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Bringing you the very best in Art & Design news, QT’s art radar picks up on the quirky, the crazy and the incredible new Art & Design from around the globe.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Oldskool Chatterbox

Oldskool Chatterbox

Remember these? The hours spent in class deciding your classmates fortune or challenging them to the dreaded ‘truth or dare’. These paper Chatterboxes are one of the simplest origami tricks to master and we’ve included some easy refresher tips so that you can relive the glory days: Materials: 1 sheet of paper Coloured pencils Pen […]

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Gothic Glamour

Gothic Glamour

The aroma is overpowering but deeply sensuous – like being hit in the face with a velvet pillow stuffed with rose petals. Surely the scent of every flower imaginable is here, infused with the heady essence of darker, musky fragrances my untrained nose refuses to identify. That’s my first impression upon entering Damask Perfumery – […]

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CAST YOUR EYES THIS WAY

By Benjamen Judd You make the decision not to wear sunglasses in Sydney at your own peril. They serve multiple purposes, not in the least to help prevent you getting unnecessary crows feet from constantly squinting in the Australian sun. They also make sure that no-one can tell you’re not listening to them when they talk […]

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Who framed Bambi?

By Benjamen Judd We have a soft spot for cute things. They make spaces more fun and they tend to lighten the mood of a room up and we’re also incredibly juvenile at heart so anything even slightly whimsical makes us happy. The Bambi frame came from a collaboration between designer Fukutoshi Ueno and Australian […]

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Wall heads from Anthropologie

Wall heads

By Benjamen Judd What do a hippo, a giraffe, a walrus and an egret have in common? Their heads could be hanging from your wall in the very near future. Before you go all Bridgette Bardot and call PETA on our butts, we don’t actually mean real animal heads. We mean some super cool papier-mache […]

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Jordan Askill

JORDAN ASKILL DESIGNS

By Benjamen Judd Jordan’s CV reads like a dream. Or nightmare, if you are a competing designer. Before launching his own avant garde range of jewellery, Jordan worked at the infamous Sydney-based Kusbi, during which time he also launched his own ready to wear line. Following that, Jordan then took his already impeccable skills off […]

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Comfort outdoors

By Benjamen Judd You may not feel like it right now (what idiot decided that 45 degrees was an appropriate temperature?) but in a month or two when it finally feels like we’re no longer living on Mercury, there is nothing better than some ice-cold mojitos in the backyard. Or the balcony. Or the rooftop. […]

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Get Smart goes Bond with new GPS shoe

Get Smart meets Bond with a new GPS shoe.

Great for finding your way home after a long night at the local bar, these GPS shoes will point you in the right direction. London-based Dominic Wilcox has developed prototype shoes that utilize GPS location to guide a person to their next destination. Developed with the help of Northampton shoe maker Stamp Shoes and a technology expert named Becky […]

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Curious treasures (1)

Curious Treasures

If Alice in Wonderland taught us anything, it is that an unassuming rabbit hole can be home to some of the most curious treasures. Inspired by Alice’s adventures, a group of Brisbane designers created the online boutique, Cotton Tail Rabbit. By stocking a range of craft, fashio9n, design and second hand products, the creators hope […]

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BUXXXER, BY KOKORO

By Benjamen Judd The QT team are far from shy. In fact, we like to think we live by the words of Mae West – “the best way to behave, is to misbehave.” So with that in mind, proceed to read at your own peril… Italian design and creative group, Kokoro, have released a range […]

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Witu

Witu Goodness.

By Benjamen Judd Witu Goodness Neoprene is underrated. It’s the material of the future! Well, maybe not the future as it has been around for ages. But all the cool people use it – divers, photographers, equestrian mega-stars and hydroponic gardeners (yes, we know what that means). And now, Melbourne designers Elise Wilken and Natalie […]

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