Design Notes

Tiffany Howell
"...I believe in the genius of mistakes. Although ideas are often personalized per project, sometimes when you work through them you realize they don’t belong. I trust that most ideas are born for a reason, and they may actually have been manifested for a future creation..."
Bronte Taton
"...Being a working mom has made me appreciate the time I have with my daughter even more. I make a conscious effort to be present when I'm around her. Her current age is beautiful in itself, as she notices the little things like bees on flowers and the birds. Sometimes, it's nice to slow down and appreciate the small moments, blocking out the negative and fostering good energy for the creative process.. "
Montarna Pitt
A Moment in Place with Montarna Pitt  Physically, where are you right now? Are you at home, on holiday, in the office or elsewhere?   I’m at home in Paddington, Sydney, drinking a coffee in my kitchen. How does your current...
Nadia Fairfax

".. My mother uses a euphemism to describe friendship. "Friendships are like trees - Sometimes branches break off, some will bear fruit" It's always been a good reminder to make hard choices. If someone's morals don't align with your own - Get out the chainsaw! Hahaha.. "

Chloe Tozer
"..I dream of weekends spent at home, getting lost in a book, working in the garden and cooking. During the week I run on such a tight schedule, finding creative refuge is as simple as having no plans and being as far away from my phone and laptop as possible! .."

 

Jessie Loeffler Randall
".. I think creativity and creative practices have helped me get through some of my most challenging times. I often rely on craft practices as meditative practices to help me cope with stress. Things like knitting, sewing, and cross stitching are all activities that take me out of the “here and now” and fuel my creativity and keep me calm.."
Babba Rivera
“In many ways my entire life is an achievement outside the expectation. I grew up very far away from the lifestyle I have today as an immigrant child with parents living off the social welfare system... certainly not an expected...
Sophia Fanciulli
“...The biggest personal milestone aside from my beautiful children has been finding my inner confidence, my own voice and essentially my own style. All those things I had questioned for so many years. I dropped out of school at 16,...
Lucy Williams
“When I first started my blog aged 22 and started to put myself out there… I felt quite a lot of negativity and judgement from peripheral friends. I had to really put the blinkers on and pretend no one I...
Elise Pioch Balzac
“My biggest achievement is to have been able to find my voice and express my stories without trying to please anyone. What you see at Maison Balzac is my true, honest perception of the world.” - Elise Pioch Balzac French-born, Sydney-based,...
Featured in Rue Rodier: Rachel Donath on Stylish Living
Having followed her trajectory almost since its beginning,  we wanted to chat a little more with Rachel Donath about how she lives, the interior objects she loves and the things that she can’t live without.
Mandana Dayani
“When it comes to visualizing the potential of creating a positive impact, my childhood has played a large role. I have gone through my life with so much gratitude for the opportunities that came with being granted asylum to the...
Megan Morton
“My clients are people who understand that…I am selling my time and my instruction, but what I am also selling is every book I have read, every movie scene I have been influenced by, every concert I have been an...
Amanda Shadforth
“Storytelling is woven through everything I do… I believe that when you follow your passions, the energy that goes into your work is woven with this magic...” - Amanda Shadforth Amanda Shadforth is an artist in the purest sense. Her’s...
Natasha Schweitzer
“I have loved every minute of my life—the tough parts of growing a business are really what you look back on and reflect on as the best years.” - Natasha Schweitzer    While design runs in her blood, Natasha Schweitzer...
Ashley Kane Harper
“I am proud of myself for listening closely to that quiet whisper of instinct and for taking a chance on what I love.” - Ashley Kane Harper While many of us found inspiration in mood boards made of magazine tears,...
Featured in RUSSH Magazine: Rachel Donath on trusting your instincts and her favourite part of curating a space
Donath believes the most striking spaces convey a confident expression of the personalities and people who inhabit it. They're anything but cookie cutter. Which is something that can be said about the quality furniture that's become synonymous with her name. It's objects as art. Slow furnishings. Quality pieces made in good conscience and with intention.
Jason M. Jones
“{What are my personal and creative rituals?} Playing my beautiful Grand Piano. Always by myself - it's my personal time. Nothing makes me happier.” - Jason Jones Jason M. Jones knows a thing or two about savoir-faire. Owner of Melbourne’s iconic...
Gab Waller
“The most important factors in my success are personalization, consistency, honesty, and speed. This combination has been vital to the development and growth of my business.” - Gab Waller Queen of the coveted, Gab Waller has reduced the little black...
FORME
The 3rd collection of the Rachel Donath brand and the second of her own design, FORME is a bold ensemble of sculptural silhouettes. Each of the five new editions honour her ethos of ‘objects as art’ to become timeless modern...
A Girl's Room
"I wanted a room that opens the imagination up, fosters wonder and encourages a little girl's magic. " - Rachel Donath Emotionally and physically, here is where we are right now: a moment in time that for any creative is...