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INTERVIEW | AMBER CRESWELL BELL







I think that everyone is born with at least one dependable tool in their toolbox,” says Amber Creswell Bell. For the Sydney-based writer, it has been her skill with words that has provided the foundation for her career. But in recent years, her toolbox has expanded as Amber has diversified and added the title of curator to her name and, more recently, author. 

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PHOTOGRAPHER, WRITER AND DESIGNER VICTORIA ALEXANDER






Victoria Alexander’s life reads as a long list of achievements. She started out as a fashion editor for Vogue and Cosmopolitanmagazines before working as an art director, stylist and on wardrobe for television, still photography and plays. Victoria also founded, was a producer and art director for the television production company The Film Business and was the founder and designer of Sydney’s...

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CLOTHBOUND BY JULIE PATERSON






Twenty years is a long time to not only survive but thrive in a business. Textile designer Julie Paterson’s first book, ClothBound, charts how she managed to find her style and stay true to it over the past two decades. She also shares details on her creative process, and how she kept her work evolving in various design spheres: from running a shop to designing fabrics for hotel resorts.

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stylist & author amanda talbot







Amanda Talbothas worked across several sectors of the design industry. She's been an associate editor for Elle Decoration UK and homes editor for Living Etc. She's also been a design consultant, which has seen her work with Karl Lagerfeld and Ilse Crawford, and a trend forecaster for Ikea. When she returned to Australia two years ago Amanda was a judge on Channel 9's Top Design. More recently she...

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publisher lisa messenger



Lisa Messengeris living many lives in one. She is a publisher, property developer and marketing guru. She has co-authored 17 books, published over 400, and been a finalist for the Telstra Businesswoman of the Year award on three occasions. Ever the adventurer, Lisa has trekked through India to raise money for charity and spent time in a raw food commune in Costa Rica. I met her while shooting her...

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the dressing table by clare press






A great writer leaves a mark. No matter what the topic. I can still remember one of Clare Press's articles from several years ago when she was working as features director at Vogue Australia. "No one ever says I love you in that dress anymore," she wrote. The implication being that rampant consumerism meant people no longer made careful and considered choices when it came to their clothes -...

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writer alice rawsthorn








As a writer and critic for the global edition of the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Alice Rawsthorn analyses design, and how it affects our lives. Her column is published weekly - every Monday - and is syndicated to magazines and newspapers around the world. Alice is a well-known public speaker and broadcaster as well asa trustee of Arts Council England and of the Whitechapel...

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a space of my own by caroline clifton-mogg






Who doesn't want a space of their own? (Even if you don't have much to spare.) That's the premise behind the latest book by UK journalist and author Caroline Clifton-Mogg. She provides ideas and inspiration, as well as plenty of case studies, on how to create a space where you can be creative. The title is distributed in Australia through Hardie Grant.


How did you get your career start and what...

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undecorate by christiane lemieux






If it was not enough for the Canadian-born founder and creative director of DwellStudio to have grown a successful design business with a global reach, Christiane Lemieux has also gone on to create a number 1 bestselling design book, as rated by the Wall Street Journal. Undecorate was released in Australia last year by Random House, and features 20 homes that embrace "the no-rules approach to...

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the new artisans by olivier dupon







The people who feature on Daily Imprint are on a creative journey. And it's always interesting to see where they go next. When I interviewed Olivier Dupon in March 2010 (and showcased photos of his Sydney home here) he had closed his Balmain boutique Lola Et Moi and was focussing on his blog Dossier37. Since then he has been working on a rather large project - publishing a book - The New Artisans-...

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