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The Making of Urban Billy: A Photo Essay

Elliat Rich’s Urban Billy (featured in Habitus issue 26) is a labour of love, slowly developed over nearly a decade in close collaboration with the makers. Here we see the artful process in pictures.

Design Hunter Q+A: Sally Taylor

With their relatively new recycled timber furniture business Timbermill growing steadily, director Sally Taylor is suitably inspired. She loves fresh flowers, Japanese food, and champagne, and of course, wood.

Wood Melbourne’s Showroom Launch

After the success of the first range of timber bath spouts earlier this year, Wood Melbourne has evolved to include a timber–clad shower head and timber taps (in two hardware finishes, brass and chrome) and most recently developed a concrete range of basins, taps, spouts and shower heads. Here’s the official launch – doubling as the showroom opening.

Design Hunter Book Club: Made by Hand

What is the value of that which is made by hand? This is the question explored in this little book, which will leave you yearning for an object, accessory or piece of attire that is crafted especially for you.

Design Hunter Q + A: Oliver MacLatchy of Wood Melbourne

With the launch of Wood Melbourne earlier this year and a showroom opening in two weeks time, Oliver MacLatchy is in a local designer and maker we’ll be keeping an eye on. We ask him a few questions to find out what makes him tick – aside from timber.

Behind the Scenes Video: The Making of Touch by Ross Gardam

Behind the flawless-finish of Ross Gardam’s copper pendants is a raw handmade process. The spinning of copper, as we see happen here in the workshop, takes time and skill, and is beautiful in its own right. Seeing the creation of this project feels like we’ve been let in on a little secret. Gardam’s Touch Pendants are even more precious than we thought.

Design Hunter Q + A: Nicolas Chiew

Nicolas Chiew is a Sydney-sider from the Northern beaches. His love for recycled timber has become his profession, co-founding the Colonial Trading Company. We chat to this Design Hunter about his interest in wood with a story, his passion for wine and what he’s been up to…

In Oliver’s Workshop

Oliver MacLatchy is a carpenter, builder, tinkerer and inventor with a massive love for timber. The result of that passion is Wood Melbourne, spouts made from reclaimed wood, designed and crafted by hand in his workshop in Melbourne. Each piece goes through 12 stages to become the beautiful, sustainable fixtures they are. Through a series of images we get to see some of this laborious and careful process.




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