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Brisbane's Quench set to exhibit at WantedDesign NYC
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Brisbane’s Quench set to exhibit at WantedDesign NYC

Founded in 2011 by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, WantedDesign has become a popular meeting point for designers, manufacturers, artisans, students, design institutions, the media and design lovers from around the world. This year will see six Brisbane-based designers exhibit their works at the three-day event as part of NYCxDESIGN. more

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Vonnegut/Kraft design Desert Dining Table
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Vonnegut/Kraft design Desert Dining Table

Meals are meant to be enjoyed together. In an age where watching dinner in front of the television has become the cultural norm, it's nice to gather around a beautifully designed table and celebrate a delicious meal, good conversation and just spend time with one another. more

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TWE Milly Dent ceramics
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Cradle a dainty ceramic cup by Milly Dent

Ceramic designer Milly Dent has hand-shaped both practical and experimental ranges of ceramics under her namesake label Milly Dent, including porcelain light fittings mimicking the human spine and a collection of white cups inspired by natural elements. more

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TWE Crown Vase
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Crown Vase redefines home floral arrangements

Humble French-Canadian industrial designer Lambert Rainville is redefining the art of flower arranging with his Crown Vase. While normally a vase conceals the mess of stems sitting below the perky petals, the Crown Vase treats the flowers themselves as part of the vase design, not merely as replaceable content. The design holds rigid-stem flowers in a free-standing and decorative structure, making it perfect for Australian natives like proteas and banksias – just make sure the weight is evenly distributed. Each stem sits on a diagonal, balancing out those slanting in the other direction on the other side. Find the vase here. more

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Henry Wilson keeps your keys and change tidy
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Henry Wilson keeps your keys and change tidy

The French term ‘vide-poche’ translates to ‘empty pockets’, which is what designer Henry Wilson’s sturdy trays are asking you to do. When set on the dresser of your room or the side table as you enter the house, the Vide Poche lets you lighten your load, emptying your pockets of the day’s cargo – from keys and coins to business cards, perhaps even storing your phone and watch. Made from aluminium or bronze, the tray is reversible and double sided, allowing you to flip the vessel between a single open scoop for those like a bit of chaos, or two compartments for shipshape structure. Based in Sydney, Henry executes his furniture, lighting and product crafting at his studio and workshop in Rozelle, which is fashioned from stacked shipping containers, and lodged between timber suppliers and boat builders. more

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Well & Glasso Planters
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Spruce your balcony garden with Well & Glasso planters

There may be a surfeit of creative pot plant designers around the country, but shipping the heavy must-have beasts to your front door is no easy feat. Luckily two local ladies have put together their penchants for homewares and home nesting to good use, thinking up Well & Glasso pots. more


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Pencil by FiftyThree
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Digital sketching made simple with Pencil by FiftyThree

The screen of an iPad can never quite live up the tactility of a piece of sketch paper, but the process of creating art on a tablet has become a whole lot easier with the release of Pencil by FiftyThree. Emulating the characteristics of a traditional pencil, this stylus-like tool can be used to draw and erase, and even allows you to blend its marks with your fingers. The designers behind the Pencil and its accompanying app have also taken into account hand positioning, incorporating a special ‘palm rejection’ action that allows you to rest your hand on the screen while drawing. The Pencil has been crafted in sustainably harvested walnut or black brushed aluminum, which conceals the Bluetooth wireless connection device and rechargeable battery within. Explore the brand’s innovative world of design here. more

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TWE Black Lodge Ceramics
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Line your sideboard with Black Lodge Ceramics

Combining talents in painting and sculpture, Adelaide-based visual artist Katia Carletti turned her attention to ceramics a few years ago, bringing carefully crafted footed planters and other handpainted vessels into our lives. After graduating from Adelaide Central School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours in 2011, Katia undertook a residency in Reykjavik, Iceland, before returning to South Australia as an artist in residence at Carclew during 2013. Under the name Black Lodge Ceramics, Katia strings ceramic pendants into jewellery and crafts spoons, a series of planters with stumpy legs and hanging conicals perfect for cradling aeriums. Each piece is adorned with precise yet imperfect dashes or dots, highlighting the whimsy of the handmade. You can follow Katia’s photogenic adventures of life as a plant-loving ceramicist ­– and those of her beloved bunny Tilvie –… more

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TWE killa coat rack
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Let the Killa Coat Rack display your fine wares

If you’ve ever desired to own a wardrobe larger than your bedroom, where your garb is displayed like the gallery-esque minimalist zones of a fashion boutique, this Finnish-designed coat rack could be the first satisfying piece towards feeding that dream. more

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TWE Chain Reaction
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Collective curation on show in Chain Reaction at artisan

While it seems we constantly comment on the six degrees of separation that comes with living in Brisbane, sometimes the connections and partnerships between local creative practitioners are less obvious. New artisan exhibition, Chain Reaction is bringing this creative web under the spotlight. more

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Brisbane Design Awards
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Enter your project in the Brisbane Design Awards

A snapshot of local design culture and industry development, Brisbane Design Awards is calling for entries for its 2014 program. Launched in 2013, the awards are open to individual designers, companies, commissioners and students who are active in Brisbane. From architects to textile designers to illustrators, a broad range of modes and mediums is considered. The awards are run by Design100, which also runs programs in New York, London, Melbourne and Sydney, as well as mobile and app awards in Australia, Asia, the UK and US. Find a list of specific categories and current entries online. Interested folk can also rate each of the shortlisted entries. Enter your project before February 16. Image via Marxcraft. more

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monochromat
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Wash up with a Monochromat tea towel

Ex-Brisbane, now Melbourne-based architect Phillip Nielsen has been busy sketching Australian floral emblems by hand to turn into prints for tea towels. Only 70 of the dish dryers were printed across two designs, sporting abstract patterns of the Sturt’s Desert Pea and Royal Bluebell. You can find these latest designs on the Monochromat store. Phillip also has an online store on Society6, which enables artists to upload their designs to the site, which are then turned into a range of products on a made-to-order basis. Find a selection of Phillip’s prints, including tropical pineapples and more abstract nature designs here. more