Melbourne based designer Adam Cornish’s latest product launch is a series of lights made by hand from natural and locally sourced stoneware. 

The Stoneware Lighting range was conceived on a visit to a local artist and is influenced by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, which believes there is great beauty in design that is honest and embraces the process in which it was created. 

We love the natural organic form and texture of these pieces. Make sure you call into Corporate Culture to view them for yourself, 680 Elizabeth Street Melbourne. Prices retail from RRP $560.00.  

Designed and made in Australia by Tait - Birdcabin - has been thoughtfully conceived to appeal to Lorikeets and small parrots as well as humans who appreciate beautifully crafted objects and are excited by the prospect of encouraging bird life back into urban gardens where opportunities for birds to hollow have diminished.

Material : Spotted Gum timber off-cuts salvaged and reused from the Tait factory floor and a single piece of steel that has been cleverly folded, form the sturdy Birdcabin structure. Like all Tait furniture and accessories, Birdcabin is built to last.

RRP: $170
Stockist details: Tait www.madebytait.com.au 
02 9310 1333, 03 9419 7484

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The DIY Concrete Ring is a fantastic little project by recent architecture graduate / Melbourne designer Linda Bennett. Currently seeking funding make sure you check it on Kickstarter.

The DIY Concrete Unisex Rings are made from high quality silver and concrete composite. Available in 5 unique designs or your own concept, the ring is packaged in a DIY kit which invites you to experience the unique and rewarding process of making your own. 

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We adore the work of Melbourne designer Adam Cornish (having featured his Monkey Grip pots in the past) so we’re excited to see his latest design for Italian design powerhouse Alessi.
Adam is among a small handful of Australian’s to join the Alessi’s design encyclopaedia with the launch of his Trinity bowl.
Representing Australia on the international design landscape, Trinity was launched earlier this month in Alessi’s ‘Fall/Winter 2013 Collection’. Trinity has been a few years in the making: from the initial sketches and drawings on paper, through to renderings and various revised prototypes which underwent vigorous product testing and manufacturing. The final outcome is a beautifully constructed centrepiece that is inspired by the spiral structure of the Nautilus mollusk sea shell.
Trinity is available in store or online Top 3 by Design or Workshopped 
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We adore the work of Melbourne designer Adam Cornish (having featured his Monkey Grip pots in the past) so we’re excited to see his latest design for Italian design powerhouse Alessi.

Adam is among a small handful of Australian’s to join the Alessi’s design encyclopaedia with the launch of his Trinity bowl.

Representing Australia on the international design landscape, Trinity was launched earlier this month in Alessi’s ‘Fall/Winter 2013 Collection’. Trinity has been a few years in the making: from the initial sketches and drawings on paper, through to renderings and various revised prototypes which underwent vigorous product testing and manufacturing. The final outcome is a beautifully constructed centrepiece that is inspired by the spiral structure of the Nautilus mollusk sea shell.

Trinity is available in store or online Top 3 by Design or Workshopped 

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RMIT Industrial Design students have their Lighting Studio Exhibition titled ‘Switched On’ coming up on Monday 2nd December, 6pm - 9pm at 78 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda. 

The exhibition continues 2nd - 8th December and is open 10am - 4pm. Make sure you call in and see some of their amazing lighting projects.
Register for the opening here.

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Congratulations to Cannyone of Australia’s prominent designers and builders of luxury homes, on their award for Renovation/Addition of the Year at the 2013 HIA CSR Victorian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards.

The award was in recognition for this stunning renovation on an elegant Federation Arts and Craft era home in Kew, Melbourne.

The front part of the home on ground level was sliced in half – the three front rooms were preserved in their original period style while the remaining back rooms were reconfigured and extended to create new space. A second storey was also added to accommodate four bedrooms, two bathrooms and another children’s retreat. 

State-of-the-art design features include everything from Control 4 automation for wireless appliance control across the house to an L-shaped swimming pool with three separate areas and a Schindler lift which operates to all three floors, however one of the greatest highlights is the underground component. 

The 560 square metre basement level required extensive excavation to incorporate a half-sized basketball court with six-metre high ceilings complete with outlook window from the underground rumpus room. The underground level also includes a guest retreat complete with bedroom, sitting area and bathroom, a cellar, gymnasium, a 5-car garage and a luxurious home cinema completely fitted out with a 130-inch screen and 11 leather recliners. 

The owners, a family of six with four children under 13, had a distinctive vision to create a home that would evolve with the family and be an entertainment haven for the children to bring their friends home. The end result is a premium triple storey design that incorporates the ultimate in quality aesthetics, materials and build for which Canny is nationally renowned. 

For further information on Canny please visit canny.com.au

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New from Stephanie Ng are these wonderful Scoop pendant lights. The concept behind Scoop was to create a simplistic form with clean contours that wrap gently around the globe reminiscent of an ice cream cone.

The bright coloured ring pops suggesting different flavours that appeal to various individuals with option to alternate with bright coloured cords. The top of the light is turned hard wood and provides a tactile surface before curving into the metal spun cap that lives right on top of the globe to minimise glare from light shining directly at you. This allows the eye to wander above to appreciate the beauty in the natural element of the design of the wood grains and knots. 

For further information visit stephaniengdesign.com

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Recently launched by Melbourne lighting designer Ilanel is this beautiful Nu Suspended, an adjustable lighting piece inspired by the contemporary Japanese dance ‘Butoh’.

Four elongated rays of light representing limps and joints, creating formations of expression.

Manufactured with a timber body and acrylic diffusers. For further information visit http://www.ilanel.com

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Melbourne’s Gallery Funaki is currently showing Japanese artist and musician Yutaka Minegishi first solo exhibition in Australia, until October 5. 

Minegishi trained first in Tokyo, then in Munich, and has lived in Germany for the last 20 years.  His remarkable rings are carved from recycled materials, including ivory from a woolly mammoth tusk and rare, dense timbers such as ebony, pink ivory (traditionally the royal wood of the Zulus) and lignum vitae (national tree of the Bahamas).  

For further information visit galleryfunaki.com.au

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Dinosaur Designs have launched of their first furniture collection of side tables, Liquid Moon and Collage. Keeping with Dinosaur Designs signature resin technique, designers Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy have celebrated their individual style and produced an amazing set of diverse designs.

Olsen’s 
designs are constantly inspired by the natural world. The curved, organic nature of jellyfish is referenced in her collection, Liquid Moon, Olsen says, “the legs are spider like, there is a dancing and delicate nature about them, as well as a dialogue between them”. The colour palette varies from shades of blue, to more painterly neutral tones, which contain a pop of intense orange. 

Ormandy’s collection, Collage, is a playful combination of shapes, colour and tone. The design is influenced by the floating nature of lily pads and the opportunity to combine individual sculptural shapes into a cohesive useful object. Colour blocking is utilised creating strong bold patterns, colours vary from bright oranges and magentas, to more calming neutral tones. 

Make sure you call into a Melbourne Dinosaur Designs store to view their full range. Stores are located at 562 Chapel St South Yarra and Melbourne’s GPO on Bourke St.

For further information visit dinosaurdesigns.com.au 

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A beautiful new season collection from Saxony with textural seasonal prints inspired by award winning photographer Nenad Saljic’s series Petrified, revealing the hidden world in the caves of Croatia.

Make sure you call into a Saxony store in Melbourne as they have a range of exciting accessories to complement the new range, including an exclusive nail colour collaboration with NYC-based colour concept brand StrangeBeautiful.

For further information visit saxony.com.au

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Stock Watch, inspired but vintage watches, is a well crafted timepiece by 27 year old Melbourne designer and avid watch collector David Tatangelo. Ideal for everyday wear and equally at home as a refined accompaniment to a formal outfit, its great to see products of this calibre produced by a young local design talent.

Available in a range of colours for RRP $180. For further information visit stockwatches.com.au

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This stunning Spun Lamp by evie has been inspired but the classic wooden spinning toy, modernised with a reflective surface and finishes.

Versatile in its application, the Spun light is available in three sizes as pendants, table and floor lamps. The lights are designed to use in simplicity on their own, in in symmetry of pairs. Alternatively, a bold statement is achieved when hung in clusters at varying heights. 

Winner of IDEA Object, Furniture and Lighting 2012 
Finalist Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Awards 2011 
Shanghai Museum of Glass ’Keep it Glassy’ permanent collection, Shanghai, China 2013 

For further information visit 
eviegroup.com

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