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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.

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We’re F!nk-ing

By Benjamen Judd F!nk is a bit of an institution within the design world. Not only are they stocked in international art institutes such as MoMA in New York and the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra – the label is behind some of the most famous household items of the past decade. The iconic […]

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Kate Sylvester

Kate and Douglas + Bec

By Benjamen Judd If you’ve taken yourself out on a lovely stroll up Oxford Street to Paddington, you may have noticed the Kate Sylvester store. The New Zealand designer has been enticing shoppers in with her range of elegant yet simple clothes for women for over a year now. You may have also noticed that […]

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From Finland, With Colour.

By Benjamen Judd Former U.S. First Lady and style legend, Jackie Kennedy, was allegedly a huge fan of Finnish fashion and homewares label, Marimekko. They were famous for their bold prints and incredibly bright colours even back in 1951, when the brand first launched. Why are we talking about them? Because they are finally opening […]

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Unique Gifts, Wedding Registy, Modern Home Accessories

Wax Heads

By Benjamen Judd If someone gave us some candleholders as a birthday gift, we’d probably just re-gift that stuff right back. But if they were candleholders in the shape of a doll’s head we’d not only keep them, but also offer whoever gave it to us our last piece of chocolate. And that, in case […]

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Everingham and Watson Now Online

By Benjamen Judd It’s always good news when one of your favourite boutique stores for bits and pieces opens up an online component. Particularly when that store normally operates as a pop-up store around Brisbane. Which is what Everingham and Watson were and now have done. Owners, Susie Everingham and Liz Watson, had already made […]

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Mr Teacup

Tea With the Mister

By Benjamen Judd We consider ourselves quite the lucky bunch here in the QT offices. It’s not often you get a group of people working together who all share the same dorky sense of humour – like watching videos of baby animals sneezing, bad grammar in menus and sarcastic cartoons. However, like all offices, no […]

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Pinterest is king.

By Sas Rowlands.   If you are like the rest of the world and are getting sick of facebook but can’t bring yourself to delete your page, Pinterest may be a great way to share out your online hours and dilute your FB stalking time. Pinterest is a cool site built on the premise of […]

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Manly Designs

By Benjamen Judd Dads all over Australia have just celebrated Father’s Day and we can only imagine all the good things they got when they woke up. Like socks. And underwear. Some ‘fancy’ beer. If this was the list of things that your dad got, we hope you kept the receipts because we have gone […]

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SMAX of something cool.

We at QT love a good home grown success story. We also love chicks with a great sense of style. We also love small businesses making good, so when we came across SMAX Design in Brisbane, and the two ladies who have created and curated this new company, we felt compelled to tell you about […]

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Adore magazine blog share.

We love Adore Home Magazine, and wanted to share this awesome post from their blog. I’m so smitten with this adorable home office belonging to Kelle Howard of Habitat and Beyond blog. She’s a truly talented gal and her blog is personally one of my faves to read on a daily basis. We also actually featured Kelle’s home […]

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Cloth, But Not Only That.

By Benjamen Judd Alright. This entry is a little indulgent but that’s ok. Whilst technically not designers themselves, the people at Cloth on William Street in Darlinghurst are some of the most creative bunch we have met in a long time. Some of us were lucky enough to head down to the launch of their […]

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Turn the Tide

By Benjamen Judd. We recently had a meeting in the offices of our graphical designer friend about some pretty things we wanted made up for the hotel. What we were really impressed with was the table we were all sitting at. Turns out, it was designed by a man named George who is from Melbourne […]

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Valley Lights Kanimbla Clay

There Once Was Some Clay From Kanimbla

By Benjamen Judd. Sometimes, when researching and finding out about new designers and artists, we get a little envious. Particularly those who just packed up and shipped themselves off to the countryside to live a life of creativity, simplicity and the sounds of birds over cups of warm tea. Like Helen Hay. Helen studied ceramics […]

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Untitled (Illuminated Tree)

By Sharne Wolff A member of the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi nations of Australia, and an artist based in Sydney, Jonathan Jones work has ranged across various platforms while he explores Indigenous tradition and relationships. He is particularly well known for his use of light. The artist’s new exhibition untitled (illuminated tree) is comprised of just […]

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What is Ma?

Design is about finding a balance. There’s a Japanese word for the place in between – “ma”. It’s the interval of time between two things. It’s the point in the swing of a pendulum when the object switches from an upswing to a downswing. It’s the pause just between. It’s the moment just before something […]

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