Dumbo Feather Team: Dumbo Feather http://dumbofeather.com/
I saw Kate Beezar speak at SP a few years ago and was struck by her loud integrity.
I look foward to the inspiring stories and lovely images in this mook each new issue. I have been known to pace myself reading only one article a week to make the experience last longer! (*****)
J.D. Salinger: Franny and Zoey This book is about nothing in particular and still everything that is important to me at this time in my life. Beautifully written and extremely charming, this book is one of my favorites. (****)
http://www.frankie.com.au/: Frankie Magazine A Magazine for people who want to be entertained as well as informed. A mag that has a dialogue with it's readers and makes me crack up every time!
My Rated Blogs
Shelbyville A beautiful insight into the crafty cuts of Michelle Vandermeer. A wonderful artist and designer, Michelle is also a friend and a source of great inspiration!
one blue wren An incredibly attractive assortment of original film prints captured in and around Queensland. Just achingly beautiful mostly.
little Jo Coltman is a generally creative type who writes sensitively and beautifully. She puts her hand to a number of other crafty pursuits also.
Jay Dee Dearness The creative stylings of Jay Dee Dearness, environmentalist, animal lover and general creator of things beautiful.
Thea and Sami Aesome fabric art screen printed on organic and natural fabrics. All items are beautiful and environmentally friendly.
Mandy Beaumont - A Poem a Day "It'll give you something to recite at parties in West End to show off your knowledge of low brow art. It may also give you a little nice moment in your day."
Also Mandy is an absolute ledgend in general!
RPR (Red Pale Red) "An idea and then the being of her words Here is the ever to house my good intentions Fumbling with words and scratching out pictures My white chalk language"
M is an artist of the world. She is one of my many muses. her work always has integrity and I love her beautiful face.
Little Jane St. LITTLE JANE ST offers unique hand designed stationery. LITTLE JANE ST sprang from a novel idea: to revive greeting culture and defy the mushrooming e-card inclination with an inspired line of stationery items.
KT Doyle KT is a designer and artist exploring sustainable solutions for wallpaper and textiles. Her vision is for a clean future which is auto-renewable. Be one of the forward thinkers!
Check out the comprehensive article by Alice Blackwood featured on the DQ magazine blog about Fringe Furniture 2011 featuring among other things...Sharky. Photo credits DQ blog taken by Katie Harmsworth, courtesy of Fringe Furniture.
It has been an amazing experience being a part of the Fringe Furniture Exhibition 2011. There are many talented people involved and the best thing is that the Abbotsford Convent has provided us (as 5 of us were Mentorship recipients) with the opportunity to glimpse into the heads of design practitioners Zaishu, Justin Hutchinson Design and Volker Haug Lighting.
Big fat CONGRATULATIONS to the winners below!
Award for Sustainable and Waste-Wise Design Sponsored by Banyule City Council
I am very proud to be exhibiting my Sharky table lamp in some very good company in Fringe Furniture 2011! The space is taking shape and is all ready to rock and roll on Wed night! This is a photo of my plinth...
Exert from Fringe Festival...
Opening night this Wednesday!
Our excitement about the opening night of Fringe Furniture and the Festival itself is only equalled by one emotion right now and that’s panic about what to wear.
It probably doesn’t matter anyway as we are certainly going to be overshadowed by the brilliant designs on display at the Abbotsford Convent and positively eclipsed by the rest of the art that will be all over this city from Wednesday.
Want to join the celebrations? Pop your glad rags on and come down and join us in opening the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival with Fringe Furniture – Dancing in the Dark: Small Solutions to Big Problems. We’ll be at the Abbotsford Convent, 1 St. Heliers Street from 6-9pm.
I have been selected to be one of five Abbotsford Convent Fringe Furniture Mentorship recipients. I am stoked to say the least and will be making the most of the unique insight into three amazing Melbourne based design practices.
Mentorship program 23 August - 6 September 2011
In 2011 registered Melbourne Fringe Furniture designers had the opportunity to apply for the Abbotsford Convent Mentorship program. The program will run in a three seminar series. Six Fringe Furniture designers have been selected and will receive a workshop from the participating businesses: Volker Haug light, Justin Hutchinson Design and Helen Punton from Zaishu Design. This will allow the mentoree to be educated in the overall process of professional design practice in the Melbourne and international sector. melbournefringe.com.au
The State of Design festival in Melbourne is bringing everyone one out of the woodwork. Encompassing a number of events, workshops and exhibitions I’ve been soaking up the buzz and inspiration this year. Most notable was Design Made Trade which I attended with my cousin Matt who is also a designer. So many brilliant people doing brilliant things. Stand outs for me where The Mod Collective, David Knott and Mule Furniture. I didn’t take any photos at DMT, but I did take a few photos when I attended Melbourne’s Open House Architecture sideshow, where architecturally significant buildings sometimes not open to the public become pieces of art to be beheld. Stand outs were the Pixel building (even though I didn’t make it in time to see inside, I’ve read the press releases and I’m impressed) the Myer Mural Ball room, mostly for it’s deco re-surgence furniture and last but not least, the AMAZING rainbow we saw on our way home.
This guy is one I’ve been working on that has taken a life of it’s own. The thought process has really pared down the design to create a rocker that has strong yet light features. I will be making a prototype out of wood in the coming months. See the progression of my ideas below.
It’s been a long time between drinks (or between publicising new designs rather) for Georgi Lewis Design. However there are twelve new prototypes in the pipeline including pendant lights, clocks and wall freezes and here is a sneak peak. P
It will be much better for me to display photos of the finished product rather than explain this cutting list to you, so look out. I’m excited.