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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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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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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New from Stephanie Ng are these beautiful handmade, 100% treated merino wool woven ‘Luna Lana' lights. The quirky design come with an extra long flex cord allowing you to drape, wrap and intertwine to create you own look.

Available in both junior and jumbo sizes Luna Lana was launched at Design.Made.Trade.  For further information visit stephaniengdesign.com

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anaca studio by French designer Anne-Claire Petre is a Melbourne-based furniture design brand offering a range of sophisticated and sustainable furniture and products.  

Bringing a little European flavour and inspiration, the aesthetic is clean and minimalist yet a touch whimsical to suit the Australian lifestyle. 

The products are practical, designed with love and manufactured to last. All made in Melbourne for both residential and commercial markets. 

For further information visit the website anacastudio.com.au

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Stunning architectural and interior design for the Infinity Centre, a new senior school for the Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School in Keilor East.

Designed by McBride Charles Ryan, the Infinity Centre is a fluid form with a sense of grander and sophisticated style. The use of materials, colour and spatial configurations create unique spaces for learning and social gatherings. Its not hard to see why the building is the recipient of the Architecture Award for Public Architecture, Victoria Architecture Awards 2013 and received a high commendation in the Australian Interior Design Awards 2013.

For further information visit mcbridecharlesryan.com.au

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A beautiful fit-out for this Fitzroy apartment by Melbourne architect and designer Clare Cousins. Spread over three mezzanine levels the space oozes character with smart spatial configurations and custom designed features.

Shortlisted as part of the 2013 Australian Interior Design Awards for residential design. For further information visit clarecousins.com.au

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Conceptually launched in Europe in 2012, Artemide Australia is excited to welcome the very first product from the IN-EI range to our shores, Hoshigame.

Co-developed with ISSEY MIYAKE, IN-EI is a sophisticated collection of freestanding, table and suspension lights.

Miyake’s trademark folding technology combines with a special fabric derived from recycled PET bottles to create sculptural yet rigid forms. Designed to be collapsible, the geometric shades retain their form perfectly without the need for an internal frame. The range’s intricate shades were designed using complex 2 and 3 dimensional mathematical principles. This harmonious blend of light and shade to results in a form that’s visually enchanting.

For further information visit artemide.com.au or visit the Artemide Melbourne store, 46-48 Rathdown Street, Carlton.

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Gallery Funaki, a Melbourne jewellery gallery and store, is currently undergoing a refurbishment, and will relaunch with a new exhibition “New Edition" featuring the works of Australian and international bespoke jewellers.

New Edition is a curated group exhibition by Gallery Funaki Director, Katie Scott, which explores the wide space between the hand made and the mass manufactured. Jewellers include David Bielander, Gijs Bakker, Jiro Kamata, Lousje Skala, Lucy Sarneel, Manon van Kouswijk, Marc Monzo, Nel Linssen, Renee Bevan, Ribbonesia, and Thanh-Truc Nguyen.

New Edition heralds a new era for Gallery Funaki, with the Gallery recently undergoing a refurbishment by Architect Kate Abernethy. The new design maintains the elegance & simplicity of the original design, whilst providing a fresh & adaptable gallery space for the presentation of the constantly evolving international contemporary jewellery movement.

For further information visit:
http://www.galleryfunaki.com.au/gf/exhibitions/new-edition

Gallery Funaki will re-open on Monday 22nd April at 6pm with the new group exhibition. The gallery is located at 4 Crossley Street, Melbourne, make sure you get along!

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Local design talent Stephanie Ng has launched her first solo project, the Halo Modular Lighting. Made up of singular modules that join together to form a continuos link that grows as far as the space allows. We love when innovative design allows people to play and customise a composition to create their own look.

Made from spun steel with a powder coat exterior, the Halo Modular Light is available in speciality colour options upon request. Visit stephaniengdesign.com for further information

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Much loved Melbourne label Iggy & Lou Lou have recently launched their latest collection titled Desert Road Trip. All pieces are meticulously handmade originals and well worth viewing. Prices range from $88 - $990 and the range includes porcelain jewellery, homewares and signed sculptures.

For further information visit iggyandloulou.com

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Acclaimed Melbourne designer, Keith Melbourne has launched his latest soft furnishing collection, Blue, to the Stylecraft product range. The collection consists of this beautiful lounge which is available in three sizes, a single armchair and ottoman. We love the precise curves and clean lines of the overall design, perfect for both domestic and commercial settings.

Also displayed is this lovely collection of ‘Cell’ tables by Keith Melbourne. Inspired by microscopic plant cell structures, the Cell tables comprise of unique side and coffee table forms. Each table is finished in laminate and veneer with the mild steel legs finished in satin black or satin white powdercoat.

For further information visit stylecraft.com.au or call into Stylecraft Melbourne, 145-149 Flinders Lane.

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The versatile Tub Chair by Adam Goodrum for one/third has an understated simplicity that is both intriguing and beautiful.

Tub is an originally design collection by one/third  The Tub series includes a single armchair, 2 seater lounge, coffee table and a uniquely designed bench featuring an armchair. Fabric or leather may be specified for the upholstered components whilst the timber bases are available in American Ash or solid Tasmanian Oak in a natural or coloured stain finish.

one/third is a collaboration of five designers including Alexander Lotersztain, Adam Goodrum, Helen Kontouris, Jon Goulder and Matthew Prince. Offering considered, contemporary design, the collection is manufactured in Australia (Tasmania) with a focus on craftsmanship and quality.

For further information visit stylecraft.com or call into Stylecraft Melbourne, 145-149 Flinders Lane.