Every now and then a design business comes along with a deceptively simple product. It is possible that Kate & Katemight have produced for blankets what another company has done for rugs - made a stylish staple. The duo behind the business came to the idea almost by accident while visiting an international trade fair. The friends and sisters-in-law, with the same name, were impressed with the...

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fashion stylist katelyn mooney

After studying fashion design at New York's Parsons School, Katelyn Mooney decided to actually focus on styling rather than design. She quickly racked up an enviable client list, including Marc Jacobs, Vogue Bambini, H&M, J Crew and American Apparel. New York-based Katelyn will guest edit the next issue (#9) of Papier Mache magazine.

Which five words best describe you? Dreamer, mother, ambitious,...

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designers lichen kemp & jitske wiersma

Lichen Kemp and Jitske Wiersma

Do children today still daydream? There's hope in the shape of Sunday Morning Designs. While the designs are the work of adults, the products can open eyes of all ages to an imaginary world. This is in part thanks to the illustrations of Dylan Martorell, who is the partner of one of the founders - Lichen Kemp. Together with fellow Melbourne creative
Jitske Wiersma,...

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designer jennifer paganelli

The designs of Jennifer Paganelli from Sis Boom remind me quite a bit of the work by Amy Butler. Both are steeped in Modernism, celebrate vintage fabrics, and often "clash" equally bold and confident colours. Jennifer's designs are the result of a life lived in some of the world's most beautiful, if not completely contrasting places - the Great Lakes of the USA, the Caribbean, New England and New...

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designers michael and tessa bautovich

One of the unexpected joys of being involved in The Living Room project just before Christmas was getting to know Tessa and Michael Bautovich from The Lowercasea little bit better. They have bravely stepped away from their respective careers in publishing and graphic design to focus on their new brand, which in a way merges both of their interests. It's lovely to see thoughtful and imaginative...

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kids play day styling shoot

It is always the simple things in life that children enjoy the most. Give them a fancy toy and they'll be interested for five minutes. But let them loose with a garden hose and there goes the rest of the afternoon. Needless to say with this shoot for real living, which is in the current JanFeb 11 issue, I left the water shot until the very end. And the kids had a blast - literally.

I was really...

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photographer katie graham

Is it possible to tell someone loves their job through the work they produce? I think so. These photos are from the portfolio of photographer Katie Graham. She switched from a career in magazines to focussing on children's portraiture.

Which five words best describe you? Happy, spontaneous, inquisitive,
impatient and grateful.

How did you get your career start and what path have you taken...

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monday giveaway!

Today's giveaway is from Ubabub, a cool Melbourne company that's all about injecting high design into nursery furniture, and now... artworks. Natasha and Daniel are offering 2 lucky winners their choice of an artwork from their online store. (This would be my pick.) They come unframed and are worth $69 each.

For a chance to win, please visit Ubabub and their online store, and leave a comment...

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ubabub's natasha dumais

Well, I did tell you that the sponsors of Daily Imprint are people who live interesting and inspiring lives... So meet Natasha Dumais. We have been in correspondence since her Melbourne home was photographed for Real Living a short time ago. It's going to appear in the December issue of the magazine (subscribers may already have their copy). It's beautifully designed in a midcenturymodern way and...

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writer susanna salk

As soon as I saw this book, I had to have it. I'm always on the hunt for inspiring kids rooms that are as much about style as substance. You could describe US author Susanna Salkin the same way. She helped launch Elle Decor and became a contributing editor. She later joined House & Garden as a special projects editor. Now she regularly contributes to NBC's Today Show, is a contributing editor for...

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