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Six years ago, The Design Conference launched a live experience, tailored specifically for the creative community. What started as an inspirational conference for university students grew from a single day event, capped at 250 attendees on Australia's Sunshine Coast, to a multi-day event with almost 800 attendees at The Brisbane...

For this week's Want List I've rounded up a bunch of planters that would be a perfect addition to a studio space, home workspace or office desk – whether you are just looking to add touch of greenery or attach personality to your walls.   1. Apron Wall Pocket  |  Jones &...

Some days you're in the zone, smashing through tasks one after the other, and ideas come easily. But every now and then you might find yourself sitting down to start a new project, and feeling stuck like you don't know where to begin. Or maybe you've...

A bowerbird of pop culture, artist and designer Zeke's Lunchbox aka Julia Rich creates a glittering assemblage of excess, overwhelming yet carefully balanced in composition, content and colour. Zeke is influenced by kitsch art, space age, and everything B-grade – drawing inspiration from schlock artists and 90's cult...

1. Macaron TOE Hate you small squared notebook |  Yuniku 2. A4 NOTEPAD REFILL: LIFE ESSENTIALS |  Kikki K   3. Behance Action Pad  |  The Ghostly Store 4. Bauhaus Notebooks  |  The School of Life   5. Do or Die Notepad |  Rifle Paper Co 6. CDT Graffiti Memo Pad  |  Rikumo 7....

After graduating in 2008 from the ANU School of Art, Alison Jackson established her own workshop space, Pocket Studio. The workshop has now developed into a fully equipped Silversmithing studio where Alison runs her own full time practice as well as sharing her knowledge through a...

A few years ago I interviewed Sancho about her new shop space Sancho's Dirty Laundry in the Lonsdale Street Traders, which was a former industrial warehouse space converted into a retail hub for independent designers and businesses. Flash forward and Sancho now runs her own...

Ellen Rosalie Gunner believes household linens "not only serve their purpose, but also project a feeling of home and wellbeing". Currently studying Textiles at the Australian National University School of Art, Ellen uses marbling techniques to create organic patterns that are each one-of-a-kind. Her work also references her childhood...

I used to live in a suburb of Canberra called Aranda. Some of the things that come to mind when I think of the streets around my old house are lots of gum trees (surrounded by a nature reserve), front yard vegetable gardens, and strange 1960s architecture. One building...

A few weeks ago I attended a 'Type by Hand' lettering workshop with designer Wayne Thompson of Australian Type Foundry (ATF). Wayne founded ATF in 2001 as a commercial outlet for his typeface designs. Today, ATF retails almost 100 original typefaces through online outlets around the world, and...