Author Archives: Alison

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If you know anything about me by now, it’s that I’m a huge fan of colour. Bright pops of bold, adventurous colour get me every time. So you can see my fascination with the work of Sydney local Anya Brock. …

CATEGORY: Art
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This week I caught up with Sam and Magda the creative design duo behind every-second.com, a blog where they challenge each other and focus on building their illustration skills. Each month has a theme, which drives the direction of the illustrations. …

CATEGORY: Design
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As it’s getting a little chilly here in Melbourne I’ve been on the look out for cooking inspiration for some hearty winter meals. One of my favorite food blogs of all time would have to be What Katie Ate. It’s …

CATEGORY: Eat
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Since Auckland based photographers A Couple of Night Owls launched last year, I’ve really admired their work.  I spoke to Danelle, one half of the creative duo behind Night Owls, and found out all about their adventures in photography. Hi …

CATEGORY: Photography
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This week I spoke to the lovely Magda from Okay Kiosk! We talked jewellery, the joys of an eclectic portfolio and why it’s good to try new things. Hi Magda, first up, tell us a bit about yourself and what …

CATEGORY: Design
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Hello Magpies! Today I want to introduce you to the talented Abby Seymour.  Abby is one crafty lady, who describes herself as a professional bookbinder, printmaker and illustrator.  Abby’s diverse range includes letterpress prints; porcelain homewares; and (my personal favourite) …

CATEGORY: Design
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Harvest Textiles. Where do I start? This wonderful place of creativity is almost too amazing to put into words… but I’ll try! This super inspiring company is run by 4 creative ladies Jess, Emma, Lara and Frances  who are passionate …

CATEGORY: Design
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Happy Thursday Magpies! Back in December, in the midst of Christmas craziness, I went to check out The People’s Market (which quite conveniently is located a couple of blocks from my house, in Collingwood). This summer market offers an experience of ‘everything …

CATEGORY: Events
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Happy 2013 Magpies! I thought I’d kick off this year by introducing you to the wonderful stationery company Able and Game. Created in 2008 by creative duo Anna Blandford and Gareth Meney, Able and Game offer a fun, off-beat stationery …

CATEGORY: Buy, Design
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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing freelance illustrator Laura Wood. Laura told me about her obsession with drawing and painting, making maps and illustrating stories for children. Hey Laura, can you tell us a bit about what you do …

CATEGORY: Art
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Being new(ish) to Melbourne this is my first Christmas in the city so I’ve been on the look out for Christmas Markets and events throughout December. Myer Department store is very iconic to the city and every year (since 1956) …

CATEGORY: Events
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On a recent stroll through Federation Square I saw brightly colored bunting and rows and rows of old crates. Intrigued, I went to find out what was happening and stumbled upon Pop Up Patch. These crates were little veggie gardens …

CATEGORY: Events
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Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending the 4th annual exhibition of Positive Posters at £1000 Bend.  Positive Posters invites people to design posters that raise awareness of global, social issues.  There has been an amazing response to the …

CATEGORY: Events
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Recently at the Melbourne Finders Keepers Market  I came across the work of Lily Daley and Lucy Hearn, the creative duo behind Peaches and Keen.  Their colourific jewellery and hanging planters are made from brightly coloured plastic and fluorescent nylon …

CATEGORY: Buy
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A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to head down south to Tasmania to visit the amazing MONA. And I can confirm it was everything I hoped for and more. To give a little bit of background, MONA …

CATEGORY: Art