Category Archives: Profiles

Luke Neil talks furniture and adaptive reuse

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This story first appeared in Design Online in August. IT TAKES A KEEN EYE and imagination to see creative potential in large discarded household goods. When it comes to repurposing these items into unique and beautiful pieces of furniture, practical ability … Continue reading

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Majestic Walls creates vibrant 3D wall art

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VANESSA FIEBIG was destined to make her mark as an artist. She grew up in the romantic region of Tuscany, Italy, in a house where you couldn’t see the walls for the artworks that adorned them. Art was her father’s … Continue reading

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Gill Cohn’s multi-layered encaustic art

GILL COHN’S STUDIO in North Bondi overlooks a sandstone cliff face. Natural light streams in through the large window, and when she takes a break from her work to step outside, her eyes rest on the many layers of rock and … Continue reading

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Illustrative art of Eddie Botha

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This story first appeared on Design Online in May 2015. EDDIE BOTHA sits at his desk in a large, shared artists’ studio surrounded by multiple artworks in various states of completion. Shelves and crates are stacked high with artists’ media, … Continue reading

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ArtistaStyle comes to Wall Street at Décor + Design, Melbourne.

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This story first appeared on Design Online in April. AUSTRALIAN ARTIST Rebecca Coulter has great admiration for botanical and scientific illustrators who captured the flora and fauna of newly discovered lands long ago. Their meticulously detailed artworks were created for … Continue reading

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VIVID winner’s pathway to 3D design

This story first appeared in Design Online in March. SOMETIMES IT TAKES A FALSE START or two before a young student discovers the right fit for their future career. They may have a natural flair for the performing arts, a … Continue reading

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Beeline Design: a hive of creativity

This story first appeared in Design Online in March 2015. ADAM BRISLIN describes his Preston workshop as a busy hive of creation. It’s a place where designer makers with compatible skills and trades are part of a non-profit self-funded cooperative called … Continue reading

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Peta Collett – Wallpaper and Pattern Designer

This story first appeared in Design Online in February 2015. PETA COLLETT’S observation of human behaviour blends with her observation of the minute details of nature to form an innate understanding of what makes someone tick and what it is … Continue reading

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Adam Markowitz – VIVID 2014 winner heads to Maine, USA

This story first appeared in Design Online in February 2015. ADAM MARKOWITZ is in Maine, USA and it’s the week of the monster snow storm which hit the northeast coast when we chat via email. He has spent the last … Continue reading

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HARANA blends textile design with sustainability

This story was first published in Design Online December 2014. WHEN you think of sustainable design, it’s likely to be in the context of integrated energy saving principles and eco-friendly materials and finishes with a recycled content. For Dharma Buk, … Continue reading

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