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'In The Spirit' — 06.09.2012

mda_2012_finalist-grey-200px ‘In The Spirit’ has made it through as a finalist in the years Melbourne Design Awards announced on September 19th. If you haven’t viewed the work or cast a vote as yet please follow the link to learn more.

Sydney Morning Herald - Arts — 11.08.2012

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'Things That Make me Smile' - Opening — 09.08.2012

‘Things That Make me Smile’, The Mt Erin College, Artist in Schools project has been three years in the making and finally reached the grand unveiling on Thursday night at the Frankston Hospital. The opening was attended by a large collective of Mt Erin students who participated in the project from the beginning, primary students who did the initial drawings, teachers, principals and the director of the hospital. It was a joyous moment as we watch the first sick children pass the colourful wall pointing and clearly delighted by the distraction.

click here to find out more… Artist in School | 2009 -2010

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Life InStyle Melbourne August — 02.08.2012

First Instyle was a tremendous success over the weekend of August 2-5th. I now welcome 36 new stockists to my business. It was a small showing on a little plinth but it didn’t seem to matter, it was enough for those involved to be won over by the charm of Sustainable Stubbies. life_InStyle .

HomeStyleFile gave the Stubbies a good highlight on their blog which also gives you a tiny slice of other beauties on show.

Melbourne Design Market — 10.07.2012

MDM-Poster-A3_1_ Come on down to Federation Square car park Sunday 29th July… for the Melbourne Design Market… always a showcase of delctable treats… eye candy to forfill any hunger for good aesthetic, function & uber coolness.

Northcity4 — 08.07.2012

graduate_opportunities_flyer_resized_01-1 Northcity4 presents a seminar focusing on mentoring and the training opportunities that are available to art and design students after gaining their formal qualifications.

I’ll be delivering a talk on my experiences of being a mentor for Amanda Dziedzic and suggesting alternatives to the JUMP mentoring program knowing that 2012 is the last year that it will be administered.

Melbourne Design Awards — 04.07.2012

mda_2012-shortlist_now_300x250 Great news! ‘In the Spirit’ has been shortlisted for the Melbourne Design Awards.

Melbourne as a recognised global design city, features both local and international design activity, and the shortlisted entries in the Melbourne Design Awards represent an annual snapshot of the sophisticated design culture in the Melbourne marketplace.

The awards are determined by three pools of voting stemming from the judging panel, industry and the marketplace. Have your say click here to cast your massive vote.

Launch Pad Finalists Announced! — 28.06.2012

HERO10 Guess What? We did it! The fabulous spunky and very lucky Sambuca set ‘In the Spirit’ has made it through as a finalist in the Launch Pad, Saturday InDesign competition. The work will be exhibited alongside nine others to find out who takes home the grand prize… stay tuned with your fingers crossed.

For all the details click here

Shortlisted for Launch Pad Design Award — 06.06.2012

After technical deliberations, I managed to push the boundaries of my small scale equipment to pull off this tall and elegant Sambuca set. I have been eyeing up the Launch Pad design competition administered by InDesign for more than a year, so I was very determined to enter the sexiest piece I could. I am very excited to say that we have now been shortlisted and are awaiting the word on who made it to the final exhibition scheduled for August right here in melbourne town.. fingers crossed.


Sambuca set incuding jug and 6 x Sambuca tumblers.

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Sambuca vase.

Finders Keepers Sydney — 01.06.2012

I had a superb trip to Sydney for my first Finders Keepers Market hosted at the Carriageworks, what an amazing building. Our stalls were dotted amongst the industrial architecture, giant silo’s, cogs and oversized gantry’s poised themselves from a boomtime long ago. My space was darkened a little by the heavy beams of steel but fortunately I was back to back with lighting designer Fromage La Rue who illuminated my stall with bold oversized letter lights.


Sustainable Stubbies at the Carriageworks

. Event timing was brilliant with the Saturday morning farmers market seducing Sydney siders to do their shopping of fresh & exotic food for the week, we lured them in and out of the rain to also shop wildly amongst all of the inspiring and clever designs made by Australia artisans. Finders Keepers Market Carriageworks