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Puberty Blues Tote Bag
Whether a nod to awkward adolescences or the iconic Australian coming-of-age novel "Puberty Blues," House of Cards' new bag makes teen angst look great. The tote is made from 100% rippled, pool water-printed cotton and features a zip-up compartment...
CULTURE
Tkay Maidza: M.O.B.
Last year, we fell for the Australian rapper, singer and producer Tkay Maidza—courtesy of her track "U-Huh." Now the 19-year-old has returned with "M.O.B." (aka Money Over Bitches) and a sweet animated music video made in collaboration with Adult Swim...
STYLE
Tiff Manuell Bags and Clutches
Tiff Manuell is a South Australian artist, illustrator, and designer of her own line of accessories. After deciding to take two days off per week (from her other job—at commercial illustration art brand Happy House, which she also co-founded...
STYLE
Sketches to Textiles: Rouda
by Chérmelle D. Edwards Doodling is the root of all of Rouda's final products. While sketches to textiles to wearable pieces might not seem to be a stretch in terms of process, the brand's founder—Melbourne-based Megan McNeill—certainly has an adventurous...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Lavender Backpack
Unlined and made from natural leathers, this minimalist lavender backpack boasts brass hardware and a zippered internal pocket. With adjustable straps, this bag (also available in nude or pale blue) is both functional and femme.
STYLE
Poppy Lissiman + Hattie Stewart Collaboration Clutches
Perth-based Poppy Lissiman has been making her clientele happy for some time with her super-bold and bright clutch creations. Relying heavily on striking motifs—eyeballs, dollar signs, lips and love-hearts—and plenty of metallics and sparkles, Lissiman...
JEWELRY
POMS Earrings
Made from Marabou feathers, cotton and sterling silver, POMS earrings (designed by Melbourne, Australia-based Adriana Giuffrida) are super-playful and blend in a little '80s nostalgia. Available in pale pink, baby blue, black and white, these fluffy...
STYLE
Georgia Perry Pins
As any keen eye has noticed, '90s fashion has continued to return to prominence in the past couple seasons. Though replacing band and brand patches are pins, and often cheeky ones at that. In a seemingly never-ending list of pins to covet, Georgia...
DESIGN
Mr Kitly + Decor Self-Watering Plant Pots
Melbourne, Australia's Mr Kitly is a store (and architecture studio and gallery) best known as a light-filled haven for all things related to Japan, good design and oddly enough, plants. For five years now the owners have been purveyors of anything...
DESIGN
Georgia Perry's Festive Designs
Whatever the holidays mean to you—be it celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Festivus, eating too much, or something else—Georgia Perry's delightfully colorful greeting cards do well to match the mood of the season. From geometric Christmas...
DESIGN
Georgie Cummings Kangaroo Leather Goods
Melbourne, Australia-based Georgie Cummings makes leather goods—from tote bags to tiny coin purses—that are entirely handcrafted from kangaroo hide. While all the products are made from carefully selected, sustainably sourced kangaroo leather, there...
DESIGN
Interview: Marc Newson
Recently, we reported on the launch of a new collaboration between Safilo and acclaimed Australian designer Marc Newson, meant to celebrate 80 years of activity for the historic Italian eyewear company. At Milan Design Week, we had the honor to talk...
STYLE
Formula Five Chili Lip Balm
Made with just cocoa butter, beeswax, avocado oil, almond oil and chili, Australian-made Formula Five lip balm is an all-natural way to moisturize, nourish and perfect your pout. Created and developed by Sarah James, the balm isn't only for chili...
DESIGN
Blakebrough + King Incense Kit
With a delicate elegance, much like the aromatics it carries, Blakebrough+King's Incense Kit holds each ceremonious stick upright with class and style. Handcrafted from the home/workshop of Australian design duo Ben Blakebrough and Sarah K, the...
DESIGN
Interview: Sonia Rentsch
With a client list that includes the Washington Post, Rare Medium, QANTAS, Desktop and Inside Out, Sonia Rentsch is making a name for herself with unique, eye-catching images that force you to see everyday objects in an entirely new light. A former...
STYLE
Bespoke Aloha Goods by The Critical Slide Society
Australian surf outfitter The Critical Slide Society is accustomed to doing things differently. While most surf companies chase after world tour stars to rep their gear, The Critical Slide Society (TCSS) opts for free-spirited longboarders who would...
STYLE
Theo Hassett of Roberts & Hassett
Kangaroos aren’t usually associated with bespoke footwear. Yet according to Melbourne-based craftsman, Theo Hassett, leather from the iconic jumping marsupial is "one of the strongest around." Originally from New Zealand, Hassett relocated to Melbourne...
CULTURE
Interview: Becky Crew
Becky Crew spent her childhood in the picturesque Blue Mountains in Australia, with her (human) family and a menagerie that included dogs, cats, pigeons, crabs and all kinds of critters. Suffice to say she has always had a bit of a fascination with...
STYLE
Aesop East Hampton
When establishing a new outpost, Aesop likes to do the unexpected. Since its beginnings in '87, the Australian skincare brand has been coveted for its line of high quality natural products and, in recent years, it's become equally beloved by an...
DESIGN
Yours to Care For
Liane Rossler and Sarah Kings's latest project, "Yours to Care For," transforms approximately 1,000 recycled straws into charmingly simple, single-stem vases. The crafty concept is one of several sustainably-minded ideas they have brought to fruition...
CULTURE
I Am Eleven
What was your favorite age? For Melbourne-based filmmaker, writer and editor Genevieve Bailey it was 11. In 2005, armed with a plane ticket generously gifted by her uncle and a head full of ideas, Bailey set off to interview 11-year-olds across...
DESIGN
The SuperCool
For many, choosing how to outfit their home has become as important as how they choose to dress. With people like Tom Selby showcasing interesting creatives' homes and work spaces, and thousands of Pinterest boards dedicated to home décor it...
DESIGN
Paper Typography
By Nestor Bailly Transforming stacks of paper into something beautiful, Australian designer and paper artist Bianca Chang hand-cuts typographic designs into thick chunks of blank sheets. As she films the process in stop-motion, beautiful patterns...
DESIGN
Busyman Bicycles
Known to the cycling community as one of the premier bespoke bicycle upholsterers around, Australia's Busyman Bicycles shines through custom craftsmanship in an industry salivating for specialized components. As the brains and braun behind the one...
FOOD-DRINK
Toby's Estate Williamsburg
The Third Wave Coffee movement is all about taking the bean and beverage to new levels of consideration, placing huge importance on sourcing, roasting and then brewing. As we could see on a tour of their soon-to-open Brooklyn location, Australian...