DESIGN HUNTERS

Design Hunters: Woods and Warner

Sonia and Jacinta meld design and decoration to create beautifully resolved and considered spaces for their clients with a creative approach to colour and an innate fearlessness of combining pattern and texture.

What can we learn from Aboriginal design?

Culture can have a powerful influence on our approach to design so what happens when – as a fully matured adult – you find a whole other side to your family’s history?

Building a Green World One Bamboo Stick at a Time

Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia is becoming known as one of the world’s most sustainable and socially conscious architects, with heavy emphasis on the use of bamboo, which he calls ‘green steel’.

ANEAU: A Band of Women, Quilting to Define Their Future

ANEAU is the brainchild of Anna Westcott working in tandem with Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti, a women’s collective in the foothills of the Himalayas. With a modern and colourful approach to design, ANEAU is weaving quilts designed to last for generations.

Zhu Ohmu’s Coiled Ceramics

Artist Zhu Ohmu crafts organic ceramics by hand, in the process creating homes for houseplants. Naomi Russo finds out how.

A Quiet Approach to Design that Screams Substance

Jac+Jack spend as much time designing their collections as they do designing the spaces in which to exhibit them.

Joost Bakker Envisions Green Buildings Across the Globe

Designer, builder, florist, artist and a passionate advocate of self-sufficient suburban living, Joost Bakker has a dream. It may sound like a long-shot, but he’s been testing his theories out at home, and already has a plan to take over our city skylines with nourishing, flourishing greenery.

Arent&Pyke Design With Heart and Soul

With a distinctive and sophisticated design style, Sydney-based design studio Arent&Pyke have made it their mission to "help and inspire people to live a beautiful life," as Rebecca Gross discovers.

How Can We Make Our Obstacles Work For Us?

Nature informs and inhabits every aspect of visual artist Joshua Yeldham’s work. It’s in his use of animal totems and in the echoes of the Aboriginal art and traditional Chinese landscapes that illuminate his paintings. It’s in his use of wood and cane and his tireless exploration of the world around him, so that every field, creek and river can be seen afresh.

What Makes Tom Skeehan Tick

Tom Skeehan’s career trajectory has taken off since being shortlisted in Launchpad 2012. Leanne Amodeo talks to the emerging designer about his inspirations, local manufacturers and what he thinks of the current state of Australian design.

AP Design House: Minimal, Curated, and Tactile Interiors

“Less is more” is the philosophy of interior designer Alexandra Ponting and the team at AP Design House, and they practice what they preach in design, life and business. Rebecca Gross reports.

Ben Young Turns Concrete and Glass into Vast Oceans

Ben Young calls himself a glass and concrete artist. Naomi Russo finds out how the label reflects the importance of materiality to his work.

The Dark Heart of Lighting Designer Christopher Boots

With a ‘day job’ creating monumental architectural lighting and commissions for high profile clients like Hermés, it’s no wonder Fitzroy design luminary Christopher Boots craves a little darkness at home.

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