Design Anthology, Australia Edition

Issue 5

The creative community of Australia and New Zealand is ready for something new in a design magazine. This growing community deserves a media brand that celebrates the region’s unique cultures, local materials and multicultural influences It deserves a magazine that reveals emerging talent, and profiles it alongside the work of the established. It deserves a magazine that is beautifully edited, photographed, designed and printed, and is an object of design all on its own. It deserves a magazine that can be kept, treasured and displayed on the coffee table or in the studio. It deserves both a look forward and a reminder of what makes the Australian and New Zealand design industries so special. The Australian and New Zealand edition of Design Anthology published biannually.

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from the editor

And just like that, it seems, another year draws to an end. This is the time of year when we usually reflect on fond memories and all that’s been accomplished over the last twelve months. Given that this entire year has been consumed by concerns about new COVID variants, vaccination rates, ongoing lockdowns, political turbulence, economic downturns, natural disasters and more, reflecting on achievements and what we’re grateful for may be more challenging, but is perhaps more important now than ever. Maybe that’s why there has also been more talk about practising gratitude, and the benefits thankfulness can bring to our lives — particularly a sense of happiness, inner peace and heightened empathy. This state of mind can’t be achieved by drinking pre-bottled negronis (as great as they are!) or buying…

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our world

AWARDS The industry awards for the region’s design community, celebrating and showcasing high-calibre work by emerging and established designers SHOP A curated selection of products by makers working in and around Asia Pacific, with worldwide shipping to wherever you are SUBSCRIBE Receive two issues a year plus our Milan Report, as well as access to the digital edition and exclusive invitations and discounts EVENTS Online and offline, we bring thought leaders together to explore the future of design and inspire the people making it happen EMAIL The weekly Dispatch delivers a round-up of our top stories, products, events and opportunities straight to your inbox ASIA EDITION Published in Hong Kong, Design Anthology Asia focuses on the wider region’s burgeoning creative landscapes PODCAST Take an international tour to meet some of the most recognisable names working in design,…

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lifestyle & fashion

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home & decor

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the written word

Fairweather and China by Claire Roberts Melbourne University Publishing Ian Fairweather, one of the most important Australian artists of the 20th century, is exceptional for several reasons. The Scottish-born painter led a remarkably peripatetic life, spending much of it travelling and working across Australia, China, Indonesia and the Philippines before finally settling on Queensland’s Bribie Island. Perhaps the most outstanding period of his life was the time spent living and working in China, learning the language and translating texts. This new volume beautifully emphasises the evolution of Fairweather’s work and the obvious influence of the Chinese written language, traditional ink paintings and the country’s distinctive landscapes in his own work, in addition to illustrating the artist’s unique use of colour. Tamsin Johnson: Spaces for Living Rizzoli This new monograph on Sydney-based interior designer Tamsin Johnson is…

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tropical forms

When country kids Jade Myers and William Ellyett met while studying at the University of Queensland, they quickly became fierce rivals. However, it didn’t take long before they connected over a shared love of environment-based architecture. ‘We realised that we had aligned sensibilities and a similar style and ambitions,’ says Ellyett. This led to the launch of their practice Myers Ellyett in 2015. ‘At the core of our design ethos is a response to place, a response to a region and site. We think about architecture as an experience first, rather than forms and materials,’ Myers says. Their first project had humble beginnings, with a boatshed for kayaks and a chicken coop, but was immediately followed by the stage two masterplan and Summer Salt pool at the boutique Elements of Byron:…