Design Pilgrim‘s latest LUST LIST is featured in the Autumn 2016 issue of Queensland Homes magazine and includes some of our favourite design finds, makers and creators from Australia and around the globe.
OUCH FLOWER’s multi-disciplinary artist and designer Phillipa Taylor has been experimenting with striking jewellery designs or her new Seed Bead collection, basing the designs on her signature fibre arts. Each piece is handcrafted and inspired by modernist shapes and colour palettes, making them wearable art for lovers of adornment. ouchflower.com
Brisbane-based rebel design studio FIFTEENTHIRTYEIGHT are one of our favourite new finds! Working out of their Brisbane studio, this talented duo are making furniture pieces with some serious cred. Case in point: The Modernist. It’s not just a coffee table, it’s a geometric gem. All pieces are made to order. Check them out and give them some local love! fifteenthirtyeight.com
Living and breathing her self-created ethos “design is nothing without style, and style is nothing without design”, designer and stylist EMMA ELIZABETH has put her cross-disciplinary approach to design the Natural Progression collection, as part of Designer Rugs designer collaborations. The three designs – Plumage, Medusa and Pisces– can be customised to work within a square, rectangle, circle and even a triangular rug form, putting a completely fresh spin on floor coverings. designerrugs.com.au / emmaelizabethdesigns.com
LYN & TONY create beautiful images, objects and installations, working from homes in both Sydney and Byron Bay. Their recent exhibition at Sydney’s Australian Design Centre, Scented Intoxication, featured objects made from stretched salvaged calf leather and wax canvases, and jewellery made of leather and stone. The show had a surprising sensory element – working with French-born Australian-based Elise Pioch Balzac of Maison Balzac, they created two scents as the starting point for the designs – L’Obscurite (darkness) and L’Etrangete (strangeness). lynandtony.com
Silversmith ALISON JACKSON draws inspiration from clean lines and geometric shapes, paired with soft satin finishes. Her tableware designs are simply stunning – Alison often individually hand raises each piece of hollowware from flat sheet through to the finished form, an age-old process that is intensely time-consuming, taking days to complete as the metal is hammered, shaped and worked. alisonjackson.com.au
Juxtaposing street and pop art with fine art, MAGNUS GJOEN creates new and modern takes on old masterpieces, questioning the correlation between religion and war, beauty and destruction. His skull works are incredibly dark yet distinctly romantic while his more colour saturated pieces like The Girl Who Wouldn’t Be Pop shows his lighter side. magnusgjoenart.com
South African-born, Australian-based textile designer LETITIA GREEN combines the soul and natural energy of her homeland with a love for vibrant pattern and colour in a stunning range of silk scarves. It’s a merging of art and fashion, inspired by a fun and colourful style and a passion for illustration, graphics, street art, sculpture and hand typography. letitiagreen.com