happen around town and nationally.

I have been involved in the cultural sector since I can remember. I’ve run galleries, events and exhibitions. This blog will reflect my views, likes, dislikes, forecasts and will be a source of other interesting aggregated material. I will focus on Australian designers and female mentors, wherever I find them. I will often reflect overlaps with trends, fashion and the fine arts – so expect an eclectic range of posts.

I hope you’ll like it,

Rita Bila


  1. May 9, 2006 at 10:11 pm

    Nice blog 🙂 like something I’ve been looking in the past few weeks.

  2. May 10, 2006 at 8:45 am

    Thank you Emilio, I’m getting ready for a trip to Canada so the posts have been less regular and may be so for a few weeks. I will try to do my best while I am away to keep the blog running. More from Toronto.

  3. May 11, 2006 at 7:58 am

    Hi Rita,

    Pass by and see us if you’re in Toronto!
    I would like to begin by introducing myself. My name is Dimitra Doufekas and I am the co-owner of UP TO YOU, a concept shop in Toronto. The idea behind our shop was to create a voyeuristic experience for our customer, therefore changing their patterns of choice. As a buyer my goal is to carefully choose designers from around the world, talk to them about their ideas and purchase pieces that promote individuality amidst a world of cookie-cutter imagery and products. Consequently, the majority of what we sell can only be found in our shop in Canada. “Theses days there is a need to offer people a genuine alternative to the normal same/same consumer environment. I suppose if we don’t start to truly encourage & embrace individuality now, we’ll all be driving around in identically matching cars within 20 years! A bit extreme maybe, but we might forget how good a classic Steve McQueen movie is.”

    It appears that we both have a keen eye for that which is considered “popular taste.” For more great ideas please visit our website at

    All though we may be small for the time being, our ideas are anything but.
    With Warmest Wishes,

    Dimitra Doufekas

    1483 Queen Street East
    Toronto, ON
    Tel: 416-778-6487

  4. May 13, 2006 at 2:37 am

    Best wishes on your travel to Toront, I am finishing an article on the Freedom Tower, soon to be posted.

    I found your ‘Pritzker Prize for Mendes da Rocha’ article most interesting.

  5. May 14, 2006 at 10:51 pm

    Look forward to the post – let me know when it’s up, I know there will be great deal of interest in it – can’t wait for your perspective.

  6. September 23, 2006 at 12:58 am

    We added you on our Blog, pls have a look. As a better blog on the Globe.

  7. October 28, 2006 at 9:06 pm

    Dear Rita
    I happened to see my work in your blog.
    Since u are in Australia i would like to find out about two designers who were at NID, Ahmedabad.
    They are John ( Architect) and Fleur ( Designer).
    If possible do let me know.
    See also my work with children at

  8. December 13, 2006 at 5:40 am

    Hi Rita,

    I couldn’t find a private email for you and I really prefer to do these things in private! But I just wanted to send this Sydney (Marrickville) focused link:


  9. December 13, 2006 at 8:51 am

    Thank you Kristina, I’ll see about the email situation.

  10. March 9, 2007 at 12:34 am


  11. elmanco
    June 5, 2007 at 2:15 am

    Hello Rita!

    I inserted your blog in _a blog list_ preferred blogs directory that i published in my cool hunting blog (
    I made a selection of blogs for creative people looking for inspirations about graphic and industrial design, fashion, technology, advertising and new trends.

    You can see the directory page at this link:

    A .PDF version of the list is available for free here:



  12. June 9, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    Today our post is about you (it’s true 😉 )

  13. June 3, 2008 at 1:11 am

    Hello, my name is José Morgado, I’m interiors and furniture designer, I enjoy your page
    and I like suggest a brand, that I think you could appreciate as well.

    José Morgado

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