The beautiful signature print by Melbourne fashion label Kuwaii takes its inspiration from a 1970’s aerial photograph found in a dusty old bookstore in country Victoria. Designer Kristy Barber was instantly drawn to the image for it’s hazy, dream like feel that was so prevalent in photography of that era, we love it.

Kuwaii’s cult footwear collection also features again with the addition of an incredible raw leather platform sandal, as well as classic styles the Darby and Esperance in new pop colours.

Make sure you call into the Kuwall store and showroom, 37-39 Glenlyon Rd Brunswick.
For further information visit kuwaii.com.au

Since launching back in 1985 Dinosaur Designs continue to produce amazing resin and sterling silver jewellery and homewares. Their current collection ‘Earth’, designed by Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy is no exception, its simply beautiful.

The colour palette draws inspiration from the natural hues found in rock formations; grey, ivory and brown with precious metal highlights of silver and bronze. The collection consists of 35 new resin jewellery styles, 20 homewares and 11 silver and bronze precious metal pieces.

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 

Australian fashion label Alice McCall launched at the Australian Fashion Week back in 2004 receiving critical acclaim and continues to produce exquisit women’s fashion, selling to over 165 stores in 10 countries.

Renowned for its bohemian come streetwise styling we’re excited by their current season and the depth of the range.

The Alice McCall label can be found in many Melbourne stores but make sure you keep and eye out for their Melbourne boutique opening at 549 Chapel St, South Yarra in August. For more information visit www.alicemccall.com

Lovely range of furniture from designer Cameron Foggo of Nonn. Manufactured using locally sourced materials including leather and wood the furniture has a timeless but still very contemporary aesthetic.

Nonn furniture can be viewed and purchased at Living Edge on Bridge Rd Richmond. For more information visit www.livingedge.com.au

Visual Artist Kate Rohde recently began making jewellery after collaborating with Romance Was Born on their ‘Renaissance Dinosaur’ collection who we’ve also featured on Designer Melbourne.

Inspired by her ongoing interest in merging elements of natural history across zoology, botany and geology, the jewellery features flowers and crystals sprouting together out of cuffs and stalagmites with hooves, paws, antlers and heads.

Kate Rohde is a visual artist who completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2001. Since then she has held several solo exhibitions including a recent exhibition at Pieces of Eight Gallery. Her work is included in a number of public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Bendigo Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of South Australia. She is represented by Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne.

Kate’s work is available for purchase through Edition X but be quick, it looks to be vanishing very quickly!

How intriguing are these furniture forms by Swarovski. Beautifully crafted from various materials including concrete, wood and leather they are perforated by cavernous openings with the interior surface encrusted with thousands of Swarovski crystals. The furniture is then lit from within creating an amazing contrast of textures.

Available from de de ce. Make sure you call into their Melbourne showroom at 33 Russell St, Melbourne.

This lovely Donut Pendant from Melbourne jewellery designer Renee Marie is both stylish and unique. With a refined design sensitivity and beautiful use of texture and colour, Renee has an exquisit collection of glass jewellery, homewares, installations and sculpture. For further information visit reneemarie.com.auMelbourne Stockists: (View)

This lovely Donut Pendant from Melbourne jewellery designer Renee Marie is both stylish and unique. With a refined design sensitivity and beautiful use of texture and colour, Renee has an exquisit collection of glass jewellery, homewares, installations and sculpture. For further information visit reneemarie.com.au

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Romance Was Born. What can we say!? these guys are one of the most refreshing and exciting labels around at the moment. With a flock of celebrity fans thrown into the mix, Romance Was Born are turning out exquisite clothes that are recognisable worldwide and we can see why.

Romance Was Born Melbourne Stockists: (Visit Website) David Jones, Fame Agenda, Fame Agenda, Milly Sleeping, Hokey Curator

The Pop Chair by Ligne Roset available from Domo. A great retro inspired piece of furniture, ultra simplistic in design and form but guaranteed to stand out in any room.
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The Pop Chair by Ligne Roset available from Domo. A great retro inspired piece of furniture, ultra simplistic in design and form but guaranteed to stand out in any room.

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These lovely Wooden Block Color Beads from Polli are a standout with their geometric shape and beautiful combination of solid colour. Made from sustainable plantation hoop pine ply and designed to flip and slide to create different looks which is a lovely feature.
Melbourne Stockists: ACMI Shop (Federation Square), Belki (Nth Carlton), Lulu Design Store (Balaclava), Arbor Jewels (Brunswick), Best Street Store (Fitzroy Nth).

These lovely Wooden Block Color Beads from Polli are a standout with their geometric shape and beautiful combination of solid colour. Made from sustainable plantation hoop pine ply and designed to flip and slide to create different looks which is a lovely feature.

Melbourne Stockists: ACMI Shop (Federation Square), Belki (Nth Carlton), Lulu Design Store (Balaclava), Arbor Jewels (Brunswick), Best Street Store (Fitzroy Nth).

The Pod Chair designed by Benjamin Hubert and manufactured by de Vorm is a fantastic example of modern Scandinavian design. Produced utilising compressed PET felt technology the chair has been ergonomically designed allowing people to work comfortably whilst creating a private enclosed environment. We love these chairs and would highly recommend a visit to Great Dane Furniture on Commercial Rd Prahran to view these for yourselves.

The Pod Chair designed by Benjamin Hubert and manufactured by de Vorm is a fantastic example of modern Scandinavian design. Produced utilising compressed PET felt technology the chair has been ergonomically designed allowing people to work comfortably whilst creating a private enclosed environment. We love these chairs and would highly recommend a visit to Great Dane Furniture on Commercial Rd Prahran to view these for yourselves.

These hand carved ceramics from Dimity Kidston come in the most beautiful range of colours, shapes and textures. No two pieces are exactly alike. They are individually carved utilising a sgraffito technique where the pigments slip is etched from the surface by hand. Simple, tactile and well designed these would look great in any home.
Melbourne stockists: Hut 13, Armadale (View Map)

These hand carved ceramics from Dimity Kidston come in the most beautiful range of colours, shapes and textures. No two pieces are exactly alike. They are individually carved utilising a sgraffito technique where the pigments slip is etched from the surface by hand. Simple, tactile and well designed these would look great in any home.

Melbourne stockists: Hut 13, Armadale (View Map)

Control room on Hunger Games 321 Water bottles

Congratulations to the guys at 321 Water with their futuristic bottle featured in the Control Room scene on The Hunger Games. Designed by Gretha Oost, Melbourne based 321 Water has a high level of design consideration so I’m not surprised it has won a number of awards and is currently a finalist in this years IDSA IDEA Awards.

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The Hunger Games image courtesy of thecapitoltour.pn

Love pedestal on this Zig Zag Base Table by Anton Gerner Furniture of Hawthorn East. The dining table is made from American Oak and stained Walnut brown and comes in two sections, each 1600mm x 1200mm.
Melbourne Stockists: Anton Gerner Furniture (View Map) Showroom hours by appointment only. 

Love pedestal on this Zig Zag Base Table by Anton Gerner Furniture of Hawthorn East. The dining table is made from American Oak and stained Walnut brown and comes in two sections, each 1600mm x 1200mm.

Melbourne Stockists: Anton Gerner Furniture (View Map)
Showroom hours by appointment only. 

From designer Lauren Ferry comes these gorgeous bags. Made with italian leather and hand printed fabrics, these highly functional items are set to impress.

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