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TRAVEL NOTES | PORT FAIRY DRIFT HOUSE • COLLEEN GUINEY







Colleen Guiney and John Watkinson of Drift House Port Fairyhad a slow-burning dream. It started when they were 21 and wanting to earn money to travel the world. At the time John’s parents ran a B&B in the Yorkshire Dales in England and the couple took over the job as a way to fund some new adventures. “We just thought it was a lovely life and we could do something like this,” Colleen says. “It...

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TRAVEL NOTES | THE COTTAGE, KANGAROO VALLEY • LISA MADIGAN







It’s about 10 years since Lisa Madigan and her husband found a small cottage in Kangaroo Valley, a lush green area about two hours’ drive south of Sydney. The 1880s house had originally been built for The Kangaroo Valley Times and when the couple came across the place, they packed up their life in Sydney and moved to the country. 

“We instantly fell in love with The Cottagewhen we first laid eyes...

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TRAVEL NOTES | THE COTTAGE, BYRON BAY • TALIAH LOWRY

 



Taliah Lowry was about to buy a property in the hills overlooking Byron Bay but changed her mind when she spied three funnel web spiders in the pool. As luck would have it, a few days later she found an original fisherman's cottage closer to town and the beach. The place had everything she was looking for, and soon transformed it into a character-filled home for her family of five.

However, Taliah...

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DESIGNER + SHOP OWNER HEIDI DABURGER







Heidi Daburgerenjoys renovating homes - and has made a career out of it. Her success has been partly related to imbuing each project with its own stamp. “I want to imbed an authentic signature in each house so that it has its own style - from furnishings to architectural designer details,” she says. However, finding the pieces to create this look wasn’t always easy. In the end, Heidi had to set...

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PHOTOGRAPHER CLAIR ESTELLE







Clair Estellefound a lot of crossover between her work as a graphic designer and her interest in photography. “I have always enjoyed compositional elements, such as shape and colour,” she says. While she was born in Rockhampton and grew up in Bundaberg, Clair studied Fine Art in Brisbane on a scholarship. After a couple of years she switched courses to graphic design and pursued this as a career,...

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PHOTOGRAPHER CARLA COULSON







“I have arrived at the point as a photographer where I wake up in the middle of the night dreaming of a photo I want hanging on my walls,” says Carla Coulson. The Paris-based Australian photographer is currently working on creating a series of fine art prints, some of which are already available on her website. She’s also working on her ninth book. Several of the bookshave been collaborations,...

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PHOTOGRAPHER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR VICTORIA AGUIRRE







There is a long line between where Victoria Aguirre stands today, and the place where she started in this world. The creative director and co-founder of the homewares and photographic print business Pampawas born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and grew up between the city and her family’s farm in the province of La Pampa. Today she is about to move to the small town of Bangalow in Northern NSW....

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DESIGNER & TEXTILE TRADER CASSANDRA KARINSKY


A home in Denmark featuring a classic Beni Ourain rug, 
which Cassie sources for Kulchi. Image by Gaelle le Boulicaut.

Another image from Cassie's time styling homes for ED with photographer Gaelle le Boulicaut.

Beni rugs on display in Kulchi's Marrakech showroom.

The studio in Marrakech, where Cassie is now based. 
Not only does she source rugs and textiles but ceramics and earthenware too.

Cassie with...

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art curator and author jane o'neill







Melbourne is often proclaimed as Australia's cultural capital. Fittingly, it's where the Art Series Hotel Group opened three hotels in 2010 honouring iconic Australian artists: The Olsen, The Cullen and The Blackman. Each property has been designed not only to reflect the style of the artists' work, but also to exhibit many pieces too. As there are so many artworks to represent - The Cullen has...

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