'In The Spirit'

Posted on September 06, 2012 by Ruth Allen

‘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.

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Sydney Morning Herald - Arts

Posted on August 11, 2012 by Ruth Allen

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'Things That Make me Smile' - Opening

Posted on August 09, 2012 by Ruth Allen

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Life InStyle Melbourne August

Posted on August 02, 2012 by Ruth Allen

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.

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

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Melbourne Design Market

Posted on July 10, 2012 by Ruth Allen

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

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Posted on July 08, 2012 by Ruth Allen

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.

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Melbourne Design Awards

Posted on July 04, 2012 by Ruth Allen

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Launch Pad Finalists Announced!

Posted on June 28, 2012 by Ruth Allen

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.

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Shortlisted for Launch Pad Design Award

Posted on June 06, 2012 by Ruth Allen

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.

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Finders Keepers Sydney

Posted on June 01, 2012 by Ruth Allen

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.

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 Australian artisans.

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