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Julia

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Julia

When she was five, Julia Cheng only took a few ballet classes and participated in one Christmas performance. It wasn’t until she was 18, when she took her first street dance class that she realised she wanted to be a dancer. While lack of previous training prevented her from studying dance at university, she found her way through drama theatre & performance studies. Since then, Julia has trained in Austria, New York & Israel. She commissions works and teaches dance in institutions internationally: she designed outdoor work at the British Council Cairo in Egypt last year, taught workshops in Spain...

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Gidon

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Gidon

Gidon Bing vessels and Kowtow garments share an understated craftsmanship and sense of purpose. Gidon & Kowtow founder Gosia discuss the creative processes and challenges of making ceramics and clothing. Story photographed by Larnie Nicolson for Homestyle.   Gosia Piątek: When I first saw your ceramics, I noticed they were quite perfect. I was trying to work out how they were made, because they’re not spun on wheel – are they poured into a mould? Gidon Bing: It’s a process called slip casting which has been around for thousands of years. It is effectively using a negative mould and pouring liquid...

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Beth

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Beth

As one of the four founding directors at Makers of Architecture, Beth Cameron has played a fundamental part in the design of our new workroom, and our flagship store. We met with Beth to learn the myriad of things that influenced her career. Story photographed by Yoan Jolly.     Tell us about your upbringing and background... My parents brought my sister and I up on a beautiful lifestyle block on the Geraldine Downs, South Canterbury. This land of rolling hills, bush clad pockets, flat plains and scenic mountains provided a framework for a semi-rural lifestyle, one of freedoms to...

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Caroline

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Caroline

Evocative feminine shapes and subtle colours of Melbourne based artist Caroline Walls' body of work first caught our eye in July 2017. With our common aesthetics embracing minimalism and a streamlined colour palette, we launched the process of a collaboration to adorn our Building Block basics. The concept is simple yet powerfully universal: in a world where women's bodies keep on being mistreated, we wanted to inspire confidence and empowerment by showcasing the works of an artist who puts the female body in focus. Story photographed by Tasha Tylee.   You have a beautiful home which also doubles as your...

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