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INTERVIEW | EMILIE DELALANDE







Sydney-based interior designer Emilie Delalande managed quite a coup for the first major interior project under the banner of her new studio, Studio Etic. She was given the opportunity to create the design for fashion designer Lee Mathews’ latest store in Armadale, Victoria. However, while her studio was new, Emilie had plenty of experience to draw upon. After moving to Australia from Paris in...

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INTERIOR DESIGNER + STORE OWNER TERRI SHANNON







After having her first child Terri Shannon changed. “I had this overwhelming feeling that I could take on the world,” she says. “Amazing what child birth does.” Since then in 2014 she has grown her interior design business, Bloom Interior Design, to include a homewares store, and more recently an online shop, Bloom & Co. The store front was opened in the main street of Williamstown, Melbourne,...

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DESIGNER YUSUKE SEKI






Tokyo-based designer Yusuke Seki has garnered a lot of publicity for what is one of his favourite projects to date. He was commissioned to remodel the Maruhiroceramics flagship store in Hasami, a town that has an association with pottery that goes back about 400 years. Yusuke transformed 25,000 pieces of tableware - discarded due to imperfections - from the local factories into a durable,...

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STYLIST LUCIA BRAHAM









An early life spent surrounded by creatives had a big influence on Lucia Braham. The Sydney interior stylist says, “My father worked in the entertainment industry and my mother is an artist and owned a florist so there was never any shortage of materials with which to play and be creative.” Lucia has spent many years living and travelling overseas - from Hong Kong to London and Paris, and lived...

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SHOP OWNER JULI DAOUST BAKER







Not long after Canadian couple Juli Daoust and John Baker met, they went on a three-week trip to Scandinavia to explore the idea of opening a store. Six months afterwards they opened Mjölk, translated as “milk” - something that is “pure, honest and essential”. They wanted to create a different type of experience to the usual interior stores you might find, though. Based in Toronto, and housed in a...

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INTERIOR DESIGNER + SHOP OWNER LYNDA GARDENER







It has been seven years since Lynda Gardener opened The White House Daylesford, and ever since then she has wanted to open another property. “I kept the dream alive and never stopped looking and working on it,” she says. Recently she opened the studio-sized accommodation The White Room Melbourne (pictured above) in Fitzroy North as well as a three-bedroom place, The Estate Trenthamin the town of...

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DESIGNER + RETAILER KATRIARNA RODGERS







After years of working as a designer for a European furniture company, Katriarna Rodgers was ready to start her own interiors company. Together with her partner Thomas Towhidi, who comes from an accounting and law background, she created Urban Couture. That was two years ago and since then they have outgrown a warehouse in Sydney’s Ultimo and recently relocated to a space on Chalmers Street in...

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SHOP OWNER VANESSA KIDWELL












Five years is a long time in retail these days, especially with the advent of online shopping. However, Vanessa Kidwell, the owner of LivedIn Coogeehas not only survived what has been a tough time for many, but she has managed to thrive. After opening her homewares store in August 2010 she gained a strong local customer base and three years later was able to expand into the space next door when it...

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SHOP OWNER YEW KONG THAM







“To be immersed in design and beautiful everyday objects seemed too good an opportunity to miss,” says Yew Kong Tham, owner of Ginkgo Leafshop in Sydney’s Woollahra. About two years ago he left the safety of a salaried position within a large organisation and opened a shop dedicated to well-designed artisanal Japanese products. While Yew Kong graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from the...

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