From humble beginnings in a Thornbury sharehouse to the basement clubs of Berlin, Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett's organisation, No Lights No Lycra, has become a global phenomenon that is putting the fun back in people's lives. “We love the idea of interrupting people’s workflow, saying: nope, get away from your desk, stand up, move around and have a break."
Since 2014, Grafa’s collection of upcycled copper and Spotted Gum garden tools has earned a steady local and international following. Light years ahead of your usual Bunnings fare, Grafa's tools combine a minimal yet warm design sensibility with an environmentally sustainable ethos. Hudson Brown drops by Grafa HQ to talk to co-founders Travis Blandford and Harriet Devlin
Since 1974, not-for-profit organisation Arts Project Australia (APA) has been championing the talents and wellbeing of artists with an intellectual disability through its open philosophy of agency, freedom and collaboration through art. On a wintery Thursday, Grace McQuilten visited our Northcote neighbours at Arts Project HQ to speak with Executive Director, Sue Roff
Nestled in the backstreets of Collingwood is Loose Leaf, a one-of-a-kind space dedicated to flora. Owners Charlie Lawler and Wona Bae take inspiration from permaculture and continue to evolve their business accordingly. A serene escape from the grey surrounds of the wintery city, Anna Hickey speaks to Charlie, one half of Loose Leaf
Hugh Altschwager is a designer with a deep connection to the materials of his craft. His first range of products under his brand Inkster Maken – a nod to his Nordic background, taken from his mother’s maiden name and the Dutch verb ‘to make’ – is a series of hanging pendants and wall-mounted orbs made from hand-lathed South Australian limestone and reclaimed Australian hardwoods
The Frock Exchange in Sydney and Archive in Melbourne are in the business of extending mindfulness from our lives to our wardrobes – in a fabulous way! By slowing down the fast-paced, high-turnover fashion retail experience they encourage us to think independently, and with consideration, when it comes to the clothes we buy and the way in which we treat them