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By Benjamen Judd   LETS GET STAMPY   Wooden, crafty, and colourful? You better believe we love the shit out of it. Stampel is the name given to the gorgeous range of wooden objects that are designed and hand-carved by Andrea Shaw.   Stampel is a Swedish word (no wonder we love it) for Stamp, […]

Horse rings


By Benjamen Judd If you have ever seen Karl Lagerfeld get ready you would have noticed that he is unable to leave the house without selecting a ring or three for every finger, a necklace, some bracelets, a cuff, some earrings, and several other trinkets for body-parts left unseen.   We like his style. However, […]

lonely-hearts-clube TOBY JONES


By Benjamen Judd It is not often that we come across a jewellery range that is not only visually engaging and pleasing to look at but is also completely original. So when we discovered Toby Jones and his latest collection to say we were in a small state of bliss would be an understatement. After […]

Helle Jorgensen Coral Garden


By Benjamen Judd What do biology, horticulture, medical research and tiny crochet marine life have in common? One woman, and thy name be Helle. Situated in the stunning backdrop of NSW’s Northern Coast, Helle Jorgensen is the creator of some truly wonderful little bits of craft. She calls her creations a study of materials and […]

BRanch Light Anna Charlesworth


By Benjamen Judd One of our favourite films growing up (and still now as an adult) was Flashdance. The whole steelworker-by-day, self-taught dance star at night thing (a thing, might we add, that was in a bar that didn’t require the girls to get their rack out) gave us the inspiration to grow up and […]

Susan Frost


By Benjamen Judd This week we are going a little afield in our search for random things that we want to own. We ended up in South Australia (figuratively, not literally) where we came across the amazing ceramic work done by the equally amazing Susan Frost. Susan began her work in clay way back when […]

Miami Marketta


The Miami Marketta has established itself as one of the Gold Coast’s most awesome little community markets, arts and live music events since it was launched back in 2011. A once-a-month event, the Marketta provides local designers and eateries a chance to get their goods out and in the publics hands and the next one […]


Uno de 50 + Numero 3

In the late 1990s, a group of creative designers decided to establish a jewellery and accessories business that would set itself apart, a new brand that would break away from existing trends and impose its own philosophy and personality.. The project was based on a Utopian idea: to make only 50 units of each design, so […]



By Benjamen Judd Port Douglas is truly one of Australia’s most beautiful areas to visit. Even better to live, if you ask us. Warm oceans, deep tropical forests and endless sunshine can relax even the hardest of workers…we should know, because we work super hard to make sure that it stays this way.   Not […]


Rosetta Santucci at Gallery One

Gallery One presents the works of Rosetta Santucci. Here are some words about the artist: Having spent over a decade experimenting with applications like jewellery and textile design, it was a natural progression for me to start painting. My background in costume for film and television and a passion for textiles – primarily tribal and […]

Bike Taxidermy

Bicycle taxidermy

one’s wood-filled study. Or it’s weird and creepy, with the sad beady eyes of animals that have been conquered or have passed away always looking on. But in a less frightful, more inventive approach to taxidermy, which is also a good show of recycling, comes bicycle taxidermy. With examples of these repurposed works adorning the […]

The Man Bike

The man bike

Though highly practical, a wicker basket fastened to the front of a bicycle can err on the side of the feminine. A slightly more discreet yet laddish option is the Bicycle Seat Barrel Bag from Walnut Studiolo. With a design that fuses the aesthetics of an antique steamer trunk with the practicality of a St […]

Retro Dreamer Cecil Beaton

Retro dreamer – Cecil Beaton

“Be daring, be different, be impractical” With the QT Fashion Week and Awards Gold Coast just around the corner we are loving everything fashion, photographic and unique. This week we’re taking a closer look at the iconic Cecil Beaton. There were many feathers to Cecil Beaton’s cap (including careers as an illustrator, painter, Academy Award-winning […]

He%27s as mad as a hatter

He’s as mad as a hatter

Stephen Jones is known for eccentricity. Born in Cheshire, England, and a former student of the elite Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Jones burst on to the London fashion scene during its explosion of street style in the late 70s. He has been one of the worlds most radical and prolific milliners […]

If the shoe fits

If the shoe fits

Shoe Obsession, co-authored by Valerie Steele and Colleen Hill, is a fabulously illustrated book that explores western culture’s fascination with extravagant and fashionable shoes. Over the past decade, shoe design has become increasingly central to fashion, with fashion companies paying ever more attention to shoes and other accessories. High-heeled shoes, in particular, have become the fashion […]

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