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INTERVIEW | MICHAELE SIMMERING







Michaele Simmering and her husband Johannes Pauwen of Kalon Studioswere always making things for their home - from door pulls to tables. “There has always been a lot of willing effort to invest our time and energy in our home environment,” she says. Part of the reason was that they were quite picky about the pieces they wanted in their home, and another was that they struggled to find items that...

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INTERVIEW | LAURA WORTLOCK







Travel has played an important role in the life of designer Laura Wortlock of Once Was Lost. She met her husband Andy in New York. Together they moved around through Malta before returning home to Australia, and setting up life in Hervey Bay, Queensland. However, they continue to have strong links with the rest of the world through the fair trade homewares collections they have created based on...

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INTERVIEW | REBECCA AND DAMIEN LEIJER







Husband and wife team Rebecca and Damien Leijer decided to fast forward their lives and recently launched their eponymous furniture business, Leyer. The couple often spoke of the distant future and dreams to live by the beach in a home that they’d built with a shed out the back where Damien could make furniture. “It’s all he has ever wanted to do, and following our recent relocation to Torquay...

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INTERVIEW | MICHAEL URBAN AND SASKIA BUTIN







Melbourne has a long history of producing quality furniture designers and manufacturers. One of the more recent companies to emerge is MuBu Home. Michael Urban and Saskia Butin launched the brand less than a year ago after moving to Melbourne from Vietnam. Following the birth of their daughter the couple struggled to find good quality yet affordable furniture. Michael, who grew up building things...

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INTERVIEW | VERITY KIZEK







“There is such a rich heritage of textile design and craftsmanship in Turkey that I find so inspiring,” says Verity Kizek, co-founder of Atolyia and Inartisan. It is a culture that she got to know quite well after living in Istanbul for three and a half years with her Turkish husband, Shenol. The couple moved there after having their first son, and the experience set Verity on a new path. Despite...

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THE EDIT | SARA LUNDGREN







As part of the relaunch of Daily Imprint, we are introducing a range of new features. Today we have a Sydney-based tastemaker sharing some of her favourite things.

Meet Sara Lundgren, founder and designer of Zakkia.

Read her Daily Imprint interview here.

Zakkia is one of the makers that has been selected as part of the Imprint House launch collection. Here, here and here.

Zakkia will be exhibiting at...

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DESIGNER MANDY SIMPSON







“After several trips to Japan I fell in love with the uniqueness of handmade ceramics - I have a deep respect for highly-skilled craftsmanship and seeing and touching a beautifully made ceramic object is such a joy,” says Mandy Simpson, the founder of design studio Esko. When the graphic designer was renovating her home last year she felt compelled to design her own products after not being able...

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DESIGNER SHANNON SHEEDY







What began as a business 12 years ago based on a book bag - after meeting a tailor in India - has turned into a burgeoning global empire for Byron Bay-based Shannon Sheedy. She started The Dharma Doorafter working in a Tibetan refugee community and this sense of wanting to help others while create useful and beautiful products has informed her business ever since. While Shannon has no formal...

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DESIGNER LOUISE OLSEN








When designing the 30th collection for Dinosaur Designs, Louise Olsendecided to do things a little differently. Each collection for the iconic fashion and homewares brand usually starts with a nature-inspired subject or form. For the Rainforest collection, Louise started with a colour. “Dinosaur Designs has always been known for its colour so it seemed natural in our 30th year to start a...

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